Scores

Final

Arkansas State 37

(6-3, 3-2 away)

North Texas 19

(3-6, 2-2 home)

5:00 PM ET, November 3, 2012

Mean Green Stadium, Denton, TX

1 2 3 4 T
ARST 10 20 7 037
UNT 9 3 7 019

Top Performers

Passing: R. Aplin (ARST) - 328 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Oku (ARST) - 17 CAR, 71 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. McKissic (ARST) - 10 REC, 96 YDS

Arkansas St. 37, North Texas 19

Associated Press

DENTON, Texas -- Ryan Aplin threw for 328 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for another score Saturday to lead Arkansas State to a 37-19 win over North Texas.

The Red Wolves (6-3, 4-1 Sun Belt) fell behind 2-0 on the game's first play, when the kickoff was fumbled in the end zone and Arkansas State recovered, giving North Texas a safety. But Aplin hit Julian Jones for a 59-yard touchdown for a 7-2 lead.

Aplin ran for a 5-yard score and connected with Kedric Murry for a 4-yard TD in the second quarter as the Red Wolves built a 30-12 lead by halftime.

It was Arkansas State's fourth straight win and the Red Wolves became bowl eligible with three games remaining.

Derek Thompson had 316 yards passing for North Texas (3-6, 2-3). He threw a TD pass and ran for another score. Darnell Smith had 107 yards receiving for the Mean Green.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ARST
UNT
1st Downs2223
Total Yards474400
Passing328316
Rushing14684
Penalties8-894-38
3rd Down Conversions7-127-18
4th Down Conversions0-02-3
Turnovers02
Possession27:5732:03

Passing Leaders

Arkansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Aplin25/3232810.320
North TexasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thompson28/473166.711

Rushing Leaders

Arkansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Oku17714.2114
Hayes7588.3119
North TexasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jimmerson13352.708
Brown33411.3014

Receiving Leaders

Arkansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
McKissic10969.6034
Jarboe59318.6063
North TexasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith710715.3019
Harris45213.0017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERARSTUNT
SF15:00Ball Through End Zone 02
TD09:56Julian Jones 59 Yd Pass From Ryan Aplin (Brian Davis Kick) 72
TD04:27Derek Thompson 2 Yd Run (Zach Olen Kick) 79
FG00:54Brian Davis 39 Yd 109
SECOND QUARTERARSTUNT
TD13:38Ryan Aplin 5 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 169
FG10:18Zach Olen 43 Yd 1612
TD07:18David Oku 1 Yd Run (Brian Davis Kick) 2312
TD02:12Kedric Murry 4 Yd Pass From Ryan Aplin (Brian Davis Kick) 3012
THIRD QUARTERARSTUNT
TD06:11Antoinne Jimmerson 3 Yd Pass From Derek Thompson (Zach Olen Kick) 3019
TD01:15Rocky Hayes 19 Yd Run (Brian Davis Kick) 3719