Scores

Final

Cent Arkansas 17

(2-2, 1-2 away)

Missouri State 13

(0-4, 0-2 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 21, 2013

Plaster Field, SPRINGFIELD, MO

1 2 3 4 T
CARK 7 10 0 017
MOSU 6 7 0 013

Top Performers

Passing: W. Smothers (CARK) - 280 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: V. Scott (MOSU) - 17 CAR, 41 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Lewis (CARK) - 8 REC, 128 YDS, 1 TD

Cent Arkansas holds 17-13 win over Missouri St

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CARK
MOSU
1st Downs1314
Total Yards338289
Passing280183
Rushing58106
Penalties6-303-20
3rd Down Conversions7-205-18
4th Down Conversions0-21-2
Turnovers11
Possession33:4826:12

Passing Leaders

Central ArkansasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smothers35/462806.121
Missouri StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Harris18/381834.810

Rushing Leaders

Central ArkansasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Matthews11353.2010
Veasley6162.704
Missouri StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Scott17412.4119
Cooper-Falls4328.0029

Receiving Leaders

Central ArkansasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis812816.0175
Gardner5295.8015
Missouri StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Buford48020.0142
Christophel6427.0012

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCARKMOSU
TD06:48Dorian Buford 8 Yd Pass From Kierra Harris (Pat Failed) 06
TD06:05Dezmin Lewis 75 Yd Pass From Wynrick Smothers (Jace Denker Kick) 76
SECOND QUARTERCARKMOSU
FG12:53Jace Denker 27 Yd 106
TD09:18Vernon Scott 3 Yd Run (Austin Witmer Kick) 1013
TD02:30Chase Dixon 8 Yd Pass From Wynrick Smothers (Jace Denker Kick) 1713