This season, expectations have the team finishing 6th. Is that a fair prediction? I guess that’s what we’re here to discuss.
Believe in the rebuild. But also appreciate the effort the Red Wolves displayed on the gridiron – grinding and clawing for two victories while never losing heart.
For maybe five years now, I’ve entered the college football season with irrationally high expectations for the Texas State Bobcats.
I invite you to join me in moving past this True Crime critique of the Arkansas State Red Wolves and leap forward into what can be salvaged after a 1-3 start to the season.
After three weeks, the Red Wolves two-deep is as you might expect – a mixture of truth and misdirection.
The Red Wolves are, after a mere two weeks, the nation’s leading pass offense, racking up 920 yard via the air while bombing the end zone 9 times. A-State’s Corey Rucker is second in the nation with 4 TD grabs, and he’s richly accompanied by exceptional talent in Jeff Foreman, Te’Vailance Hunt and about half-a-dozen other guys who can step in and make big plays.
On September 11, the Tigers darken The Cent in Butchboro. The win over UCA was jolly good fun, sure. But the stakes are higher on Saturday, somehow. We don’t share a conference. We have few common opponents. Though we claim the same recruiting grounds, the beef between the two programs is more personal than professional – especially with Memphis recently enjoying the national success Arkansas State has always wantonly craved.