McElvain, Hale help Central Arkansas beat Austin Peay 49-20

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CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Will McElvain threw four touchdown passes, Darius Hale added two rushing TDs and Central Arkansas scored 42 second-half points to beat Austin Peay 49-20. McElvain completed 20 of 31 passes for 261 yards with an interception and completed at least one pass to nine different receivers.

Hale finished with 12 carries for 50 yards. On the game’s opening drive, Austin Peay failed to convert a fourth-and-1 play from its own 34 and five plays later McElvain hit Christian Richmond for a 14-yard touchdown with 11:38 left in the first quarter.


Central Arkansas (2-3, 1-0 ASUN) led the rest of the way. Austin Peay’s Kam Thomas had a 96-yard punt return for a touchdown on the final play of the third quarter to make it 28-13.