Arkansas State (5-3, 4-0 Sun Belt) tied it when Fredi Knighten hit Dijon Paschal for 26 yards. But that lead lasted 14 seconds because on the ensuing kickoff Marquan Greene raced 100 yards to put the Panthers back up 34-27.
Knighten found Tres Houston who made a leaping 3-yard catch to tie it at 34 to start the fourth.
Arbuckle threw for 390 yards and two scores as the Panthers fell to (2-5, 1-2). Knighten was 21 for 29 for 224 yards, three touchdowns and two picks.