CONWAY, Ark. -- Wynrick Smothers completed 22 passes for 177 yards and added a rushing touchdown as Central Arkansas routed Nebraska-Kearney 31-0 on Saturday.
A balanced offensive attack paced the Bears (3-3), while the defense forced two turnovers and held Nebraska-Kearney (1-5) to just 169 yards of total offense.
No player scored more than one touchdown for Bears, who used three quarterbacks, seven different rushers and twelve players caught a pass.
A field goal followed by a rushing touchdown from Smothers built an early 10-0 lead for Central Arkansas, and a pair of third-quarter touchdowns extended the lead to 24-0.
Courtney Whitehead led the Bears' receivers with five receptions for 83 yards.
The Bears earned their first shutout since 1992 with the victory, while Nebraska-Kearney faced off against a Division I opponent for the third time in school history.
Ohio State remained No. 1 in the AP Top 25 and tied a poll record Sunday despite lagging support from voters. Meanwhile, No. 2 TCU and No. 3 Baylor edged forward and No. 4 Michigan State slipped.
Will Grier threw four touchdown passes to four receivers -- all in the first half -- and No. 25 Florida downed third-ranked Mississippi 38-10 on Saturday night.
Leonard Fournette highlighted his SEC-record third straight 200-yard game with a 75-yard touchdown run, and No. 9 LSU overcame Eastern Michigan 44-22 on Saturday night.
An officiating error led to an Oklahoma State touchdown Saturday in the Cowboys' 36-34 win over Kansas State.
Texas A&M receiver Ricky Seals-Jones, who was ejected for targeting midway in the second quarter of Saturday's game, took to Twitter late in the game, retweeting a tweet that questioned the call.
As if things weren't going bad enough at Texas, the Longhorns appear to have players on Twitter during lopsided losses and jabs at their coach accidentally being sent from other nearby teams.
|Northwest Missouri State||5-0||5-0|
|Fort Hays State||4-1||4-1|
|Central Missouri State||3-2||3-2|
|Missouri Southern State||1-4||1-4|