Arkansas State Red Wolves Football: 2019 Could Be The Year Of Success
Arkansas State Football and the whole Arkansas State community is in a state of mourning for the passing of the head coach Blake Anderson’s wife Wendy Anderson on August 20th, 2019. Through the time over two years she fought with breast cancer she was still seen in the company of her husband Blake and her beloved Red Wolves whom she loved. Her husband Blake persevered in his role as head football coach at Arkansas State as this was going on. His faith supported him and he never despaired. Wendy’s death was tragic and so many people are mourning over the loss of her life. Head coach Blake Anderson’s extraordinary composure is the standard for coaches, for fathers, and for husbands. Until he comes back Arkansas State Football will be fighting for him and in tribute of Wendy Anderson.
That is why the 2019 college football season could be very successful for Arkansas State Football. The Redwolves are eyeing some major games on the schedule that they need to focus on and there are some other things that will make Arkansas State tough to beat this season. Let’s take a look at a few games on Arkansas State Football’s schedule, some positive things the Redwolves have, and a prediction on how they do this year.
A Few Games To Focus On For The Red Wolves
Week 5: Arkansas State At Troy September 28th, 2019
For the second season in a row, Arkansas State Football opens the Sun Belt Conference season on the road against a strong opponent. The Troy Trojans enter the 2019 season with new head coach, Chip Lindsey, who arrives at Troy after serving as the offensive coordinator at Southern Miss, Arizona State, and Auburn. Arkansas State Football has a lot of positive things in their program and on the team so if they can get off to a good start to the season, they could come win on Troy’s field. This should be one of the tougher and most interesting matchups for Arkansas State Football.
Week 8: Louisiana Lafayette At Arkansas State October 17th, 2019
Arkansas State Football returns home on a Thursday night game to face the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns. The rival of the Redwolves will come into Jonesboro, Arkansas ready to play and try to take down Arkansas State. If the Redwolves don’t play to their potential, the Ragin Cajuns will take away Arkansas State’s hopes of a Sun Belt Conference title away. Arkansas State Football will also come in ready to play and if the Redwolves have momentum by this point in the season, they should come out of this game with a win. Look for Arkansas State to be tough on defense, high powered on offense led by quarterback Logan Bonner, and use the home-field advantage to make it an even tougher environment for Louisiana Lafayette to play in.
Week 14: Arkansas State At South Alabama November 29th, 2019
Arkansas State Football goes into the middle of winter in Mobile for their game against South Alabama. The Jaguars are always tough and they know how to win games against just about anybody. The Redwolves have to go into the final game of the regular-season ready, focused, and mistake-free. By this point in the year, Arkansas State will have to know who they are and what type of football they want to play. Look for a solid and strong defense to lead the way in this game and Arkansas State Football should pull out the win.
Positive Things Arkansas State Football Has
Red Wolves Defense Will Lead The Charge
The Arkansas State defense will lead the way and be the best in the Sun Belt Conference. The Redwolves have six Sun Belt all-conference selections, including Kevin Thurmon and Forrest Merrill defensive linemen who will be great. Also, William Bradley-King will be a star sack master on quarterbacks this year. As well as the defensive line, Jerry Jacobs defensive back could be the most talented DB in the conference. He will benefit from good pressure upfront on the opposing quarterbacks and have plenty of interceptions. Look for Arkansas State Football and the defense specifically to have a tremendous 2019 campaign where they lead the charge.
Quarterback Logan Bonner Looks Solid
In last month’s Fall camp at the team’s scrimmage, redshirt junior quarterback Logan Bonner looked really good and is taking the reins over in Jonesboro. He went 7-8 in passing for 160 yards and 4 touchdowns. He showed he has a quick release and a very solid spiral on the football. With some amazing targets look for Bonner to be great for Arkansas State Football.
Wide Receivers That Are A Threat
Kirk Merritt the 6’0″, 215-pound senior wide receiver is really good at catching anything and everything. Merritt is explosive on the gridiron, he doesn’t let much escape his grasp, and he looks to be Logan Bonner’s go-to target in 2019. Dahu Green is a 6’5″ transfer wide receiver from Oklahoma that got hurt last season, but he’s back and ready to show how great he is. He’s a stud and a star athlete to watch this year for the Red Wolves. Omar Bayless is a senior wide receiver who brings a large amount of experience to the team and he brings big plays too. He is a solid athlete and will create big-time plays for Arkansas State Football.
Overall Season Prediction
Arkansas State Football looks like a solid program and a solid team for the 2019 college football season. The Redwolves could have a special year and could do very well in a lot of games in 2019. Arkansas State will compete and fight in every game of the season, but they won’t win them all. In the regular season, they will win a majority of their games and it will be successful. The Redwolves may very well do good enough this year to be in the Sun Belt Conference title game and even win it. This Arkansas State Football Team has a lot of potential and should do well this season. 2019 should be filled with success for the Arkansas State Red Wolves and this team will be worth watching.
Prediction: (9-3) Sun Belt (6-2)
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