Jags Host Arkansas State On Saturday For 6:30pm Kickoff
The Jaguar football team returned to the practice field on Tuesday after their normal off-day on Monday. They continued preparation for Arkansas State, which is coming off of a 23-7 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette.
The Red Wolves (3-4 overall, 1-1 SBC) will bring in an explosive offense with several playmakers which will challenge the Jaguar defense. Defensively they tend to scheme well over the last few years. Arkansas State has won the last two SBC Championship.
ASU runs a more traditional spread offense, so the defense will have to change their mindset back to their more “normal” mindset from last week when they faced the option of Texas State. The Jags will have to play their responsibilities and go from there.
The ASU running back, David Oku, from last season is back and will have to be contained. Their quarterback last season graduated and has a good quarterback who transferred in from Utah State.
The team has shown they can put the previous games result behind them and focus on their immediate obstacle and they will need to do so again in order to even their conference record against Arkansas State.
But what may help the Jaguars is that the Red Wolves are 0-3 on the season when playing away from home. They have wins over Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Troy and Idaho. Their losses include Auburn, Memphis, Missouri and most recently Louisiana-Lafayette.
The Jags and Red Wolves are scheduled to kick off at 6:30pm on Saturday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The Athletic Department is encouraging fans to wear BLUE to the game.