Arkansas State vs ULM Prediction, Game Preview

Arkansas State vs ULM game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 5 game on Saturday, October 1

Arkansas State vs ULM prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 5, Saturday, October 1


Arkansas State vs ULM How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 1
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Centennial Bank Stadium, Jonesboro, AR
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Record: Arkansas State (1-3), ULM (2-2)
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Arkansas State vs ULM Game Preview

Why ULM Will Win

So is that the ULM we’re going to get for the rest of the year?

It got rolled by Texas and Alabama – no shame there – and beat up Nicholls State. None of that was surprising, but taking out Louisiana 21-17 for the rivalry win – now it might be time to recalibrate.

The Warhawks ran well against the Ragin’ Cajuns, the run defense has been fantastic in the two wins, and now they go against an Arkansas State team that can’t run the ball because it’s having an impossible time keeping defenses out of the backfield.

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Why Arkansas State Will Win

Is this when we see what Arkansas State can do for the rest of the year?

It lost a tough one on the road to Old Dominion, dropped a good battle at Memphis, and lost at Ohio State. None of that was surprising.

However, in all four games this season the passing game has been solid, the run defense was more than fine against ODU and in the opener against Grambling State, and the offensive weapons are there to push the ULM secondary.

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What’s Going To Happen

Neither team has a problem with penalties and turnovers, but can each offense do what it wants?

ULM’s pass defense isn’t going to come up with enough stops, Arkansas State QB James Blackman will continue to be great, and the Red Wolves will get a solid win at home to try getting their season going.

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Arkansas State vs ULM Prediction, Line

Arkansas State 26, ULM 20
Line: Arkansas State -7, o/u: 59
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Arkansas State vs ULM Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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Arkansas State vs Old Dominion Prediction, Game Preview

Arkansas State vs Old Dominion game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 4 game on Saturday, September 24

Arkansas State vs Old Dominion prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 4, Saturday, September 24


Arkansas State vs Old Dominion How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 24
Game Time: 6:00 ET
Venue: SB Ballard Stadium, Norfolk, VA
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: Arkansas State (1-2), Old Dominion (1-2)
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Arkansas State vs Old Dominion Game Preview

Why Arkansas State Will Win

There’s an offense in there that’s just waiting to bust out.

The passing game hasn’t been bad. Throw out the blowout loss to Ohio State and the tough fight with Memphis – those were two road games against better teams, but the Red Wolves were able to throw.

QB James Blackman has yet to throw a pick, the offense has just one turnover in three games, and as long as the offense is moving everything will be fine because …

Old Dominion is AWFUL on third downs. It’s the worst in America converging just 18% of its chances, but …

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Why Old Dominion Will Win

The Monarchs are making up for mistakes with a defense that’s getting into the backfield and a style that grinds things down to a halt.

There’s a strange mix of things happening. ODU is painful to watch try moving the chains, and yet it dominates the time of possession battle with the way it operates.

On the other side, Arkansas State might be throwing well, but it doesn’t care about the clock. Old Dominion will make the other side play its style.

The Red Wolves can’t run, can’t stop the run, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

The should be able to throw just well enough to make this a fight.

Old Dominion just doesn’t do enough offensively to be consistent, but it’s going to keep the game in range at home. When it comes time to come up with the big drive late, though, it’s not going to happen.

Arkansas State will hit the passes ODU won’t.

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Arkansas State vs Old Dominion Prediction, Line

Arkansas State 30, Old Dominion 27
Line: Old Dominion -5, o/u: 56.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
Arkansas State vs Old Dominion Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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Memphis vs Arkansas State Prediction, Game Preview

Memphis vs Arkansas State game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 3 game on Saturday, September 17

Memphis vs Arkansas State prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 3, Saturday, September 17


Memphis vs Arkansas State How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 17
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: Memphis (1-1), Arkansas State (1-1)
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Memphis vs Arkansas State Game Preview

Why Arkansas State Will Win

The Red Wolves weren’t that bad in the loss to Ohio State.

