Scores

Final

FIU 16

(4-3, 1-2 C-USA)

Arkansas State 34

(5-2, 3-0 Sun Belt)

Coverage: ESPN2

8:00 PM ET, October 18, 2011

Liberty Bank Stadium, Jonesboro, AR

1 2 3 4 T
FIU 3 3 10 016
ARST 0 6 7 2134

Top Performers

Passing: W. Carroll (FIU) - 223 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: R. Aplin (ARST) - 21 CAR, 164 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Hilton (FIU) - 6 REC, 97 YDS, 1 TD

Arkansas St. 34, FIU 16

Associated Press

JONESBORO, Ark. -- Ryan Aplin ran for two touchdowns and passed for another to lead Arkansas State to a 34-16 victory over Florida International on Tuesday night.

Aplin, who rushed for 164 yards and passed for 147, scored on runs of 22 and 7 yards and hit Allen Muse on a 4-yard scoring pass as the Red Wolves (5-2, 3-0 Sun Belt) won their fourth straight game. Derek Lawson scored on a 9-yard run.

FIU (4-3, 1-2) trailed 13-6 early in the third quarter, but a 46-yard touchdown pass from Wes Carroll to T.Y. Hilton and a 44-yard field goal by Jack Griffin gave the Panthers a 16-13 lead. Arkansas State scored the game's final three touchdowns.

In the first half the teams swapped field goals. Arkansas State's Bobby Zalad made a 49-yarder on the final play of the half to make it 6-6.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FIU
ARST
1st Downs1621
Total Yards289385
Passing223147
Rushing66238
Penalties11-957-66
3rd Down Conversions7-178-15
4th Down Conversions1-12-2
Turnovers21
Possession30:0030:00

Passing Leaders

Florida InternationalC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carroll23/372236.011
Arkansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Aplin14/241476.111

Rushing Leaders

Florida InternationalCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rhodes20743.7018
Perry5122.404
Arkansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Aplin211647.8230
Jackson12393.3013

Receiving Leaders

Florida InternationalRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hilton69716.2146
Times8536.6014
Arkansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson24422.0026
Stockemer14040.0040

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFIUARST
FG03:15Jack Griffin 46 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERFIUARST
FG08:30Brian Davis 24 Yd 33
FG00:22Jack Griffin 33 Yd 63
FG00:00Bobby Zalud 49 Yd 66
THIRD QUARTERFIUARST
TD10:37Ryan Aplin 22 Yd Run (Brian Davis Kick) 613
TD09:32T.Y. Hilton 46 Yd Pass From Wesley Carroll (Jack Griffin Kick) 1313
FG01:59Jack Griffin 44 Yd 1613
FOURTH QUARTERFIUARST
TD14:02Allen Muse 4 Yd Pass From Ryan Aplin (Brian Davis Kick) 1620
TD03:20Ryan Aplin 7 Yd Run (Brian Davis Kick) 1627
TD02:34Derek Lawson 9 Yd Run (Brian Davis Kick) 1634

Research Notes

With his touchdown reception in the 3rd quarter, T.Y. Hilton tied the Sun Belt record with 22 career TD catches. He matches Kerry Wright, who played for Middle Tennessee from 2001-04.

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