Murray State (0-2) took an early 3-0 lead before Smith scored on a 1-yard run to end an eight-play, 51-yard drive to put Central Arkansas in front 7-3. Following another Racers field goal, Carlos Blackman scored from a yard out, this time capping an 11-play, 72-yard drive.
The Bears (1-1) made it 20-6 after forcing a three-and-out when Smith completed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Wells with 7:56 before halftime. The game was delayed with 3:31 before intermission due to inclement weather. When play resumed, Murray State's Drew Anderson completed a 31-yard touchdown pass to James Sappington with eight seconds left before the break.
Blackman capped the scoring with a 1-yard plunge with 12:29 left.
Ron Johnson, ex-Giant and Michigan All-American, dies at 71
Former New York Giants running back Ron Johnson, who was the first black player to be a captain of the Michigan football team, has died. He was 71.
Heupel: UCF has elite players at skill positions
UCF head coach Josh Heupel speaks with SVP about the Knights' continued success and a primetime game vs. Cincinnati.
Contenders for SEC Coach of the Year
The Thinking Out Loud crew makes their picks on who would be their coach of the year from the conference.
Guarantano continuing to progress
Thinking Out Loud's Greg McElroy and Marcus Spears discuss how Tennessee continues to improve on offense and defense.
Williams: 'This is a unit, a family'
Texas A&M RB Trayveon Williams joins Thinking Out Loud to discuss how the Aggies have bounced back after two tough losses.
David Montgomery, Greg Roberts each missing first half of their teams' games Saturday
After a scuffle led to their ejections this past Saturday, Iowa State running back David Montgomery and Baylor defensive end Greg Roberts will miss the first half of their team's games this week -- vs. Texas and vs. TCU, respectively.