Scores

Final

Memphis 28

(0-2, 0-1 away)

Arkansas State 33

(1-1, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 8, 2012

Liberty Bank Stadium, Jonesboro, AR

1 2 3 4 T
MEM 7 14 7 028
ARST 3 14 10 633

Top Performers

Passing: R. Aplin (ARST) - 321 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: D. Oku (ARST) - 25 CAR, 111 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Jarboe (ARST) - 6 REC, 101 YDS, 1 TD

Arkansas St. 33, Memphis 28

Associated Press

JONESBORO, Ark. -- 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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Team Stat Comparison

 
MEM
ARST
1st Downs1333
Total Yards293619
Passing154302
Rushing139317
Penalties4-304-32
3rd Down Conversions3-128-17
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers01
Possession27:1232:48

Passing Leaders

MemphisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Karam14/241546.420
Arkansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Aplin23/433027.010

Rushing Leaders

MemphisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rhodes13705.4028
Karam7365.1026
Arkansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Oku251305.2137
Aplin67312.2018

Receiving Leaders

MemphisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Malone79012.9141
Cross33110.3118
Arkansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jarboe610116.8142
McKissic89912.4030

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMEMARST
TD12:18Alan Cross 18 Yd Pass From Jacob Karam (Paulo Henriques Kick) 70
FG08:15Brian Davis 23 Yd 73
SECOND QUARTERMEMARST
TD10:45Tevin Jones 0 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Paulo Henriques Kick) 143
TD05:56Frankie Jackson 1 Yd Run (Brian Davis Kick) 1410
TD03:46Keiwone Malone 41 Yd Pass From Jacob Karam (Paulo Henriques Kick) 2110
TD03:18Josh Jarboe 42 Yd Pass From Ryan Aplin (Brian Davis Kick) 2117
THIRD QUARTERMEMARST
TD07:59Frankie Jackson 1 Yd Run (Brian Davis Kick) 2124
TD04:03Wynton McManis 0 Yd Fumble Return (Paulo Henriques Kick) 2824
FG00:43Brian Davis 25 Yd 2827
FOURTH QUARTERMEMARST
TD06:31David Oku 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 2833