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Girley’s deflection saves Red-hatted Wolves

JONESBORO — A 24-yard touchdown pass from Fredi Knighten to Dijon Paschal in overtime and a last-second blocked field goal by Artez Brown in regulation proved to be the difference makers as Arkansas State rallied for a thrilling 21-14 overtime win over Utah State on Saturday night at Centennial Bank Stadium.

Defense plays big part in UA victory

LUBBOCK, Texas — Maligned, vilified, smeared. Verbs of Arkansas’ defense past didn’t seem appropriate Saturday in west Texas. Against otherwise apparently long odds, it was the Razorbacks’ defense that sparked Arkansas to its first significant non-conference win in 11 years.

Kaaya-Dorsett connection stymies Red Wolves

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Miami freshman quarterback Brad Kaaya threw for four touchdowns, and Arkansas State failed again to come up with a signature nonconference victory Saturday as the Hurricanes of the Atlantic Coast Conference took a 41-20 win before 41,519 at Sun Life Stadium.

Dollarway avoids collapse at Forrest City

FORREST CITY — The Dollarway Cardinals avoided a major upset Friday night — holding on to a 38-36 win over Forrest City after leading by 20 going into the final quarter. Forrest City scored in the final minute to get within two points but the game-tying 2-point conversion attempt failed, securing the win for the Cardinals (2-0).