#7 Central Arkansas FCS Football 2020 Preview

Central Arkansas Bears
Overall Rank: #7
#1 Southland
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Central Arkansas has made five playoff appearances during the last decade. Each of those playoff appearances has ended in the second round though. That means the Bears have won just two playoff games since they received a bye to the second round in their other three playoff trips. Coach Nathan Brown has the talent to be much more dangerous during the playoffs, but in the meantime Central Arkansas should be the team to beat in Southland play.
2019 Record: 9-4, 7-2
2019 Postseason: FCS Playoffs
Coach: Nathan Brown (15-9 at Central Arkansas, 15-9 overall)
Offensive Coordinator: Ken Collums
Defensive Coordinator: Chad Williams
Returning Leaders:
Rushing: Kierre Crossley, RB, 303 yards
Passing: Breylin Smith, QB, 3,704 yards
Receiving: Tyler Hudson, WR, 975 yards
Tackles: TJ Campbell, LB, 65
Sacks: J.W. Jones, DE, 5.5
Interceptions: Robert Rochell, DB, 5
Other Key Returnees: WR Lujuan Winningham, OL Jaylin Hendrix, OL Toby Sanderson, LB Dre Matthews, LB Darin Davenport, DE Nathan Grant, K Hayden Ray
Key Losses: RB Carlos Blackman, WR Joe Hampton, OL Hunter Watts, DB Juan Jackson, DB Isaiah Macklin, DB Trai Mosley
Projected Postseason: FCS Playoffs
2019 Team Stats:
Rushing Offense: 88.8 (118th in nation, 10th in conference)
Passing Offense: 292.8 (16, 4)
Total Offense: 381.6 (62, 8)
Scoring Offense: 27.8 (58, 7)
Rushing Defense: 148.9 (46, 6)
Pass Defense: 257.1 (101, 2)
Total Defense: 406.0 (78, 4)
Scoring Defense: 26.6 (51, 3)
Turnover Margin: -0.38 (87, 7)
Sacks: 2.23 (51, 7)
Sacks Allowed: 2.62 (93, 7)
Madness 2020 Recruit Rankings:
RankNamePos.Ht.Wt.High SchoolSport
70Kendarrius MooreLBNANAWest Memphis, ARFCS Football
81Trysten SmithRBNANADuncanville, TXFCS Football
122Chris HightowerWRNANALittle Rock, ARFCS Football
266Hunter LoydQBNANARogers, ARFCS Football