Central Arkansas gets the ball first in a sunny day in Cookeville, Tennessee.
This should be a good game but as I wrote in my column this week, I think the Bears will be able to win on the road this week over the Golden Eagles.
The Bears go three and out to start the game. Their punt sends TTU back to their own 44 yard line.
The Bears have the Golden Eagles with a 3rd & 7 but TTU converts down to the UCA 31.
UCA gets the ball back and have it deep in their own territory.
UCA has driven it some mix and run and passing into TTU territory. The Bears are currently at the Golden Eagle 39 but have a 3rd & 5 now.
The Bears convert the 3rd down with a pass from Nathan Dick to Thomas Hart and are inside the TTU 30 currently.
We have 5:18 left in the open quarter currently with UCA with a 4th & 1 and the Bears throw for it to convert. UCA is at the TTU 19.
Dick with a bad decision but TTU drops the interception in the end zone on a 2nd down play.
The Bears have 3rd & 5 from the 14 and they convert down to the 7 yard line with a pass to Terence Bobo.
1st & goal from the 7. Bobo nearly scores but is wrapped up just short of the goal line.
Bobo doesn't get in on the 2nd & goal from the one.
But the Bears go to Bobo again and they score. PAT is good.
UCA 7 TTU 0 with 2:16 left in the 1st qtr.
The UCA kickoff is short but TTU can't handle the ball and the Bears have the ball.
It will be 1st & 10 at the TTU 25.
Anthony Blackmon catches the ball on the first down play and runs it on second down to get a first down at the TTU 14.
Al Lasker catches the 1st down play but just for two yards to the 12.
A false start sends UCA back to the 17 with a 2nd & 13.
The 2nd down pass by Dick is overthrown.
It will be 3rd & 13 from the 17.
Derrick Steele catches the Dick pass but is short of the first down. It will be 4th & 4 from the 8.
That play was the last of the 1st qtr so I expect a field goal attempt when the 2nd qtr starts.
Eddie Camara comes on and makes the 25-yard attempt to give a double digit lead for the visiting Bears.
UCA 10 TTU 0 with 14:55 left in the 2nd qtr.
The UCA kickoff is a touchback. 1st & 10 for TTU at their own 20.
A Tre Lamb pass on a third down play gets the Eagles out to their own 40. The catch was made by Zack Ziegler. Lamb calls a time out before the next play.
Charley Stevens with a big catch to the UCA 36.
Flag on TTU for holding on the next play so it is 1st & 20 from the UCA 46. We have 12:43 left in the opening half.
TTU gets little on the next two plays. It is 3rd & 17 from the 43. UCA calls a time out before this play starts.
A short pass sends TTU to the 35 and the Golden Eagles are going for it with a 4th & 9
They make it with a great throw by Lamb to get to the UCA 26.
Make it the 24, not the 26.
Lamb converts another big play on 3rd down to the 12 on a catch by Tim Benford.
Lamb hits Cody Matthews from 11 yards out to put the Golden Eagles on the board. The PAT is good.
UCA 10 TTU 7 with 8:40 left in the 1st half.