JONESBORO, Ark. (AP)Josh Arauco kicked three field goals as Arkansas State defeated Louisiana-Monroe 37-29 in a Sun Belt Conference game Saturday night.
Arauco hit field goals of 27, 26 and 44 yards for the Red Wolves (4-2, 2-0). Arauco, who has not missed a field goal this season, has made a school record 12 straight.
After leading 27-14 at the half and 37-14 in the third quarter, ASU held off a Louisiana-Monroe (1-5, 0-2) rally for the victory.
The Red Wolves' Marcus Brown returned a fumble 71 yards for a touchdown and Arauco added a 44-yard field goal with 14:54 left for the 37-14 ASU lead.
The Warhawks rallied on a 25-yard pass from Kinsmon Lancaster to Frank Goodin, a two-point PAT pass from Lancaster to Darrell McNeal, and a 1-yard touchdown pass from Lancaster to Zeek Zacharie with 7:31 left. Radi Jabour's extra point kick made it a one-score game.
The Warhawks had one more possession but that ended on downs at the ULM 49 with 2:27 left when Khari Mays deflected Lancaster's pass. The Red Wolves ran out the clock from there. ASU finished with 391 yards offense and ULM had 396.
The Red Wolves dominated the first half and led 27-14 at halftime. They had 269 yards to ULM's 146. The Warhawks had 29 yards rushing.
ASU opened the scoring with Jahbari Mclennan going 63 yards on an end around with 3:45 left in the first quarter. Arauco's extra point made it 7-0.
The Warhawks answered quickly with K. Lancaster hitting Darrell McNeal on a 29-yard touchdown pass. Radi Jabour kicked it 7-7.
Arauco's 27-yard field goal regained the lead for ASU at 10-7 on the first play of the second quarter.
The Red Wolves answered with Corey Leonard scoring on a 3-yard run with 6:40 left. Arauco again kicked the PAT.
Set up by Cordarious Wingo's interception, Arauco, a junior from Grand Prairie, Texas, kicked a 26-yard field goal with 4:42 left.
South Carolina has decided to give up Saturday's home game against No. 7 LSU because of devastating floods that have hit the state, moving the game to Baton Rouge.
Texas says longhorn steer mascot Bevo XIV has a "life-threatening condition" and won't travel to Dallas for the team's rivalry game Saturday against No. 10 Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl.
West Virginia All-Big 12 safety Karl Joseph is out for the remainder of the season after injuring his knee during a non-contact drill in Tuesday's practice.
Rutgers has reinstated senior wide receiver Leonte Carroo a day after an assault charge against him was dropped.
Ole Miss cornerback Tee Shepard, who missed all of last season with a toe injury, has decided to give up football and focus on completing his college degree.
UCLA junior linebacker Myles Jack has withdrawn from school and will enter the NFL draft, making the decision just weeks after suffering a season-ending knee injury.