Arkansas State falls to Memphis 37-3 in home opener

The Red Wolves fell to Memphis 37-3 Saturday in the home opener.
The Red Wolves fell to Memphis 37-3 Saturday in the home opener.(Source: KAIT)
Published: Sep. 9, 2023 at 10:54 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 9, 2023 at 11:19 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - It unraveled for the Red Wolves Saturday night at The Vault.

Arkansas State football committed four turnovers, several starters were injured, and fell to Memphis 37-3. 16 of the Tigers points came off Red Wolves turnovers, including a 36 yard DJ Bell interception return for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter. Dominic Zvada provided the first A-State points of 2023, he drilled a 34 yard field goal in the final seconds of the first half.

J.T. Shrout left the game in the 3rd quarter with a lower-body injury. He was 12 of 25 passing for 79 yards and 2 interceptions. Jaxon Dailey played the remainder of the game, going 9 of 15 passing for 63 yards.

Along with Shrout, Terion Sugick, Ethan Hassler, and Adam Jones were among the Red Wolves to leave Saturday’s game due to injury.

The Red Wolves fall to 0-2 on the season, getting outscored 110-3 in the first two games, while the Tigers are now 2-0. A-State continues their homestand on September 16th vs. Stony Brook. Kickoff is at 6:00 p.m. at Centennial Bank Stadium, the game will be streamed on ESPN+.