Mansell leads Abilene Christian past Lamar with feet and arm

NCAA Football

ABILENE, Texas (AP)Peyton Mansell threw for 135 yards, ran for 106 yards on 18 carries and scored twice as Abilene Christian beat Lamar 24-17 on Saturday.

Mansell’s 4-yard touchdown run to start the third quarter ended a 10-play, 75-yard drive to give the Wildcats (4-3, 1-2 ASUN-WAC Challenge) a 21-17 lead.

Mansell accounted for 63 yards passing and 19 yards rushing on the drive. A 15-yard personal-foul penalty against an Abilene Christian wide receiver after hauling in a 24-yard pass reception from Mansell allowed the Wildcats to accumulate more total yardage on the drive.

Abilene Christian’s defense stiffened on the Cardinals’ (1-4, 0-2) last three drives forcing Lamar to turn it over on downs twice and punt once.

Mike Chandler threw for 206 yards and a touchdown and James Jones ran for 81 and touchdown for Lamar.

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