Central Arkansas beats Nicholls State 37-31
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) Nathan Dick threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Central Arkansas rallied to beat Nicholls State 37-31 on Saturday.
Dick scored Central Arkansas' first touchdown on a 15-yard run, reducing the Nicholls State (1-5, 0-2 Southland Conference) lead to 14-10 in the second quarter. Then, with the Bears trailing 31-24 late in the third, Dick threw a 20-yard touchdown to Dezmin Lewis to tie the game
Central Arkansas (3-3, 2-1) claimed a 37-31 lead when Dick connected on a 16-yard pass to Dominique Croom to put the Bears ahead for good.
Dick finished with 306 yards through the air, completing 25-of-33 passes. He added 35 yards rushing, while Croom caught five passes for 82 yards.
Landry Klann was efficient for Nicholls State, completing 15 of his 21 passes, but was intercepted once and sacked four times.
The win was Central Arkansas' third consecutive win over Nicholls State.
Updated October 8, 2011