Western Kentucky Falls 26-22 to Red Wolves - Recap
Ryan Aplin's 396-yard performance through the air was the key in Arkansas State's 26-22 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday at L.T. Smith Stadium.
Arkansas State did not, however, defeat the Hilltoppers against the spread, which closed at 12 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 52.5.
Derek Lawson rushed for 12 yards, while Dwayne Frampton added 6 yards in the win. Dwayne Frampton and Josh Jarboe added 126 and 112 receiving yards respectively.
Bobby Rainey rushed for 86 yards for Western Kentucky, while Kawaun Jakes added 60 yards. Kawaun Jakes threw for 142 yards for the Hilltoppers, while receivers Bobby Rainey and Dexter Haynes had 68 and 36 yards respectively.
Western Kentucky was outgained by Arkansas State 444-311 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 24-16 by the Red Wolves.
The time of possession battle favored Western Kentucky as their offense was on the field for 31:28, longer than the 28:32 of their opponents.
Arkansas State heads into a Week 6 battle against Louisiana-Monroe. Western Kentucky, meanwhile, will have their next action against Middle Tennessee.