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.
A Bottom 10 team beat a top-15 team. A BOTTOM 10 TEAM BEAT A TOP-15 TEAM! Let's celebrate!
Alabama linebacker Dylan Moses' collision with a security guard during Saturday's game appears to have prompted upcoming changes at the Bryant-Denny Stadium to improve safety.
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|Stephen F. Austin||1-1||1-2|
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