Scores

Final

Texas State 27

(6-3, 4-1 Sun Belt)

Cent Arkansas 24

(5-4, 2-3 Southland)

7:00 PM ET, November 7, 2009

Estes Stadium, Conway, AR

1 2 3 4 T
TXST 6 7 0 1427
CARK 3 7 7 724

Top Performers

Passing: B. George (TXST) - 301 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: B. Grimes (CARK) - 21 CAR, 164 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Dillard (TXST) - 9 REC, 147 YDS, 1 TD

Texas St. 27, Cent. Arkansas 24

Associated Press

CONWAY, Ark. -- Bradley George threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Darius Bolden with 27 seconds remaining as Texas State edged Central Arkansas 27-24 in a back-and-forth game Saturday night.

The contest featured six lead changes and neither team led by more than six points.

George's winning TD pass was his third of the game, and he also completed 27 of 39 passes for 301 yards for the Bobcats (6-3, 4-1 Southland). Daren Dillard caught nine passes for 147 yards and a score.

Brent Grimes had 166 rushing yards and two touchdowns for the Bears (5-4, 2-3). His second TD, which came on a 2-yard run, put Central Arkansas up 24-20 with 1:40 left.

The Bears' defense couldn't hold, though, and Texas State drove 50 yards on eight plays for the winning score.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TXST
CARK
1st Downs2218
Total Yards368423
Passing301200
Rushing67223
Penalties6-5410-82
3rd Down Conversions9-167-13
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers01
Possession31:5128:09

Passing Leaders

Texas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
George27/393017.730
Central ArkansasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Park13/211577.501

Rushing Leaders

Texas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Canady18502.808
George5122.4012
Central ArkansasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Grimes211647.8238
Ceaser11494.5011

Receiving Leaders

Texas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dillard914716.3138
Rivas5408.0115
Central ArkansasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lovett49223.0043
Grimes55310.6031

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTXSTCARK
TD07:25Frank Reddic 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 60
FG02:50Eddie Carmona 22 Yd 63
SECOND QUARTERTXSTCARK
TD05:10Robbie Park 6 Yd Run (Eddie Carmona Kick) 610
TD01:02Mishak Rivas 15 Yd Pass From Bradley George (Ryan Batchelor Kick) 1310
THIRD QUARTERTXSTCARK
TD04:07Brent Grimes 10 Yd Run (Eddie Carmona Kick) 1317
FOURTH QUARTERTXSTCARK
TD12:28Daren Dillard 20 Yd Pass From Bradley George (Ryan Batchelor Kick) 2017
TD01:40Brent Grimes 2 Yd Run (Eddie Carmona Kick) 2024
TD00:27Darius Bolden 24 Yd Pass From Bradley George (Ryan Batchelor Kick) 2724