Arkansas State Red Wolves Football Schedule
There is great optimism surrounding the Arkansas State Red Wolves Football
team heading into the 2014 season, feeling that they have finally found the coach to take them the distance. The head coaching
position at Arkansas State has been a bit of a revolving door over the past few years since Steve Roberts left the program
in 2010. A string of one year coaches led the program from 2011-2013, and with new Head Coach Blake Anderson leading the squad,
they look to continue their string of recent success. Coming off of a very nice 2013 that finished with a victory in the GoDaddy.com
Bowl for the third year in a row, the Red Wolves will be ready to pick up where the left off in January.
to the Red Wolves' upcoming schedule, one game fans won't want to miss is the clash between the Red Wolves and the Louisiana-Monroe
Warhawks on October 4. The site of this epic matchup of heated rivals will be at Centennial Bank Stadium located in Jonesboro,
Arkansas, giving the home crowd the opportunity to help their team beat their foe. The Warhawks had one of the stingiest defenses
in the country last season, allowing only 10 points per game and their defense has looked strong already this season. The
Red Wolves will need to find a way to put points on the board if they want to win this game.
Another game to circle
on the schedule will be the last home game of the season when the New Mexico State Aggies come to town. The November 29 matchup
will bring another tough defense to Jonesboro, with the Aggies also only allowing 10 points per game. The Sun Belt Conference
is looking very competitive this season, and the Red Wolves will need to take advantage of their spirited home crowd at every
Though the Sun Belt Conference may not be known as a power conference in college
football, it has proven over the years that they have recruited some of the top talent in the country and can play with any
team on any given Saturday. The Sun Belt Conference was formed in 1976, but did not begin to sponsor football programs until
2001. The New Mexico State Aggies, University of North Texas and Middle Tennessee State University moved to the Sun Belt Conference
in order to play in the newly formed football union and the conference took off. The changes weren't over, though, as Troy
joined in 2005, Louisiana-Monroe in 2006, Georgia State, Texas-Arlington and Texas State University joined in 2013 and the
newest member, Appalachian State joining in 2014. The new look Sun Belt Conference made the move from NCAA's Football Championship
Subdivision (FCS) to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) in 2012, and now compete against some of the top teams in the country.
Over the last five years, the Arkansas State Red Wolves have had five different coaches, with all five
enjoying much success during their short tenures in Jonesboro. With three bowl berths in the last three seasons, including
wins in the last two years, the Red Wolves are looking to continue the streak and then some in 2014, and make some noise again
this season. Arkansas State went 8-5 last season, good for second place in the Sun Belt Conference. This season, the Red Wolves
will look to remain one of the nation's top running teams, led by junior running back Michael Gordon, who is looking to have
a breakout season in 2014. Red Wolves quarterback Fredi Knighten has proven to be a threat with his legs as well as his arm,
giving the Red Wolves a chance to be one of the top rushing teams in the country and a threat to every team on their schedule.
Arkansas State Red Wolves Football Experience
Centennial Bank Stadium, home of the Arkansas State Red Wolves,
is the site of incredible football action on Saturdays and Red Wolves fans won't want to miss a second of this year's actions.
Fans of the Red Wolves have proven that Centennial Bank Stadium is very loud and intimidating to the visiting team, but comfortable
and inviting to the fans in scarlet and black. Tailgating is just one of the many game day activities that fans love before
and after the game, rituals that have been enjoyed at Arkansas State for decades. The stadium is electric, especially when
the Red Wolves' biggest rivals show up in Jonesboro. Memphis and Louisiana-Monroe are the most hated visitors and games featuring
these teams bring the noise in Centennial Bank Stadium to another level. You won't want to miss the opportunity to experience
game day at this beautiful venue, where over 30,000 Red Wolves fans come every home game to bring the house down for their
Arkansas State Red Wolves Football Trivia
Arkansas State changed mascots in 2008. What
were they known as before they became the Red Wolves?
They were the Arkansas State Indians.