ULM vs. Arkansas State final score 2012: Red Wolves take Sun Belt lead

Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE

The teams combined for nearly 1,000 yards of offense in Arkansas State's 45-23 win over ULM Thursday.

The Arkansas State Red Wolves (7-3) scored 21 points in the third quarter to propel themselves to a 45-23 win over the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (6-4) Thursday.

ULM tied the game at 17 on a touchdown pass from Cody Wells to Rashon Ceasar less than two minutes into the third quarter, but Arkansas State responded with three straight scores to go up 38-17. Ryan Aplin threw a 70-yard touchdown pass to Taylor Stockemer and David Oku scored two of his three rushing touchdowns in the quarter.

In the fourth quarter, ULM cut the lead to 38-23 on a touchdown by Monterrell Washington with 6:22 left, but Oku scored his third touchdown of the night to provide the final margin.

Washington scored the game's first touchdown on a 27-yard reception from Wells. Aplin threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Julian Jones and also rushed for a 38-yard score in the first half.

Wells finished 37-for-53 for 357 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Washington rushed for 61 yards and had 46 receiving yards with two touchdowns.

Box Score Heroes: Both Aplin and Oku were dominant. Aplin was 26 for 34 for 334 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He also had 44 rushing yards and a touchdown. Oku had 132 yards on 22 carries and three touchdowns.

Rankings Ramifications: Neither team is ranked, and this result won't change that for either team.

But Did They Cover? Arkansas State was favored by 1½ points, so the Red Wolves more than covered.

Next Week's Schedule: ULM hosts North Texas at 4 p.m. on Nov. 17. Arkansas State plays at Troy at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 17

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