CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Cole Kelley passed for a touchdown and ran for four more and Southeastern Louisiana beat Central Arkansas 34-0 on Saturday to move into a four-way tie for first in the Southland Conference standings.
Kelley was 20-of-24 passing for 273 yards and added 15 carries for 39 yards.
Central Arkansas (7-3, 5-2) was shutout for the first time since a 19-0 loss at Delta State on Oct. 7, 1995.
Kelley's 9-yard touchdown run opened the scoring with 5:52 left in the first quarter and the Bears responded with a 12-play, 72-yard drive that stalled inside the 10 before Hayden Ray missed a 27-yard field-goal attempt. Kelley added a pair of 2-yard scoring runs to five Southeastern Louisiana (6-3, 5-2) a 21-0 lead at halftime.
The Lions intercepted three passed in the second half — two by Ferlando Jordan — and Kelley added a 6-yard TD pass to Javon Conner in the third quarter and a 1-yard scoring run in the fourth to cap the scoring.
Central Arkansas, which went into the game averaging 314.4 yards passing, was limited to 193.