THIBODAUX, La. -- Ryan Howard threw two touchdown passes as Central Arkansas scored 17 straight points and held off Nicholls State 17-10 on Saturday.
Howard was 17 of 27 for 150 yards and threw a TD pass to Clay Murphy (7 yards) and Desmond Smith (48 yards) in Central Arkansas's last road game of the season. Smith finished with 140 receiving yards for the Bears (6-5, 3-3 Southland Conference).
Andrew Dolan kicked a 40-yard field goal for the Colonels (4-7, 1-5) five minutes into the first quarter to give them their only lead of the game. Beaux Hebert and Tuskani Figaro both played as QB for Nicholls State, and Hebert threw for the Colonels' final two possessions. Hebert capped a 14 play, 89-yard drive with a touchdown pass to Erik Buchanan with 46 seconds left to play for the last score of the matchup.
Jordy Joseph pass intercepted for a TD Kolton Shindelar return for 89 yds for a TD
Devin Chafin run for 4 yds to the 50 yard line for a 1ST down
Jordy Joseph pass intercepted for a TD Craig Suits return for 28 yds for a TD (Redford Jones KICK)
Zack Langer run for 1 yd for a TD
Chad President pass complete to Keyarris Garrett for 37 yds to the Tulan 43 for a 1ST down
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