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11/03/2012 9:25 PM EDT
Arkansas State tops North Texas 37-19
ARKANSAS ST 37, NORTH TEXAS 19
DENTON, Texas (AP) -- Ryan Aplin threw for 328 yards and two
touchdowns, and ran for another score Saturday to lead Arkansas
State to a 37-19 win over North Texas.
The Red Wolves (6-3, 4-1 Sun Belt) fell behind 2-0 on the game's
first play, when the kickoff was fumbled in the end zone and
Arkansas State recovered, giving North Texas a safety. But Aplin
hit Julian Jones for a 59-yard touchdown for a 7-2 lead.
Aplin ran for a 5-yard score and connected with Kedric Murry for
a 4-yard TD in the second quarter as the Red Wolves built a
30-12 lead by halftime.
It was Arkansas State's fourth straight win and the Red Wolves
became bowl eligible with three games remaining.
Derek Thompson had 316 yards passing for North Texas (3-6, 2-3).
He threw a TD pass and ran for another score. Darnell Smith had
107 yards receiving for the Mean Green.
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