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Tigers get first win, beat Arkansas State

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Memphis and Arkansas State are two schools, a little over an hour apart.

But while the Red Wolves have made a name for themselves in the Sun Belt Conference over the last 5 years, the Tigers are in rebuilding mode, losing four of the last five to their opponent from just up the road.

Memphis hoping Saturday's game against the AState would end with a 'W' in the win column.

After scoring on their opening drive, the Tigers never trailing, beating Arkansas State 31-7.

Brandon Hayes and Marquis Warford each putting up 100+ yard efforts, with Hayes rushing for 114 yards and a touchdown, Warford, 173 yards and a touchdown in the win.

The Tigers also recording a school record-tying 7 sacks in the game, and holding ASU to just 255 yards of total offense.

Memphis with 505 yards of total offense, its first outing with at least 500 yards of offense since facing Southern Miss in 2008.

The Tigers are off next week.

They're back October 5th, opening conference play hosting UCF.

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