ASU Football news and notes

From the Sun Belt Conference

Junior QB Ryan Aplin took over 3rd place for career completions by an ASU player, finishing the game with 440 to his credit. He also topped the 5,000-yard mark for his career, with his 396 passing yards raising his career total to 5,213. He threw for over 200 yards for the 15th time of his career. All 15 have come over the last 19 games. Aplin threw for over 300 yards with a season] high 396 yards. It was his first 300] yard passing performance this season and the third of his career. His 396 yards were the 4th most in school history. Aplin threw his 5th TD pass of the season and 29th of his career. Aplin finished the game with a school] record 37 completions on 49 attempts. The 49 attempts tie the third most in school history.

Senior WR Dwayne Frampton threw his second career TD pass. He also threw a TD pass in ASU's last game of the 2010 season against FIU. Frampton extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 17 games – every game of his career at ASU. Frampton recorded his 2nd receiving TD of the season, moving him into a tie for the 10th most in a season with 8 to his credit. Frampton recorded a season] high 9 receptions to give him 103 for his career. He is the sixth player in school history to post 100 or more receptions.

Senior safety A.J. Hills recorded a career] high 11 tackles. He had 7 tackles, just two shy of his career high, in the first half alone. His 11 tackles are the most by an A-State player this season and just three short of the Sun Belt high.

A-State has now posted at least one sack its last six games dating back to last season.

A]State didn't record an interception its first two games, but now has at least one in each of the last three games and has five total over that span. This was the 2nd game this season that A] State posted at least 2 picks (also had 2 against Virginia Tech).

The ASU defense is the first this year to hold WKU running back Bobby Rainey under 100 yards, which also snapped a streak of 8 games with 100 yards rushing for Rainey.