Subscribe Register Login

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 8:30 a.m.
Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal

Arkansas State downs ULM, takes first place in Sun Belt

By ArkansasOnline

This article was published November 8, 2012 at 9:44 p.m.

jimmy-jonesspecial-to-the-arkansas-democrat-gazette-asu-running-back-frankie-jackson-runs-for-a-first-down-during-the-2nd-quarter-against-ulm-at-liberty-bank-stadium-in-jonesboro

JIMMY JONES/Special to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette -- ASU running back Frankie Jackson runs for a first down during the 2nd quarter against ULM at Liberty Bank stadium in Jonesboro.

— Ryan Aplin passed for 334 yards and 2 touchdowns, and Arkansas State beat ULM 45-23 at Liberty Bank Stadium on Thursday to take sole possession of first place in the Sun Belt Conference with two games to play.

The Red Wolves (7-3, 5-1 Sun Belt) won their fifth consecutive game and ensured the Warhawks wouldn't go undefeated this year in the Natural State. ULM beat Arkansas 34-31 exactly two months earlier in overtime at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

The Warhawks (6-4, 4-2) were without star quarterback Kolton Browning this time around, though, after he broke his leg in a loss to Louisiana-Lafayette last Saturday. Without him, ULM still moved the ball well with back-up Cody Wells passing for 357 yards and 2 touchdowns.

ULM took a 7-0 lead on a 27-yard pass from Wells to Monterrel Washington early in the first quarter, but ASU responded with a 35-yard pass from Aplin to Julian Jones less than four minutes later and never trailed again.

Aplin scored on a 38-yard touchdown run later in the quarter and Brian Davis connected on a 37-yard field goal to give the Red Wolves a 17-10 halftime lead.

Wells' second touchdown pass tied the game early in the third quarter. ASU scored 21 straight points to put the game out reach and take a 38-17 lead entering the final period, though, after Aplin's 70-yard touchdown pass to Taylor Stockemer gave the Red Wolves the lead for good and David Oku ran for a pair of short touchdowns.

Oku finished the game with 131 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns.

Arkansas State broke out of a three-way tie with ULM and Middle Tennessee atop the Sun Belt standings with the win, taking a half-game lead over the Blue Raiders entering the weekend. The Red Wolves will play at Troy next Saturday before closing the season Dec. 1 with a home game against Middle Tennessee.

Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for more

Comment on: Arkansas State downs ULM, takes first place in Sun Belt

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2 total comments

cckswoop says... November 9, 2012 at 5:43 a.m.

Way to go ASU!!

( | suggest removal )

  • page
  • 1
Click here to make a comment

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

TOP JOBS

  • Purchasing agent/buy

    Purchasing Agent/Buyer for martial arts supply companyRespon...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Phlebotomist

    phlebotomistimagine a career where the professional rewards ...
    AUGUSTA, AR

  • Admissions director

    Director of AdmissionsThe Arkansas School for Mathematics, S...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Agriculture

    Julius Charles Blahut dba Blahut Farm, Holden, LA is now hir...
    WALKER, LA

  • Ceo

    Chief Executive OfficerArkansas One-Call & ARKUPS, based in ...
    CONWAY, AR

Search 866 jobs >

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online