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Arkansas State pulls away from Texas State, 38-21


JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Michael Gordon ran for 184 yards and three touchdowns while Arkansas State blanked Texas State in the second half, posting a 38-21 victory Saturday night.

Gordon had a pair of first-half touchdown runs, the first on a 40 yard burst to tie it a minute after Terrence Franks caught a 41-yard scoring pass from Tyler Jones.

Adam Kennedy tossed eight yards to J.D. McKissic to send the Red Wolves (6-4, 4-1 Sun Belt) into halftime tied, 21-21.

From there, it was all Arkansas State. Gordon scored on a 16-yard dash that put the Red Wolves in front for good midway through the third period.

Gordon carried 19 times to lead the offense while Kennedy was 14 of 18 passing for 96 yards and added another 78 yards on 18 carries.

Jones was 17 of 28 for 204 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Bobcats (6-4, 2-3 Sun Belt).

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Scoring Summary
TXSTSMTerrence Franks 41 yd pass from Tyler Jones (Jason Dann kick)
ARKSTMichael Gordon 40 yd run (Brian Davis kick)
TXSTSMTerrence Franks 4 yd run (Jason Dann kick)
ARKSTMichael Gordon 9 yd run (Brian Davis kick)
TXSTSMRyan Carden 7 yd pass from Tyler Jones (Jason Dann kick)
ARKSTJ.D. McKissic 8 yd pass from Adam Kennedy (Brian Davis kick)
ARKSTMichael Gordon 16 yd run (Brian Davis kick)
ARKSTDavid Oku 1 yd run (Brian Davis kick)
ARKSTBrian Davis 23 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs1622
Third Down Efficiency4-146-14
Fourth Down Efficiency1-42-3
Plays-Net Yards63-36875-424
Passing Yds21096
Kick Return Yds9422
Punt Return Yds1246
Time of Poss.27:332:57
Individual Stats
TXSTSM: Robert Lowe 14-86, Tim Gay 2-41, Chris Nutall 3-20, Tyler Jones 11-13, Terrence Franks 2-10, Zach Robinson 1--12
ARKST: Michael Gordon 19-184, Adam Kennedy 18-78, David Oku 16-55, Sirgregory Thornton 3-13, Team 1--2
TXSTSM: Tyler Jones 17-28-204-0, Duke DeLancellotti 1-1-6-0, Team 0-1-0-0
ARKST: Adam Kennedy 14-18-96-1
TXSTSM: Andy Erickson 4-51, Robert Lowe 4-43, Ryan Carden 3-42, Benjamin Ijah 2-5, Terrence Franks 1-41, Bradley Miller 1-11, Brandon Smith 1-7, Jason Dann 1-6, Isaiah Battle 1-4
ARKST: J.D. McKissic 7-41, Darion Griswold 3-18, Julian Jones 2-12, Allen Muse 1-21, R.J. Fleming 1-4
Texas State11th Sun Belt 0-82-10
Arkansas State1st Sun Belt 7-18-5

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