Scores

Final

Cent Arkansas 28

(5-4, 2-2 Southland)

Northwestern St 31

(4-5, 1-3 Southland)

8:00 PM ET, November 2, 2013

Turpin Stadium, NATCHITOCHES, LA

1 2 3 4 T
CARK 3 7 7 1128
NWST 7 7 10 731

Top Performers

Passing: Z. Adkins (NWST) - 226 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: W. Matthews (CARK) - 9 CAR, 109 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Whitehead (CARK) - 5 REC, 75 YDS, 1 TD

Northwestern St. holds off Central Arkansas 31-28

Associated Press

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.

The Demons (4-5, 1/3 Southland Conference) led 14-3 early in the second as Adkins threw a 25-yard touchdown to Shakeir Ryan and connected with Tuff McClain for a 33-yard strike.

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CARK
NWST
1st Downs3018
Total Yards438333
Passing297226
Rushing141107
Penalties8-807-64
3rd Down Conversions5-167-15
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers20
Possession29:0130:59

Passing Leaders

Central ArkansasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Howard26/432766.411
Northwestern StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Adkins18/262268.730

Rushing Leaders

Central ArkansasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Matthews910912.1241
Warren10212.105
Northwestern StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Adkins16483.0113
Atzenweiler12332.8013

Receiving Leaders

Central ArkansasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Whitehead57515.0125
Smith35618.7032
Northwestern StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ryan66611.0125
Hollier Jr.45513.8018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCARKNWST
FG09:35Eddie Camara 35 Yd
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30
TD06:08Shakeir Ryan 25 Yd Pass From Zach Adkins (Chris Moore Kick)
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37
SECOND QUARTERCARKNWST
TD08:29Tuff McClain 33 Yd Pass From Zach Adkins (Chris Moore Kick)
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314
TD05:20Willie Matthews 11 Yd Run (Jace Denker Kick)
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1014
THIRD QUARTERCARKNWST
TD09:57Willie Matthews 11 Yd Run (Jace Denker Kick)
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1714
TD08:00Daniel Taylor 38 Yd Pass From Zach Adkins (Chris Moore Kick)
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1721
FG02:31Chris Moore 41 Yd
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1724
FOURTH QUARTERCARKNWST
FG12:18Eddie Camara 25 Yd
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2024
TD08:05Zach Adkins 6 Yd Run (Chris Moore Kick)
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2031
TD01:25Courtney Whitehead 2 Yd Pass From Ryan Howard (Ryan Howard Pass To Thomas Hart For Two-Point Conversion)
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2831