From the Sun Belt Conference
In recognition of a $5 million contribution by Liberty Bank, the ASU Board of Trustees announced Saturday that Liberty Bank Stadium is the new name of the football stadium at Arkansas State University. The naming rights to the stadium are for the next 15 years, as announced at the newly-named facility just prior to kickoff of the Red Wolves' home football game against the Memphis Tigers . . . A-State extended its home winning streak to seven games with a 33-28 victory, but returns to the road to face its second Top-25 ranked opponent of the season . . . The Red Wolves posted 619 yards of total offense, the eighth most in school history, against Memphis and have now recorded over 500 yards in each of its first two games to rank seventh in the nation in the stat . . . ASU's defense limited Memphis to 293 yards total offense, which was the fewest by an ASU opponent since FAU recorded 281 last season . . . Senior quarterback Ryan Aplin finished last game with 375 yards total offense, the eighth most in school history, and has now posted over 300 yards in his last five consecutive outings. Aplin is ranked 12th in the nation in total offense . . . Junior running back David Oku led A-State in rushing each of its first two games and recorded his first 100-yard rushing game at ASU against Memphis . . . Junior defensive lineman Ryan Carrethers recorded a career-high 10 tackles last game, becoming the first ASU defensive lineman to post double-figure tackles in a game since Dorvus Woods posted 10 against Middle Tennessee in 2010 . . . Senior linebacker Nathan Herrold narrowly missed his second consecutive game with double-figure tackles, recording nine against Memphis. Herrold now has a team-high 19 tackles to rank tied for 47th in the nation . . . Junior kicker Bryan Davis made two field goals for the second straight game and now has four on the season to rank tied for 10th in the nation in field goals made. He has now made multiple field goals in seven career games.