JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Corey Leonard tossed three touchdown passes to lead Arkansas State to a 28-14 victory today over Florida Atlantic. The Red Wolves (5-5, 3-2 Sun Belt Conference) kept their hopes for a winning season and a possible bowl invitation alive with the triumph.
Florida Atlantic (5-6, 3-3), the defending conference champion, will need a victory over rival Florida International next Saturday to become bowl eligible. Leonard tossed one scoring pass in the second half and Reggie Arnold added a score on a 5-yard run. Leonard, a junior, finished 19 of 27 for 280 yards.
Arnold's performance made him the No. 3 all-time career rusher for ASU with 3,022 yards, just 22 yards short of becoming No. 2 all-time.
He is just 19 yards short of becoming fifth all-time in the Sun Belt Conference. With two games remaining, Arnold needs 110 yards to become the first player in school history with three 1,000-yard rushing seasons.
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