SAN ANTONIO -- Juan Jackson intercepted Taylor Laird pass on the first play of the game and returned it 43 yards for a touchdown and Central Arkansas never looked back in a 56-10 victory over Incarnate Word on Saturday night.
Hay Hildebrand dominated the first half, completing 16 of his first 19 passes for 194 yards and three TDs as the Bears (9-1, 8-0 Southland Conference) opened a 42-3 lead at halftime. Hildebrand had two TD passes to Brandon Cox in the second quarter. Cox finished with five receptions for 108 yards and the two scores.
Central Arkansas also had success on the ground in the first half as Carlos Blackman ran for 56 yards and a score on five carries and Kierr Crossley chipped in with 51 yards and a TD on seven totes. Cedric Battle added a 20-yard TD run in the fourth quarter. The trio combined for 200 yards on 30 carries.
Hildebrand finished with 226 yards on 20-of-30 passing.
Laird hit Breylann McCollum for a 49-yard score in the final quarter to cap the scoring for the Cardinals (1-9, 1-7).
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