Red Wolf fans fired up after big win

Arkansas State's win over Florida International has instilled an excitement in Jonesboro that has been unmatched for a very long time. As one Red Wolf fan explained, "It's a Great time to be a Red Wolf."

Arkansas State's win over Florida International has instilled an excitement in Jonesboro that has been unmatched for a very long time.

Everyone admitted that there was an excitement and energy surrounding this year's football team with new head coach Hugh Freeze during the summer months and throughout fall camp.

While the excitement and energy levels were high, older ASU fans that have lived through more bad times than good were still reluctant to get overly excited until this Red Wolf Football team accomplished things they haven't for a long time on the football field.

Tuesday's night's win over defending Sun Belt Champion FIU has renewed hopes of the Arkansas State faithful that this season is going to be their best team in a long time.

The last time ASU went to a bowl game was 2005 when they won the Sun Belt Championship and went 6-6 before losing the Bowl game and ending the season with a 6-7 mark.

The Red Wolves currently have a 5-2 mark overall and 3-0 in conference play, they are one game away from being bowl eligible.

Three out of five of ASU's remaining games are at home and the two road games are against two of the bottom teams in the conference.

One thing for sure is that the Sun Belt Championship will have to go through Jonesboro this season.

Undefeated Louisiana of Lafayette has to play the Red Wolves on their home turf in Jonesboro November 12, a game that will most likely be for the conference championship.

A homecoming victory over North Texas on October 29 will make this Arkansas State team bowl eligible for the first time since 2005.

Knowing this head coach and his drive for success, this team will not be satisfied with just being bowl eligible, this team is striving for a Sun Belt Championship and building something special that they will be remembered for for a long time.

Arkansas State hasn't won seven games since the 80's and some Red Wolf fans are thinking higher than that.

"10-2" said one long time ASU faithful. "I can see this team winning out."

One thing for sure this schedule is definitely favors Arkansas State for success.

After playing host to North Texas on homecoming next weekend, they travel to winless Florida Atlantic University on November 5.

They host University of Louisiana-Lafayette on November 12, and then travel to Middle Tennessee on November 19. The Red Wolves get a week off for Thanksgiving before returning home for their last game against Troy.

"It's a great time to be an Arkansas State fan," Red Wolf Touchdown Club President and Co-Host of AStateNation Sports Radio Show Wally Jackson said. "I haven't seen this much excitement surrounding this team in a very long time."