Scores

Final

AR-Pine Bluff 11

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Arkansas State 62

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, August 31, 2013

Liberty Bank Stadium, Jonesboro, AR

1 2 3 4 T
ARPB 0 0 11 011
ARST 14 34 14 062

Top Performers

Passing: A. Kennedy (ARST) - 149 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: D. Oku (ARST) - 16 CAR, 124 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Beverly (ARPB) - 6 REC, 113 YDS

Arkansas State runs past Arkansas-Pine Bluff 62-11

Associated Press

JONESBORO, Ark. -- Michael Gordon broke off a 91-yard touchdown run and Arkansas State had four different rushers with over 100 yards in a 62-11 rout of Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the season opener for both teams on Saturday night.

David Oku led the Red Wolves with 124 yards and two touchdowns. Sirgregory Thornton had 112 yards and two touchdowns. Fredi Knighten also scored two touchdowns and finished with 101 yards. Gordon had just four carries, but ended with 102 yards for Arkansas State, which is coming off back-back 10-win seasons. Arkansas State won its ninth consecutive game, tied for the second-longest win streak in the nation.

Julian Jones moved into a tie for tenth in touchdown receptions in the Red Wolves' record book with a 22-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff, which averaged close to 400 total yards in 2012. Was held to just 173.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ARPB
ARST
1st Downs825
Total Yards173672
Passing161163
Rushing12509
Penalties8-482-15
3rd Down Conversions1-159-12
4th Down Conversions0-30-2
Turnovers02
Possession30:4029:20

Passing Leaders

Arkansas-Pine BluffC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Anderson13/261616.200
Arkansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kennedy9/1214912.410

Rushing Leaders

Arkansas-Pine BluffCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith10363.609
Carter044.000
Arkansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Oku161247.8223
Thornton911212.4231

Receiving Leaders

Arkansas-Pine BluffRECYDSAVGTDLG
Beverly611318.8061
Bryant22412.0019
Arkansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gordon14848.0048
Jones24522.5123

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERARPBARST
TD10:33Fredi Knighten 21 Yd Run (Brian Davis Kick) 07
TD02:13J.D. McKissic 14 Yd Run (Brian Davis Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERARPBARST
TD13:47David Oku 2 Yd Run (Brian Davis Kick) 021
TD09:33Fredi Knighten 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 027
TD07:23David Oku 17 Yd Run (Brian Davis Kick) 034
TD04:26Michael Gordon 91 Yd Run (Brian Davis Kick) 041
TD02:09Julian Jones 22 Yd Pass From Adam Kennedy (Brian Davis Kick) 048
THIRD QUARTERARPBARST
TD11:38Sirgregory Thornton 6 Yd Run (Brian Davis Kick) 055
TD08:43Sirgregory Thornton 31 Yd Run (Brian Davis Kick) 062
TD06:23Jer-ryan Harris 37 Yd Fumble Return (Willie Young Run For Two-Point Conversion) 862
FG02:12Tyler Strickland 39 Yd 1162