Scores

Final

McNeese State 59

(5-1, 1-0 Southland)

Cent Arkansas 28

(2-3, 0-1 Southland)

Coverage: GamePlan

4:00 PM ET, October 5, 2013

Estes Stadium, Conway, AR

1 2 3 4 T
MCNS 7 35 7 1059
CARK 7 14 7 028

Top Performers

Passing: C. Stroud (MCNS) - 277 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: M. Wiltz (MCNS) - 17 CAR, 181 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Dixon (CARK) - 9 REC, 149 YDS, 1 TD

McNeese St. defeats Central Arkansas 59-28

Associated Press

CONWAY, Ark. -- Cody Stroud threw three touchdown passes and Ryan Bronson had a 98-yard interception touchdown return to help McNeese State roll past Central Arkansas 59-28 in a Southland Conference matchup Saturday night.

Stroud had touchdowns passes of 41, 40, and 28 yards for the Cowboys (5-1, 1-0 Southland). He was 13 of 19 for 277 yards, and becomes the fourth player in school history to surpass 6,000 career passing yards.

The Cowboys had 595 yards of total offense, and have scored over 50 points for the third time this season.

The Bears (2-3, 0-1) tied the game at 21 in the second quarter when Wynrick Smothers connected with Damien Watts for a 39-yard touchdown. McNeese State countered with three unanswered touchdowns, highlighted by wide receiver Diontae Spencer throwing a 46-yard TD to Jereon McGilvery.

Smothers was 35 of 65 for 484 yards, but had three interceptions.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MCNS
CARK
1st Downs2233
Total Yards595644
Passing323498
Rushing272146
Penalties0-04-48
3rd Down Conversions4-129-19
4th Down Conversions0-01-5
Turnovers23
Possession29:1030:50

Passing Leaders

McNeese StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Stroud13/1927714.630
Central ArkansasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smothers35/654847.413

Rushing Leaders

McNeese StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wiltz1718110.6177
Long11433.9127
Central ArkansasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Matthews15805.3015
Smothers13403.1013

Receiving Leaders

McNeese StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Spencer28140.5241
Murray16868.0068
Central ArkansasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dixon914916.6152
Whitehead810813.5021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMCNSCARK
TD12:54Jacoby Walker 1 Yd Run (Eddie Camara Kick) 07
TD10:25Diontae Spencer 41 Yd Pass From Cody Stroud (Ryan Rome Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERMCNSCARK
TD14:38Blake Veasley 2 Yd Run (Eddie Camara Kick) 714
TD11:07Marcus Wiltz 3 Yd Run (Ryan Rome Kick) 1414
TD08:33Ryan Bronson 98 Yd Interception Return (Ryan Rome Kick) 2114
TD06:21Damien Watts 39 Yd Pass From Wynrick Smothers (Eddie Camara Kick) 2121
TD04:12Jereon McGilvery 46 Yd Pass From Diontae Spencer (Ryan Rome Kick) 2821
TD01:24Javaris Murray 12 Yd Run (Ryan Rome Kick) 3521
TD00:59Diontae Spencer 40 Yd Pass From Cody Stroud (Ryan Rome Kick) 4221
THIRD QUARTERMCNSCARK
TD11:52Chase Dixon 3 Yd Pass From Ryan Howard (Eddie Camara Kick) 4228
TD05:53Marcus Wiltz 28 Yd Pass From Cody Stroud (Ryan Rome Kick) 4928
FOURTH QUARTERMCNSCARK
TD11:42Dylan Long 3 Yd Run (Ryan Rome Kick) 5628
FG06:00Ryan Rome 39 Yd 5928