(Saturday, October 23rd)
Final Score: Arkansas State 37, Florida Atlantic 16
Jonesboro, AR (Sports Network) - Arkansas State rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns as a team, and that was good enough for the Red Wolves to collect a convincing, 37-16 decision over the Florida Atlantic Owls in a Sun Belt Conference bout at ASU Stadium.
Quarterback Ryan Aplin, who threw for 230 yards and one score for ASU (3-5, 3-2 SunBelt), also led the ground attack, rushing for 64 yards and another touchdown. Jermaine Robertson added 52 rushing yards and one touchdown, while Anthony Robinson finished with 88 yards and one touchdown on eight receptions.
As for the Owls (1-5, 0-3) they were led by Jeff VanCamp, who threw for 227 yards and two touchdowns. VanCamp also tossed two interceptions and was sacked four times in the loss.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Red Wolves found the scoreboard early in the second stanza thanks to a 24-yard field goal by Bobby Zalud.
Florida Atlantic took over less than two minutes later, as VanCamp connected with Rob Housler for a 29-yard scoring strike.
Aplin's one-yard touchdown run put ASU back on top midway through the second frame, but a missed extra point by Zalud left the score at 9-7.
The lone touchdown in the third period was an 80-yard touchdown pass from VanCamp to Lester Jean, which put the Owls on top by a 13-9 margin.
FAU added a 36-yard field goal by Ross Gornall in the opening minute of the final quarter, but from that point on the Red Wolves were in control.
Arkansas State scored 28 unanswered points in the final frame, beginning with a 28-yard touchdown pass from Aplin to Robinson.
The Red Wolves took a 23-16 lead minutes later when Adrian Hill returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown.
Less than two minutes later Robertson plunged into the end zone on a one-yard run, and that was followed by a four-yard touchdown scamper by Robinson which sealed the 21-point victory for Arkansas State.
10/23 17:43:25 ET