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Central Arkansas at Colorado

Richardson leads Colorado past Cent. Ark. 38-24

By ARNIE STAPLETON
AP Sports Writer
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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) Paul Richardson topped 200 yards receiving for the second time in six days, and his second touchdown grab helped Colorado outlast FCS power Central Arkansas 38-24 Saturday night.

Overcoming four turnovers, Connor Wood found Richardson all alone for a 30-yard touchdown that broke a 24-all tie with 9:16 left. It followed freshman Chidobe Awuzie's takeaway.

Richardson also had a 55-yard TD catch to start the scoring. He finished with 209 yards on 11 catches, which followed his 10-catch, 208-yard performance in Colorado's win over Colorado State in its opener.

The Buffaloes (2-0) snapped a six-game losing streak at Folsom Field and improved to 2-2 against lower-tier schools.

In their first game against a Pac-12 school, the Bears (1-1) of the Southland Conference were in line for their second win over a FCS opponent to go with their victory against Western Kentucky in 2009 when things fell apart in the fourth.

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Scoring Summary
COLOPaul Richardson 55 yd pass from Connor Wood (Will Oliver kick)
COLOGreg Henderson 46 yd interception return (Will Oliver kick)
CARDezmin Lewis 23 yd pass from Wynrick Smothers (Jace Denker kick)
CARChase Dixon 11 yd pass from Wynrick Smothers (Jace Denker kick)
CARJace Denker 28 yd FG
COLOWill Oliver 31 yd FG
CARWynrick Smothers 1 yd run (Jace Denker kick)
COLOJered Bell 79 yd interception return (Will Oliver kick)
COLOPaul Richardson 30 yd pass from Connor Wood (Will Oliver kick)
COLONelson Spruce 39 yd pass from Connor Wood (Will Oliver kick)
 
Team Stats
 CARCOLO
First Downs1923
Third Down Efficiency6-195-12
Fourth Down Efficiency2-30-0
Plays-Net Yards81-34070-425
Rushes-Yds26-6034-84
Passing Yds280341
Kick Return Yds12852
Punt Return Yds100
Passes33-55-323-36-2
Punts6-2543-140
Fumbles-Lost1-13-2
Penalties-Yds6-518-64
Time of Poss.33:1826:42
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
CAR: Willie Matthews 13-32, Wynrick Smothers 10-18, JaTavious Wilson 2-9, Blake Veasley 1-1
COLO: Tony Jones 12-58, Christian Powell 6-22, Donta Abron 8-9, D.D. Goodson 1-9, Connor Wood 6-3, Team 1--17
PASSING
CAR: Wynrick Smothers 33-55-280-3
COLO: Connor Wood 23-36-341-2
RECEIVING
CAR: Dezmin Lewis 9-89, Willie Matthews 7-46, Blake Gardner 4-49, Chase Dixon 4-36, JaTavious Wilson 4-21, Clay Murphy 1-13, Damien Watts 1-9, Justin Burdette 1-6, Thomas Hart 1-6, Desmond Smith 1-5
COLO: Paul Richardson 11-209, Tyler McCulloch 5-50, Nelson Spruce 4-62, Keenan Canty 1-8, Devin Ross 1-7, Christian Powell 1-5
 

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