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ASU Red Wolves Football news and notes

LAST WEEK vs. MIDDLE TENNESSEE

Alex Carrington recorded his fourth sack of the season and now has 16.5 for his career, which is the fifth most in school history. He passed Lynn Rowland and Michael Cline on the ASU records chart . . . ASU recorded 7.0 tackles for loss against the Blue Raiders, its third most of the season. It was the most tackles behind the line of scrimmage for ASU since it posted 9.0 against Troy. Alex Carrington, who finished the game with 1 TFL, now has a team-leading 8.5 for the season . . . Senior S M.D. Jennings recorded his first interception of the season and the fifth of his career. ASU, which now has six interceptions as a team, snapped a two-game streak without an interception . . . Jennings also had a team-high nine tackles during the game. Jennings leads the team in tackles (63) and fumble recoveries (3) and is tied with Daylan Walker for the team high in pass break-ups with 6 . . . Senior WR Jabhari McLennan's 20-yard reception in the first quarter was his longest since he caught one for 21 yards against Nebraska . . . McLennan finished with a team-high three receptions for 49 yards, both his second most of the season . . . McLennan also recorded his first receiving TD of the season and the second of his career . . . Senior WR Taylor Clements' 28-yard reception in the second quarter was the longest of his career . . . Senior RB Reggie Arnold scored his team-leading 11th rushing TD of the season, giving him 32 for his career and leaving him just one shy of tying the second most in school history . . . Arnold posted his most rushing yards since the FIU game when he had 104. Now with 3,775 career yards , he is 173 yards away from breaking the school record for career rushing yards . . . Senior WR Brandon Thompkins finished the game with 41 receiving yards, giving him 1,574 for his career and moving him into fourth place all-time at ASU in the stat . . . He passed former ASU and NFL standout Fred Barnett on the list . . . Redshirt freshman QB Ryan Aplin threw a TD pass for the second straight game . . . Senior DB Marcus Brown's 43-yard kickoff return in the second quarter was the longest of his career and also the longest of the season by an ASU player . . . Senior K Josh Arauco's streak of eight consecutive field goals came to an end in the second quarter with a 35-yard attempt that was partially blocked . . . Sophomore punter Ryan Wilbourn had a 52-yard punt that was his 12th of the season covering at least 50 yards. He also had two punts inside the 20, giving him 11 for the season. Wilbourn punted seven times for 314 yards, both career highs.

 

THIS WEEK vs. NORTH TEXAS

ASU will hold its annual Senior Day for the North Texas game . . . Arkansas State is 10-8 all-time against North Texas and has won the last four meetings, including a 31-24 victory at Fouts Field in 2005 that secured its spot in the New Orleans Bowl. Three of the last four meetings between the two teams have been decided by a touchdown or less, including 33-28 ASU victory last season at Fouts. The last time the two teams played at ASU Stadium, Arkansas State pulled out a 31-27 win decided in the game's last two minutes. The Red Wolves four-game winning streak against the Mean Green is currently their longest against any Sun Belt Conference opponent. The all-time series dates back to the 1983 season, when NT defeated ASU 17-0 at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock . . . While Arkansas State and North Texas have met the past eight seasons as Sun Belt Conference opponents, it is not the first time the two teams have shared a league. Both the Red Wolves and the Mean Green were members of the Big West Conference from 1999-2000 and the Southland Conference from 1983-1986 . . . Dating back to the 2007 season, Arkansas State has won its last five games against teams from the Lone Star state. The Red Wolves fell to Texas in their 2007 season opener, but came back to sweep their games over SMU and North Texas before knocking off Texas A&M, Texas Southern and North Texas in 2008

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