Arkansas State has some unfinished business to complete their goals and dreams.
This team has been saying from day one of fall camp that their goal was to win a Sun Belt Championship.
The Red Wolves journeyed to Murfreesboro Tennessee Friday to prepare to finish off another team that is standing in their way of accomplishing and completing this dream season.
Arkansas State is currently 8-2 overall, 6-0 in Sun Belt action, Middle Tennessee State enters the game 2-7 overall and 1-4 in conference play.
"They are very athletic and very capable of beating you," Coach Hugh Freeze said earlier this week. "We aren't taking anyone for granted, it's another game and we are going to approach it like every other game, it's a business trip."
This Red Wolf football team is off to its best start since the 1980's, they hold a one game lead over Western Kentucky in the league standings. The Hilltoppers travel to North Texas, a place that the Mean Green has had a lot of success at this season in their new stadium.
A win over Middle Tennessee by the Red Wolves and a Hilltoppers loss at North Texas and the Sun Belt Championship will belong to Arkansas State.
"We control our own destiny," Freeze said. "We have to stay focus and remember what got us to this point. That's hard work and not overlooking any team."
When asked about the possibility of going bowling or when asked about last week's game against Louisiana Lafayette being for the conference championship, Freeze was quick to point out that his team still had two conference games remaining.
"One thing I have learned coaching in this conference, anything can happen." Freeze said. "Most of our conference games come down to the fourth quarter. We want to win the conference championship, we need to win one game at a time."
It's no secret that this is a special season for this Arkansas State Football team, but Freeze and his players made it quite clear that they are interested in being satisfied with eight wins.
"We want a conference championship, we want it all," Freeze said.
Senior linebacker agreed with his head coach.
"Eight wins isn't enough," Davis said. "We won't be satisfied with anything less than a conference championship. We don't want a share of the trophy, we want it all."
Arkansas State hasn't had a lot of success playing at Middle Tennessee, while the coaching staff hasn't focused on that this week, many fans feel that this is another opportunity to cross off another item on the Red Wolves list enroute to perhaps the best season in a very long time.
"This is another thing that they can cross off their bucket list of accomplishments," one long-time Red Wolf fan said. "I can't describe how proud I am of this team, but I'm like Coach, there is still unfinished business to be completed."
The game is scheduled for 2 p.m. central and will be featured on ESPN 3.com.