GAMEDAY College Football

Memphis 55, Arkansas State 50

Associated Press

JONESBORO, Ark. - True freshman Seth Henigan threw five touchdown passes, three to Calvin Austin III, who had a career night with 239 yards, and Memphis held off Arkansas State 55-50.

The teams combined for 1,361 yards of offense - with the Red Wolves (1-1) outgaining Memphis (2-0) by just a yard - with 1,001 coming through the air.

James Blackman relieved Layne Hatcher at quarterback for the Red Wolves late in the third quarter and went 19 of 28 for 308 yards passing and four touchdowns, including two in the final four minutes to get Arkansas State close before a final Hail Mary failed as time ran out.

Henigan was 22-of-33 passing for 417 yards while redshirt freshman running back Brandon Thomas rushed for 191 yards and two touchdowns for Memphis. Sean Dykes had 143 yards receiving and two scores.

Jeff Foreman had eight catches for 198 yards and Te'Vailance Hunt nine for 123 for Arkansas State.

There were seven touchdowns in the game that covered 50 yards or more. Austin's 55-yard TD early on gave Memphis a lead it would keep, going up 34-23 at halftime and 41-30 after three quarters.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter MemArkSt
Mem TD 13:20 Calvin Austin III 55 yard TD pass from Seth Henigan (Joe Doyle Extra Point) 7 0
Mem TD 6:11 Sean Dykes 17 yard TD pass from Seth Henigan (Joe Doyle Kick Failed) 13 0
ArkSt TD 4:30 Te'Vailance Hunt 53 yard TD pass from Layne Hatcher (Blake Grupe Extra Point) 13 7
Mem TD 4:05 Brandon Thomas 70 yard TD run (Joe Doyle Extra Point) 20 7
ArkSt FG 2:02 Blake Grupe 48 yard field goal 20 10
Second Quarter MemArkSt
ArkSt FG 7:48 Blake Grupe 37 yard field goal 20 13
Mem TD 5:09 Sean Dykes 40 yard TD pass from Seth Henigan (Joe Doyle Extra Point) 27 13
ArkSt TD 1:30 Layne Hatcher 12 yard TD run (Blake Grupe Extra Point) 27 20
Mem TD 1:20 Brandon Thomas 75 yard TD run (Joe Doyle Extra Point) 34 20
ArkSt FG 0:00 Blake Grupe 34 yard field goal 34 23
Third Quarter MemArkSt
Mem TD 8:43 Calvin Austin III 50 yard TD pass from Seth Henigan (Joe Doyle Extra Point) 41 23
ArkSt TD 1:09 Corey Rucker 23 yard TD pass from James Blackman (Blake Grupe Extra Point) 41 30
Fourth Quarter MemArkSt
Mem TD 11:47 Marquavius Weaver 4 yard TD run (Joe Doyle Extra Point) 48 30
ArkSt TD 10:54 Jeff Foreman 89 yard TD pass from James Blackman (Andre Harris Jr. 2pt conversion attempt is NO GOOD) 48 36
Mem TD 10:39 Calvin Austin III 75 yard TD pass from Seth Henigan (Joe Doyle Extra Point) 55 36
ArkSt TD 5:01 Adam Jones 1 yard TD pass from James Blackman (Blake Grupe Extra Point) 55 43
ArkSt TD 1:52 Akeem Hayes 5 yard TD pass from James Blackman (Blake Grupe Extra Point) 55 50
Team Stats
  Memphis Arkansas State
First downs 24 36
  Rushing 10 7
  Passing 12 25
  Penalty 2 4
3rd Down Efficiency 7-13, 54% 8-20, 40%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 37-263 32-97
Passing Yards 417 581
Return Yards 69 113
Completions-Attempts-Int 22-33-0 42-66-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 4-28 2-21
Punts 5 7
Fumbles Lost 3-2 0-0
Penalties - Yards 7-53 7-64
Memphis Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
S. Henigan 22 33 417 5 0
Arkansas State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Blackman 19 28 305 4 0
L. Hatcher 23 38 276 1 0
Memphis Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
B. Thomas 18 191 10.6 2
R. Clark 9 62 6.9 0
M. Weaver 5 36 7.2 1
S. Henigan 5 -26 -5.2 0
Arkansas State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
L. Pare 6 36 6.0 0
A. Lamar 6 23 3.8 0
J. Lang Jr. 12 18 1.5 0
C. Rucker 1 11 11.0 0
J. Blackman 2 9 4.5 0
L. Hatcher 5 0 0.0 1
Memphis Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Austin III 6 239 39.8 3
S. Dykes 9 143 15.9 2
J. Ivory 1 11 11.0 0
G. Rogers 3 9 3.0 0
E. Lewis 1 8 8.0 0
A. Martin 1 5 5.0 0
R. Clark 1 2 2.0 0
Arkansas State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Foreman 8 198 24.8 1
T. Hunt 9 123 13.7 1
C. Rucker 5 76 15.2 1
A. Lamar 5 44 8.8 0
L. Pare 4 40 10.0 0
E. Stevenson 3 39 13.0 0
A. Jones 3 26 8.7 1
A. Hayes 2 25 12.5 1
J. Lang Jr. 3 10 3.3 0
Memphis Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Arkansas State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Memphis Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Doyle 5 224 44.8
Arkansas State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Hanson 7 261 37.3
Memphis Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Fleming 1 0 0
Arkansas State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Memphis Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
G. Rogers 3 69 23.0
J. Barnett 1 0 0
M. Weaver 1 0 0
Arkansas State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Lamar 6 113 18.8
Memphis Missed FG
Player Length
J. Doyle 32
Arkansas State Missed FG
Player Length




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