NCAA Game Summary - Florida International at Arkansas State|
(Saturday, October 24th)
Final Score: Arkansas State 27, F-I-U 10
Jonesboro, AR (Sports Network) - Corey Leonard threw for 149 yards and one
touchdown, as the Arkansas State Red Wolves defeated the Florida International
Golden Panthers in a Sun Belt Conference battle at ASU Stadium.
Leonard also ran for 120 yards for Arkansas State (2-4, 1-2 SBC), while Reggie
Arnold added 104 rushing yards and one touchdown on 23 totes.
As for the Golden Panthers (1-6, 1-3), they were paced by Paul McCall, who
threw for 173 yards on 17-of-31 passing. However, the signal caller also
tossed an interception and was sacked twice in the loss.
The Red Wolves jumped out on top 7-0 midway through the opening frame when
Leonard hit Jeff Blake with a five-yard touchdown pass.
That would be the score throughout the rest of the first half, as Arkansas
State went into the break holding the small lead over FIU.
Minutes into the third quarter the Red Wolves extended their advantage to 14-0
with a five-yard touchdown run by Lawson.
A 26-yard field goal by Josh Arauco late in the frame pushed ASU's edge to
17-0, but the Golden Panthers finally got on the score with just 15 seconds
remaining in the quarter thanks to a 36-yard kick by Dustin Rivest.
FIU pulled within a touchdown of tying the contest midway through the fourth
frame when Darriet Perry plunged into the end zone on a two-yard run.
The Red Wolves instantly responded however, as Reggie Arnold scampered into
the end zone on a 14-yard run.
A 32-yard field goal by Arauco with just over a minute remaining in play
sealed the deal for Arkansas State, which would eventually win by a 17-point
The Red Wolves rumbled for 276 rushing yards in the contest, while FIU was
bottled up for just 32 rushing yards on 1.3 yards per attempt.
10/24 22:45:35 ET