NCAAF Game Recap - Southern Illinois at Arkansas State
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

Char
10
Clem
52
F
SMiss
7
Ala
49
F
ND
17
UGA
23
F
LSU
66
Vand
38
F
MiaOH
5
OHSt
76
F
Aub
28
TxAM
20
F
Tenn
3
Fla
34
F
Utah
23
USC
30
F
Mich
14
Wisc
35
F
OkSt
30
Tex
36
F
UCF
34
Pitt
35
F
Oreg
21
Stan
6
F
UCLA
67
WaSt
63
F
AF
19
Boise
30
F
OD
17
UVA
28
F
Wash
45
BYU
19
F
Cal
28
Miss
20
F
Colo
34
AzSt
31
F
SMU
41
TCU
38
F
Hou
31
Tul
38
F
FLInt
31
LaTec
43
F
MSU
31
NW
10
F
ULMon
20
IASt
72
F
Elon
7
Wake
49
F
WestMI
33
Syr
52
F
BC
30
Rut
16
F
UConn
3
Ind
38
F
Mor
21
Army
52
F
CoCar
62
UMass
28
F
ULLaf
45
Ohio
25
F
CenCt
29
E Mi
34
F
Troy
35
Akr
7
F
BGSU
20
Kent
62
F
SoAl
3
UAB
35
F
Wyo
21
Tuls
24
F
App
34
UNC
31
F
Lou
24
FlaSt
35
F
Temp
22
Buff
38
F
SCar
14
Mizzu
34
F
KY
13
MisSt
28
F
C Mi
12
MiaFL
17
F
NMSt
52
NM
55
F
WVU
29
Kans
24
F
W&M
7
ECU
19
F
Hamp
27
Lib
62
F
Wagn
7
FlAtl
42
F
GASt
34
TxSt
37
F(2OT)
SIU
28
ArkSt
41
F
Bayl
21
Rice
13
F
Ball
23
NCSt
34
F
UTSA
3
NorTx
45
F
SJSU
31
Ark
24
F
Nev
37
UTEP
21
F
Neb
42
Ill
38
F
SacSt
20
Fres
34
F
Toled
41
ColSt
35
F
UtSt
23
SDSU
17
F
C Ark
16
Hawaii
35
F

Arkansas State 41, Southern Illinois 28

Sep 21, 2019, 7:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Southern Illinois (2-2)

14

0

14

0

28

Arkansas State (2-2)

14

17

7

3

41

Arkansas State builds lead, holds off Southern Illinois
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:06 PM

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Logan Bonner passed for 320 yards and four touchdowns and Arkansas State defeated FCS-member Southern Illinois 41-28 on Saturday.

Kirk Merritt added 131 yards receiving with two touchdowns for the Red Wolves (2-2).

Bonner threw three touchdown passes in the first half when, after a 14-14 tie through the first quarter, ASU scored 17 points in the second quarter for a 31-14 halftime lead. The Salukis (2-2) closed to within 10 points in the third quarter but Bonner's 89-yard hookup with Omar Bayless gave the Red Wolves a 38-21 lead.

Leading 41-28 midway through the fourth quarter, Arkansas State stopped Southern Illinois on 4th-and-goal from the ASU 5-yard line then ran the final 6:04 off the clock with an 11-play drive that reached the SIU 18 yard line.

Kare Lyles completed 19 of 31 passes for 288 yards with two touchdowns and an interception for the Salukis. His top target was Avante Cox with seven catches for 142 yards and a touchdown. Javon Williams rushed for 103 yards on 17 carries.

Passing

SIU Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Lyles 31 19 61.3 2 288 62 1 99.9
J. Williams Jr. 4 1 25.0 0 9 9 0 39.6
ArkSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
L. Bonner 31 17 54.8 4 320 89 0 130.4
O. Bayless 2 1 50.0 0 37 37 0 95.8

Rushing

SIU Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Williams Jr. 17 103 6.1 46 1
R. Elliott 11 53 4.8 13 0
ArkSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
I. Azubuike 15 88 5.9 13 0
R. Graham 3 20 6.7 14 1

Receiving

SIU Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
A. Cox 7 142 20.3 62 1
L. Lenoir 5 69 13.8 22 0
ArkSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
O. Bayless 3 141 47.0 89 1
K. Merritt 10 131 13.1 43 2

Fumbles

SIU F FL
K. Lyles 1 0
A. Cox 1 1
ArkSt F FL
L. Bonner 1 0

Returning

SIU KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Davis 3 15.7 0 26 0 - 0 0
J. Williams Jr. 0 - 0 0 3 11.7 0 14
ArkSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
B. Bowling 1 12.0 0 12 1 -1.0 0 0
J. Foreman 1 50.0 0 50 0 - 0 0

Punting

SIU Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Colquhoun 1 51 51.0 51
ArkSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
C. Grace 4 200 50.0 57

Takeaways

ArkSt Int Yds InTD
W. Bradley-King 0 0 0
T. Chambers 1 16 0

Team Stats Comparison

SIU ArkSt
Points For 28 41
Total Yards 526 474
Rushing Yards 229 117
Passing Yards 297 357
Passing Completions / Attempts 20/35 18/33
Turnovers 2 0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 2/1 1/0
First Downs 27 22
Penalties - Yards 4/46 8/67
Time Of Possession 33:33 27:27
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/13 2/9
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/4 1/1
Punts - Average Yards 1/51 4/50

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter SIU ArkSt
ArkSt 1:27 TD Ryan Graham 14 yd run (Blake Grupe kick) 0 7
SIU 2:53 TD Javon Williams Jr. 3 yd run (Griffin Cerra kick) 7 7
ArkSt 7:13 TD Kirk Merritt 43 yd pass from Logan Bonner (Blake Grupe kick) 7 14
SIU 12:34 TD Avante Cox 26 yd pass from Karé Lyles (Griffin Cerra kick) 14 14
2nd Quarter SIU ArkSt
ArkSt 1:02 FG Blake Grupe 35 yd FG 14 17
ArkSt 3:37 TD Kirk Merritt 10 yd pass from Logan Bonner (Blake Grupe kick) 14 24
ArkSt 14:41 TD Jonathan Adams Jr. 25 yd pass from Logan Bonner (Blake Grupe kick) 14 31
3rd Quarter SIU ArkSt
SIU 3:10 TD Sam Bonansinga 39 yd pass from Karé Lyles (Griffin Cerra kick) 21 31
ArkSt 9:44 TD Omar Bayless 89 yd pass from Logan Bonner (Blake Grupe kick) 21 38
SIU 13:21 TD Karé Lyles 15 yd run (Griffin Cerra kick) 28 38
4th Quarter SIU ArkSt
ArkSt 0:05 FG Blake Grupe 43 yd FG 28 41

Game Information

Stadium: Centennial Bank Stadium, Jonesboro, Arkansas
Attendance: 24,176
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