JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Corey Rucker set the NCAA FBS record for a freshman with 310 yards receiving and caught four touchdown passes to help Arkansas State beat UL Monroe 48-15 on Saturday.
Rucker, who caught nine passes, surpassed C.J. Johnson (283 yards, East Carolina vs. Cincinnati, 2019) for the FBS freshman record and Lennie Johnson (284 yards, Arkansas State vs. Missouri State, 1997) for the program record. His four TD receptions tied a program record with Omar Bayless (2019) and Alfred Bentley (1959).
Rucker’s longest TD catch was a 66-yard reception to make it 35-7 in the first minute of the third quarter. Rucker had catches of 69 and 55 yards in the first quarter and a 31-yard TD catch in the fourth.
The Red Wolves (4-7, 2-6 Sun Belt Conference) had 511 yards passing. Layne Hatcher threw for 326 yards and a career-high five touchdowns, and Logan Bonner added 185 yards passing. Jeff Foreman caught four passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns.
Jeremy Hunt was 20 of 34 for 203 yards and a touchdown for the Warhawks (0-10, 0-7).
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