Scores

Final

Arkansas State 45

(9-2, 7-0 Sun Belt)

Middle Tennessee 19

(2-8, 1-5 C-USA)

3:00 PM ET, November 19, 2011

Floyd Stadium, MURFREESBORO, TN

1 2 3 4 T
ARST 15 10 14 645
MTU 2 17 0 019

Top Performers

Passing: R. Aplin (ARST) - 294 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Robertson (ARST) - 13 CAR, 85 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Frampton (ARST) - 10 REC, 141 YDS, 1 TD

Arkansas St. 45, Middle Tennessee 19

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Ryan Aplin threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Arkansas State defeated Middle Tennessee 45-19 on Saturday.

Aplin was 25 of 57 passing for 294 yards and ran for 41 more on 15 carries.

Aplin's 21-yard TD pass to Anthony Kincy started a 17-point scoring streak for the Red Wolves (9-2, 7-0 Sun Belt Conference).

Frankie Jackson scored on an 8-yard run and Brian Davis kicked a 24-yard field goal to give Arkansas State a 25-2 lead with 5:54 left in the second quarter.

Middle Tennessee (2-8, 1-5) made it 25-19 on Jeff Murphy's 12-yard pass to Sancho McDonald, but Jackson (2 yards), Jermaine Robertson (30 yards) and Aplin (2 yards) all ran in touchdowns for Arkansas State, to seal it.

The Red Wolves finished with 536 yards of total offense, and held the ball for almost 10 more minutes than the Blue Raiders (34:31-25:29).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ARST
MTU
1st Downs2917
Total Yards536299
Passing333219
Rushing20380
Penalties4-288-78
3rd Down Conversions9-185-19
4th Down Conversions0-10-5
Turnovers31
Possession34:3125:29

Passing Leaders

Arkansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Aplin25/372947.921
Middle TennesseeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Murphy28/482194.610

Rushing Leaders

Arkansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Robertson13856.5130
Lawson11464.2012
Middle TennesseeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Murphy15463.1011
Pratcher6172.8014

Receiving Leaders

Arkansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Frampton1014114.1135
Jarboe24321.5035
Middle TennesseeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Griswould7639.0016
Blissard3268.7015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERARSTMTU
TD14:16Dwayne Frampton 26 Yd Pass From Ryan Aplin (Neely Sullivent Pass To Nathan Herrold For Two-Point Conversion) 80
SF05:42Ball Through End Zone 82
TD00:44Anthony Kincy 21 Yd Pass From Ryan Aplin (Brian Davis Kick) 152
SECOND QUARTERARSTMTU
TD07:35Frankie Jackson 8 Yd Run (Brian Davis Kick) 222
FG05:54Brian Davis 24 Yd 252
TD02:43Benjamin Cunningham 1 Yd Run (Alan Gendreau Kick) 259
FG01:35Alan Gendreau 26 Yd 2512
TD00:44Sancho McDonald 12 Yd Pass From Jeff Murphy (Alan Gendreau Kick) 2519
THIRD QUARTERARSTMTU
TD09:22Frankie Jackson 2 Yd Run (Brian Davis Kick) 3219
TD03:49Jermaine Robertson 30 Yd Run (Brian Davis Kick) 3919
FOURTH QUARTERARSTMTU
TD07:54Ryan Aplin 2 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 4519