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.