Arkansas State at Middle Tennessee

Arkansas St. 45, Middle Tennessee 19


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - 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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Scoring Summary
ARSTDwayne Frampton 26 yd pass from Ryan Aplin (Nathan Herrold 2pt pass from Neely Sullivent)
MITNST Team safety
ARSTAnthony Kincy 21 yd pass from Ryan Aplin (Brian Davis kick)
ARSTFrankie Jackson 8 yd run (Brian Davis kick)
ARSTBrian Davis 24 yd FG
MITNSTBenjamin Cunningham 1 yd run (Alan Gendreau kick)
MITNSTAlan Gendreau 26 yd FG
MITNSTSancho McDonald 12 yd pass from Jeff Murphy (Alan Gendreau kick)
ARSTFrankie Jackson 2 yd run (Brian Davis kick)
ARSTJermaine Robertson 30 yd run (Brian Davis kick)
ARSTRyan Aplin 2 yd run (missed kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2917
Third Down Efficiency9-185-19
Fourth Down Efficiency0-10-5
Plays-Net Yards92-53683-299
Passing Yds333219
Kick Return Yds4135
Punt Return Yds4418
Time of Poss.34:3125:29
Individual Stats
ARST: Jermaine Robertson 13-85, Derek Lawson 11-46, Ryan Aplin 15-41, Andre Smith 5-18, Frankie Jackson 3-13, Rod Smith 2-2, Team 2--2
MITNST: Jeff Murphy 15-46, William Pratcher 6-17, Benjamin Cunningham 11-16, Tyler Mason 1-3, Reggie Whatley 1-1, Team 1--3
ARST: Ryan Aplin 25-37-294-1, Andre Smith 4-4-39-0
MITNST: Jeff Murphy 28-48-219-0
ARST: Dwayne Frampton 10-141, Allen Muse 5-41, Rod Hall 3-28, Josh Jarboe 2-43, Anthony Kincy 1-21, Earl Lucas 1-20, Frankie Jackson 1-19, Taylor Stockemer 1-8, Julian Jones 1-8, Carlos McCants 1-6, Kedric Murry 1-2, Derek Lawson 1-0, R.J. Fleming 1--4
MITNST: Kyle Griswould 7-63, Jamal Gray 3-26, Shane Blissard 3-26, Benjamin Cunningham 2-20, Tyler Mason 2-20, Sancho McDonald 2-13, Harold Turner 2-13, Tavarres Jefferson 2-12, Anthony Amos 1-18, Roderic Blunt 1-3, Sammy Seamster 1-2, Reggie Whatley 1-2, Omar McLendon 1-1

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