The Herd win their lone fall football game
A fourth quarter rally lifted the Bison to a 39-28 victory over Central Arkansas on Saturday.
Fullback Hunter Luepke’s first of two fourth-quarter touchdowns came on a 23-yard reception with a little less than eight minutes to and put the Bison up by four. After forcing a three and out the Bison put together a 67-yard drive ending with a 13 yard touchdown by Luepke that sealed the Bears fate.
A 10-6 game at halftime turned quickly into a shootout with the teams combining to score 51 points in the second half. Central Arkansas was quickly able to erase a 12 point deficit in the third quarter and took a two point lead into the fourth.
The Bison defense were able to get timely stops in the final quarter while a Jayden Price interception with 1:17 to go put the game on ice for herd.
Trey Lance was just 15-30 through the air but torched the Bears on the ground rushing 15 times for 143 yards and two touchdowns. What the 25 pro scouts took from this game by Lance is unclear, but the sophomore seemed to settle down a little bit in the second half.
Other top NFL prospect Dillon Radunz played his final game as a Bison as he’s announced his intent to opt out of the herd’s spring season. The offensive tackle was presented with a invite to the Senior Bowl by Bison head coach Matt Entz after the game.
The loss dropped Central Arkansas to 2-2 on the year as they approach the midway point in their season. The Bears will take on instate rival Arkansas State next Saturday.
The Bison now have their sights on their match with Youngstown State in February. The Bison will play the Penguins in the first of a planned 10-game conference this spring.