Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Arkansas State

Arkansas State runs past Arkansas-Pine Bluff 62-11


JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Michael Gordon broke off a 91-yard touchdown run and Arkansas State had four different rushers with over 100 yards in a 62-11 rout of Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the season opener for both teams on Saturday night.

David Oku led the Red Wolves with 124 yards and two touchdowns. Sirgregory Thornton had 112 yards and two touchdowns. Fredi Knighten also scored two touchdowns and finished with 101 yards. Gordon had just four carries, but ended with 102 yards for Arkansas State, which is coming off back-back 10-win seasons. Arkansas State won its ninth consecutive game, tied for the second-longest win streak in the nation.

Julian Jones moved into a tie for tenth in touchdown receptions in the Red Wolves' record book with a 22-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff, which averaged close to 400 total yards in 2012. Was held to just 173.

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Scoring Summary
ARKSTFredi Knighten 21 yd run (Brian Davis kick)
ARKSTJ.D. McKissic 14 yd run (Brian Davis kick)
ARKSTDavid Oku 2 yd run (Brian Davis kick)
ARKSTFredi Knighten 1 yd run (missed kick)
ARKSTDavid Oku 17 yd run (Brian Davis kick)
ARKSTMichael Gordon 91 yd run (Brian Davis kick)
ARKSTJulian Jones 22 yd pass from Adam Kennedy (Brian Davis kick)
ARKSTSirgregory Thornton 6 yd run (Brian Davis kick)
ARKSTSirgregory Thornton 31 yd run (Brian Davis kick)
ARPBJer-ryan Harris 37 yd fumble return (WILLIE YOUNG 2pt run)
ARPBTyler Strickland 39 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs825
Third Down Efficiency1-159-12
Fourth Down Efficiency0-30-2
Plays-Net Yards58-17370-672
Passing Yds161163
Kick Return Yds560
Punt Return Yds08
Time of Poss.30:4029:20
Individual Stats
ARPB: Jamie Smith 10-36, Me'kale Carter 0-4, Alton Taylor 3-2, Willie Young 2--4, Benjamin Anderson 16--26
ARKST: David Oku 16-124, Sirgregory Thornton 9-112, Michael Gordon 4-102, Fredi Knighten 3-101, Marquis Walker 11-34, J.D. McKissic 3-22, Kendrick Daniels 7-21, Phillip Butterfield 1-0, Team 3--7
ARPB: Benjamin Anderson 13-26-161-0, Tyler Strickland 0-1-0-0
ARKST: Adam Kennedy 9-12-149-0, Phillip Butterfield 1-1-14-0
ARPB: Dezmond Beverly 6-113, Dexter Bryant 2-24, Erick Thomas 1-13, Johnathan Johnson 1-12, Alton Taylor 1-0, Ladarius Eckwood 1-0, Jamie Smith 1--1
ARKST: Julian Jones 2-45, R.J. Fleming 2-31, J.D. McKissic 2-3, Michael Gordon 1-48, Darion Griswold 1-14, Allen Muse 1-13, Kenneth Rains 1-9

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