Scores

Final

Cent Arkansas 31

(6-1, 2-1 away)

Texas State 24

(4-3, 2-2 home)

4:00 PM ET, October 18, 2008

Bobcat Stadium (MT), Bozeman, MT

1 2 3 4 T
CARK 7 14 0 1031
TXST 0 14 0 1024

Top Performers

Passing: B. George (TXST) - 250 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: B. Grimes (CARK) - 21 CAR, 132 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Luke (TXST) - 6 REC, 83 YDS, 1 TD

Cent. Arkansas 31, Texas St. 24

Associated Press

SAN MARCOS, Texas -- Brent Grimes ran for 132 yards and a touchdown for Central Arkansas, which held off Texas State 31-24 on Saturday.

Nathan Brown was 18-of-22 passing for 163 yards and threw two touchdowns, and Willie Landers caught three passes for 41 yards and a score for the Bears (6-1, 2-0 Southland).

Bradley George passed for 250 yards to lead Texas State (4-3, 1-1). George was 19-of-33 passing with two touchdowns. He also rushed for 30 yards.

Luke Cameron caught six passes for 83 yards and a touchdown for the Bobcats.

The Bears led 21-14 at the half and built the lead to 31-17 in the fourth quarter on Eddie Carmona's 35-yard field goal.

Daren Dillard's 3-yard touchdown catch from George made the score 31-24 with less than a minute to play.

Central Arkansas never trailed.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CARK
TXST
1st Downs2218
Total Yards394376
Passing163250
Rushing231126
Penalties6-405-45
3rd Down Conversions4-121-7
4th Down Conversions3-30-2
Turnovers01
Possession37:0222:58

Passing Leaders

Central ArkansasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown18/221637.420
Texas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
George19/332507.620

Rushing Leaders

Central ArkansasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Grimes211326.3123
Ceaser15593.9114
Texas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bush9637.0020
George5306.0011

Receiving Leaders

Central ArkansasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Landers34113.7131
Ware23517.5018
Texas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Luke68313.8142
Rivas46516.3040

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCARKTXST
TD03:43Leonard Ceaser 5 Yd Run (Eddie Carmona Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERCARKTXST
TD12:30Willie Landers 31 Yd Pass From Nathan Brown (Eddie Carmona Kick) 140
TD09:44Stan Zwinggi 13 Yd Run (Andrew Ireland Kick) 147
TD00:53Brent Grimes 1 Yd Run (Eddie Carmona Kick) 217
TD00:10Cameron Luke 18 Yd Pass From Bradley George (Andrew Ireland Kick) 2114
FOURTH QUARTERCARKTXST
FG14:52Andrew Ireland 35 Yd 2117
TD06:29Nick Cowger 1 Yd Pass From Nathan Brown (Eddie Carmona Kick) 2817
FG01:22Eddie Carmona 35 Yd 3117
TD00:52Daren Dillard 3 Yd Pass From Bradley George (Andrew Ireland Kick) 3124