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Blocked kick sets Aggies up for 21-14 loss in overtime

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Posted at 3:00 PM, Sep 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-21 17:00:42-04

JONESBORO, Ark. – Utah State University lost to Arkansas State in dramatic fashion Saturday as a 38-yard field goal attempt was blocked, sending the game into an overtime period that ended 21-14 in Arkansas’ favor.

The two teams entered overtime at 14 points apiece, and Arkansas State began the overtime period with the ball. Fredi Knighten connected with Dijon Paschal on a 24-yard pass that put the Red Wolves up by 6 on their second play of the period.

Utah State attempted to answer with a drive that culminated in a fourth-and-seven situation at Arkansas State’s 22 yard line. The Aggies were unable to convert, and Arkansas State took home the win 21-14.

The Aggies are heading into a bye week, their only such week of the season, and their next game will be on October 3 at Brigham Young University. The game is scheduled to begin at 8:15 p.m.

A press release from Utah State University detailed the team’s statistics, see below for details.

“Utah State finished the game with 413 yards of total offense (268-passing, 145-rushing) as compared to 316 yards (190-passing, 126-rushing) for Arkansas State. USU also won the time of possession, 31:56-to-28:04 as well as the turnover battle as the Aggies forced three fumbles and one interception for four total turnovers, and committed just one turnover.

 Sophomore QB Darell Garretson was 27-of-46 passing for Utah State for 268 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, while junior WR Hunter Sharp had nine receptions for 130 yards, including an 81-yard reception from Garretson, which is tied for the 13th-longest pass play in school history.”