Central Arkansas beats Arkansas State for first FBS win
Hayden Hildebrand threw for 270 yards and a touchdown and Central Arkansas beat Arkansas State 28-23 on Saturday for its first ever win against an FBS school.
Jatavious Wilson was Hildebrand's primary target, catching seven passes for 130 yards. Antwon Wells ran for 47 yards and a touchdown for Central Arkansas (3-1).
The Bears trailed 16-13 at the half and 23-22 deep into the fourth quarter. But Jaylon Lofton recovered a fumble at the Central Arkansas 14 which set up a 14-play, 86-yard touchdown drive, capped by an 18-yard TD strike from Hildebrand to Brandon Cox, which gave the Bears a 28-22 lead with 6:26 left.
The Red Wolves (0-4) threatened on the ensuing drive, but the Central Arkansas defense came up big again, as Tyler Williams intercepted Justice Hansen at the Bears 32.
Hansen threw for 424 yards and three scores. Blake Mack had 142 yards receiving for Arkansas State.