Arkansas State football sets NCAA record for punt return defense

Arkansas State football sets NCAA record for punt return defense

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The official end to the college football season means that Arkansas State is officially in the NCAA record book.

The Red Wolves allowed -15 punt return yards in 2018, the fewest in history. They’re the first team to hold opponents to negative yardage over the course of a season. Opponents lost an average of 1.88 yards every time junior Cody Grace sent the pigskin in the sky.

Only 8 of Grace’s 64 punts were returned this season. He averaged 40 yards a punt (longest 62). The Australian has just 1 touchback in his A-State career.

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