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story.lead_photo.caption Arkansas State wide receiver Dwayne Frampton (9) tries to get past Northern Illinois' Dechane Durante (21) and Demetrius Stone (19) after a catch in the first half of the Bowl NCAA college football game on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in Mobile, Ala. - Photo by AP / Butch Dill

— The Northern Illinois Huskies defeated the Arkansas State Red Wolves 38-20 Sunday night in the Bowl in front of 38,734 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.

The Red Wolves had a quick start leading the Huskies 13-0 in the first quarter before leveling in the second. The Huskies took the lead for good in the second quarter and ended the half ahead of the Red Wolves 21-13.

NIU maintained its momentum in the second half, adding another touchdown two minutes into the third quarter. The Huskies opened the fourth quarter with a field goal to give them a 31-13 lead over the Red Wolves.

The Red Wolves scored on a fourth-down play four minutes into the fourth quarter on a one-handed catch by Taylor Stockemer. But the NIU defense held ASU in check, intercepting Ryan Aplin for the third time and returning it for the final touchdown of the game late in the fourth.

The loss snapped a nine-game win streak for Arkansas State, which finished the season with a 10-3 record and Sun Belt Conference championship.

The Red Wolves fell to 0-2 all-time in bowl games.

Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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