Arkansas State at South Alabama

Arkansas St. edges past S. Alabama 17-16


MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Sirgregory Thornton scored on a 3-yard run midway through the fourth quarter to lift Arkansas State past South Alabama, 17-16 on Saturday night.

The Red Wolves trailed 6-0 in the second quarter after Aleem Sunanon's two field goals for South Alabama (3-5, 1-3 Sun Belt). Thornton's 3-yard scoring run came after Sunanon kicked his third field goal to stretch a 16-10 lead with 10 minutes remaining.

Quarterback Adam Kennedy ran the ball in from 12 yards out in the third quarter to give Arkansas State (4-4, 2-1) a brief 7-6 lead. Kennedy finished with 136 yards passing and led his team with 65 yards rushing.

Ross Metheny finished with 228 yards passing with one interception, leading South Alabama with 77 yards rushing.

The most the Jaguars have lost by this season is seven, and three of their losses have been by just one point.

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Scoring Summary
SALAAleem Sunanon 27 yd FG
SALAAleem Sunanon 19 yd FG
ARKSTAdam Kennedy 12 yd run (Brian Davis kick)
SALAKendall Houston 2 yd run (Aleem Sunanon kick)
ARKSTBrian Davis 50 yd FG
SALAAleem Sunanon 30 yd FG
ARKSTSirgregory Thornton 3 yd run (Brian Davis kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2118
Third Down Efficiency5-143-14
Fourth Down Efficiency1-10-1
Plays-Net Yards72-34970-371
Passing Yds160228
Kick Return Yds6748
Punt Return Yds712
Time of Poss.31:3228:28
Individual Stats
ARKST: Adam Kennedy 16-65, Fredi Knighten 10-54, Michael Gordon 6-26, David Oku 7-25, Sirgregory Thornton 5-15, J.D. McKissic 2-8, Team 1--4
SALA: Ross Metheny 17-77, Jay Jones 11-44, Kendall Houston 5-14, T.J. Glover 2-6, Cris Dinham 5-2
ARKST: Adam Kennedy 15-17-136-0, Fredi Knighten 6-8-24-0
SALA: Ross Metheny 15-29-228-1, Team 0-1-0-0
ARKST: Allen Muse 7-58, J.D. McKissic 6-29, Julian Jones 3-48, Michael Gordon 2-5, Darion Griswold 1-17, Tres Houston 1-5, David Oku 1--2
SALA: Wes Saxton 4-49, Shavarez Smith 3-77, Danny Woodson 2-54, Bryant Lavender 2-25, Jay Jones 2-15, Jereme Jones 2-8
Arkansas State1st Sun Belt 7-18-5
South Alabama8th Sun Belt 2-66-7

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