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ASU Football news and notes

From the Sun Belt Conference

After an impressive home win against Louisiana-Lafayette, Arkansas State remains perfect in Sun Belt Conference play with a 6-0 record. The Red Wolves now boast a 8-2 mark on the season.

With a victory in either one of its final two Sun Belt Conference games, ASU can secure at least a share of the league championship. The Red Wolves can also become the fifth team in Sun Belt history to go undefeated in league play should they win the remainder of their games.

While the Cajuns dropped Saturday's contest, they have finished league play with their best ever record of 6-2. Additionally, ULL has already recorded 8 wins on the season. The Cajuns and Arkansas State became just the 12th teams in the 11 year history of the Sun Belt Conference to reach the eight win plateau. The Cajuns and Red Wolves are also now just two of 24 teams nationally to have already reached eight wins on the season.

Arkansas State News and Notes

ASU's eight victories are its most ever as an FBS member and its most at any level since 1987. It's eight victories are also its most through 10 games since 1986 . . . ASU's seven-game winning streak is its longest since 1986 . . . ASU improved to 5-0 at ASU Stadium this season and has won at least five home games for the first time since 2007 . . . With a victory in either one of its final two Sun Belt Conference games, A-State can secure at least a share of the league championship . . . ASU will carry a three-game road winning streak into this week's game against Middle Tennessee, its longest since 1986 . . . Senior DE Brandon Joiner recorded a career-high four sacks, which also ties the most in Arkansas State and Sun Belt Conference history . . . Junior QB Ryan Aplin became just the second player in Sun Belt history to record over 3,000 yards total offense in two different seasons, and he also became the league's fifth all-time leader in career passing yards . . . Arkansas State intercepted a season-high four passes against Louisiana-Lafayette and has now posted at least one pick in eight consecutive games.

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