NCAAF Game Recap - Central Arkansas at Western Kentucky
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

GATec
14
Clem
52
F
Duke
3
Ala
42
F
UGA
30
Vand
6
F
Hou
31
Okla
49
F
FlAtl
21
OHSt
45
F
GaSo
3
LSU
55
F
MidTN
21
Mich
40
F
ND
35
Lou
17
F
LaTec
14
Tex
45
F
Oreg
21
Aub
27
F
TxSt
7
TxAM
41
F
EWa
14
Wash
47
F
Utah
30
BYU
12
F
Idaho
7
PSU
79
F
FlaAM
0
UCF
62
F
Tuls
7
MSU
28
F
Wisc
49
SoFL
0
F
MiaOH
14
Iowa
38
F
NoIa
26
IASt
29
F(2OT)
Syr
24
Lib
0
F
NMSt
7
WaSt
58
F
SoAl
21
Neb
35
F
NW
7
Stan
17
F
Alb
21
C Mi
38
F
UCLA
14
Cin
24
F
RMor
10
Buff
38
F
Wagn
21
UConn
24
F
Mor
3
BGSU
46
F
C Ark
35
W Ky
28
F
GWebb
28
Char
49
F
AlaSt
19
UAB
24
F
FLInt
14
Tul
42
F
SDSU
21
Minn
28
F
NoCol
18
SJSU
35
F
Kent
7
AzSt
30
F
Rice
7
Army
14
F
UMass
21
Rut
48
F
UtSt
35
Wake
38
F
Purd
31
Nev
34
F
ColSt
31
Colo
52
F
OkSt
52
OreSt
36
F
Miss
10
Mem
15
F
MisSt
38
ULLaf
28
F
InSt
17
Kans
24
F
Akr
3
Ill
42
F
ECU
6
NCSt
34
F
How
0
MD
79
F
Toled
24
KY
38
F
Ind
34
Ball
24
F
Boise
36
FlaSt
31
F
JMU
13
WVU
20
F
URI
20
Ohio
41
F
Buck
12
Temp
56
F
HolyC
7
Navy
45
F
Colg
7
AF
48
F
GASt
38
Tenn
30
F
SCar
20
UNC
24
F
E Mi
30
CoCar
23
F
ETenn
7
App
42
F
MonSt
10
TxTch
45
F
PorSt
13
Ark
20
F
VaTec
28
BC
35
F
SamHu
31
NM
39
F
(N/A)
7
UTSA
35
F
Camp
14
Troy
43
F
UCDav
13
Cal
27
F
VMI
17
Marsh
56
F
IllSt
10
NIU
24
F
Monm
13
WestMI
48
F
AlcSt
10
SMiss
38
F
Nich
14
K St
49
F
SFA
17
Bayl
56
F
SMU
37
ArkSt
30
F
Norf
21
OD
24
F
Mizzu
31
Wyo
37
F
Abil
31
NorTx
51
F
UVA
30
Pitt
14
F
Gram
9
ULMon
31
F
HBU
34
UTEP
36
F
ArkPB
7
TCU
39
F
Web
0
SDSU
6
F
SoUt
23
UNLV
56
F
Fres
23
USC
31
F

Central Arkansas 35, Western Kentucky 28

Aug 29, 2019, 7:30 PM EDT

Final

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2

3

4

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Central Arkansas (1-0)

0

14

0

21

35

Western Kentucky (0-1)

14

7

7

0

28

Blackman helps C. Arkansas rally to 35-28 win over WKU
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:05 PM

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Carlos Blackman threw his only pass of the night, an 80-yard scoring strike to Lujuan Winningham, and followed it with a 1-yard rushing score as Central Arkansas rallied to score three fourth-quarter touchdowns to knock off Western Kentucky 35-28 in the opening game of the season for both schools on Thursday night.

The Bears trailed 28-14 going into the final quarter. Breylin Smith hit Winningham from the 20 for a TD to close to 28-21 before Central Arkansas took its first lead of the game after Blackman's rushing score.

WKU drove to UCA's 33 in the final minute, but Isaiah Macklin broke up a fourth down pass attempt and the Bears took over with 50 seconds remaining.

Smith passed for 324 yards and three scores. Winningham caught eight passes for a career-best 222 yards and three TDs.

Gaej Walker, who sprinted 68 yards for a score on Western Kentucky's first offensive play of the season, finished with 152 yards rushing.

Passing

C Ark Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
B. Smith 28 20 71.4 3 324 38 0 145.5
C. Blackman 1 1 100.0 1 80 80 0 158.3
W Ky Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Duncan 39 26 66.7 1 304 42 2 77.3

Rushing

C Ark Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Blackman 17 42 2.5 11 1
K. Crossley 4 8 2.0 6 0
W Ky Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
G. Walker 19 152 8.0 68 2
S. Duncan 7 19 2.7 7 1

Receiving

C Ark Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Blakey 1 0 0.0 0 0
L. Winningham 8 222 27.8 80 3
W Ky Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Sloan 5 74 14.8 25 0
J. Pearson 7 68 9.7 17 0

Fumbles

Returning

C Ark KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
C. Kershner 2 10.0 0 13 0 - 0 0
T. Hudson 0 - 0 0 1 7.0 0 7
W Ky KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
G. LaFrance 5 17.4 0 31 0 - 0 0

Punting

C Ark Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Wallace 6 218 36.3 51
W Ky Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Haggerty 2 110 55.0 60

Takeaways

C Ark Int Yds InTD
D. Upshaw 1 7 0
R. Rochell 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

C Ark W Ky
Points For 35 28
Total Yards 424 488
Rushing Yards 20 184
Passing Yards 404 304
Passing Completions / Attempts 21/29 26/39
Turnovers 0 2
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 0/0
First Downs 17 22
Penalties - Yards 6/46 6/49
Time Of Possession 49:49 11:11
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/13 9/16
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/2 0/3
Punts - Average Yards 6/36 2/55

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter C Ark W Ky
W Ky 2:15 TD Gaej Walker 68 yd run (Cory Munson kick) 0 7
W Ky 8:44 TD Joshua Simon 5 yd pass from Steven Duncan (Cory Munson kick) 0 14
2nd Quarter C Ark W Ky
C Ark 6:01 TD Lujuan Winningham 23 yd pass from Breylin Smith (Hayden Ray kick) 7 14
W Ky 11:57 TD Steven Duncan 3 yd run (Cory Munson kick) 7 21
C Ark 14:34 TD Tyler Hudson 4 yd pass from Breylin Smith (Hayden Ray kick) 14 21
3rd Quarter C Ark W Ky
W Ky 6:06 TD Gaej Walker 10 yd run (Cory Munson kick) 14 28
4th Quarter C Ark W Ky
C Ark 0:05 TD Lujuan Winningham 20 yd pass from Breylin Smith (Hayden Ray kick) 21 28
C Ark 5:01 TD Lujuan Winningham 80 yd pass from Carlos Blackman (Hayden Ray kick) 28 28
C Ark 8:09 TD Carlos Blackman 1 yd run (Hayden Ray kick) 35 28

Game Information

Stadium: Houchens-Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Attendance: 17,120
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