JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) – There’s usually plenty of points when Arkansas State football faces Memphis. Saturday was no exception.
The Red Wolves (1-2) rallied from 11 down to take the lead in the 4th quarter, but the Tigers (2-1) answered late to win 44-32. Jevyon Ducker provided the go-ahead score, he had a 39 yard rushing TD with 2:08 remaining.
James Blackman threw for 275 yards and 2 touchdowns. Tight end Seydou Traore had a career performance, he had 6 catches for 120 yards and a TD. Brian Snead paced the Red Wolves running backs with 66 yards and 2 scores. Johnnie Lang gave A-State the lead with a 27 yard TD reception with 4:22 remaining.
But the Red Wolves defense gave up a season high 547 yards in the loss. There were some bright spots, Jordan Carmouche recorded 13 tackles. Melique Straker also had double digit tackles with 12.
Arkansas State kicks off Sun Belt play next Saturday. They’ll play at Old Dominion (1-2). Kickoff is at 5:00pm on ESPN+.
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