They couldn’t run the ball, but the defense held up relatively well in the 45-12 loss. Now they get a Memphis defense that’s been awful on this downs, couldn’t handle the Mississippi State passing game, dealt with the Navy ground attack, and isn’t get enough out of its own offense.

Seth Henigan and the passing attack went off against Navy, and there were a few good runs from the O against Miss State, but Arkansas State should be able to control the game and the clock and keep the Tiger O off the field.

For all of the issues early on, the Red Wolves have kept the ball for close to 37 minutes. But …

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Why Memphis Will Win

The Arkansas State offensive line has been mediocre in pass protection and should have a rough day keeping the Tigers out of the backfield.

Memphis hasn’t cranked up the pass rushing production so far, but it should bring the head from several sides and keep pressuring the backfield.

The Red Wolves have enough offensive playmakers to keep up, but they’re not necessarily built to keep up in a shootout. as long as Henigan can find a groove early, Memphis has the parts to be more consistent.

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What’s Going To Happen

Arkansas State is slowly getting better under Butch Jones.

The defense can get behind the line, and the offense isn’t turning it over and creating a slew of problems. This isn’t going to be a pushover team like it’s been over the last few years.

Memphis will have just a little more offense in the second half, the running game that wasn’t there against Navy will work, and it’ll be an interesting fight that will still be competitive into the fourth quarter.

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Memphis vs Arkansas State Prediction, Line

Memphis 40, Arkansas State 24
Line: Memphis -14.5, o/u: 65
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Memphis vs Arkansas State Must See Rating (out of 5): 2.5

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Ohio State vs Arkansas State Prediction, Game Preview

Ohio State vs Arkansas State game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 2 game on Saturday, September 10

Ohio State vs Arkansas State prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 2, Saturday, September 10


Ohio State vs Arkansas State How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 10
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
How To Watch: BTN
Record: Ohio State (1-0), Arkansas State (1-0)
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Ohio State vs Arkansas State Game Preview

Why Arkansas State Will Win

That wasn’t exactly the Ohio State we were expecting to kickoff the season.

Superstar WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba was hurt, the offense sputtered, and it took a whole lot to put away Notre Dame in the 21-10 win. The Arkansas State defense isn’t anywhere near as strong as the Irish version – and Grambling State isn’t Ohio State – but it allowed just 102 yards of total offense in the 58-3 win to get things going.

QB James Blackman is a former Florida State transfer who isn’t going to be fazed by the big stage against the great team, the offense as a whole should be able to do even more than the Irish were able to – it’ll open it up and take some more chances – and there’s enough of a running game to catch a Buckeye team relaxing after the massive victory against the Irish.

Why Ohio State Will Win

Yeah, again, Grambling State isn’t Ohio State.

The Buckeye offense was fine. It wasn’t cranking up the gajillion yards right away that everyone expected, but that was the No. 5 team in the country on the other side.

Forget the O – there’s no worry there. The defense that spent all offseason tweaking and looking to improve came out smoking. Notre Dame didn’t exactly take any big chances, but the Buckeyes didn’t allow anything against the run, kept Tyler Buchner from hitting the downfield throws, and it pitched a shutout in the second half.

However …

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What’s Going To Happen

Here comes the offense.

Ohio State’s defense won’t allow Arkansas State to come close to the six yards per carry it rolled for last week, but this is when the O gets to eat against a defense that might have looked good early, but doesn’t have the parts to come up with enough key stops to make this interesting.

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Ohio State vs Arkansas State Prediction, Line

Ohio State 52, Arkansas State 10
Line: Ohio State -44 o/u: 68.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Ohio State vs Arkansas State Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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Arkansas State vs Grambling State Prediction, Game Preview

Arkansas State vs Grambling game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 1 game on Saturday, September 3

Arkansas State vs Grambling State prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 1, Saturday, September 3


Arkansas State vs Grambling State How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 3
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Centennial Bank Stadium, Jonesboro, AR
How To Watch: ESPN3
Record: Arkansas State (0-0), Grambling (0-0)
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Arkansas State vs Grambling State Game Preview

Why Grambling State Will Win

Arkansas State is still trying to figure it all out.

