AStateNation's look at the stats: Offense

Posted Sep 2, 2012

AStateNation will take a look at the stats both on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball each week after an Arkansas State University Football Game. We will also give our AStateNation Offensive Player of the Game, Game Ball to who we feel contributed the most in each game. This week's ASN Game Ball goes to senior wideout Josh Jarboe. Go "Inside" this Free Content item to see why.

After getting off to a slow start, Arkansas State’s offense picked up steam in the second half of the Red Wolves game with No. 5 Oregon.

New Arkansas State Head Coach Gus Malzahn is known for his offensive prowess, came back with halftime adjustments to end the game with 27 First Downs, 226 yards rushing and another 304 yards passing, for a total offensive performance of 530 yards.

Senior Quarterback and reigning Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year Ryan Aplin, finished the night with 29 completions against 44 attempts for 304 yards, three touchdowns and one interceptions.

Former Tennessee Volunteer and junior transfer David Oku led ASU rushers with 81 yards on 12 carries for a 6.8 yard per carry average.

Red-Shirt sophomore Frankie Jackson added 72 yards on 7 carries for a 10.3 yard per carry average.

Aplin, last year’s leading rusher for Arkansas State finished the game with 50 yards on 12 carries for a 3.1 average.

Red-shirt sophomore Sirgregory Thornton had one carry for 17 yards.

Senior wideout Josh Jarboe had 4 carries for 13 yards.

Red-shirt Freshman J.D. McKissic had one carry for six yards.

Jarboe also had a great night on the receiving end of Aplin’s passes. He finished the game with 13 catches for 66 yards and a touchdown.

McKissic, who is expected to field the void left by last year’s top receiver Dwayne Frampton, caught four balls for 28 yards.

Oku added three catches for 21 yards, Julian Jones had the biggest play of the game with a 72 yard reception, he finished with two catches for 80 yards and a touchdown.

Carlos McCants, Darion Griswold, Anthony Kincy, Kedric Murry, Jackson, Muse and Stockemer each had one catch a piece for 38, 26, 14, 11, 8, 7 and five yards respectively.

The Red Wolves offense gave up three turnovers, one interception and two fumbles that were recovered by the Ducks.

AState's offensive line only gave up one sack


Goes to senior wideout Josh Jarboe. The speed senior became Aplin’s go to guy through the air. Jarboe is expected to have a break out senior season, if he stays healthy unlike last season.


Ryan Aplin

David Oku

Frankie Jackson

Julian Jones

Entire ASU Offensive Line

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