Scores

Final

Texas Southern 10

(0-2, 0-1 SWAC)

Arkansas State 83

(2-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 6, 2008

Liberty Bank Stadium, Jonesboro, AR

1 2 3 4 T
TXSO 0 3 7 010
ARST 31 21 17 1483

Top Performers

Passing: C. Leonard (ARST) - 229 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: D. Lawson (ARST) - 18 CAR, 209 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Johnson (ARST) - 3 REC, 87 YDS, 2 TD

Arkansas St. 83, Texas Southern 10

Associated Press

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas State became the first major college team in three seasons to score 80 points, beating Texas Southern 83-10 Saturday in the second-highest scoring performance in school history.

Corey Leonard threw four touchdowns passes for Arkansas State. The Red Wolves (2-0) set a stadium record for points and turned in the second-best scoring performance in school history, topped only by the 101 against Central Arkansas in 1917. In 1987, ASU scored 77 against East Texas State to set the school record.

Texas Tech was the last major college team to reach 80 in a game, scoring exactly 80 against Sam Houston State on Sept. 17, 2005.

It didn't take long for the Red Wolves to put the game away before a crowd of 21,741. Three plays into the game they had the lead as Leonard hit a wide-open David Johnson for a 53-yard scoring pass at the 13:41 mark. Josh Arauco's extra point made it 7-0.

Two minutes later, Leonard hit tight end Trevor Gillott for a 39-yard scoring play. Arauco's extra point made it 14-0. A minute later, Javon McKinnon picked up a fumble force by Ben Owens and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown. Arauco's third kick made it 21-0.

The Red Wolves went up 24-0 on Arauco's 33-yard field goal at the 7:14 mark.

Leonard finished 9 of 10 passing for 229 yards. He added a 2-yard pass to Jeff Blake and a 35-yard pass to David Johnson, both in the first half. He also had 21 yards rushing.

Reggie Arnold, who rushed for 123 yards on eight carries, scored on runs of 2 and 56. Derek Lawson, who gained 211 yards on 18 carries, scored on a 5-yard run. Travis Hewitt scored on an 8-yard run, Blake added a 15-yard score and Delano Davis scored a touchdown on a 53-yard fumble return.

Arauco added a 30-yard field goal and was perfect on 11 extra points.

Texas Southern (0-2) scored on a 34-yard field goal by Robert Hersh in second quarter and a 32-yard pass from Bobby Reid to William Osbourne.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TXSO
ARST
1st Downs1322
Total Yards223670
Passing128229
Rushing95441
Penalties8-609-83
3rd Down Conversions6-181-4
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers51
Possession29:4630:14

Passing Leaders

Texas SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Harmon7/19753.900
Arkansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Leonard9/1022922.940

Rushing Leaders

Texas SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Caparelli10414.1016
Woods11272.5015
Arkansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lawson1820911.6180
Arnold812315.4256

Receiving Leaders

Texas SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Osborne56813.6132
Robins13939.0039
Arkansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson38729.0253
McLennan17474.0063

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTXSOARST
TD13:41David Johnson 53 Yd Pass From Corey Leonard (Josh Arauco Kick) 07
TD11:40Trevor Gillott 39 Yd Pass From Corey Leonard (Josh Arauco Kick) 014
TD10:43Javon Mckinnon 25 Yd Fumble Return (Josh Arauco Kick) 021
FG07:14Josh Arauco 33 Yd 024
TD05:36Jeff Blake 2 Yd Pass From Corey Leonard (Josh Arauco Kick) 031
SECOND QUARTERTXSOARST
TD14:31David Johnson 25 Yd Pass From Corey Leonard (Josh Arauco Kick) 038
TD10:28Reggie Arnold 2 Yd Run (Josh Arauco Kick) 045
TD08:28Reggie Arnold 56 Yd Run (Josh Arauco Kick) 052
FG03:21Robert Hersh 34 Yd 352
THIRD QUARTERTXSOARST
TD09:19Derek Lawson 5 Yd Run (Josh Arauco Kick) 359
FG04:58Josh Arauco 30 Yd 362
TD02:02Travis Hewitt 8 Yd Run (Josh Arauco Kick) 369
TD00:04William Osborne 32 Yd Pass From Bobby Reid (Robert Hersh Kick) 1069
FOURTH QUARTERTXSOARST
TD12:22Jeff Blake 15 Yd Run (Josh Arauco Kick) 1076
TD04:30Demario Davis 53 Yd Fumble Return (Josh Arauco Kick) 1083