Scores

Final

SE Louisiana 21

(4-4, 1-2 Southland)

Cent Arkansas 28

(7-1, 3-0 Southland)

7:00 PM ET, October 25, 2008

Estes Stadium, Conway, AR

1 2 3 4 T
SELA 0 0 7 1421
CARK 0 21 7 028

Top Performers

Passing: B. Babin (SELA) - 270 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: B. Grimes (CARK) - 21 CAR, 106 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: S. Yarborough (SELA) - 9 REC, 75 YDS, 1 TD

Cent. Arkansas 28, SE Louisiana 21

Associated Press

CONWAY, Ark. -- Brent Grimes rushed for two touchdowns and caught another to help Central Arkansas to a 28-21 victory Saturday night over Southeastern Louisiana.

Central Arkansas (7-1, 3-0) scored four touchdowns in a row and held off a fourth-quarter surge by Southeastern Louisiana (4-4, 1-2). The Bears relied on an evenly matched ground and air game, with quarterback Nathan Brown connecting on 14 of his 24 passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns. Central Arkansas rushed for 182 yards.

Brown connected with Marquez Branson early in the second quarter on a 34-yard touchdown pass. Grimes followed it with a 2-yard run and a 9-yard touchdown catch with 16 seconds left in the half.

Grimes ran into the end zone on a 14-yard carry in the third quarter. The Lions' offense then scored when quarterback Brian Babin found Chris Wilson for a 25-yard touchdown pass.

In the fourth quarter, Babin connected with Sim Yarborough for an 8-yard touchdown pass and later with Jay Lucas on a 19-yard touchdown pass with 3:12 left in the game.

However, a final Lions drive to the end zone came up short when Babin threw three incomplete passes and turned over the ball to the Bears.

Babin completed 27 of his 43 passes for 270 yards and an interception in the loss. The Lions rushed for only 51 yards on 20 carries.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SELA
CARK
1st Downs1925
Total Yards321382
Passing270200
Rushing51182
Penalties15-979-74
3rd Down Conversions5-136-14
4th Down Conversions1-41-3
Turnovers11
Possession27:3632:24

Passing Leaders

Southeastern LouisianaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Babin27/432706.331
Central ArkansasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown14/241646.820

Rushing Leaders

Southeastern LouisianaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lucas14503.6014
Owen144.004
Central ArkansasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Grimes211065.0220
Ceaser6274.507

Receiving Leaders

Southeastern LouisianaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Yarborough9758.3123
Wilson56312.6125
Central ArkansasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Branson57114.2134
Landers44511.3025

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERSELACARK
TD11:45Marquez Branson 34 Yd Pass From Nathan Brown (Eddie Carmona Kick) 07
TD06:32Brent Grimes 2 Yd Run (Eddie Carmona Kick) 014
TD00:16Brent Grimes 9 Yd Pass From Nathan Brown (Eddie Carmona Kick) 021
THIRD QUARTERSELACARK
TD09:21Brent Grimes 14 Yd Run (Eddie Carmona Kick) 028
TD06:28Chris Wilson 25 Yd Pass From Brian Babin (Jeff Turner Kick) 728
FOURTH QUARTERSELACARK
TD14:54Simmie Yarborough 8 Yd Pass From Brian Babin (Jeff Turner Kick) 1428
TD03:12Jay Lucas 19 Yd Pass From Brian Babin (Jeff Turner Kick) 2128