NCAAF Game Recap - Texas State at Arkansas State
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

Ark
7
Ala
48
F
Aub
20
LSU
23
F
Wisc
7
OHSt
38
F
BC
7
Clem
59
F
Okla
41
K St
48
F
PSU
28
MSU
7
F
ND
14
Mich
45
F
WaSt
35
Oreg
37
F
Cal
0
Utah
35
F
Tex
27
TCU
37
F
SMU
34
Hou
31
F
MD
10
Minn
52
F
Iowa
20
NW
0
F
App
30
SoAl
3
F
OkSt
34
IASt
27
F
AzSt
32
UCLA
42
F
USC
35
Colo
31
F
BGSU
10
WestMI
49
F
MisSt
30
TxAM
49
F
Lib
34
Rut
44
F
Ill
24
Purd
6
F
MiaFL
16
Pitt
12
F
SJSU
34
Army
29
F
SMiss
20
Rice
6
F
Ohio
34
Ball
21
F
Nev
3
Wyo
31
F
W Ky
23
Marsh
26
F
NMSt
7
GaSo
41
F
Akr
0
NIU
49
F
E Mi
34
Toled
37
F OT
MiaOH
23
Kent
16
F
C Mi
20
Buff
43
F
Tul
38
Navy
41
F
Ariz
31
Stan
41
F
Ind
38
Neb
31
F
FLInt
17
MidTN
50
F
FlAtl
41
OD
3
F
UConn
56
UMass
35
F
UVA
21
Lou
28
F
Syr
17
FlaSt
35
F
NorTx
38
Char
39
F
SoFL
45
ECU
20
F
Hawaii
45
NM
31
F
SCar
21
Tenn
41
F
Duke
17
UNC
20
F
TxSt
14
ArkSt
38
F
Troy
33
GASt
52
F
Mem
42
Tuls
41
F
UCF
63
Temp
21
F
TxTch
34
Kans
37
F
ColSt
41
Fres
31
F
Mizzu
7
KY
29
F
LaTec
42
UTEP
21
F
UtSt
7
AF
31
F
SDSU
20
UNLV
17
F

Oct 26, 2019, 7:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Texas State (2-5)

0

14

0

0

14

Arkansas State (4-4)

7

10

14

7

38

Arkansas State beats Texas State 38-14
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:19 PM

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Marcel Murray ran 22 times for 114 yards and two touchdowns to help Arkansas State beat Texas State 38-14 on Saturday night.

Omar Bayless had seven catches for 77 yards and two TDs for the Red Wolves (4-4, 2-2 Sun Belt Conference), who outscored the Bobcats 21-0 in the second half.

Murray ran for both of his touchdowns in the third quarter, scoring from 13 and 16 yards. Layne Hatcher's 2-yard TD pass to Bayless capped the scoring with 9:48 left in the game.

Hatcher was 18 of 28 for 158 yards and two touchdowns. Jamal Jones ran 13 times for 63 yards and a score.

Arkansas State led 17-0 after Jones scored from 7 yards in the second quarter. Texas State (2-5, 1-2) scored a pair of touchdowns before the end of the half to cut the deficit to 17-14.

Tyler Vitt completed 15 of 27 passes for 146 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions for the Bobcats.

Passing

TxSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Vitt 27 15 55.6 1 146 37 2 52.4
ArkSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
L. Hatcher 28 18 64.3 2 158 26 0 103.0

Rushing

TxSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Twyford 16 76 4.8 60 1
A. Taylor 4 11 2.8 7 0
ArkSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
M. Murray 22 114 5.2 17 2
J. Jones 13 63 4.8 21 1

Receiving

TxSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Haydel 3 56 18.7 37 0
J. Sheread 2 33 16.5 32 0
ArkSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
O. Bayless 7 77 11.0 19 2
K. Merritt 3 40 13.3 26 0

Fumbles

TxSt F FL
T. Vitt 1 1
ArkSt F FL
L. Hatcher 2 0

Returning

TxSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Sheread 2 19.5 0 24 0 - 0 0
H. White 0 - 0 0 1 12.0 0 12
ArkSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Merritt 3 28.3 0 39 0 - 0 0
B. Edmonds 0 - 0 0 3 11.7 0 34

Punting

TxSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
S. OKelly 6 225 37.5 41
ArkSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
C. Grace 7 287 41.0 52

Takeaways

ArkSt Int Yds InTD
N. Page 2 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

TxSt ArkSt
Points For 14 38
Total Yards 227 364
Rushing Yards 81 206
Passing Yards 146 158
Passing Completions / Attempts 15/27 18/28
Turnovers 3 0
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 3/0
First Downs 8 21
Penalties - Yards 6/55 5/45
Time Of Possession 40:40 20:20
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 2/12 8/19
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/2 2/2
Punts - Average Yards 7/33 7/41

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter TxSt ArkSt
ArkSt 9:59 TD Omar Bayless 13 yd pass from Layne Hatcher (Blake Grupe kick) 0 7
2nd Quarter TxSt ArkSt
ArkSt 0:07 FG Blake Grupe 20 yd FG 0 10
ArkSt 5:38 TD Jamal Jones 7 yd run (Blake Grupe kick) 0 17
TxSt 7:54 TD Caleb Twyford 2 yd run (Joshua Rowland kick) 7 17
TxSt 13:02 TD Hutch White 6 yd pass from Tyler Vitt (Joshua Rowland kick) 14 17
3rd Quarter TxSt ArkSt
ArkSt 4:29 TD Marcel Murray 13 yd run (Blake Grupe kick) 14 24
ArkSt 10:41 TD Marcel Murray 16 yd run (Blake Grupe kick) 14 31
4th Quarter TxSt ArkSt
ArkSt 5:12 TD Omar Bayless 2 yd pass from Layne Hatcher (Blake Grupe kick) 14 38

Game Information

Stadium: Centennial Bank Stadium, Jonesboro, Arkansas
Attendance: 21,343
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