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Arkansas State Red Wolves statistical rankings after six games

The Red Wolves statistically at the halfway point.

The Red Wolves have crossed the halfway mark of the 2015 season.

A look at where they are statistically.

First AState at 3-3 is where most pundits had predicted and style points have been in short supply.

The Defense

The Red Wolves are currently 58th in the nation giving up 375.8 yards per game. Rushing defense is 50th in the nation 145.7 yards per game and passing yards allowed AState is 74th in the nation 230.2 yards per game.

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AState defense has been a game changer. The Red Wolves are currently 7th in the nation in turnovers gained with 15 and is tied for first in defensive points with three touchdowns.

Third down defense AState ranks 47th allowing opponents to convert on third down 34.5% of the time.

In the Red Zone AState has struggled allowing scores 90% of the time, ranking 103rd in the nation. Teams have scored a touchdown 70% of the time entering the red zone against AState. The Red Wolves are 92nd in scoring defense giving up 32 points per game, the average drops to 28.7 points per game when scores made against the offense are subtracted.

Defensively AState is giving up 5.15 yards per play, the lowest per play yards given up since 2011 when AState held teams to 4.79 yards per play. With 2.5 sacks per game AState is tied for 36th in sacks.

The Offense

Arkansas State currently ranks 82nd in the nation in total offense putting up 386.2 yards per game. The rushing offense is 40th in the nation 198.3 yards per game on 271 attempts. The passing offense is 98th in the nation 187.8 yards per game on 171 attempts

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The offense has lost the ball more often than the AState defense has taken it away from opponents with 16 turnovers ranking 120th in the nation.

AState has struggled on third down conversions ranking 94th in the nation converting 35.6% of the time. In the red zone AState ranks 95th with a 79.2% scoring percentage. The Red Wolves have scored a touchdown on 62.5% of red zone attempts. AState is 43rd in scoring offense averaging 33.5 points per game and 30 points per game.

The Red Wolves are giving up 2.5 sacks per game tied for 85th.

Special teams and general

Kickoff returns AState ranks 33rd averaging 23.61 yards per return. The Red Wolves are 6th in kickoff return defense giving up 16.36 yards per return.


AState is 61st in punt returns averaging 8.88 yards. The Red Wolves are tied for 62nd in punt return defense giving up 8 yards per return.

Net punting AState is 39th with a net average of 38.97 yards per punt. In case you are a wondering, the 9 yard punt at USA knocked about a yard off the average.

Penalty yards per game, AState is 126th with 92.67 and penalties per game 118th 8.83