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By JT Bennett
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Fredi Knighten threw two touchdown passes, Arkansas State rushed for 306 yards and two scores, and the Red Wolves held off Louisiana-Lafayette 37-27 on Tuesday night.

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Fredi Knighten threw two touchdown passes, Arkansas State rushed for 306 yards and two scores, and the Red Wolves held off Louisiana-Lafayette 37-27 on Tuesday night.

Knighten found a wide open Darion Griswold in the end zone for a 20-0 lead and completed a deep ball to Chris Murray for a 46-yard touchdown to make it 34-7.

Louisiana-Lafayette rallied in the second half. Elijah McGuire out-jumped a defender for a 20-yard touchdown with 11:02 remaining in the fourth quarter, but he was stopped on a 2-point conversion attempt to keep it a two-possession game at 37-27.

Michael Gordon and Johnston White each had a touchdown rushing for Arkansas State (4-3, 3-0 Sun Belt). The Red Wolves had two interceptions for an FBS-leading 15 on the season.

Jalen Nixon passed for 253 yards, rushed 201 yards, and had three touchdowns for Louisiana-Lafayette (2-4, 1-1). McGuire had a career-high 134 yards receiving and a touchdown.

Copyright 2015 by The Associated Press

JT Bennett - Handles all of the communications for Southern Pigskin, booking interviews and working with sports information departments across the ACC, SEC and SoCon. Has had one-on-one interviews with Bobby Bowden, Vince Dooley, Houston Nutt, Tommy Tuberville, Jim Grobe, C.J. Spiller and Chris Weinke, among many, many others. His "Pull up a Chair" interview series has become very popular throughout the southeast. Bennett is a member of the National Guard.