Scores

Final

Arkansas State 26

(3-2, 1-0 Sun Belt)

W Kentucky 22

(0-4, 0-1 C-USA)

4:00 PM ET, October 1, 2011

L.T. Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, KY

1 2 3 4 T
ARST 0 10 0 1626
WKU 7 0 7 822

Top Performers

Passing: R. Aplin (ARST) - 396 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: B. Rainey (WKU) - 28 CAR, 86 YDS

Receiving: D. Frampton (ARST) - 9 REC, 126 YDS, 1 TD

Arkansas St. 26, W. Kentucky 22

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Ryan Aplin went 37 of 49 for 396 yards and a touchdown and Derek Lawson scored from a yard out with 43 seconds to go Saturday as Arkansas State defeated Western Kentucky 26-22.

The Hilltoppers (0-4, 0-1 Sun Belt Conference) extended a nation-leading 18-game home losing streak that dates back to September 2008.

The Red Wolves (3-2, 1-0) turned Western Kentucky over on downs with 3 minutes left in the fourth quarter and put together a nine-play, 67-yard drive to cap the win.

Bobby Rainey threw for a touchdown and received another to lead Western Kentucky. He also rushed for 86 yards.

Aplin's top targets were Dwayne Frampton with 126 receiving yards and Josh Jarboe with 112.

Arkansas State, which avenged a 36-35 loss to the Hilltoppers last season, came into the game leading the Sun Belt in rushing but finished with a combined 25 yards on 28 attempts.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ARST
WKU
1st Downs2416
Total Yards444311
Passing419159
Rushing25152
Penalties9-9111-64
3rd Down Conversions6-167-15
4th Down Conversions2-20-2
Turnovers02
Possession28:3231:28

Passing Leaders

Arkansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Aplin37/493968.110
Western KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jakes13/231426.212

Rushing Leaders

Arkansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lawson7121.714
Frampton166.006
Western KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rainey28863.1011
Jakes7608.6016

Receiving Leaders

Arkansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Frampton912614.0133
Jarboe911212.4038
Western KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rainey36822.7142
Haynes4369.0117

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERARSTWKU
TD08:48Kadeem Jones 2 Yd Run (Casey Tinius Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERARSTWKU
TD12:51Ryan Aplin 23 Yd Pass From Dwayne Frampton (Brian Davis Kick) 77
FG09:40Brian Davis 26 Yd 107
THIRD QUARTERARSTWKU
TD02:42Dexter Haynes 17 Yd Pass From Bobby Rainey (Casey Tinius Kick) 1014
FOURTH QUARTERARSTWKU
TD14:53Dwayne Frampton 33 Yd Pass From Ryan Aplin (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1614
FG11:12Bobby Zalud 43 Yd 1914
TD10:10Bobby Rainey 42 Yd Pass From Kawaun Jakes (Kawaun Jakes Run For Two-Point Conversion) 1922
TD00:43Derek Lawson 1 Yd Run (Brian Davis Kick) 2622