CONWAY, Ark. -- Hayden Hildebrand passed for 250 yards and four touchdowns and Central Arkansas beat McNeese 47-17 in the Red Beans & Rice Bowl rivalry game on Saturday night.
Hildebrand, a recent addition to the FCS Walter Payton Award Watch List, had three first-half TD passes and finished with no interceptions.
The Bears (7-1, 6-0) stayed alone atop the Southland Conference standings and retained the rivalry-game trophy while taking a 6-5 lead in the all-time series. The Cowboys (6-2, 4-2) had their six-game winning streak snapped.
McNeese took leads of 7-3 and 10-9 in the first quarter, but Central Arkansas pulled away with three second-quarter TDs to lead 30-10 at halftime.
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