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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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Arkansas State senior quarterback Ryan Aplin turned in another solid performance here Saturday against North Texas, leading the Red Wolves to a 37-19 win to help make his team Bowl Eligible for the second straight year. Go "Inside" to hear what Aplin had to say.
Senior linebacker Nathan Herrold had another big game Saturday against North Texas to lead Arkansas State to their second straight Sun Belt road victory here Saturday. The Red Wolves are currently in a three way tie for first place in the league standings.
DENTON, Texas (11/3/12) – The Arkansas State football team piled up 474 yards total offense and its defense forced a pair of turnovers in a 37-19 victory over North Texas Saturday night at Apogee Stadium, giving the Red Wolves their sixth victory of the year to make them bowl eligible for the fifth time over the last eight seasons.
DENTON,TEXAS The Arkansas State Football team accomplished a couple of goals here Saturday at Apogee Field, they became bowl eligible with a 37-19 win over North Texas but more importantly they stayed in the race for winning their second straight Sun Belt Conference Championship.