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Arkansas State-Central Arkansas pushed back to Oct. 10


JONESBORO, Ark. — Arkansas State’s home football game against Central Arkansas has been pushed back from to Oct. 10.

Arkansas State made the announcement in a news release Tuesday, saying the team cannot assemble a full two-deep depth chart at a specific position group due to player unavailability. The statement did not say if the postponement was COVID-19 related, but the program said the “health and safety of our student-athletes will always come first.”

“We are obviously disappointed for the student-athletes participating from both schools, as well as both coaching staffs and fan bases,” Arkansas State athletic director Terry Mohajir said.

All tickets purchased will be honored on the new date.

“We will remain diligent in our health and safety protocols, and we look forward to resuming our 2020 schedule next week against Tulsa,” Mohajir said. That game is scheduled for Sept. 26.

UCA was scheduled to play at Eastern Kentucky on Oct. 10, but that game has been moved to Oct. 24.

UAB QB Tyler Johnston out indefinitely with shoulder injury

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — UAB quarterback Tyler Johnston III is out indefinitely with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder.

Blazers coach Bill Clark announced the junior’s injury on Tuesday.

Backup Bryson Lucero has played in both games, completing 11 of 21 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown.

Johnston has started 13 games in his career.

He has thrown for 293 yards and three touchdowns with one interception in the first two games against Central Arkansas and Miami.

UAB is off this weekend and visits South Alabama on Thursday, Sept. 24.

“Tyler is one of the best competitors I have ever coached and I know he will take his rehab very seriously to give himself a chance to play again this season,” Clark said.