Arkansas St. rallies past Utah St. 21-14 in OT

Arkansas State quarterback Fredi Knighten weaves through the Utah State defense during Saturday's NCAA college football game at Centennial Bank Stadium in Jonesboro, Ark. (AP Photo/The Jonesboro Sun, Staci Vandagriff)

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Johnston White knotted the score deep in the game, Artez Brown blocked a short field goal to force overtime, and Arkansas State needed only two plays in the extra period to cap an improbable comeback victory, 21-14, over Utah State Saturday night.

Utah State had forced four turnovers and seven punts and seemed poised to nab its first win in Jonesboro, leading 14-7 with 4:58 to play. The Aggies (2-2) had Arkansas State (2-2) backed up at fourth-and-9 before a pass interference penalty gave the Red Wolves new life at the 3.

White, who rushed for 100 yards, punched it in from the 4. Utah State lined up for a 38-yard field goal try with 3 seconds left only to have Brown sweep in for the block.

In OT, Fredi Knighten fired a 24-yarder to Dijon Paschal for the win.

Utah State’s Darell Garretson threw for 268 yards and two TDs.

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