The offense should be fine, but the defense is coming off a rough year allowing more than 500 yards per game.

The Red Wolves still have to figure out how to generate pressure, the linebacking corps isn’t all that big, and Grambling State has to take advantage of all of it with a defense that should be good at getting into the backfield.

However …

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Why Arkansas State Will Win

Grambling State has to prove it can score.

It was a rough run last season – the Tigers failed to score more than 16 points in six games and were among the worst in the FCS in passing efficiency.

No, Arkansas State’s defense isn’t going to be a brick wall, but it should be able to catch a break to ease into the season. The other side is fine – the offense has the potential to put this away fast.

Grambling State scored just 19 points in the first quarter last year. A few early scores could end this.

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What’s Going To Happen

Grambling State will come up with a few scores, but it won’t be able to do anything consistently well.

The Arkansas State offense that had a hard time finding things that consistently worked will rise up and do a little of everything right with a slew of big plays.

This is the tune-up the ASU program needs.

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Arkansas State vs Grambling Prediction, Line

Arkansas State 45, Grambling State 17
Line: Arkansas State -27, o/u: 56.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2

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Sun Belt Preseason Predictions For Every Game: Preview 2022

Sun Belt predictions for every team and every game in the 2022 college football season

The Sun Belt just got a whole lot more interesting with the addition of Marshall, Old Dominion, and Southern Miss from Conference USA – and getting them a year before it seemed possible – and also brought in FCS powerhouse James Madison to a be a part of the fun.

The divisions are staying for now, but the great additions will make it far, far tougher for Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, and Louisiana to keep on dominating – even though they might not take that big a step back, if any.

While it might seem a bit cut-and-dry with the way the league is set up, watch out for some potentially big moves from some teams that struggled. The problem will be the schedules for Troy, South Alabama, and Arkansas State. Georgia State and Old Dominion programs that got to bowl games last season will have to fight, too.

The Sun Belt is stronger than ever and the season should be the best yet. The Sun Belt predictions for 2022 are …

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1. Coastal Carolina
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T3. Marshall
T5. Georgia Southern
T5. James Madison
T5. Old Dominion

Appalachian State Mountaineers

2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2022 Sun Belt Prediction: 6-1
2021: 10-4, Prediction: 9-3
2020: 9-3, 2019: 13-1, 2018: 11-2

Sept 3 North Carolina L
Sept 10 at Texas A&M L
Sept 17 at Troy W
Sept 24 James Madison W
Oct 1 The Citadel W
Oct 8 at Texas State W
Oct 15 OPEN DATE
Oct 19 Georgia State W
Oct 29 Robert Morris W
Nov 3 at Coastal Carolina L
Nov 12 at Marshall L
Nov 19 Old Dominion W
Nov 26 at Georgia Southern W
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Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

2022 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2022 Sun Belt Prediction: 7-1
2021: 11-2, Prediction: 10-2
2020: 11-1, 2019: 5-7, 2018: 5-7

Sept 3 Army W
Sept 10 Gardner-Webb W
Sept 17 Buffalo W
Sept 22 at Georgia State W
Oct 1 Georgia Southern W
Oct 8 at ULM W
Oct 15 Old Dominion W
Oct 22 OPEN DATE
Oct 29 at Marshall L
Nov 3 Appalachian State W
Nov 12 Southern Miss W
Nov 19 at Virginia L
Nov 26 at James Madison W
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Georgia Southern Eagles

2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2022 Sun Belt Prediction: 3-5
2021: 3-9, Prediction: 6-6
2020: 8-5, 2019: 7-6, 2018: 10-3

Sept 3 Morgan State W
Sept 10 at Nebraska L
Sept 17 at UAB L
Sept 24 Ball State W
Oct 1 at Coastal Carolina L
Oct 8 at Georgia State L
Oct 15 James Madison W
Oct 22 at Old Dominion L
Oct 29 OPEN DATE
Nov 5 South Alabama W
Nov 10 at Louisiana L
Nov 19 Marshall W
Nov 26 Appalachian State L
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Georgia State Panthers

