ORLANDO, Fla. -- Arkansas State senior wide receiver Kendall Sanders admits that he was pushed by his coaches and even teammates when he didnt want to be at times this season.The Texas transfer came around as the Red Wolves season progressed in his lone year with the program. Sanders finally put it all together in his final appearance Saturday night, catching five passes for 127 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-13 rout of UCF in the AutoNation Cure Bowl.It was almost like vindication for Sanders who missed two years of football after leaving the Longhorns under the controversy of a sexual assault case in which he was acquitted last year.I just had to continue to fight, said Sanders, who also took home the Cure Bowl MVP. I just thank God for giving me another opportunity and I just tried to make the best of it.Sanders speed opened up opportunities for big plays all night with quarterback Justice Hansen connecting with Sanders on touchdown passing plays of 12, 75 and 17 yards for a career night. His 75-yard touchdown reception on the third play of the second half set the tone for remainder of the game as the Red Wolves (8-5) went up by a commanding 24-10 just 51 seconds into the third quarter.Sanders got by the safety, broke a tackle and outran the secondary to the end zone.Initially in my route I had to run a 20-yard route but I had just had the conversation with him (Hansen) and he was like just get past the safety, Sanders said. So I kind of cut it short and tried to past the safety so he could see me and he hit me right in stride. From there I just used my God-given abilities.It was a fitting ending to college career that was about perseverance.I really dont think he started out the season with too much confidence, he was rusty and had to get his feet underneath him, Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson said. What youve seen him do the last five or six weeks he started playing better and better. That explosive play we had on the very first series of the second half, we desperately needed that to gain the momentum back.The Red Wolves also received major contributions from their defense and special teams.Arkansas States defensive front, led by defensive end JaVon Rolland-Jones, swarmed UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton all night, giving him little time to find open receivers. But the special teams unit also came through big, contributing two turnovers that led to touchdowns and also blocking a punt for a touchdown.When you look at a team that is as good (defensively) as Central Florida is you know special teams has to come up huge, said Anderson.For first-year UCF coach Scott Frost the biggest takeaway was learning how much more his team has to grow to take the next step.We got to get a lot better, said Frost, who team finished the year 6-7. I think our payers gave us absolutely all they had and I think this group got about everything they could out of themselves.TAKEAWAYUCF: Clearly, Frost wasnt comfortable letting Milton throw the ball down field and that hurt the offense. Jawon Hamilton found little running room with Arkansas State stacking the box and the short passing game to TreQuan Smith rarely produced the desired results in a disappointing showing in front of the Knights home crowd.Arkansas State: While the special teams units made most of the highlight plays, the defense was dominant throughout. Defensive end JaVon Rolland-Jones and linebacker Chris Odom kept the pressure on Milton and didnt give Hamilton any running lanes.UP NEXTUCF: The Knights could be a contender for the American Athletic Conference title next year but Milton has to take some big steps, especially with his mechanics. Too often he throws off his back foot which leaves passes well short of the receiver. 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SEATTLE -- It took five pitches for the Houston Astros to continue the roll they were on before the All-Star break.George Springer hit a leadoff home run, Carlos Correa had a two-out, two-run double then scored from second base on a wild pitch during Houstons five-run fifth inning, and the Astros opened the second half with a 7-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.The four days off around the All-Star Game didnt slow the surging Astros. Houston won for the sixth time in eight games and its fifth straight win over the Mariners.Were not depending on one or two players, All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve said. Everybody here is doing something for the team and that is why were doing so good.Springer got the Astros started, but it was Correa who flashed all of his talents. His hitting skill in the fifth inning made Seattle pay for intentionally walking Altuve as Correa missed a home run by just a few feet with a double off the wall. Moments later, Correa flashed his speed by scoring from second base when James Paxtons third wild pitch of the inning ricocheted off catcher Chris Iannetta and over to the third base dugout.And Correa flashed his glove in the seventh inning reaching back across his body to snag Robinson Canos hot shot and throw him out at first.It started moving late so I was going one way, the ball was going the other, Correa said. I put out my glove and I caught it. I think it was a pretty good play.While Correa and Springer had the big hits, the Astros rally in the fifth started with consecutive doubles by Evan Gattis and Jake Marisnick. Springer scored on the second of Paxtons wild pitches and Correa missed a three-run homer by just a few feet doubling off the wall in left-center field.We showed our athleticism pretty well that inning with Springer scoring on the wild pitch and Correa scoring from second, Houston manager A.J. Hinch said. It was a really big inning for us. We didnt maximize our oppportunities early but it was nice to get a big inning.ddddddddddddThe Astros big inning offset a shaky performance from starter Doug Fister, who struggled to get through five innings. Fister (9-6) retired 12 of the first 14 batters, but gave back three runs after being staked to a 6-0 lead, two scoring on Shawn OMalleys double in the fifth. After walking Seth Smith, Fister broke Canos bat on a weak grounder back to the mound and escaped the inning.We put three up there and had a couple guys on for (Canos) at-bat. Couple slow curveballs and they got him out front there, Seattle manager Scott Servais said. Thats what Fister does. He keeps you off balance. His stuff isnt going to overpower you, but hes smart and knows how to pitch and changes speeds well.Houstons bullpen was nearly perfect the rest of the way throwing four shutout innings.LONG BALLSpringers leadoff homer was his 20th home run of the season and Marwin Gonzalez added a solo shot in the seventh inning. Springers home run was his seventh career long ball in 18 games at Safeco Field, and the 20 homers matched the career-high he set in 2014.TRAINERS ROOM:Astros: OF Colby Rasmus wasnt in the starting lineup on Friday, but Hinch said Rasmus is fully healthy after missing the final four games before the All-Star break due to an ear infection.Mariners: RHP Felix Hernandez made his second rehab start in the minors. Pitching for Triple-A Tacoma, Hernandez threw 5 2/3 innings, giving up one run and five hits. 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