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Besides scoring three touchdowns, Gordon, a 5’9″ 187 lb. senior from Camden, Miss., rushed for a career high total of 221 yards.
Idaho was first to score, with 11:02 left in the first quarter. The Vandals are coached by Paul Petrino, younger brother of former Razorbacks Coach Bobby Petrino. Paul is in his third year as head coach at Idaho.
With 8:46 left in the quarter, running back Warren Wand, a 5’5″ freshman from Edmond, Okla., scored the Red Wolves’ first touchdown. Score at the end of the quarter: 7-7.
At the beginning of the second quarter a pass from ASU freshman quarterback James Tabary was intercepted by Vandals senior linebacker Chris Edwards, who gave Idaho its second touchdown with 14:54 left in the quarter.
But then Gordon rushed 59 yards to give the Red Wolves another touchdown with 14:15 left in the quarter. Then, following a drive from the Arkansas State 11 yard line to the Idaho 2 yard line, sophomore running back Johnston White scored another Red Wolves touchdown with 10:15 left in the quarter.
After a lengthy drive starting from ASU’s 20 yard line with 7:52 left in the quarter, Gordon rushed 15 yards for another ASU touchdown with 1:44 left in the quarter. Halftime score: ASU 28, Idaho 14.
In the third quarter, starting with 3 and outs by both teams, an ASU drive starting at the Idaho 29 yard line with 11:07 left in the quarter, concluded with Gordon’s third rushing touchdown with 8:44 left in the quarter.
That was followed by another Red Wolves touchdown by Johnston White.
Then senior Red Wolves defensive back Rocky Hayes intercepted the ball at the Idaho 34 yard line. Tabary pitched the the ball to senior wide receiver Tres Houston for ASU’s final touchdown. Score: 49-21 at the end of the quarter.
Vandals freshman quarterback Jake Luton scored two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter to make the final score ASU 49, Ida 35. The Red Wolves are now 2-3, and the Vandals are 1-4.
The Red Wolves next play the South Alabama Jaguars Oct. 13 in Mobile. The Jaguars are 3-2 after defeating the Trojans 24-18 Saturday in Troy, Ala. The Red Wolves then meet the Ragin’ Cajuns from Louisiana-Lafayette Oct. 20 in Jonesboro.
The Vandals meet the Trojans next Saturday at Troy. The Trojans are now 1-3.
The Arkansas Razorbacks Saturday defeated the Tennessee Volunteers 24-20 at Knoxville. The Razorbacks next meet the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Tide beat the Georgia Bulldogs 38-10 in Athens, Ga., Saturday. The Razorbacks are now 2-3, and Alabama is now 4-1.
The University of Missouri Tigers beat the South Carolina Gamecocks 24-10 in Columbia Saturday. Mizzou next faces the Florida Gators Oct. 10 in Columbia. The Gators are 5-0 after defeating the Ole Miss Rebels 38-10 Saturday in Gainesville. The Tigers are now 4-1.
The Missouri State University Bears Saturday lost 56-28 to the Indiana State Sycamores. MSU next plays Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
The SEMO Redhawks Saturday defeated Murray State Racers from Murray, Ky., 27-10 in Cape Girardeau. SEMO is now 2-3 and meets the Eastern Illinois Panthers Oct. 10 in Charleston.
The Auburn Tigers, coached by former Arkansas State Head Coach Gus Malzahn, defeated the San Jose State Spartans 35-21 in Auburn, Ala. Auburn is now 3-2.
The University of Louisville Cardinals, coached by former Razorbacks Head Coach Bobby Petrino, beat the North Carolina State Wolfpack 20-13 Saturday in Raleigh, N.C. The Cardinals are now 2-3.
The Fort Lewis College Skyhawks, coached by short-term Razorbacks Head Coach John L. Smith, are now 4-1 after defeating Western New Mexico 34-13 Saturday in Durango, Colo. This was the Skyhawks’ homecoming game.