Cent. Arkansas 21, McNeese St. 18

Nathan Dick threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns as Central

Arkansas held on for a 21-18 victory over McNeese State on

Saturday.

The Bears (4-3, 3-1 Southland) scored all of their points in the

first half. The first touchdown came when Dick connected with

Dominque Croom on an 81-yard pass early in the first quarter. The

second came later that quarter when he found Brett Soft for 25

yards.

The biggest play for Central Arkansas was early in the second

quarter when linebacker Frank Newsome picked up a fumble and ran it

98 yards for the touchdown.

Javaris Murray ran for the Cowboys’ (3-3, 2-1) only first-half

touchdown. They trailed 21-7 at halftime.

In the second half, the Cowboys’ Josh Lewis kicked a field goal

and Cody Stroud threw a touchdown pass to DeVio Edmonson, with

Andre Anderson running in for a two-point conversion. But it was

not enough.