Scores

Final

Alcorn State 0

(1-3, 1-2 away)

Arkansas State 56

(2-2, 2-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 22, 2012

Liberty Bank Stadium, Jonesboro, AR

1 2 3 4 T
ALCN 0 0 0 00
ARST 14 28 7 756

Top Performers

Passing: R. Aplin (ARST) - 198 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: D. Oku (ARST) - 17 CAR, 92 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. McKissic (ARST) - 6 REC, 49 YDS, 1 TD

Arkansas St. 56, Alcorn St. 0

Associated Press

JONESBORO, Ark. -- 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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Team Stat Comparison

 
ALCN
ARST
1st Downs1130
Total Yards130634
Passing32238
Rushing98396
Penalties5-255-65
3rd Down Conversions4-174-10
4th Down Conversions2-23-4
Turnovers21
Possession31:3628:24

Passing Leaders

Alcorn StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gibbs12/23391.701
Arkansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Aplin12/1319815.230

Rushing Leaders

Alcorn StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gibbs6477.8015
Williams III6203.3018
Arkansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith131048.0111
Oku17925.4222

Receiving Leaders

Alcorn StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Shumaker2115.506
Price393.005
Arkansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jarboe15555.0055
McCants15454.0054

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERALCNARST
TD09:02Ronnell Wright 7 Yd Fumble Return (Brian Davis Kick) 07
TD01:56David Oku 12 Yd Run (Brian Davis Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERALCNARST
TD12:25J.D. McKissic 33 Yd Pass From Ryan Aplin (Brian Davis Kick) 021
TD09:54David Oku 1 Yd Run (Brian Davis Kick) 028
TD07:08Julian Jones 11 Yd Pass From Ryan Aplin (Brian Davis Kick) 035
TD02:59Kedric Murry 7 Yd Pass From Ryan Aplin (Brian Davis Kick) 042
THIRD QUARTERALCNARST
TD00:24Sirgregory Thornton 3 Yd Run (Brian Davis Kick) 049
FOURTH QUARTERALCNARST
TD08:39Rod Smith 6 Yd Run (Brian Davis Kick) 056