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.
EWU players Hayes, Moore injured in shooting
Eastern Washington football players Dehonta Hayes and Keith Moore reportedly were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after being shot in Spokane early Saturday morning, police said.
The petty, wonderful and delightfully weird rise of Horns Down
The anti-Texas sign that unites the Big 12 and rivals beyond has been around for more than 60 years but really took on a life of its own over the past 12 months.
ACC adds Holiday, Boston; guaranteed 10 bowls
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Sooners land OL Raym, No. 55-ranked recruit
Offensive lineman Andrew Raym, the No. 55-ranked recruit in the 2020 class, committed to Oklahoma on Wednesday. Raym is the No. 1-ranked recruit in the state, out of Broken Arrow High School.
How a small Texas town has reacted to the hiring of Art Briles
Residents of Mount Vernon (population 2,650) have largely shrugged off the national controversy following the town's hire of the disgraced former Baylor coach to lead its football program. But vocal critics remain.
Ex-Baylor player's conviction again overturned
Former Baylor football player Sam Ukwuachu again had his sexual assault conviction overturned, this time by the 10th Court of Appeals.