NCAAF Game Recap - Arkansas State at Memphis
Sat Sep 5, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

C Ark
35
UAB
45
F
SoAl
32
SMiss
21
F
E Ky
0
Marsh
59
F
MidTN
0
Army
42
F
SMU
31
TxSt
24
F
HBU
31
NorTx
57
F
ArkSt
24
Mem
37
F
SFA
14
UTEP
24
F
BYU
55
Navy
3
F

Sep 5, 2020, 8:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Arkansas State (0-1)

14

0

3

7

24

Memphis (1-0)

7

14

13

3

37

White has 4 TD passes, leads Memphis over Arkansas St. 37-24
Sun Sep 6, 2020 12:20 AM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Brady White threw four touchdown passes, coach Ryan Silverfield collected his first regular season win at Memphis, and the Tigers beat Arkansas State 37-24 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.

White, who is the Football Bowl Subdivision's only 4,000-yard passer from last season, was 26-of-36 passing for 275 yards. He had two touchdown passes in the first half and added a pair of scoring throws from inside the 10-yard line in the third quarter that stretched the Tigers' lead to 34-17.

Sean Dykes had 10 catches for 137 yards receiving and two touchdowns for Memphis. Calvin Austin III and Damonte Coxie also caught TD passes. Rodrigues Clark had 105 yards rushing on 20 carries that included a 14-yard touchdown run.

Logan Bonner was 14-of-23 passing for 133 yards with a touchdown pass and two interceptions for Arkansas State. Isaiah Azubuike and Ryan Graham each ran for a score.

The attendance was 4,537 for 58,325-seat Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. The stadium was divided into four quadrants and fans were not allowed to move between quadrants. Masks were mandatory along with 12 feet of social distancing. Tailgating was not permitted.

Silverfield was named head coach on Dec. 19, 2019 and coached in the Cotton Bowl.

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Passing

ArkSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
L. Hatcher 20 13 65.0 0 166 39 0 90.8
L. Bonner 23 14 60.9 1 133 26 2 55.2
Mem Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
B. White 37 27 73.0 4 280 38 1 119.2

Rushing

ArkSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Jones 15 64 4.3 10 0
I. Azubuike 5 39 7.8 25 1
Mem Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
R. Clark 20 105 5.3 14 1
K. Watkins 14 52 3.7 16 0

Receiving

ArkSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Hawes 1 0 0.0 0 0
D. Green 5 99 19.8 39 0
Mem Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
S. Dykes 10 137 13.7 38 2
D. Coxie 8 90 11.3 17 1

Fumbles

ArkSt F FL
R. Tyler 1 1
L. Bonner 1 0
Mem F FL
B. White 1 0

Returning

ArkSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
R. Paul 2 19.0 0 22 0 - 0 0
Mem KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Martin 1 0.0 0 0 0 - 0 0
G. Rogers 1 24.0 0 24 0 - 0 0

Punting

ArkSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
R. Hanson 2 94 47.0 57
Mem Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Williams 3 113 37.7 47

Takeaways

ArkSt Int Yds InTD
D. Green 1 0 0
Mem Int Yds InTD
X. Cullens 1 0 0
S. Oliver 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

ArkSt Mem
Points For 24 37
Total Yards 424 502
Rushing Yards 125 222
Passing Yards 299 280
Passing Completions / Attempts 27/43 27/37
Turnovers 3 1
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 2/1 2/0
First Downs 25 29
Penalties - Yards 5/50 12/102
Time Of Possession 40:40 20:20
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/15 9/17
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/3 1/1
Punts - Average Yards 0/0 0/0

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter ArkSt Mem
ArkSt 4:24 TD Ryan Graham 1 yd run (Blake Grupe kick) 7 0
Mem 9:07 TD Sean Dykes 12 yd pass from Brady White (Riley Patterson kick) 7 7
ArkSt 13:55 TD Isaiah Azubuike 1 yd run (Blake Grupe kick) 14 7
2nd Quarter ArkSt Mem
Mem 2:11 TD Rodrigues Clark 14 yd run (Riley Patterson kick) 14 14
Mem 14:36 TD Calvin Austin III 9 yd pass from Brady White (Riley Patterson kick) 14 21
3rd Quarter ArkSt Mem
ArkSt 3:55 FG Blake Grupe 28 yd FG 17 21
Mem 6:57 TD Damonte Coxie 8 yd pass from Brady White (missed kick) 17 27
Mem 11:27 TD Sean Dykes 7 yd pass from Brady White (Riley Patterson kick) 17 34
4th Quarter ArkSt Mem
Mem 3:17 FG Riley Patterson 26 yd FG 17 37
ArkSt 7:18 TD TW Ayers 1 yd pass from Logan Bonner (Blake Grupe kick) 24 37

Game Information

Stadium: Liberty Bowl Memorial, Memphis, Tennessee
Attendance: 4,537
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