2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2022 Sun Belt Prediction: 5-3
2021: 8-5, Prediction: 6-6
2020: 6-4, 2019: 7-6, 2018: 2-10

Sept 3 at South Carolina L
Sept 10 North Carolina L
Sept 17 Charlotte W
Sept 22 Coastal Carolina L
Oct 1 at Army L
Oct 8 Georgia Southern W
Oct 15 OPEN DATE
Oct 19 at Appalachian State L
Oct 29 Old Dominion W
Nov 5 at Southern Miss W
Nov 12 ULM W
Nov 19 at James Madison W
Nov 26 at Marshall L
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James Madison Dukes

2021 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Sun Belt Prediction: 3-5
2021: 12-2, 2020: 7-1, 2019: 14-2, 2018: 9-4

Sept 3 Middle Tennessee W
Sept 10 Norfolk State W
Sept 17 OPEN DATE
Sept 24 at Appalachian State L
Oct 1 Texas State W
Oct 8 at Arkansas State W
Oct 15 at Georgia Southern L
Oct 22 Marshall W
Oct 27 OPEN DATE
Nov 5 at Louisville L
Nov 12 at Old Dominion L
Nov 19 Georgia State L
Nov 26 Coastal Carolina L
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Marshall Thundering Herd

2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2022 Sun Belt Prediction: 5-3
2021: 7-6, Prediction: 9-3
2020: 7-3, 2019: 8-5, 2018: 9-4

Sept 3 Norfolk State W
Sept 10 at Notre Dame L
Sept 17 at Bowling Green W
Sept 24 at Troy L
Oct 1 Gardner-Webb W
Oct 8 OPEN DATE
Oct 12 Louisiana W
Oct 22 at James Madison L
Oct 29 Coastal Carolina W
Nov 5 at Old Dominion W
Nov 12 Appalachian State W
Nov 19 at Georgia Southern L
Nov 26 Georgia State W
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Old Dominion Monarchs

2022 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2022 Sun Belt Prediction: 3-5
2021: 6-7, Prediction: 2-10
2020: 0-0, 2019: 1-11, 2018: 4-8

Sept 2 Virginia Tech L
Sept 10 at East Carolina L
Sept 17 at Virginia L
Sept 24 Arkansas State W
Oct 1 Liberty W
Oct 8 OPEN DATE
Oct 15 at Coastal Carolina L
Oct 22 Georgia Southern W
Oct 29 at Georgia State L
Nov 5 Marshall L
Nov 12 James Madison W
Nov 19 at Appalachian State L
Nov 26 at South Alabama L
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CFN Preseason All-Sun Belt Football Team, Top 30 Players: Preview 2022

Who are the best players in the Sun Belt going into the 2022 college football season? They’re highlighted in the CFN 2022 Preseason All-Sun Belt team and top 30 players

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2022 Preseason CFN Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year

QB Grayson McCall, Jr. Coastal Carolina

The star in the emergence of Coastal Carolina football, McCall has been one of the nation’s most efficient and effective passers over the last two seasons hitting 71% of his throws for close to 5.400 yards with 53 touchdowns and six picks.

He’s able to run – 870 yards and 11 career touchdowns – hit the deep ball, and get the high-octane attack rolling at will. Coastal Carolina has some rebuilding to do, but McCall will make everyone around him better.

2022 Preseason CFN Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year

LB Carlton Martial, Sr. Troy

The newly configured Sun Belt is loaded with do-it-all linebackers, but no one does-it-all more more than Martial. He’s not all that big, but the 5-9, 210-pound flash gets all over the field as a bit of a hybrid playmaker.

Going into his fifth season, he already has 443 tackles, ten sacks, 47.5 tackles for loss, and five picks with seven forced fumbles on the resumé.

