Arkansas State rides Wallace to 34-24 victory over UL Monroe


Zak Wallace scores 1-yard rushing touchdown

Zak Wallace scores 1-yard rushing touchdown

MONROE, La. -- — Zak Wallace rushed for 118 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns to guide Arkansas State to a 34-24 victory over UL Monroe on Saturday.

Wallace scored on a 34-yard run early in the final period to push a one-point lead for Arkansas State (4-4, 2-2 Sun Belt Conference) to 24-16. Wallace capped a five-play, 72-yard drive with a 1-yard run to up the Red Wolves' advantage to 31-16 with 9:26 left to play.

Jaylen Raynor had a 2-yard touchdown run to give Arkansas State a 7-3 lead after one quarter. Derek McCormick kicked three first-half field goals to give UL Monroe (2-5, 0-5) a 9-7 lead, but Dominic Zvada booted a 49-yarder with 2:02 left before halftime to put the Red Wolves up 10-9 at intermission.

The Warhawks took a 16-10 lead midway through the third quarter when Blake Murphy connected with Nolan Quinlan for a 32-yard touchdown. Raynor came back with a 5-yard scoring toss to Courtney Jackson to ignite a run of 24 unanswered points.

Raynor completed 15 of 30 passes for 298 yards with an interception for Arkansas State. Wallace did his damage on 18 carries. Corey Rucker had six catches for 160 yards.

Murphy threw for 300 yards and two touchdowns on 25-of-44 passing for the Warhawks. NyNy Davis had the other touchdown catch.


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