ASU's Frampton, McCray and Wilbourn earn honors after win at La.-Monroe
JONESBORO - Following their performances in ASU's 24-14 Sun Belt Conference victory Saturday at Louisiana-Monroe, senior wide receiver Dwayne Frampton, senior safety Kelcie McCray and junior punter Ryan Wilbourn have been honored by the College Football Performance Awards.
Frampton (Wilmington, Calif.) earned honorable mention Wide Receiver of the Week honors, McCray (Columbus, Ga.) earned honorable mention Defensive Back of the Week honors and Wilbourn (Searcy) was named honorable mention Punter of the Week.
Frampton set a new school record with 13 receptions in the Red Wolves 24-19 win at ULM for a career-high 147 yards and a touchdown. His 13 receptions are tied for the fourth-most in the nation this season, and he is ranked 10th nationally and tops in the Sun Belt with 7.83 receptions per game. He posted his third consecutive 100-yard receiving game and also recorded at least eight receptions for the third straight game. Frampton took over 7th place for career receiving yards, finishing the game with 1,344 to his credit, and moved into a tie for 6th place for single-season receptions at ASU, finishing the game with 47 catches on the season.
McCray recorded two interceptions against ULM to help the Red Wolves improve to 2-0 in SBC play with the win over the Warhawks. His two interceptions were a career high and tied for the second-most in the nation this season. He returned his second pickoff 51 yards to set up what proved to be the winning touchdown. He also had a pass breakup in the game, a tackle-for-loss and six tackles. Saturday was the fourth time this season he has posted five or more tackles in a game, and he is second overall on the team with 38 stops on the year.
Wilbourn punted four times against the Warhawks for 189 yards, averaging 47.2 yards per kick with two downed inside the ULM 20. Two of his four punts covered more than 50 yards, including a 64-yarder in the fourth quarter that pinned the Warhawks at their own 15 yard line. The 64-yard punt was his longest of the season and the second-longest of his career.
The Red Wolves will return to action when they will host Florida International in a nationally-televised Sun Belt Conference clash set for Oct. 18. Kickoff for the Tuesday night ESPN2 telecast is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tickets for ASU's four remaining home games are on sale and can be ordered by contacting the ASU Box Office at 870-972-ASU1 or 1-888-ASU-FANS, or by visiting AStateRedWolves.com.