College Football News 2022 Preseason All-Sun Belt Team: Offense

QB Grayson McCall, Jr. Coastal Carolina

RB Rasheen Ali, Soph. Marshall

RB Nate Noel, Jr. Appalachian State

WR Ali Jennings, Jr. Old Dominion

WR Kris Thornton, Sr. James Madison

TE Zack Kuntz, Jr. Old Dominion

OT Cooper Hodges, Sr. Appalachian State

OG Khalil Crowder, Sr. Georgia Southern

C Malik Sumter, Sr. Georgia State

OG Willie Lampkin, Jr. Coastal Carolina

OT Austin Stidham, Sr. Troy

College Football News 2022 Preseason All-Sun Belt Team: Defense

DE/EDGE Javon Solomon, Soph. Troy

DT Zi’Yon Hill, Sr. Louisiana

DT Will Choloh, Sr. Troy

DE Josaiah Stewart, Soph. Coastal Carolina

LB Kivon Bennett, Sr. Arkansas State

LB Nick Hampton, Sr. Appalachian State

LB Carlton Martial, Sr. Troy

CB Derrick Canteen, Jr. Georgia Southern

S Antavious Lane, Jr. Georgia State

S Anthony Wilson, Jr. Georgia Southern

CB Steven Gilmore, Sr. Marshall

College Football News 2022 Preseason All-Sun Belt Team: Special Teams

PK Seth Keller, PK Jr. Texas State

P Rhys Byrns, Sr. Louisiana

KR LaMareon James, Soph. Old Dominion

PR Isaiah Paige, Soph. Old Dominion

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Texas State | Troy | ULM
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College Football News 2022 Preseason Top 30 Sun Belt Players

30. Nick Kidwell, OT Jr. James Madison

29. Steven Jones, CB Sr. Appalachian State

28. Hayes Maples, LB Jr. Southern Miss

27. Cooper Hodges, OT Sr. Appalachian State

26. James Blackman, QB Sr. Arkansas State

25. Micah Abraham, CB Jr. Marshall

24. Zack Kuntz, TE Jr. Old Dominion

23. Keith Gallmon, S Sr. South Alabama

22. Malik Sumter, C Sr. Georgia State

21. Javon Solomon, LB/EDGE Soph. Troy

20. Darren Grainger, QB Sr. Georgia State

19. Willie Lampkin, OG Jr. Coastal Carolina

18. Eric Garror, Sr. CB/KR Louisiana

17. Quavian White, CB Sr. Georgia State

16. Kris Thornton, WR Sr. James Madison

15. D’Jordan Strong, CB Sr. Coastal Carolina

14. Anthony Wilson, S Jr. Georgia Southern

13. Austin Stidham, OT Sr. Troy

12. Zi’Yon Hill, DT Sr. Louisiana

11. Derrick Canteen, CB Jr. Georgia Southern

10. Abraham Beauplan, LB Sr. Marshall

9. Antavious Lane, S Jr. Georgia State

8. Steven Gilmore, CB Sr. Marshall

7. Kivon Bennett, LB Sr. Arkansas State

6. Darrell Luter, CB Sr. South Alabama

5. Nick Hampton, LB Sr. Appalachian State

4. Josaiah Stewart, DE Soph. Coastal Carolina

3. Carlton Martial, LB Sr. Troy

2. Rasheen Ali, RB Soph. Marshall

1. Grayson McCall, QB Jr. Coastal Carolina

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Appalachian State | Arkansas State | Coastal Carolina 
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Georgia State | James Madison
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Southern Miss
Texas State | Troy | ULM
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Arkansas State Red Wolves Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

Arkansas State College Football Preview 2022: Team breakdown, season prediction, keys to the campaign, and what you need to know

Arkansas State Red Wolves Preview 2022: Previewing, predicting, and looking ahead to the Arkansas State season with what you need to know and keys to the season.


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Head Coach: Butch Jones, 2nd year at ASU, 2-10
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Arkansas State Red Wolves Preview 2022

It’s been a rough run for a program used to playing for big things in the Sun Belt.

