Bowling Green, KY (KAIT) - ASU was four minutes away from losing it's ninth game of 2009 to a winless Western Kentucky.
A sack, fumble, and Alex Carrington touchdown return later, the Red Wolves overcame a 17-point deficit to beat WKU 24-20 on Thursday night.
Western Kentucky took a 20-3 lead on Casey Tinius' 34-yard field goal with 3:22 left in the third quarter. But the Red Wolves answered with two scores on a 12-yard run by Ryan Aplin and on his 4-yard pass to J.T. Jordan.
Arkansas State pulled ahead for good when Stanley Wakwe sacked Western Kentucky quarterback Kawaun Jakes, causing him to fumble as Carrington returned it for the go-ahead score.
Running back Reggie Arnold fell short in his bid to become ASU's all time leading rusher. His 47 yards were 15 short of breaking Richie Woit's record.
Aplin went 16 for 20, 146 yards and 1 touchdown. 10 different Red Wolves caught passes on the evening.
ASU closes out 2009 4-8, 3-5 in the Sun Belt Conference.