NCAAF Game Recap - Central Arkansas at Northwestern State
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

Tenn
13
Ala
35
F
LSU
36
MisSt
13
F
Clem
45
Lou
10
F
OHSt
52
NW
3
F
WVU
14
Okla
52
F
Wisc
23
Ill
24
F
Mich
21
PSU
28
F
Fla
38
SCar
27
F
KY
0
UGA
21
F
Aub
51
Ark
10
F
Oreg
35
Wash
31
F
AzSt
3
Utah
21
F
Boise
25
BYU
28
F
Kans
48
Tex
50
F
Bayl
45
OkSt
27
F
Temp
21
SMU
45
F
Minn
42
Rut
7
F
Tuls
13
Cin
24
F
Mizzu
14
Vand
21
F
Purd
20
Iowa
26
F
ULMon
7
App
52
F
SoAl
13
Troy
37
F
ULLaf
37
ArkSt
20
F
UCLA
34
Stan
16
F
Marsh
36
FlAtl
31
F
Pitt
27
Syr
20
F
UNLV
27
Fres
56
F
Kent
38
Ohio
45
F
Hou
24
UConn
17
F
IASt
34
TxTch
24
F
GATec
28
MiaFL
21
F OT
NCSt
24
BC
45
F
C Mi
38
BGSU
20
F
Toled
14
Ball
52
F
NIU
24
MiaOH
27
F
OreSt
21
Cal
17
F
TCU
17
K St
24
F
CoCar
27
GaSo
30
F(2OT)
NM
10
Wyo
23
F
Buff
21
Akr
0
F
SoFL
3
Navy
35
F
SMiss
30
LaTec
45
F
UNC
41
VaTec
43
F(5OT)
Duke
14
UVA
48
F
Ind
34
MD
28
F
Char
14
W Ky
30
F
OD
14
UAB
38
F
MidTN
30
NorTx
33
F
Rice
27
UTSA
31
F
Maine
44
Lib
59
F
WestMI
27
E Mi
34
F
Tul
17
Mem
47
F
ECU
28
UCF
41
F
Colo
10
WaSt
41
F
SDSU
27
SJSU
17
F
Army
21
GASt
28
F
UTEP
17
FLInt
32
F
TxAM
24
Miss
17
F
FlaSt
20
Wake
22
F
Ariz
14
USC
41
F
Nev
10
UtSt
36
F
AF
56
Hawaii
26
F

Central Arkansas 31, Northwestern State 30

Oct 19, 2019, 7:00 PM EDT

Final

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2

3

4

T

Central Arkansas (5-2)

7

7

10

7

31

Northwestern State (0-7)

14

10

0

6

30

Central Arkansas stops 2-point try, edges Northwestern State
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:54 PM

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) Breylin Smith threw for three touchdowns, Lujuan Winningham caught nine passes for 168 yards, and Central Arkansas stopped a two-point conversion to defeat Northwestern State 31-30 on Saturday night.

After the Bears (5-2, 3-1 Southland Conference) took the lead for the first time on a 25-yard pass from Smith to Winningham early in the fourth quarter, their offense struggled, going without a first down on their next three possessions.

Meanwhile, the Demons (0-7, 0-4) threatened three times. They reached the Central Arkansas 17 in a drive that ended on a missed 34-yard field goal attempt by Ryan Gremillion. After recovering a fumble, they drove to the Central Arkansas 33 but Shelton Eppler was sacked on fourth down. Finally, on the third drive, Eppler hit Akile Davis for 9 yards and a touchdown. Trailing 31-30 with 1:30 remaining, Eppler's two-point pass failed.

Eppler completed 26 of 49 for 310 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Smith completed 30 of 43 passes for 299 yards.

Central Arkansas, No. 13 in the FCS Coaches Poll, lost two fumbles and two interceptions.

Passing

C Ark Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
B. Smith 43 30 69.8 3 299 34 2 93.1
NWSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Eppler 49 26 53.1 3 310 54 2 76.1

Rushing

C Ark Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Richmond 1 0 0.0 0 0
C. Blackman 11 44 4.0 14 1
NWSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. West 13 56 4.3 19 1
S. Anderson 7 30 4.3 8 0

Receiving

C Ark Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
L. Winningham 9 168 18.7 34 1
J. Barnes 5 27 5.4 14 0
NWSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
Q. Shorts 11 106 9.6 20 0
A. Davis 8 83 10.4 26 1

Fumbles

C Ark F FL
C. Blackman 2 2

Returning

C Ark KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
C. Myers 4 25.8 0 30 0 - 0 0
T. Hudson 0 - 0 0 3 7.0 0 26
NWSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
M. Ward 4 20.0 0 24 0 - 0 0
B. Franklin 0 - 0 0 1 0.0 0 0

Punting

C Ark Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Wallace 5 162 32.4 38
NWSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
P. Pastorello 4 196 49.0 54

Takeaways

C Ark Int Yds InTD
R. Rochell 1 34 0
C. Godfrey 1 15 0
NWSt Int Yds InTD
R. Reed 1 10 0
F. Lee Jr. 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

C Ark NWSt
Points For 31 30
Total Yards 388 406
Rushing Yards 89 96
Passing Yards 299 310
Passing Completions / Attempts 30/43 26/49
Turnovers 4 2
Interceptions Thrown 2 2
Fumbles - Lost 2/2 0/0
First Downs 23 22
Penalties - Yards 7/74 6/59
Time Of Possession 42:42 18:18
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/11 8/18
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 2/4
Punts - Average Yards 5/32 4/49

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter C Ark NWSt
NWSt 4:53 TD Jared West 2 yd run (Ryan Gremillion kick) 0 7
NWSt 6:34 TD Gavin Landry 54 yd pass from Shelton Eppler (Ryan Gremillion kick) 0 14
C Ark 10:01 TD Carlos Blackman 14 yd run (Hayden Ray kick) 7 14
2nd Quarter C Ark NWSt
NWSt 2:50 TD Jared West 12 yd pass from Shelton Eppler (Ryan Gremillion kick) 7 21
C Ark 7:28 TD Joshua Nix 2 yd pass from Breylin Smith (Hayden Ray kick) 14 21
NWSt 13:38 FG Ryan Gremillion 22 yd FG 14 24
3rd Quarter C Ark NWSt
C Ark 3:39 FG Hayden Ray 28 yd FG 17 24
C Ark 4:36 TD Carlos Blackman 5 yd pass from Breylin Smith (Hayden Ray kick) 24 24
4th Quarter C Ark NWSt
C Ark 1:40 TD Lujuan Winningham 25 yd pass from Breylin Smith (Hayden Ray kick) 31 24
NWSt 13:30 TD Akile Davis 9 yd pass from Shelton Eppler (failed 2pt pass) 31 30

Game Information

Stadium: Turpin Stadium, Natchitoches, Louisiana
Attendance: 7,584
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