Florida transfer James Blackman started for Arkansas State against Central Arkansas on Saturday night. Blackman wasn’t playing poorly, exactly, but early in the third quarter, the score was only 13-7 Red Wolves midway through the third quarter. After Blackman was forced to retire to the sideline after briefly losing his helmet, Hatcher took over the offensive and immediately flicked a 34 yard TD pass to Corey Rucker – who would go on to record two more Hatcher to Rucker scores. In a quarter and a half of work, Hatcher threw 4 touchdown and went a perfect 12/12 for a fantastic 315 QB rating. It’s hard to imagine Hatcher not starting next week against Memphis.

On the latest Fun Belt Podcast, Cajuns beat writer for the Daily Advertiser Tim Buckley stirs the gumbo on Louisiana’s quest to unseat the Chanticleers as Sun Belt champions. Episode 10 is best listened with beignet in one hand and another beignet in the other hand.

ook past the Bears is a mistake new A-State head football coach Butch Jones can’t afford to make – just ask Blake Anderson, the former Red Wolves coach who saw his 2016 team upset by the Bears 28-23. It was a loss that shook Jonesboro to its very core! Even though Anderson repaid the Bears last season with a 50-27 thumping, Red Wolves fans are still cringing from 2016.

‘Tis witches and warlocks in Conway? On the latest Fun Belt Podcast, the Voice of the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Joe Cashion makes a passionate case for mere mortal talent and skill – not dark magics – led to Coastal’s magic 2020 Season. Presto! Episode 9 reveals all!