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ASU Red Wolves news and notes

ASU finished with 216 passing yards, its second most of the season, against an Iowa defense that was giving up an average of 171.5 passing yards per game and was ranked 32nd in the nation in pass defense heading into the game.

ASU's 21 points scored were the most allowed by Iowa this season.  Iowa's opponents were averaging just 11.5 points per game, ranking Iowa 8th in the nation in scoring defense at the start of the game.

Corey Leonard threw his third and fourth TD passes of the season against Iowa and now has 44 for his career, leaving him four shy of tying the school record.  Leonard completed a season-high 22 passes (3 short of his career high), topping his previous season high of 12 set against Troy the week prior.  Leonard threw his first interception of the season, ending his streak of consecutive passes without an interception at 79.  He threw for a season-high 216 yards as well, giving him 6,569 yards for his career and moving him past Brian Lindgren (Idaho, 2001-03) for the fourth most yards in Sun Belt Conference history.

ASU scored two of three times when inside the red zone and has now scored on 13 of its 14 trips inside the red zone for the entire season.

Brandon Thompkins recorded his second TD reception of the season against Iowa.  Both of his TD's came over the last two games and he now has five for his career.  Thompkins set a new career high for receptions with eight.  He now has 12 receptions for 158 yards and 2 TD's over last two games. 

ASU will play its second straight nationally televised game when it plays ULM on ESPN2 on Oct. 13.

ASU has played ULM 30 times, which is the fifth most in school history among all opponents . . . ULM leads the all-time series with Arkansas State 16-14 since the first meeting in 1959. As Sun Belt foes, ASU leads the series 5-3 after winning 37-29 last season at ASU Stadium.

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