NCAAF Game Recap - Arkansas State at Troy
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

Clem
21
UNC
20
F
Miss
31
Ala
59
F
OHSt
48
Neb
7
F
TxTch
16
Okla
55
F
MisSt
23
Aub
56
F
NW
15
Wisc
24
F
Tows
0
Fla
38
F
UVA
20
ND
35
F
PSU
59
MD
0
F
MidTN
3
Iowa
48
F
AzSt
24
Cal
17
F
USC
14
Wash
28
F
WaSt
13
Utah
38
F
Rut
0
Mich
52
F
UConn
21
UCF
56
F
TxAM
31
Ark
27
F
K St
13
OkSt
26
F
Ind
31
MSU
40
F
Navy
23
Mem
35
F
Duke
45
VaTec
10
F
SJSU
24
AF
41
F
C Mi
15
WestMI
31
F
Buff
20
MiaOH
34
F
NIU
18
Vand
24
F
Kans
14
TCU
51
F
BYU
21
Toled
28
F
HolyC
3
Syr
41
F
Del
14
Pitt
17
F
CoCar
37
App
56
F
IASt
21
Bayl
23
F
GATec
2
Temp
24
F
Minn
38
Purd
31
F
Akr
29
UMass
37
F
FlAtl
45
Char
27
F
Wake
27
BC
24
F
SMU
48
SoFL
21
F
Cin
52
Marsh
14
F
ArkSt
50
Troy
43
F
ULLaf
37
GaSo
24
F
ECU
24
OD
21
F
NM
10
Lib
17
F
SoAl
17
ULMon
30
F
Stan
31
OreSt
28
F
UAB
13
W Ky
20
F
Nich
3
TxSt
24
F
UTEP
13
SMiss
31
F
LaTec
23
Rice
20
F OT
ColSt
24
UtSt
34
F
KY
7
SCar
24
F
NCSt
13
FlaSt
31
F
UNLV
17
Wyo
53
F
Fres
30
NMSt
17
F
Hou
46
NorTx
25
F
Hawaii
54
Nev
3
F
UCLA
17
Ariz
20
F

Sep 28, 2019, 6:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Arkansas State (3-2)

21

10

14

5

50

Troy (2-2)

10

21

6

6

43

Layne Hatcher leads Arkansas State in debut 50-43 over Troy
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:48 PM

TROY, Ala. (AP) Alabama-transfer Layne Hatcher passed for 440 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in his debut as a starter and Arkansas State held off Troy 50-43 in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both teams on Saturday night.

Hatcher's pass was intercepted by Carlton Martial, setting the Trojans up with a chance to tie or go ahead with just less than three minutes to go. Kaleb Barker led Troy to the Arkansas State 8, but on fourth and 4, an offensive player was injured with the clock still running, causing the last nine seconds of the game to be lost to an automatic 10-second runoff.

Omar Bayless had 10 catches for 213 yards and a score for the Red Wolves (3-2). Jonathan Adams Jr. added 105 yards receiving with a TD and Kirk Merritt had 104 yards receiving and two TDs.

Barker finished 34 of 57 for 367 yards, four touchdowns and one interception for the Trojans (2-2).

Hatcher, a redshirt freshman, replaced Logan Bonner who suffered a season-ending thumb injury. Bonner had surgery on his right hand Wednesday. He led the Sun Belt Conference with 1,052 yards passing in four games and had 10 touchdowns and one interception. Hatcher is the career leader in yards passing and touchdowns passes in Arkansas high school football and transferred from Alabama to Arkansas State after the conclusion of spring practice with the Crimson Tide.

Passing

ArkSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
L. Hatcher 35 25 71.4 4 440 92 2 128.0
C. Grace 1 1 100.0 0 15 15 0 118.8
Troy Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. McClain 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
K. Barker 58 34 58.6 4 384 44 1 94.3

Rushing

ArkSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Jones 14 54 3.9 15 1
D. Chatman 7 21 3.0 11 0
Troy Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Billingsley 20 103 5.2 43 0
K. Barker 10 9 0.9 20 0

Receiving

ArkSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
O. Bayless 10 213 21.3 92 1
J. Adams Jr. 7 105 15.0 34 1
Troy Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Geiger 8 111 13.9 31 1
R. Todd 4 100 25.0 44 0

Fumbles

Troy F FL
K. Barker 2 1

Returning

ArkSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Foreman 2 12.0 0 15 0 - 0 0
D. Chatman 1 5.0 0 0 0 - 0 0
Troy KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Geiger 3 29.7 0 41 0 - 0 0
O. Lacey 2 11.5 0 16 0 - 0 0

Punting

ArkSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
C. Grace 5 247 49.4 58
Troy Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Sumpter 4 166 41.5 48

Takeaways

ArkSt Int Yds InTD
L. Wescott 0 0 0
B. Edmonds 1 0 0
Troy Int Yds InTD
C. Martial 1 14 0
W. Sunderland 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

ArkSt Troy
Points For 50 43
Total Yards 558 503
Rushing Yards 103 119
Passing Yards 455 384
Passing Completions / Attempts 26/36 34/59
Turnovers 4 2
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 2/2 2/1
First Downs 24 29
Penalties - Yards 13/138 5/70
Time Of Possession 18:18 42:42
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/14 9/19
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/2 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 5/49 5/34

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter ArkSt Troy
ArkSt 2:17 TD Omar Bayless 92 yd pass from Layne Hatcher (Blake Grupe kick) 7 0
ArkSt 3:18 TD Logan Wescott 40 yd fumble return (Blake Grupe kick) 14 0
Troy 6:18 FG Tyler Sumpter 20 yd FG 14 3
Troy 6:27 TD Tray Eafford 29 yd pass from Kaleb Barker (Tyler Sumpter kick) 14 10
ArkSt 8:46 TD Kirk Merritt 14 yd pass from Layne Hatcher (Blake Grupe kick) 21 10
2nd Quarter ArkSt Troy
Troy 3:20 TD Bret Clark 27 yd pass from Kaleb Barker (Tyler Sumpter kick) 21 17
ArkSt 4:38 TD Kirk Merritt 45 yd pass from Layne Hatcher (Blake Grupe kick) 28 17
Troy 6:33 TD Kaylon Geiger 2 yd run (Tyler Sumpter kick) 28 24
ArkSt 10:30 FG Blake Grupe 36 yd FG 31 24
Troy 13:53 TD Khalil McClain 8 yd pass from Kaleb Barker (Tyler Sumpter kick) 31 31
3rd Quarter ArkSt Troy
Troy 4:35 FG Tyler Sumpter 22 yd FG 31 34
ArkSt 7:10 TD Jamal Jones 7 yd run (Blake Grupe kick) 38 34
Troy 9:43 FG Tyler Sumpter 22 yd FG 38 37
ArkSt 13:08 TD Jonathan Adams Jr. 32 yd pass from Layne Hatcher (Blake Grupe kick) 45 37
4th Quarter ArkSt Troy
Troy 0:12 TD Kaylon Geiger 9 yd pass from Kaleb Barker (failed 2pt rush) 45 43
ArkSt 6:19 SF Team safety 47 43
ArkSt 9:48 FG Blake Grupe 19 yd FG 50 43

Game Information

Stadium: Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium, Troy, Alabama
Attendance: 26,437
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