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Arkansas State redshirt sophomore QB Justice Hansen completed 12-of-26 passes for 205 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 31-13 win over UCF in the Cure Bowl.

All three of Hansen's touchdown tosses went to Kendall Sanders. Two of those three came after halftime, as the Red Wolves took a 17-10 halftime lead and slowly extended it like a python crushing the bones of its prey over the final two quarters. Hansen didn't start for the first three games of the season, but once he took over for Chad Voytik, he played masterfully, throwing for 2,397 yards with an 18/8 TD/INT ratio over the final 10 games (including Saturday's bowl) of the 2016 campaign.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 09:47:00 PM

Arkansas St. senior WR Kendall Sanders caught five passes for 127 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 31-13 win over UCF in the Cure Bowl.

The speedy Sanders hauled in touchdowns of 12, 75 and 17 yards in the first, third and fourth quarters (respectively). This was his best overall performance of the 2016 campaign, as his previous high-yardage game came when he logged a 6-101-2 receiving line against New Mexico State on November 12. For the season as a whole, he finishes up having caught 38 passes for 553 yards and seven touchdowns.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 09:40:00 PM

Arkansas State HC Blake Anderson is in negotiations with Baylor for their coaching vacancy, according to Football Scoop.

The Scoop notes other coaches have negotiated with Baylor before talks fizzled out. Anderson has a history with the Bears, playing at the school from 1987 to 1989. He signed an extensions with Arkansas State just a few months ago.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 10:46:00 AM

Football Scoop reports that Arkansas State HC Blake Anderson’s reps hare trying to get him "in the mix" at Baylor.

Anderson began his playing career with the Bears. He’s also been linked to the Houston coaching search. Anderson has 23 wins across three years with the Red Wolves.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 03:58:00 PM

Arkansas State sophomore RB Warren Wand rushed for 135 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries in Saturday's 36-14 win over Texas State.

Wand scored from 26 yards out early in the second quarter. That was the only touchdown the Red Wolves managed in the first half. They clung to a 16-14 lead entering the fourth quarter before dropping 20 consecutive points in the fourth to pull away for an easy-on-the-scoreboard victory. This was just Wand's second 100-yard rushing effort in 12 games. At 7-5, Arkansas State will be going bowling in the coming weeks.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 11:24:00 PM

Arkansas State sophomore RB Warren Wand rushed for 88 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in Saturday's 17-7 win over South Alabama.

While Wand has notched just a singular 100-yard rushing effort this season, he has been middling-dependable for the Red Wolves through six games. The 5-foot-5, 179-pound sophomore has rushed for at least 50 yards five times in that space. In his last two games, Wand has picked up 228 yards on the ground. This recent bout of friskiness should earn him at least a pause on the waiver wire.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 10:04:00 PM

Arkansas State junior WR Chris Murray (collarbone) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against South Alabama.

Murray injured his collarbone on the first play of last Wednesday's 27-26 win over Georgia Southern. While the 5-foot-9, 181-pound junior has already been nixed for this weekend's game, he is expected (barring a setback) to be able to return against Louisiana-Monroe on October 29. The Red Wolves have a bye in-between the South Alabama and Louisiana-Monroe contests, allowing Murray a convenient window in which to heal. Through four-plus games, the wideout has caught seven passes for 157 yards (22.4 yards per reception). He is still looking for his first touchdown.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 03:32:00 PM

Arkansas State sophomore RB Warren Wand rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in Wednesday's 27-26 win over Georgia Southern.

The Red Wolves absolutely rolled Georgia Southern on the ground, finishing the evening with 343 yards rushing as a team. Johnston White impressed with 126 yards of his own, but it was Wand who led Arkansas State in ground yardage. The 5-foot-5, 179-pounder averaged a cool 7.4 YPC in the contest. His long run of the evening came when he busted through a wide-open running lane in the third quarter, racing 55 yards for the touchdown. Through five games, Wand has rushed for 368 yards and two touchdowns. Wednesday saw him crack 100 yards for the first time this season.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 12:19:00 AM

Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson announced redshirt sophomore QB Justice Hansen as starter for Saturday’s game against Central Arkansas.

Anderson is pulling the plug on graduate transfer Chad Voytik in favor of Hansen, the former Oklahoma Sooner. "What we were able to find out in the fourth quarter against Auburn was that Justice was going to stay calm under pressure and that he’s starting to really get a grasp of what we were doing," Anderson said. "And you found out in the second half [Friday] that he’s just further along than Chad." Hansen started last year at Butler County Community College.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 09:44:00 PM

Arkansas St. senior WR Kendall Sanders boasts a 4.33 second 40-yard dash.

On an uber-fast roster, Sanders is the fastest player, even beating former TCU return man Cameron Echols-Luper, a renowned speed maven (Echols-Luper runs a 4.34). Arkansas St. is expected to pass a bit more this year than they did last.
Source: SB Nation
Wed, Jul 13, 2016 07:38:00 PM

Arkansas State redshirt sophomore DT Dee Liner exited the spring as a starter.

"There were a couple people that we thought had a chance to win that job this spring, but he finished the spring as our starting 3-technique," Arkansas State DL coach Brian Early said. A former Alabama ace recruit, Liner was the No. 4 DT and No. 46 overall prospect in the 2013 class, per the 247Sports composites. "Every time we lined up and went live, the sucker showed up and he was making plays," Early said. "Whenever he was single-blocked, we couldn't block him this spring. The offensive line couldn't block him." The 6-foot-3, 315-pound Liner said he "really lost the love for the game of football" at Alabama when he was buried on the depth chart.
Mon, Jul 11, 2016 06:11:00 PM

Former Oklahoma redshirt sophomore QB Justice Hansen is competing with former Pittsburgh grad QB Chad Voytik for Arkansas State's QB job.

One of the two will replace Fredi Knighten at quarterback. They will have the luxury of working behind an experienced line. Hansen, formerly a four-star, pro-style prospect for Oklahoma, transferred to Butler CC last year before moving to ASU in January. He has three years of eligibility left.
Sun, Jul 10, 2016 12:06:00 PM

Because Chad Voytik transferred to Arkansas State, WR/CB/KR/PR redshirt junior Cameron Echols-Luper will stay at receiver.

Echols-Luper initially transferred from TCU to Arkansas State to play quarterback in the team's signal-caller-happy scheme, but Voytik's acquisition means the Red Wolves are best off with the former Horned Frog on the outside. He may emerge as Voytik's No. 1 receiver. Echols-Luper ranked third in the Sun Belt Conference and tied for 22nd nationally by recording a 7.68-meter long jump during the indoor track season.
Fri, Jun 10, 2016 03:23:00 PM

The Sun Belt plans to add a conference title game beginning in 2018.

The Sun Belt will become the final league to add a title game. Arkansas State won the conference last season after going 8-0 against such opponents, with Appalachian State just behind them.
Wed, Jun 8, 2016 10:54:00 AM

Arkansas junior WR Kendrick Edwards transferred to Arkansas State.

Edwards announced his transfer on Twitter, though the Red Wolves have yet to confirm. Last March, the 6-foot-5, 212-pounder was removed from Arkansas and given permission to transfer, but was reinstated with the Razorbacks a short time later. During his two seasons at Arkansas, the former three-star recruit caught eight passes for 121 yards and a touchdown. He will have to sit out the 2016 season due to transfer regulations set by the NCAA, but will have two years of eligibility remaining starting in 2017.
Thu, May 26, 2016 04:08:00 PM

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