South Alabama vs Arkansas State: Gameday
Both teams have an overall record of 3-4. South Alabama’s conference record is 1-2 after last week’s loss at Texas State. Arkansas State’s conference record is 1-1 after last week’s 23-7 loss at home to Louisiana-Lafayette.
South Alabama fans are asked to wear their Jaguar Blue to the game and the first 10,000 fans entering the stadium will receive a white Jaguar Rally Towel.
Parking is limited at Ladd-Peebles Stadium and only season ticket holders can purchase parking passes. Parking for single game ticket holders will not be able to park at the stadium. Parking in the immediate vicinity of the stadium are not controlled nor managed by USA or Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
South Alabama and the City of Mobile have partnered with “The Wave” for shuttle service from Bel Air Mall to the stadium. A round trip will cost only $2.50. The shuttle runs from the Bel Air Mall parking lot south of Target and JC Penny. They will begin running at 2:30pm and will run continuously until 90 minutes after the conclusion of the game. The parking area at Bel Air Mall is well lit and USA is providing security.
The Jaguar Prowl is scheduled for 4:10pm. The coaches and players will depart their buses at the Southeast corner of the stadium and walk along the south side of the stadium to the Southeast entrace.
Live play-by-play coverage of the game will be aired on 105.5fm WNSP in the Mobile area and will be streamed worldwide on www.wnsp.com. The game can be seen on ESPN3.com nationally.
Arkansas State has won eight consecutive road games against Sun Belt Conference opponents. Reciever/kick returner J.K. McKissic, an Alabama native from Phenix City, leads the Sun Belt in receptions per game with 5.7. He has 40 catches for 347 yards and two touchdowns on the season. He is third in the conference in punt return average, third in kickoff return average and is also third in the conference in all-purpose yards per game (123.7).
Head coach Joey Jones has said that they are a very talented team on offense, particularly at the skill positions. Quarterback Adam Kennedy transferred from Utah State. They lead the conference in offense and are very explosive.
Jones also said that they are very good on defense with several seniors up front. They are two-time defending conference champs, so they know how to win.
The Jags are a 3.5 point favorite in this game.
Additionally, this is the South Alabama Athletic Hall of Game game. Amber Angermeier (women’s soccer 2001-2004), Stephanie Richardson (women’s basketball 1988-1991) and Vincent Rono (Men’s track & field/cross country 2006-2007) will be inducted into the USA Sports Hall of Fame today and will be honored at halftime of the game.