MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Jake Bentley threw four touchdown passes in the first half and South Alabama beat Arkansas State 31-13 on Saturday night.

Bentley connected with Jalen Tolbert twice in the first quarter to cap long scoring drives. Bentley added a touchdown pass each to Terrion Avery and Brandon Crum, and South Alabama (5-3, 2-3 Sun Belt Conference) lead 28-0 with 6:21 remaining in the second quarter.

Bentley was 29-of-39 passing for 251 yards. Tolbert made eight catches for 94 yards. Avery added 113 yards rushing on 22 carries.

Alan Lamar scored on a 100-yard kickoff return for Arkansas State (1-7, 0-4) following Crum's TD catch. Blake Grupe made field goals from 32 and 43 yards in the second half.


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