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NSU's special teams will be Central

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Northwestern State is back home tomorrow to face Central Arkansas. The Demons hoping to stop a slide which has seen them open 0-3 in Southland Conference play.

Northwestern's special teams have been placed on red alert as they will be facing one of the top kick returners in the country.  Central Arkansas freshman Jatavious Wilson of Bastrop has already run two kicks back for touchdowns and is averaging over 38 yards per return. 

Each of the past two weeks, against Sam Houston State and Southeastern Louisiana the Demons had significant special teams breakdowns.  The Demons gave up big kick returns each week that changed what had been close games and after one, fumbled the ensuing kickoff which blew the game wide open.  In addition, the team has missed a number of field goals.

Central Arkansas is 2-and-1 in conference play and scored 66 last week against Stephen F. Austin.

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