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Cent Arkansas holds 17-13 win over Missouri St

SPRINGIELD, Mo. -- Wynrick Smothers threw two touchdowns, including a 75-yard bomb to Dezmin Lewis, as Central Arkansas held on to a slim halftime lead to beat Missouri State 17-13 on Saturday night.

Smothers, with 280 yards passing, also found Chase Dixon in the second quarter for an 8-yard touchdown, which followed an earlier field goal by Jace Denker. Central Arkansas (2-2) was looking to snap a two-game losing streak against Missouri State (0-4) and its lead held through a scoreless second half.

Missouri State mounted a late fourth-quarter comeback that was set up by a Dylan Cole interception. The drive stalled on the 12-yard line and Central Arkansas ground out the clock. Kierra Harris was held to 183 yards passing but found Dorian Buford for an 8-yard touchdown in the first quarter; the extra point missed. Vernon Scott rushed for a 3-yard touchdown in the second quarter.


2015 Southland Conference Standings

McNeese State9-010-1
Sam Houston State7-211-4
Central Arkansas7-27-4
Incarnate Word5-46-5
Northwestern State4-54-7
Stephen F Austin4-54-7
Southeastern Louisiana3-5-14-6-1
Abilene Christian3-63-8
Nicholls State2-6-12-8-1
Houston Baptist0-82-9

2015 Missouri Valley Football Conference Standings

North Dakota State7-113-2
Illinois State7-110-2
Northern Iowa5-39-4
South Dakota State5-38-4
Western Illinois5-37-6
Indiana State3-55-6
South Dakota3-55-6
Youngstown State3-55-6
Southern Illinois2-63-8
Missouri State0-81-10