Clayton Hotze - Arkansas State Sports Information

Red Wolves defeat the Panthers

Red Wolves defeat Georgia State to move to 4-0 in the Sun Belt

Two was the magic number for the Red Wolves.

Two blocked kicks

Two touchdowns on returns

Two touchdowns from Johnston White

Two short yardage touchdowns after turnovers on downs.

Blaise Taylor moved to #2 on the Sun Belt all-time list in punt return yardage.

And not so magic with two missed field goals.

Frustratingly it was also a tale of two halves. The Red Wolves out-gained Georgia State 249 to 158 in the first half while Georgia State out-gained AState 173 to 56 in the second half.

The Red Wolves generated 145 yards of offense in the first quarter but two missed field goals and a fumble kept AState off the board.

Georgia State scored first on a field goal and AState immediately answered to tie the game at 3-3.

A 50 yard field goal attempt by the Panthers was blocked and Chris Humes scooped it up and returned it 57 yards to give the Red Wolves a 10-3 halftime lead.

Georgia State tied the game with a 17 yard touchdown pass that capped an 8 play 66 yard drive.

The Red Wolves regained the lead when a high snap on a punt gave AState the ball at the Georgia State 19. Justice Hansen set up first and goal on a scramble for 10 yards. Johnston White scored from a yard out on fourth down and the Red Wolves led 17-10.

AState forced Georgia State to punt on the next possession. Blaise Taylor fielded the punt and was able to shake off a couple of tackle attempts for a 68 yard touchdown.

The 24-10 lead was short lived as Tra Barnett took the kickoff 90 yards. Chris Odom blocked the extra point and Blaise Taylor’s return was unsuccessful. With missed PAT AState held a 24-16 lead.

The Red Wolves capped off the scoring with a 3 yard run after Georgia State turned the ball over on downs at the five.

AState is now 4-4 on the season and 4-0 in Sun Belt play. The Red Wolves face New Mexico State on November 12th in the final home game of the season.