Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
ARKANSAS STATE: The Red Wolves experienced a non-conference letdown at Memphis
over the weekend, falling in a 31-7 final. Adam Kennedy struggled under
center, completing 20-of-37 passes for 166 yards with no touchdowns and an
interception. It didn't help that he was on his back most of the game, as the
Tigers recorded seven sacks. Fredi Knighten attempted just two passes but he
completed both of them, with one going for a 15-yard touchdown to J.D.
McKissic for the team's only score. Nine different receivers caught a pass in
the losing effort, led by Julian Jones with six receptions for 59 yards. David
Oku finished with 45 yards on 12 carries. Arkansas State (2-2) faces another
tough road matchup this Saturday when it takes on Missouri.
GEORGIA STATE: The Panthers managed to erase a 14-point, fourth-quarter
deficit against Jacksonville State to force overtime, but they missed a field
goal on the opening possession of the extra session and promptly surrendered
the game-winning touchdown to fall, 32-26. Ronnie Bell was far from efficient
under center, completing just 16-of-41 passes with an interception, but he
threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns. The quarterback was also the team's
top rusher with 57 yards on 11 attempts. Albert Wilson continued to show why
he is one of the Sun Belt's best receivers by tallying seven receptions for
158 yards and a touchdown, and he has logged at least 100 yards receiving
three times this season. Allen McKay and Jarrell Robinson each picked up a
sack in the setback, while Brent McClendon had an interception and a forced
fumble. GSU (0-4) is off this week and is in for a rough outing on Oct. 5 when
it travels to face No. 1 Alabama.
LOUISIANA: The Ragin' Cajuns overcame a fourth-quarter deficit on the road
versus Akron to claim a 35-30 win -- their second consecutive victory.
Terrance Broadway was responsible for all five touchdowns, including a pair in
the fourth quarter. He threw for 305 yards, three touchdowns and an
interception on 25-of-37 passing, and he also led the team in rushing with 68
yards and two more scores on 15 attempts. Jamal Robinson was the primary
beneficiary of Broadway's big night, tallying a career-high eight receptions
for 124 yards and two touchdowns, while Darryl Surgent (seven catches, 83
yards, TD) was also impressive. The Cajun defense came up big when needed,
holding Akron to 4-of-14 success on third-down conversion attempts. Rodney
Gillis and T.J. Worthy each picked off a pass. Louisiana (2-2) will open up
conference play on Oct. 5 when it hosts Texas State.
TEXAS STATE: The Bobcats defense played very well on the road against a high-
flying Texas Tech attack, forcing three turnovers. Unfortunately the offense
fell flat, accounting for only 240 yards in the 33-7 setback. Tyler Arndt was
lackluster under center, completing just 12-of-23 passes for 108 yards and an
interception. Jordan Moore and Duke DeLancellotti also saw time at
quarterback, but the two combined to go only 3-of-8 for 25 yards. Robert Lowe
was the lone bright spot for the offense. On only seven carries, he ran for
103 yards, including a 49-yard touchdown scamper in the third quarter. David
Mayo (nine tackles) and Xavier Daniels (seven tackles, 2.0 TFL, INT) headlined
a strong defensive performance. Texas State (2-1) will attempt to get back on
track at home this Saturday versus Wyoming.
SOUTH ALABAMA: The Jaguars (2-1, 1-0 Sun Belt) enjoyed an off week following
two straight wins, and they will get back to the grind this Saturday with a
difficult road test at Tennessee.
TROY: The Trojans were completely overmatched by Mississippi State in
Saturday's 62-7 setback. Not only did they lose the total yardage battle,
551-186, but they ended the game by allowing 52 unanswered points. Corey
Robinson completed 15-of-25 passes with a touchdown and an interception, and
his 105 passing yards was his lowest total in four years as a starter. Twelve
different players caught a pass in the loss, although no one amassed more than
29 yards. The rushing attack gained just 47 yards on 26 carries (1.8 ypc), but
Brandon Burks put together a solid outing with 43 yards on eight attempts.
Troy (2-1) will try to rebound this Saturday when it plays at Duke.
ULM: After losing a tight matchup to Baylor during the 2012 campaign (47-42),
the 2013 edition of the rivalry did not go as smoothly for the Warhawks as
they fell in stunning fashion, 70-7. The defense was torched to the tune of
781 yards, which tied for the most in Baylor history. Even with an ample
amount of garbage time, the offense still put up less than 300 yards. Kolton
Browning was off the mark all afternoon, completing a meager 17-of-41 passes
for 219 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Browning led the team
with 43 rushing yards, while Jyruss Edwards had 40 yards. Rashon Ceaser (six
receptions, 78 yards) and Tavarese Maye (five reception, 72 yards) were active
at receiver. ULM (2-2) has another non-conference bout this Saturday as it
plays host to Tulane.
WESTERN KENTUCKY: Behind a record-setting performance from their All-
Conference running back, the Hilltoppers made easy work of FCS foe Morgan
State, 58-17. Antonio Andrews needed just 17 carries to rack up 213 yards, his
third career 200-yard rushing game, and his five rushing touchdowns set a
single-game school record. The multi-faceted threat also added 78 return yards
to give him 291 all-purpose yards on the evening. True freshman quarterback
Todd Porter earned his first start, going 5-of-10 for 76 yards and a pick.
Brandon Doughty completed all seven of his pass attempts, and Nelson Fishback
(3-of-4) and Damarcus Smith (2-of-3) also saw time under center in the
blowout. Xavius Boyd tallied 10 tackles (3.0 TFL) and forced a fumble, while
Arius Wright and Marcus Ward picked off passes. Western Kentucky (2-2) will
attempt to stay unbeaten at home when it battles Navy on Saturday afternoon.
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