Memphis at Arkansas State

Arkansas St. 33, Memphis 28


JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Ryan Aplin had his second straight 300-yard passing game and Arkansas State overcame a 14-3 deficit to beat Memphis 33-28 Saturday night.

The Red Wolves (1-1) took their first lead on David Oku's 1-yard touchdown run with 6:31 left in the game, then held off the Tigers (0-2).

Oku had 130 yards rushing, Frankie Jackson added two short rushing touchdowns and Aplin completed 23 of 43 passes for 302 yards and a touchdown. Aplin, coming off a 304-yard passing game in a 57-34 loss to Oregon, also rushed for 73 yards.

Josh Jarboe added six receptions for 101 yards, including a 42-yard touchdown, for Arkansas State, while J.D. McKissic had eight catches for 99 yards.

Memphis scored twice on special teams, recovering a blocked punt in the end zone and recovering a fumble on a punt return in the end zone.

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Scoring Summary
MEMPAlan Cross 18 yd pass from Jacob Karam (Paulo Henriques kick)
ARKSTBrian Davis 23 yd FG
MEMPTevin Jones 0 yd blocked punt return (Paulo Henriques kick)
ARKSTFrankie Jackson 1 yd run (Brian Davis kick)
MEMPKeiwone Malone 41 yd pass from Jacob Karam (Paulo Henriques kick)
ARKSTJosh Jarboe 42 yd pass from Ryan Aplin (Brian Davis kick)
ARKSTFrankie Jackson 1 yd run (Brian Davis kick)
MEMPWynton McManis 0 yd fumble return (Paulo Henriques kick)
ARKSTBrian Davis 25 yd FG
ARKSTDavid Oku 1 yd run (failed 2pt rush)
Team Stats
First Downs1333
Third Down Efficiency3-128-17
Fourth Down Efficiency0-01-2
Plays-Net Yards56-29397-619
Passing Yds154302
Kick Return Yds10419
Punt Return Yds25-10
Time of Poss.27:1232:48
Individual Stats
MEMP: Jerrell Rhodes 13-70, Jacob Karam 7-36, Jai Steib 9-32, Jaquise Cook 1-2, Eric Mathews 1-1, Keiwone Malone 1--2
ARKST: David Oku 25-130, Ryan Aplin 6-73, Rocky Hayes 4-68, Frankie Jackson 14-38, Fredi Knighten 4-8, Josh Jarboe 1-0
MEMP: Jacob Karam 14-24-154-0
ARKST: Ryan Aplin 23-43-302-0
MEMP: Keiwone Malone 7-90, Alan Cross 3-31, Marcus Rucker 2-7, Reggie Travis 1-27, Jerrell Rhodes 1--1
ARKST: J.D. McKissic 8-99, Josh Jarboe 6-101, Julian Jones 2-27, Frankie Jackson 2-13, Carlos McCants 1-20, R.J. Fleming 1-14, Darion Griswold 1-13, David Oku 1-8, Anthony Kincy 1-7
Memphis3rd American Athletic West5-38-5
Arkansas State1st Sun Belt 7-18-5

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