Compared with last week's deluge at Stephen F. Austin, where water came across the articificial turf in waves, UCA's 34-14 victory over Nicholls State was played in light rain at First Security Field at Estes Stadium.
It was a cold rain but the win left the Bears with a warm feeling.
"Sometimes, I didn't realize it was raining," said UCA linebacker Seth Allison.
"It was sunny to me," said quarterback Wynrick Smothers.
The victory, coupled with Stephen F. Austin's loss to Sam Houston State, gave the Bears a brighter ray of hope in the Southland Conference race.
Sam Houston State's victory meant everyone in the SLC race has an early loss except Southeastern Louisiana, which didn't play a conference game Saturday.
McNeese State, which had a open date Saturday, looms for the Bears on the road.
Three weeks into conference play, everyone is in a fight for survival. A wild October could set up a crazy November.