With only two practices left after Tuesday's performance, new head coach Hugh Freeze has a few decisions to make between now and Saturday.
He made one of those decisions known Tuesday after practice.
Another decision that Freeze hasn't made yet is who will be the starting punter.
Freeze was upbeat after Tuesday's practice and seemed pleased with his team's effort on Tuesday.
"I thought we had a good day," Freeze said. "We are anxious to hit someone else in a different color jersey, I'm sure that's the case all over the country."
Freeze has a stable of quality running backs, he stated that you can expect to see four of them play on Saturday.
Freeze admitted that his defense is working extremely hard preparing to stop the run against Illinois.
"They have led the Big 10 in rushing 3 out of the last 5 years, that says a lot about what they do," Freeze said. "That's who they are, they will run it straight at you. I promise you we will be aggressive, we won't sit back and wait for them to come to us, we will go after them."
Freeze is excited to get the season underway.
"We have had a great camp," Freeze said. "It's time to find out what type of team we are going to be. I"m excited about how hard these young men have worked and the effort they have given us."
Arkansas State University will travel to Champaign, Illinois and take on the Illini, Saturday at 2:30 p.m. central.