Arkansas State holds annual spring football game

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 19, 2014 at 10:45 am •  Published: April 19, 2014
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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas State football team has held its first spring game under new head coach Blake Anderson.

The black team, under the direction of the Red Wolves' "coach experience" winner Nick Bhardwaj, claimed a 48-17 win Friday night over the red team.

The black team piled up 489 yards total offense, including 228 from junior quarterback Fredi Knighten, and built a 20-0 lead midway through the second quarter.

Led by sophomore quarterback Dezmond Stegall with two passing touchdowns, the red team finished with 305 yards total offense, but didn't score its first touchdown until late in the third quarter.

Knighten completed 16-of-20 passes for 212 yards and three scores to lead the black squad. He also added 16 rushing yards and accounted for the squad's only score on the ground.