Scores

Final

UL Monroe 29

(1-5, 0-2 Sun Belt)

Arkansas State 37

(4-2, 2-0 Sun Belt)

Coverage: GamePlan

7:00 PM ET, October 11, 2008

Liberty Bank Stadium, Jonesboro, AR

1 2 3 4 T
ULM 7 7 0 1529
ARST 7 20 7 337

Top Performers

Passing: K. Lancaster (ULM) - 303 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Lawson (ARST) - 15 CAR, 104 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. McNeal (ULM) - 8 REC, 149 YDS, 1 TD

Arkansas St. 37, Louisiana-Monroe 29

Associated Press

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP)Josh Arauco kicked three field goals as Arkansas State defeated Louisiana-Monroe 37-29 in a Sun Belt Conference game Saturday night.

Arauco hit field goals of 27, 26 and 44 yards for the Red Wolves (4-2, 2-0). Arauco, who has not missed a field goal this season, has made a school record 12 straight.

After leading 27-14 at the half and 37-14 in the third quarter, ASU held off a Louisiana-Monroe (1-5, 0-2) rally for the victory.

The Red Wolves' Marcus Brown returned a fumble 71 yards for a touchdown and Arauco added a 44-yard field goal with 14:54 left for the 37-14 ASU lead.

The Warhawks rallied on a 25-yard pass from Kinsmon Lancaster to Frank Goodin, a two-point PAT pass from Lancaster to Darrell McNeal, and a 1-yard touchdown pass from Lancaster to Zeek Zacharie with 7:31 left. Radi Jabour's extra point kick made it a one-score game.

The Warhawks had one more possession but that ended on downs at the ULM 49 with 2:27 left when Khari Mays deflected Lancaster's pass. The Red Wolves ran out the clock from there. ASU finished with 391 yards offense and ULM had 396.

The Red Wolves dominated the first half and led 27-14 at halftime. They had 269 yards to ULM's 146. The Warhawks had 29 yards rushing.

ASU opened the scoring with Jahbari Mclennan going 63 yards on an end around with 3:45 left in the first quarter. Arauco's extra point made it 7-0.

The Warhawks answered quickly with K. Lancaster hitting Darrell McNeal on a 29-yard touchdown pass. Radi Jabour kicked it 7-7.

Arauco's 27-yard field goal regained the lead for ASU at 10-7 on the first play of the second quarter.

Derek Lawson's 2-yard run and Arauco's kick made it 17-7 with 10:21 left in the half. But ULM's Luther Ambrose returned the ensuing kickoff 91 yards for a score. Jabour kicked it 17-14.

The Red Wolves answered with Corey Leonard scoring on a 3-yard run with 6:40 left. Arauco again kicked the PAT.

Set up by Cordarious Wingo's interception, Arauco, a junior from Grand Prairie, Texas, kicked a 26-yard field goal with 4:42 left.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ULM
ARST
1st Downs1917
Total Yards396391
Passing309129
Rushing87262
Penalties7-775-50
3rd Down Conversions4-135-14
4th Down Conversions1-30-0
Turnovers30
Possession27:0033:00

Passing Leaders

Louisiana-MonroeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lancaster22/413037.431
Arkansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Leonard7/161298.100

Rushing Leaders

Louisiana-MonroeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lancaster14332.4019
Goodin10333.306
Arkansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lawson151046.9133
Arnold15714.7017

Receiving Leaders

Louisiana-MonroeRECYDSAVGTDLG
McNeal814918.6140
Zacharie55410.8122
Arkansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thompkins38829.3055
Jones12828.0028

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERULMARST
TD03:45Jahbari Mclennan 63 Yd Run (Josh Arauco Kick) 07
TD01:48Darrell Mcneal 29 Yd Pass From Kinsmon Lancaster (Radi Jabour Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERULMARST
FG14:56Josh Arauco 27 Yd 710
TD10:34Derek Lawson 2 Yd Run (Josh Arauco Kick) 717
TD10:21Luther Ambrose 91 Yd Kickoff Return (Radi Jabour Kick) 1417
TD06:40Corey Leonard 3 Yd Run (Josh Arauco Kick) 1424
FG04:42Josh Arauco 26 Yd 1427
THIRD QUARTERULMARST
TD05:13Marcus Brown 71 Yd Fumble Return (Josh Arauco Kick) 1434
FOURTH QUARTERULMARST
FG14:54Josh Arauco 44 Yd 1437
TD12:30Frank Goodin 25 Yd Pass From Kinsmon Lancaster (Kinsmon Lancaster Pass To Darrell Mcneal For Two-Point Conversion) 2237
TD07:31Zeek Zacharie 1 Yd Pass From Kinsmon Lancaster (Radi Jabour Kick) 2937