Veasley’s 4 TDs run Central Arkansas past Lamar, 35-17

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) Blake Veasley carried 49 times for a school-record 292 yards and scored four touchdowns to carry Central Arkansas to a 35-17 win over Lamar Saturday night.

Veasley staked the Bears (4-3, 4-1 Southland) to a 15-0 lead in the first quarter by scoring on runs of 1 and 14 yards. He pushed the lead to 28-3 with a 56-yard touchdown run to start the third and capped the scoring with a 19-yard run to start the fourth.

Kade Harrington carried 24 times for 243 yards and two touchdowns to lead Lamar, but Joe Minden (14 of 27 for 143 yards) was intercepted five times.

Harrington had scoring runs of 65 and 50 yards in the third quarter for the Cardinals (3-4, 2-3), cutting their deficit to 28-17 going into the fourth quarter.

Tyler Williams had a pair of picks and Bobby Watkins, Tremon Smith, and Devin Spurlock had one each.