See also: 2011 Arkansas State Red Wolves football team
ASU completed its best regular season since 1975 by winning 10 games and extending its overall winning streak to 9 games. The Red Wolves were led by junior quarterback Ryan Aplin (605 rushing yds., 9 TDs, 3,235 passing yards) who was the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year and senior defensive lineman Brandon Joiner, the Defensive Player of the Year.
Northern Illinois defeated Ohio, 23-20, in the 2011 Marathon MAC Championship game at Ford Field in Detroit, MI, which was led offensively by QB Chandler Harnish (1,382 rushing yds., 11 TDs; 2,942 passing yards, 26 TDs), WR Nathan Palmer (683 receiving yds., 7 TDs); and defensively by LB Pat Schiller (108 tackles), DE Sean Progar (5.5 sacks), and DB Rashaan Melvin (2 INT).
↑Bowl Schedule, Los Angeles Times, December 7, 2011