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Sam Houston State edges Central Arkansas 17-14

Nov 14, 2009 - 11:31 PM HUNTSVILLE, Texas(AP) -- Vincent Dotson returned a blocked punt 36 yards for a touchdown and Chris Poullard compiled 93 yards of total offense and a score as Sam Houston State beat Central Arkansas 17-14 Saturday.

Dotson blocked a punt by Jonathan Beard from the Central Arkansas 49-yard line and scored to give the Bearkats (5-5, 3-3 Southland) their first lead, 10-7 with 8:12 left the third quarter.

After Poullard capped a five-play, 54-yard scoring drive with a 1-yard touchdown run early in the fourth, Central Arkansas (5-5, 2-4) rallied to cut the margin to 17-14 on a Brent Grimes 9-yard TD run with 9:12 to go.

However, an interception by Cameron Jenkins with 30 seconds remaining ended the Bears' chances for a comeback.

Poullard rushed 19 times for 56 yards and caught five passes for 37 yards.