The game was rather typical of a slipping, sliding game that was at times a comedy of errors.
In a game played in a steady downpour at Nacogdoches, Texas, UCA was upended by SFA, 42-37 in a game in which the teams combined for 13 fumbles, losing eight. Two fumbles produced UCA touchdowns.
SFA had a 42-28 lead in the final seconds, then survived a 74-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Jonathan Woodard and held up during two last-minutes thrusts into its territory, forcing the Lumberjacks to take a safety.
Bottom lines: The Lumberjacks, and the weather, threw the Bear offense out of rhythm, produced a dynamic running attack to go with their passing and handled the elements a little better than UCA.
When the Bears return home Saturday, they will hope for dry and now a victory over Nicholls State is almost a necessity.