JONESBORO (RUGBYMag.com) - Six different Red Wolves have started at wing for Arkansas State this season -- David Caswell, Tom Haussrer, James Ritenour, Dale Bates, James Cobble and Josh Chomieszewski. Caswell's season ended earlier this year with a sports hernia, but all of the other wings are healthy and up for selection for the National Championship game against BYU.
Bates, Arkansas State's leading try scorer who covered at outside center when Dean Gericke was injured earlier in the season, has come off the bench the last four games despite being perfectly healthy.
Chomieszewski, a freshman, made his first start against Army in the quarterfinals and his second in Moraga, Calif. last week against St. Mary's. Throw in Dylan Carrion, too, who has come off the bench in numerous games, and what do you have? The deepest stable of outside backs in the country.
When ASU's Mid-South rival, Life, played BYU last week, their perceived advantage going into the game was speed on the outside. The perception held up. But when All American wing Kyle Grossheider went down in the second half, Life didn't have an equal to step in for him.
If Arkansas State finds itself in a similar situation, down six late and in need of a spark offensively, they have multiple guys who can come off the bench and provide, and guys who can do it in different ways.
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