Red Wolves win to become bowl eligible

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Red Wolf Kendrick Edwards makes a touchdown catch during ASU's win over Texas State this past Saturday at Centennial Bank Stadium in Jonesboro. The win makes the Red Wolves bowl eligible. (DT Photo/Anthony

Arkansas State beat Texas State 30-12 this past Saturday at Centennial Bank Stadium to become bowl eligible for the seventh years in a row, a feat no other Arkansas college has accomplished.

The Bobcats jumped out to an early 6-0 lead before the Red Wolves scored the next 16 points to take a 16-6 lead after one. Sawyer Williams kicked a 39 yard field goal to make it 6-3 Texas State with 9:35 left. Warren Wand scored on an eight-yard run as Williams added the point after to make the score 10-3 Red Wolves. Justice Hansen dove into the end zone from a yard to make the score 16-3. Williams missed the point-after. The teams were both scoreless in the second quarter. Texas State scored again with 10:51 left in the third quarter. The extra-point kick was blocked by ASU. Hansen added his second one-yard touchdown run as Williams added the point-after to make the score 23-12 Red Wolves with 4:54 left in the third quarter. Kendrick Edwards made a nice catch for a 12 yard touchdown with 13 seconds left in third. Williams added the PAT to make the score 30-12 Arkansas State. Neither team found the end zone in the fourth quarter.

Wand led ASU with 29 carries for 146 yards and a touchdown while catching three passes for 26 yards. Hansen went 20-33 for 229 yards and a touchdown while adding two rushing touchdowns. Edwards and Omar Bayless each had three catches for 45 yards with Edwards having a touchdown catch. Ja'Von Rolland-Jones and Kyle Wilson each had seven tackles with Rolland-Jones recording two sacks. Those two sacks gives Rolland-Jones 41.5 career sacks putting him two and a half sacks short of tying the record of 44 sacks held by Terrell Suggs.

Trumann's Wayne Schmidt (left) served as an honorary captain for the Red Wolves in their game against Texas State this past Saturday. (DT Photo/Anthony Cossey)
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