NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Zach Adkins threw three touchdown passes and ran for a fourth as Northwestern State hung on to beat Central Arkansas 31-28 Saturday night.
Two rushing touchdowns by Willie Matthews gave the Bears (5-4, 2-2) the lead in the third quarter.
Adkins would respond quickly, hitting Daniel Taylor for a 38-yard score. He ran one in from six yards out midway through the fourth quarter to increase the Demons lead 31-20.
Central Arkansas eyed a late rally with Ryan Howard throwing a two-yard touchdown to Courtney Whitehead. The Bears converted the two-point conversion to pull within 3, but the ensuing onside kick was recovered by Northwestern State.
Adkins finished 18-of-26 for 226 yards and added 48 on the ground.
LSU added to its future running back group by picking up a commitment from the playmaking Edwards-Helaire.
Check out the final seconds of Duke's win over Virginia, with the Cavaliers' Malcolm Brogdon scoring a go-ahead layup, followed by Grayson Allen driving to the other end to score an off-balance bucket at the buzzer.
John Lattner, the 1953 Heisman Trophy winner who helped lead Notre Dame to a 9-0-1 record and a No. 2 ranking in Frank Leahy's final year as coach, has died. He was 83.
Jabbar Juluke, the former running backs coach at Louisiana Tech who spent just one month at Texas Tech, will assume the same role on Les Miles' staff at LSU.
Corey Robinson is returning for his senior year on the gridiron at Notre Dame while also assuming the responsibilities of student-body president.
Baylor will hire more counselors and provide additional training for faculty in an effort to improve the school's response to sexual assault incidents, school regents said Friday.
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