Cent. Arkansas 19, Central State 16
Dec. 14, 1991
WILBERFORCE, Ohio (AP) _ Steve Strange's second 22-yard field goal, with six seconds to play, gave Central Arkansas a 19-16 victory over Central State, Ohio for the NAIA Division I championship Saturday.
Juan Contreas' 28-yard field goal with 3:15 to play tied the score 16-16. The Bears (9-2-2) got the ball on their 25 following the kickoff and drove to the Marauders' 5 on nine plays before kicking the field goal on second down.
The big plays in the drive were a 39-yard run by Hosea Knowlton that brought the ball to the Central State 30; a 1-yard run by quarterback Ken Collums on fourth down that moved it to the 20; and a run of 10 yards by Erron Bobo to the 7, setting up the field goal.
The Bears, who had lost their first two games, won their seventh in a row, breaking an 11-game Central State winning streak.
Knowlton led the Bears with 121 yards on 33 carries. Ricky Wood picked up 143 yards on 26 attempts for the Marauders (11-2) before reinjuring a knee with about six minutes to play.
Central State opened the scoring on a 56-yard pass play from Winston Delaney to Robert Jackson. The extra point kick failed.
Central Arkansas scored the next 16 points on a 6-yard run by Collums and Strange's first field goal, both in the second quarter, and a pass play covering 60 yards from Collums to Greg Johnson in the third period. The conversion was blocked following the first touchdown.
Central State cut the lead to 16-13 on Delaney's 1-yard run with 12:39 to play.