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Arkansas State uses Wand to defeat Georgia State in a 48-34 win


JONESBORO, Arkansas — Warren Wand ran for 119 yards and a touchdown as Arkansas State pulled away to beat Georgia State 48-34 Saturday night.

Nick Arbuckle completed a 9-yard touchdown to Keith Rucker to make it 27-20 before half.

Arkansas State (5-3, 4-0 Sun Belt) tied it when Fredi Knighten hit Dijon Paschal for 26 yards. But that lead lasted 14 seconds because on the ensuing kickoff Marquan Greene raced 100 yards to put the Panthers back up 34-27.

Knighten found Tres Houston who made a leaping 3-yard catch to tie it at 34 to start the fourth.

J.D. McKissic intercepted Arbuckle on Georgia State's next drive to set up Johnston White's 3-yard run for the go-ahead score. Wand's 60-yard touchdown run sealed the game.

Arbuckle threw for 390 yards and two scores as the Panthers fell to (2-5, 1-2). Knighten was 21 for 29 for 224 yards, three touchdowns and two picks.

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