Tigers vs Red Wolves Final: 31-7 - Recap
|Tigers vs Red Wolves Final: 31-7 - Recap|
The Red Wolves had no answer for Marquis Warford on Saturday as the Tigers rolled to a 31-7 win at Liberty Bowl.
Memphis won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 52.5.
Paxton Lynch completed 17 of 26 pass attempts for 176 yards for the Tigers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
David Oku rushed for 45 yards for Arkansas State, while Adam Kennedy added 24 yards. Adam Kennedy threw for 166 yards for the Red Wolves, while receivers Julian Jones and Allen Muse had 59 and 29 yards respectively.
Arkansas State was outgained by Memphis 505-255 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 23-17 by the Tigers.
Arkansas State lost the time of possession battle 35:40/24:20, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Memphis looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Central Florida. Arkansas State will aim to get back on the winning track at Missouri.