While others like Louisiana, Appalachian State, and Coastal Carolina have become the stars of the conference, and with other good new parts coming into the league, Arkansas State has sputtered and struggled over the last two seasons with no defense, not enough of an offense to keep up, and without and semblance of a break.

Butch Jones is a solid head coach. Things might not have gone perfectly at Tennessee, but he’s got the chops to use 2021 as a rebuilding season and turn this year into a big step forward.

First, getting more out of the defense would be nice. More on that in a moment.

Arkansas State Red Wolves Preview 2022: Offense

The Red Wolves have the passing attack. Part of the reason they were on top of the Sun Belt in passing was out of necessity. They had to keep throwing to try keeping up the pace, but they also had the parts.

The O averaged close to 400 yards and 25 points per game, but the ground game wasn’t good enough and the offensive line gave up way too many sacks. The passing attack really was strong, but …

Losing top wide receiver Corey Rucker to South Carolina hurts, but 6-1, 208-pound Te’Vailiance Hunt and deep threat Jeff Foreman are decent veterans to start with. This was a very, very, young group, and now there’s decent depth to keep rotating into the mix.

Former Florida State starter James Blackman was terrific at times over the first half of the year before getting knocked out for the season with a shoulder injury. Layne Hatcher stepped in and kept bombing away, but with Blackman back he’s gone to Texas State. The Red Wolves will keep throwing, but …

Again, the ground attack has to be better. That starts with needing more from a line that had a mix or different parts last year but now will go younger, a slew of new guys will be in the mix, and … it might take a little bit to come together after a rough spring. It’s not a massive line outside of 340-pound tackle Robert Holmes, but this group should be able to move.

Now the backs need more work. Arkansas State only ran 349 times last year for 989 yards and four scores. Averaging under three yards per carry, the backs had nowhere to go. Smallish speedster Lincoln Pare led the way with 455 yards and a score, but now he’s in the transfer portal.

Arkansas State Red Wolves Preview 2022: Defense

Not everything was awful about the Arkansas State defense. Yeah, it was last in the nation against the run, and yeah, it was the second-worst in college football overall, and it allowed 506 yards and 39 points per game, but …

There was pressure. Not enough of it, but former Tennessee transfer Kivon Bennett generated eight sacks and 16.5 tackles for loss from one defensive end spot, and fellow former Volunteer John Mincey is a veteran to start with on the inside. Now this group has to hold up a wee bit against the run, even with a slew of new guys in the rotation.

The linebacking corps isn’t big, but it can move. The plays behind the line mostly came from the line, but 6-1, 216-pound junior Jaden Harris and 5-10, 180-pound Melique Straker have the quickness to do more.

Teams were so busy running on ASU that the secondary caught a bit of a break. This group should take a bit to come together, especially at safety. The corners will be fine in time, but losing second-leading tackler Jarius Reimonenq to James Madison stings.

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Arkansas State Red Wolves Top 10 Players: College Football Preview 2022

Who are the 10 best Arkansas State players going into the 2022 season?

Arkansas State Red Wolves Preview 2022: Who are the top 10 players going into the season?


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College Football Rankings, Season Predictions: Sun Belt Spring Version 2022

Sun Belt spring football rankings and predictions with best and worst case scenarios for every team

Sun Belt college football rankings and predictions with the realistic best and worst case records and quick analysis – the 2022 spring version.


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The Sun Belt just got a whole lot bigger, cooler, and more interesting with a shocking expansion that should take the conference up another level.

FCS powerhouse James Madison gets to join in right away, and Marshall, Old Dominion, and Southern Miss were able to leave Conference USA and get in for the 2022 football season.

Here’s the problem – several Sun Belt programs that made strides last year are going to have tougher schedules to deal with. Several teams should be better, but might not have the results to show it.

The rankings are based on how good the teams should be and not the final projected records. Keeping in mind that this all could/might/will change when we make the final calls in August …

2022 College Football Schedules By Teams: All 131 Schools