ARKANSASST 7 7 0 6 20
MIAFLA 20 7 14 0 41
Date of game: 9/13/2014

Recap: Miami-Florida vs. Arkansas State

Miami Gardens, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Brad Kaaya completed 16-of-24 passing for 342 yards, four touchdowns and an interception as the Miami Hurricanes ran to a 41-20 victory over the Arkansas State Red Wolves in a non-conference tilt at Sun Life Stadium Saturday.

Phillip Dorsett proved to be Kaaya's main target, hauling in four receptions for 201 yards and two touchdowns to lead Miami (2-1). Duke Johnson carried the ball 14 times for 90 yards and a touchdown to aid the Hurricanes in the win.

Fredi Knighten connected on 22-of-40 passing for 217 yards, rushed for five yards with a touchdown and caught a 19-yard touchdown pass for Arkansas State (1-2). Johnston White led the Red Wolves with 83 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries in the loss.

Kaaya got the scoring started with a long 63-yard pass to Dorsett, who put the Hurricanes up 7-0 with 11:52 to play in the first quarter.

Arkansas State answered just under three minutes later with a Knighten one- yard touchdown run that capped an 11-play drive.

It was all Miami in the rest of the first quarter, as Kaaya connected with Clive Walford on a 19-yard touchdown pass play with 8:21 remaining in the frame, and then Duke Johnson took a handoff 33 yards for a touchdown with 3:12 to play. The ensuing extra-point try by Michael Badgley was missed, so Miami led 20-7 at the end of one quarter.

It took nearly the entire length of the second quarter, but Miami found the end zone again, this time on a Gus Edwards 27-yard touchdown run with 1:16 to play.

The Red Wolves had the last laugh in the period, however. Receiver Tres Houston completed a 19-yard touchdown pass to the quarterback Knighten with 23 seconds left to close out the second-half scoring, cutting Miami's lead to 27-14.

But the Hurricanes weren't fazed. Kaaya found Dorsett for the second time in the game, again on a 63-yard touchdown connection with 8:32 left to play in the third quarter.

Later on in the period, Kaaya hit Braxton Berrios on a six-yard touchdown completion to cap a nine-play drive. The Hurricanes took a commanding 41-14 lead with 4:11 left in the third.

Johnston White helped Arkansas State cut into Miami's lead with 9:59 left to play in the fourth with a seven-yard touchdown run that topped off a 16-play drive. Luke Ferguson missed the extra point attempt, leaving the Red Wolves behind 41-20. That was how it would end.

Despite the lopsided score, Arkansas State had a 24-20 advantage in first down in the contest, although Miami outgained the Red Wolves in terms of total yards offensively, 488-329. The two teams combined for 20 penalties in the game - Miami was flagged 11 times and Arkansas State nine.

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