Take one game at a time.
That's what Arkansas State's new head Coach Hugh Freeze has been teaching from day one.
Freeze's Red Wolves come into Tuesday night's nationally televised game against Florida International in Jonesboro undefeated in conference play.
"It's going to be a big game for both of us," Freeze said after a Sunday evening practice. "We don't approach game with the mindset we might lose, we go into each of them believing that we are going to win."
Freeze realizes the importance of the game, it's an opportunity for his staff and team to showcase their program to every football fan and prospect in the country.
"The most important game for us is the next one," Freeze said. "This game is a great opportunity for us in a lot of ways. We get a chance to showcase our program, we will be the only football game on that night, everyone that loves football will be watching our game."
With opportunity comes responsibility
"Florida International is a very good ball club," Freeze said earlier. "They are probably the most athletic team that we have faced so far, especially in conference play."
Freeze gave his team Saturday off before returning to the practice field Sunday.
"I thought we had a great practice today," Freeze said. "We had a lot less mental mistakes. The guys looked fresh and focused. It's been a long few days, we are all ready to get this game underway."
Freeze on ULM's victory
"The fact that ULM won didn't surprise me, but the margin they won by did a little especially at Troy. For those of you that traveled to Monroe last weekend, realizes how good they really are."
Freeze on WKU's Shutout of FAU
"Again not surprised they won, but the fact that they held FAU to 100 yards total offense. They have a great defense, we saw when we played them."
Freeze on whether the FIU is a must win game
"We approach every game as a must win," Freeze said. "We want to win them all. If we don't win, it won't be the end of our season. We would still control our own destiny because we play those guys that would be ahead of us, but that's not how we approach things."
Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN 2.