Louisiana Tech edges Central Arkansas 48-42 in overtime

RUSTON, La. (AP) - Lennon Creer ran for 177 yards on 32 carries,

including the winning touchdown in overtime, as Louisiana Tech

outlasted Central Arkansas 48-42 Saturday night.

After a 42-42 tie in regulation, Central Arkansas got the ball

first, but its drive stalled and Adrien Cole blocked Eddie Camara's

39-yard field goal attempt.

When the Bulldogs (1-1) took over, Creer burst 23 yards on the

first play to the Bears' 2-yard line, and he scored from the 1 two

plays later.

Louisiana Tech took a 35-20 third-quarter lead on a 12-yard run

by Creer, but Central Arkansas (1-1 tied it on Nathan Dick's

touchdown passes of 43 yards to Dominique Croom and 56 yards to

Jesse Grandy.

Central Arkansas' Jerre McKnight ran a fumble back 73 yards for

a 42-35 lead with 2:08 left, but the Bulldogs drove 72 yards to tie

it on Ray Holley's 7-yard run with 58 seconds left.