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Ryan Aplin threw for 198 yards and three touchdowns, and Arkansas State limited Alcorn State to 130 yards of offense in a 56-0 victory on Saturday night.
Aplin completed 12 of 13 passes for the Red Wolves (2-2) and did not play in the second half. With 50 career TD passes, the senior moved into first on the school's all-time list.
Alcorn State (1-1) had 13 possessions, with just three lasting more than five plays. Quarterback John Gibbs passes had 12 completions for only 39 yards and rushed for 47 yards on six carries.
Rod Smith rushed for 104 yards and touchdown for Arkansas State, and nine different players caught a pass.
Ronnell Wright returned a fumble 7 yards for a touchdown and David Oku rushed for two TDs in the first half as the Red Wolves led 42-0 at the break.
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Anyone that knows Arkansas State senior quarterback Ryan Aplin will be quick to tell you that personal records aren’t important to him. That didn't stop the talented signal caller from turning in one of his most impressive performances. Go "Inside" this ASU Offensive Notebook for other standout performances as the Red Wolves gained 634 of total offense against Alcorn State.
JONESBORO, Ark. (9/22/12) – An impressive display on both sides of the ball by the Arkansas State football team propelled the Red Wolves to a resounding 56-0 shutout win over Alcorn State Saturday evening before 21,559 Liberty Bank Stadium fans in a game televised on ESPN3.com.
Arkansas State returned home to face FCS opponent Alcorn State Saturday night, one week before the Red Wolves begin Sun Belt Conference play at home against Western Kentucky. Go "Inside" this first photo gallery by J Bunch Photography, so everyone can feel up close to all of the action.
Arkansas State fans will see a familiar face on the opposite side lines come Saturday night when the Alcorn State Braves come visiting to Liberty Bank Stadium for a 6:00 p.m. ball game between the Red Wolves and its FCS foe. Go "Inside" for a closer look at Alcorn State and what their head coach had to say to AStateNation this week.
After a grueling road schedule against two Top 25 BCS opponents, Arkansas State returned home here Saturday night to take on FCS Alcorn State before hosting Western Kentucky in next week's Sun Belt Opener. As expected, ASU handled Alcorn State 56-0 in a game that saw a lot of offense a solid performance by the Red Wolves defensive unit.