JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas State's Elliot Jacobs tossed two
touchdown passes and the Indian defense forced two fourth-quarter
turnovers as ASU claimed a 24-23 victory Saturday over Idaho.
The Indians' LeUndo Adams recovered a fumble at the ASU 32 with
1:35 left to stop the final Vandal offensive of the Sun Belt
Conference game. Jonathan Burke's interception on an Idaho fourth
down at the ASU 37 with 3:29 left had stopped the previous Vandal
The Vandals (1-9, 1-4 SBC) scored with 4:27 left on Jason Cobb's
1-yard run and opted to go for two-point conversion that would have
put them ahead instead of a tie with the kick. But Brian Lindgren's
pass sailed over the head of Orlando Winston.
The Indians (5-5, 3-2) had two more possessions, but were unable
to move the ball and had to punt.
Adams' recovery came after a Lamar Lee hit forced Winston to
ASU took the lead with 5:44 left in the game on Mike Cox's catch
of a 6-yard touchdown pass from Jacobs.
Idaho responded quickly, scoring a little more than a minute
later to set up the final exciting moments.
The Vandals held a 10-7 lead after a lethargic first half. But
ASU dominated the third quarter and early fourth quarter and was
able to grab the lead.
Shermar Bracey scored on a 4-yard run with 7:48 left in the
third quarter to give the Indians a 14-10 lead. Neihouse capped
another drive with a 19-yard field goal for a 17-10 ASU advantage
with 14:25 left in the game.
But Idaho then tied it up when Winston caught a 9-yard pass from
Lindgren with 10:31 left.
Jacobs finished 15-of-24 for 137 yards. Freshman tailback Chris
Easley rushed for 168 yards on 33 carries.
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