GAMEDAY College Football

Memphis 44, Arkansas State 32

Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Seth Henigan threw for three touchdowns and 360 yards and Memphis survived a wild fourth quarter to edge Arkansas State 44-32.

The teams combined for 38 points in the fourth quarter, with Memphis (2-1) retaking its final lead after Jevyon Ducker raced up the middle 39 yards for a 37-32 edge with just over two minutes left.

The outcome was sealed after a snap got away from the Red Wolves for a 32-yard loss and a Memphis recovery at the Arkansas State 9 that led to a Brandon Thomas rushing TD. It was the Red Wolves' first turnover this season.

Chris Howard had extended a Memphis lead to 31-25 with a 47-yard field goal with nine minutes left. But Johnnie Lang found found himself wide open coming out of the backfield and James Blackman hit him for a 27-yard score and a 32-31 Red Wolves lead with 4:22 remaining.

Joseph Scates completed a 51-yard pass play by spinning his way through several defenders inside the 10 and scoring to open the fourth quarter, building the Tigers' lead to 28-17. Brian Snead got the Red Wolves (1-2) within three less than two minutes later on a 7-yard run that he helped set up with a 29-yard rush.

Memphis led 21-17 at halftime after Henigan's 8-yard run late in the quarter.

Caden Prieskorn had two TD catches for Memphis, which outgained the Red Wolves 547-370.

Blackmon threw for 275 yards and two TDs for Arkansas State. Seydou Traore had 120 yards receiving with a TD and Snead ran for two scores.

Memphis won their fourth straight over Arkansas State in the teams' 61st meeting.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter ArkStMem
ArkSt TD 11:39 Seydou Traore 51 yd pass from James Blackman (Dominic Zvada kick) 7 0
Mem TD 7:30 Caden Prieskorn 16 yd pass from Seth Henigan (Chris Howard kick) 7 7
Second Quarter ArkStMem
ArkSt TD 10:05 Brian Snead 1 yd run (Dominic Zvada kick) 14 7
Mem TD 8:20 Caden Prieskorn 21 yd pass from Seth Henigan (Chris Howard kick) 14 14
ArkSt FG 4:27 Dominic Zvada 46 yd FG 17 14
Mem TD 1:30 Seth Henigan 8 yd run (Chris Howard kick) 17 21
Fourth Quarter ArkStMem
Mem TD 14:47 Joseph Scates 51 yd pass from Seth Henigan (Chris Howard kick) 17 28
ArkSt TD 13:31 Brian Snead 7 yd run (Johnnie Lang 2pt pass from James Blackman) 25 28
Mem FG 8:55 Chris Howard 47 yd FG 25 31
ArkSt TD 4:22 Johnnie Lang 27 yd pass from James Blackman (Dominic Zvada kick) 32 31
Mem TD 2:08 Jevyon Ducker 39 yd run (failed 2pt pass) 32 37
Mem TD 0:57 Brandon Thomas 8 yd run (Chris Howard kick) 32 44
Team Stats
  Arkansas State Memphis
First downs 22 25
  Rushing 8 10
  Passing 12 14
  Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Efficiency 7-14, 50% 5-13, 38%
4th down efficiency 1-2, 50% 3-5, 60%
Rushes-Yards 32-95 45-187
Passing Yards 275 360
Return Yards 147 48
Completions-Attempts-Int 25-34-0 19-28-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 1--7 2--13
Punts 4 2
Punts-Average 41.8 57
Fumbles Lost 2-1 2-0
Penalties - Yards 7-44 5-65
Time of Possession 29:51 30:09
Arkansas State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Blackman 25 34 275 2 0
Memphis Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
S. Henigan 19 28 360 3 0
Arkansas State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
B. Snead 13 66 5.1 2
J. Lang 10 41 4.1 0
J. Blackman 5 13 2.6 0
M. Murray 2 4 2.0 0
A. Mayer 1 3 3.0 0
Memphis Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Ducker 10 76 7.6 1
B. Thomas 13 46 3.5 1
A. Martin 9 26 2.9 0
S. Smith 3 21 7.0 0
S. Henigan 10 18 1.8 1
Arkansas State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
S. Traore 6 120 20.0 1
J. Lang 6 63 10.5 1
A. Jones 2 24 12.0 0
J. Foreman 1 20 20.0 0
B. Snead 3 16 5.3 0
M. Murray 1 12 12.0 0
E. Stevenson 2 8 4.0 0
C. Flemings 3 7 2.3 0
T. Hunt 1 5 5.0 0
Memphis Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
G. Rogers 5 86 17.2 0
J. Scates 2 72 36.0 1
C. Prieskorn 5 69 13.8 2
J. Ivory 3 44 14.7 0
E. Lewis 1 42 42.0 0
R. Taylor 2 40 20.0 0
M. Jones 1 7 7.0 0
Arkansas State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Memphis Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Arkansas State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Hanson 4 167 41.8
Memphis Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Doyle 2 114 57.0
Arkansas State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Memphis Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
E. Lewis 3 10 3.3
Arkansas State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Lang 4 93 23.3
R. Ealy 2 54 27.0
Memphis Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
G. Rogers 2 38 19.0
Arkansas State Missed FG
Player Length
Memphis Missed FG
Player Length




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