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From the Sun Belt Conference

Arkansas State Red Wolves

A-State extended its winning streak to six games with its 41-34 road victory over Troy.

The Red Wolves have now won their last eight Sun Belt Conference road games, its longest streak in school history as a member of any league.

A-State has won 14 of its last 15 conference games dating back to the 2011 season, including its last six in a row.

ASU has won 18 games since the start of the 2011 season, its most over a 2-year span since 1974-75.

The Red Wolves have won eight games in a season for the 12th time in school history and will finish the year with at least six Sun Belt victories for the second time ever (8 in 2011).

Senior QB Ryan Aplin broke the Sun Belt Conference record for career passing yards during the Troy game, finishing with a season-high 369 yards to push his four-year total to 10,307 and move him past FAU's Rusty Smith (10,112 yards from 2006-09).

Aplin also finished the game with a school-record 454 yards total offense and recorded a career-high four passing touchdowns to match the most by an SBC player this year and the second most in A-State history.

Senior wide receiver Taylor Stockemer posted six receptions for 117 yards, both season highs, and one touchdown to give him a school-record 16 career receiving scores.

Redshirt freshman wide receiver J.D. McKissic matched his season high for receptions with 12 and now has 34 catches over the last three game. McKissic also racked up a season-high 138 receiving yards.

Senior LB Nathan Herrold recorded a team-high 10 tackles against the Trojans, giving him four games this season and seven for his career with double-figure stops.

He now needs only one more tackle to become the first ASU player to record 100 in a season since the 2007 campaign.

Head coach Gus Malzahn has recorded the second most victories ever by a head coach in his first season at Arkansas State with seven. Out of 28 all-time head coaches at A-State, Malzahn is one of just five to win at least six games in his first season.

 

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