While we can take a quantum of solace from the defensive performance, it doesn’t ease the pain of witnessing the total destruction of what was once a mighty and majestic offense.
The Cajuns come into Centennial Bank Stadium with a three game win streak in the series. It’ll likely end up four. But the Red Wolves will make sure that the Cajuns leave knowing that they are hated.
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.
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.
culture is new. The coaching staff is new. The Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics is new. But the program is seeking an old result – a return to Sun Belt dominance. It begins September 4.