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Central Arkansas edges Texas State

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - Eddie Camara's 19-yard field goal with 1:02

to play gave Central Arkansas a 23-22 victory over Texas State on

Saturday.

It was the seventh consecutive win for the Bears (8-3). Central

Arkansas, guaranteed a second-place finish in the Southland

Conference, is idle next week and will wait to see if they qualify

for the FCS playoffs which begin in two weeks.

Texas State (6-5) led 13-0 after the first quarter on Terrence

Franks' 1-yard run - following Michael Gilmore's 81-yard kickoff

return - and a 63-yard fumble return by Michael Ebbitt.

Nathan Dick threw three touchdown passes, the last one to Thomas

Hart with 6:26 remaining to put the Bears ahead 20-19. A 2-point

conversion try failed, and Texas State went ahead 22-20 on Will

Johnson's 48-yard field goal with 4:16 to go.

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