How big is Arkansas State's game with Louisiana Lafayette on Saturday?
It depends on who you ask.
First year Head Coach Hugh Freeze won't admit that Saturday's game is for the Sun Belt Championship.
"We still have a lot of games to play," Freeze said earlier this week. "You might say its for the conference championship, but I'm not. There are too many games left, I'm sure Willie Taggert at Western Kentucky would argue it's for the Sun Belt Championship."
Don't get Freeze wrong he realizes more than anyone how big a game Saturday's home contest against the Ragin Cajuns actually is.
"There is no hiding that this is a huge game for both of us," Freeze said. "This is ULL's last conference's game, they know if they win they get a share of the title. I can't say that if we win the game."
If Arkansas State wins the big game, they would have to lose both their remaining games not to get a share of the championship.
"We are taking one game at a time like we have all year long," Freeze said. "We have to take care of business against Lafayette, they are probably the best all around team in our conference we have played I'm expecting a very tough game."
This season has been about a lot of first for Freeze and his Red Wolves Football team.
First time they have undefeated through five conference games since joining FBS.
First time for an Arkansas State Head Football Coach to win seven games in his first season.
First time that ASU has led the conference in both offense in defense since joining FBS play.
First time they won back to back road conference games since joining FBS
First time ever that Arkansas State won at Florida Atlantic.
Instead of being satisfied, Freeze wants more out of this Red Wolf Football team.
"With every win it makes me feel more pressure to win the next one," Freeze said. "I'm not getting pressure from anyone except for myself. I'm a fierce competitor and it makes me want to win that much more."
Arkansas State received a Top 25 vote in the Coaches Poll this week, they continue to accomplish a lot of things but there are some things left on their 2011 goals and bucket list per say.
"We haven't won at Middle on the road for a long time," Freeze said. "Our main goal is to win a Sun Belt Championship, we still have work to do.
Freeze encourages everyone to come out and help the Red Wolves to a victory on Saturday.
"We need a big crowd here Saturday," Freeze said. "We have a great fan base, we need their help in making this a hard place to play. We did it the first two games, we need their help against Lafayette."