(Saturday, October 29th)
Final Score: Arkansas State 37,North Texas 14
Jonesboro, AR (Sports Network) - Ryan Aplin threw for 322 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Arkansas State Red Wolves to a 37-14 win over the North Texas Mean Green 37-14 in a Sun Belt Conference battle on Homecoming Night at ASU Stadium.
Aplin was 28-of-42 through the air as Arkansas State (6-2, 4-0 Sun Belt) won its fifth straight. He also led his team in rushing with 69 yards. Josh Jarboe caught seven balls for 96 yards, while Dwayne Frampton caught six passes for 77 yards and a score.
Lance Dunbar gained 90 yards on the ground and scored a touchdown for North Texas (3-6, 2-3) on 21 carries. Andrew McNulty was 14-of-26 through the air for 136 yards and a score,
The Red Wolves took a 7-0 lead when Frankie Jackson scored on a four-yard run just over four minutes into the first quarter.
Bobby Zalud added a 48-yard field goal just inside the seven-minute mark to make it a 10-0 game.
Neely Sullivent's 14-yard run extended the Arkansas State lead to 17-0 with nine-and-a-half minutes left in the first half.
Aplin's 12-yard pass to Allen Muse extended the Red Wolves' lead to 24-0 less than three minutes later.
Aplin hit Taylor Stockemer on a 12-yard throw with less than two minutes remaining in the half.
North Texas got on the scoreboard when Dunbar scored from a yard out with eight-and-a-half minutes left in the third quarter.
Aplin connected with Frampton for his third touchdown pass of the game, this one from 10 yards out, with just under four minutes left in the game.
McNulty hit Breland Chancellor on a 23-yard scoring route with one minute remaining.
Arkansas State piled up 540 yards in total offense and averaged 6.8 yards per offensive snap.
10/29 23:29:26 ET