Scores

Final

Cent Arkansas 42

(1-1, 1-1 away)

Murray State 20

(0-2, 0-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 8, 2012

Roy Stewart Stadium, Murray, KY

1 2 3 4 T
CARK 14 14 7 742
MURR 0 13 7 020

Top Performers

Passing: W. Smothers (CARK) - 358 YDS, 5 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Brady (MURR) - 8 CAR, 28 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Croom (CARK) - 10 REC, 184 YDS, 1 TD

Cent. Arkansas 42, Murray St. 20

Associated Press

MURRAY, Ky. -- Wynrick Smothers threw five touchdown passes to five different receivers Saturday night and led Central Arkansas to a 42-20 non-conference victory over Murray State.

Smothers, who completed 31 of 41 passes for 358 yards, was sensational. In the first half alone, he was 20-for-26 for 227 yards and four touchdowns of 18 yards, 10, 3 and his longest completion of the night: a 74-yarder to Dominique Croom, who finished with 10 receptions for 184 yards.

In the fourth quarter, Smothers completed his night with his fifth scoring pass, a 12-yard reception by Thomas Hart.

The Bears, who lost their opener to Ole Miss, evened their record at 1-1. For Murray State, now 0-2, quarterback Casey Brockman was sensational as well. He passed for 445 yards, completing 41 of 63 attempts. But Brockman only threw one scoring pass as the Racers dropped to 0-2.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CARK
MURR
1st Downs2434
Total Yards423537
Passing393470
Rushing3067
Penalties10-7912-96
3rd Down Conversions5-157-18
4th Down Conversions2-24-5
Turnovers13
Possession30:1129:49

Passing Leaders

Central ArkansasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smothers31/413588.751
Murray StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brockman41/634457.113

Rushing Leaders

Central ArkansasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smothers8212.607
Hinton8101.308
Murray StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brady8283.517
Morrow9232.607

Receiving Leaders

Central ArkansasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Croom1018418.4174
Grandy67312.2120
Murray StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Trotter11928.4018
Powell78812.6022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCARKMURR
TD11:02Jesse Grandy 18 Yd Pass From Wynrick Smothers (Eddie Camara Kick) 70
TD02:38Al Lasker 10 Yd Pass From Wynrick Smothers (Eddie Camara Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERCARKMURR
TD14:29Duane Brady 3 Yd Run (Jordan Benton Kick) 147
TD12:03Dezmin Lewis 3 Yd Pass From Wynrick Smothers (Eddie Camara Kick) 217
TD08:58Dominique Croom 74 Yd Pass From Wynrick Smothers (Eddie Camara Kick) 287
TD08:47Dontel Watkins 70 Yd Pass From Casey Brockman (Pat Failed) 2813
THIRD QUARTERCARKMURR
TD11:52Jordan Morrow 14 Yd Pass From Spencer Phillips (Jordan Benton Kick) 2820
TD06:58Jesse Grandy 72 Yd Punt Return (Eddie Camara Kick) 3520
FOURTH QUARTERCARKMURR
TD05:51Thomas Hart 12 Yd Pass From Wynrick Smothers (Eddie Camara Kick) 4220