TEAM

App State's 57-13 record since the start of the 2015 season produces a winning percentage of 81.4 that's fifth nationally behind just Clemson (74-5, 93.7), Alabama (70-6, 92.1), Ohio State (61-7, 89.7) and Oklahoma (60-12, 83.3).

Since 2015, App State improved to an FBS-best 25-0 in non-season-opening games in which it had more than a week to prepare.

App State improved its record to 26-4 with Zac Thomas as the starting quarterback. His 26 wins rank No. 2 among active FBS quarterbacks, behind just the 30 from Clemson's Trevor Lawrence.

App State improved its record to 10-4 on the primary ESPN channel and 33-9 in games on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU.

The Mountaineers improved to 3-1 against Arkansas State since joining the league in 2014.

App State has now earned at least one home win and one road win against all 11 programs that are currently in the Sun Belt or were in the Sun Belt when App State joined (Idaho, New Mexico State).

Hall of Fame coach Jerry Moore holds the program wins record thanks to his 215-87 record in 24 seasons as the Mountaineers' head coach. After being an assistant on staffs led by Moore and Scott Satterfield from 1996-2018, then returning to Boone this season for his 24th year, defensive coordinator Dale Jones has been part of teams that have gone 215-83 with him as an App State assistant.

DEFENSE

App State held Arkansas State to 17 points and 368 total yards. The Red Wolves came into the game averaging 38.2 points per game and a Sun Belt-best 496 yards per outing.

In the last three seasons, the only teams that have held Arkansas State under 20 points in a game are Alabama, Georgia and App State (twice).

The Mountaineers' six sacks were their most in a game since sacking UAB six times in last year's New Orleans Bowl victory.

App State held Arkansas State to 4 of 16 third-down conversions (25%), below its season average of 39%.

Junior ILB D'Marco Jackson collected his first two career interceptions, both from the end zone.

Senior DE Demetrius Taylor had his first two sacks of the year.

Junior ILB Trey Cobb's 3.5 TFLs marked a career high.

OFFENSE

With 305 rushing yards and 521 total yards, App State has eclipsed 300 rushing and 500 total in each of its three wins this season.

Senior QB Zac Thomas touchdowns tied a career high with four passing touchdowns (16 of 23 for 216 yards), while he rushed for a career-high 82 yards and another score on an electrifying 60-yard sprint.

Junior RB Daetrich Harrington rushed for 137 yards (107 in the first half) on 18 carries with one touchdown. He is averaging 109.5 yards per outing and is among the nation's leaders with seven rushing touchdowns.

Redshirt-freshman WR Christian Wells scored a touchdown on both of his receptions (for a total of 66 yards), which were his second and third career scores. He also scored in his first collegiate game in last year's season opener vs. East Tennessee State.

True freshman WR Christan Horn (three for 39 yards) and redshirt-freshman WR Milan Tucker (one for 8 yards) hauled in their first career receptions.