Scores

Final

Memphis 3

(0-2, 0-1 away)

Arkansas State 47

(1-1, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 10, 2011

Liberty Bank Stadium, Jonesboro, AR

1 2 3 4 T
MEM 0 3 0 03
ARST 10 20 17 047

Top Performers

Passing: R. Aplin (ARST) - 274 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: F. Jackson (ARST) - 10 CAR, 101 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Jarboe (ARST) - 7 REC, 162 YDS, 2 TD

Arkansas St. 47, Memphis 3

Associated Press

JONESBORO, Ark. -- Ryan Aplin threw three touchdown passes, Frankie Jackson ran for 101 yards and another score, and Arkansas State rolled to victory in its home opener Saturday, beating Memphis 47-3.

Aplin finished 19 of 21 for 274 yards passing. Josh Jarboe had 162 yards receiving and two touchdowns from Aplin, who also found Dwayne Frampton for a score just before halftime.

Andre Smith took over for Aplin in the second half and hit Derek Lawson for the Red Wolves' (1-1) final touchdown. Bobby Zalud capped the scoring with a career-long 56-yard field goal. Arkansas State piled up 611 yards of total offense.

Memphis (0-2) quarterback Taylor Reed, making his first career start, passed for just 87 yards and was sacked five times. Paulo Henriques kicked a 37-yard field goal for the Tigers' only score. Akeem Davis had a career-high 11 tackles for Memphis.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MEM
ARST
1st Downs1328
Total Yards169611
Passing87375
Rushing82236
Penalties4-358-104
3rd Down Conversions4-168-13
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers12
Possession26:5733:03

Passing Leaders

MemphisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Reed13/29873.000
Arkansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Aplin19/2127413.031

Rushing Leaders

MemphisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Foster14463.3011
Gibson14423.0011
Arkansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson1010110.1148
Thornton7679.6040

Receiving Leaders

MemphisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rucker4348.5012
Rehrer5244.8018
Arkansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jarboe716223.1271
Frampton67512.5119

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMEMARST
FG12:08Brian Davis 31 Yd 03
TD06:21Josh Jarboe 10 Yd Pass From Ryan Aplin (Brian Davis Kick) 010
SECOND QUARTERMEMARST
TD13:30Josh Jarboe 71 Yd Pass From Ryan Aplin (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 016
TD06:29Jermaine Robertson 8 Yd Run (Brian Davis Kick) 023
FG03:57Paulo Henriques 37 Yd 323
TD00:37Dwayne Frampton 18 Yd Pass From Ryan Aplin (Brian Davis Kick) 330
THIRD QUARTERMEMARST
TD09:39Frankie Jackson 1 Yd Run (Brian Davis Kick) 337
TD05:34Derek Lawson 11 Yd Pass From Andre Smith (Brian Davis Kick) 344
FG00:36Bobby Zalud 56 Yd 347