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2-Minute Drill: Arkansas State 34, FIU 20

by Daniel McFadin 10/5/2012 4:24 am

Why Arkansas State Won: Key field position from Florida International turnovers led to multiple Red Wolves scores as Arkansas State bounced back from a missed field goal to score five times behind Ryan Aplin’s 15 of 23 passing for 223 yards and one score through the air and ground each. The defense benefited from playing against FIU’s (1-5, 0-2) first freshman at quarterback since 2002 and limited the Panthers to 341 yards of total offense and just six 3rd down conversions. J.D. McKissic once again led the Red Wolves in receiving with a career high 124 yard on five catches, giving him an average of 24.8 yards per catch and one touchdown.

2-Minute Drill: Arkansas State 56, Alcorn State 0

by Daniel McFadin 9/22/2012 10:52 pm

Seven different Red Wolves scored and Arkansas State scored 42 points in the first half as it cruised to a non-conference victory in Jonesboro. The offense found its rhythm after a poor showing against Nebraska.

Bahn: David Oku Pays Back Opportunity With Effort For Red Wolves

by Chris Bahn 9/20/2012 3:00 pm

David Oku talks like a man who is glad to be back in college football. Watch Oku run and he looks like a guy who is glad to be back in college football. But if you really want to get a sense of how grateful Oku is to be back on the field, Red Wolves’ running backs coach Eliah Drinkwitz says you should see the guy practice.

Four Days, Four Plays All Red Wolves' Rocky Hayes Needs To Make Impression

by Daniel McFadin 9/13/2012 8:20 am

Four plays. That’s all it took for true freshman Rocky Hayes to make a difference Saturday in Arkansas State’s 33-28 victory over Memphis. His playing time was brief — four handoffs — but his 68 yards and 17-yards-per-carry average were instrumental in securing Gus Malzahn’s first victory as the Red Wolves coach.

3-And-Out: Malzahn Not Planning To Slow Tempo Vs. Oregon, Wary Of Ducks' Thomas

by Chris Bahn 8/27/2012 5:47 pm

Arkansas State Coach Gus Malzahn was asked on the weekly Sun Belt Conference coaches call if he would consider slowing things down. He doesn’t seem altogether interested in that approach even though Oregon averaged 46 points and 522 yards per game last season.

VIDEO: Guz Malzahn talks ESPN games, Michael Dyer and David Oku

by 7/14/2012 7:02 am

Gus Malzahn talks about the importance of playing big games on ESPN this season as well as the two controversial, but big-time, running backs that have appeared in Jonesboro this year.

Michael Dyer Denied Eligibility Waiver From NCAA, Will Not Suit Up For Red Wolves In 2012

by Chris Bahn 7/5/2012 3:09 pm

Michael Dyer will not be eligible to play for Arkansas State in 2012. Dyer, who transferred from Auburn, petitioned the NCAA for immediate eligibility, but the request was denied.

Malzahn Signs Former Tennessee Vol David Oku at Arkansas State

by Tre Baker 6/27/2012 11:00 am

A member of Lane Kiffin's only signing class, tailback David Oku is headed to Jonesboro after a controversial two-year run at Tennessee.