Homecoming in Jonesboro was celebrated with the Red Wolves eventually pulling away from the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 51-17, raising their record on the season to 3-2 overall and 2-0 in Sun Belt play. The ASU defense had braced itself all week for the Chants’ option game but found itself on the wrong end of a 55 yard dash from scrimmage on CCU’’s first play from scrimmage. Fortunately for ASU the Chants would miss a 25 yard FG and allow momentum to swing back to the home team after an 80 yard ASU drive and the first of 5 TD passes by QB Justice Hansen on the night. The Red Wolves would pull away in the second half scoring seventeen points in the third and fourth quarter enroute to the 34 point victory.
19 - The number of TD passes ASU QB Justice Hansen has thrown on the year equaling his total for all of the 2016 season.
Hansen (24/37-286 YDS), would connect with seven different receivers on the night and throw TD passes to four with TE Blake Mack (6 REC, 63 YDS)leading the way with two TD catches of his own.
6 - The number of TD passes that Hansen needs to throw to become ASU’s single season record holder.
The ASU defense gave up 426 yards of offense to the Chants on the night, with most of that coming on two plays, a 55 yard run by CCU RB Osharmar Abercrombie and a Kilton Anderson touchdown pass of 51 yards. Ja’Von Rolland Jones would get his third sack of the season and in the process move up to 8th on the NCAA career sacks list with 33.5.
3 - The number of QBs that CCU played Saturday night in Jonesboro. Starter Tyler Keane and backup quarterback Dalton Demos were knocked out of the game in the first half. Third stringer Kilton Anderson would finish the game.
The kicking game would definitely slant in the favor of the Red Wolves as kicker Sawyer Williams connected on two FGs while CCU would miss two on the night. Returner Blaise Taylor would have another huge night with two punt returns for 78 yards including one in the third quarter that would lead to an ASU field goal.