Scores

Final

Miss Valley St 0

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Arkansas State 61

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:05 PM ET, September 5, 2009

Liberty Bank Stadium, Jonesboro, AR

1 2 3 4 T
MVSU 0 0 0 00
ARST 20 20 14 761

Top Performers

Passing: C. Leonard (ARST) - 129 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: R. Arnold (ARST) - 12 CAR, 126 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: B. Thompkins (ARST) - 2 REC, 65 YDS

Arkansas St. 61, MVSU 0

Associated Press

JONESBORO, Ark. -- Reggie Arnold rushed for four touchdowns to lead Arkansas State to a 61-0 victory over MVSU Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.

Arnold, a senior, finished with 126 yards on 12 carries and scored on runs of 3, 20, 26 and 2 yards for Arkansas State (1-0).

"We did a really good job preparing for them,?? said Arnold, who has 3,336 rushing yards in his career and is going for his fourth 1,000-yard rushing season.

"We?ve learned the past few years you got to take any win you can get,?? said Arkansas State quarterback Corey Leonard. "Regardless of who you?re playing, you have to go out there and execute.??

Leonard completed 8 of 13 passes for 129 yards and one touchdown. He finished with 136 yards to become the Red Wolves? career total offense leader with 7,433 yards.

The Red Wolves led 20-0 after one quarter and 40-0 at halftime.

Redshirt freshman Don Jones ran for 84 yards and a score, and also caught a touchdown pass from Leonard.

Derek Lawson scored on a 15-yard run and Ryan Aplin and Jermaine Robertson added short touchdown runs for the Red Wolves. The Delta Devils were held to 30 yards rushing and 39 yards passing.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MVSU
ARST
1st Downs526
Total Yards69496
Passing39138
Rushing30358
Penalties4-297-52
3rd Down Conversions0-123-7
4th Down Conversions1-11-1
Turnovers21
Possession26:4633:14

Passing Leaders

Mississippi Valley StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Roberts6/16392.400
Arkansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Leonard8/131299.910

Rushing Leaders

Mississippi Valley StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hargrett10222.205
Watkins11171.505
Arkansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Arnold1212610.5426
Jones9849.3144

Receiving Leaders

Mississippi Valley StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Stargell22110.5017
Cox3155.0013
Arkansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thompkins26532.5059
Jones22613.0125

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMVSUARST
TD09:38Reggie Arnold 3 Yd Run (Josh Arauco Kick) 07
TD04:16Reggie Arnold 20 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 013
TD00:26Don Jones 25 Yd Pass From Corey Leonard (Josh Arauco Kick) 020
SECOND QUARTERMVSUARST
TD07:16Derek Lawson 15 Yd Run (Josh Arauco Kick) 027
TD05:24Reggie Arnold 26 Yd Run (Josh Arauco Kick) 034
TD03:55Don Jones 12 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 040
THIRD QUARTERMVSUARST
TD13:41Reggie Arnold 2 Yd Run (Josh Arauco Kick) 047
TD08:38Ryan Aplin 1 Yd Run (Josh Arauco Kick) 054
FOURTH QUARTERMVSUARST
TD14:56Jermaine Robertson 2 Yd Run (Josh Arauco Kick) 061