Red Wolves want to finish season strong

Arkansas State University will be playing for a lot next Saturday when they host Troy in the regular season finale in Jonesboro. The 9-2 Red Wolves will be trying to complete Sun Belt play undefeated and a chance to go 10-2, something that hasn't happened in a very long time at ASU.

Arkansas State University will be playing for a lot next Saturday when they host Troy in the regular season finale in Jonesboro.

The 9-2 Red Wolves will be trying to complete Sun Belt play undefeated and a chance to go 10-2, something that hasn't happened in a very long time at ASU.

A win Saturday against Troy would give the Red Wolves the Sun Belt Championship by themselves, a goal that several ASU players have had since early fall.

A win would also give ASU an opportunity and chance to finish the regular season in the Top 25 in the country.

A win Saturday and a bowl win against a MAC team in the Go Daddy.Com Bowl in January will give Arkansas State 11 wins, the first time ever for a Sun Belt team to end the season with 11 wins.

While ASU Head Coach Hugh Freeze won't be talking about future wins this week, you can bet the only thing he will be focused on just one thing, winning against Troy in next Saturday's regular season finale.

Freeze takes one game at a time, and often declines to talk about future wins etc.

Freeze in his first year as head coach at Arkansas State has accomplished many remarkable feats.

Not only have they dominated in the Sun Belt in wins, his offensive and defensive units both lead the conference.

The Red Wolves are only one of two teams that lead in both offense and defense, Boise State is the other.

Freeze was hired last December after nine year coaching veteran Steve Roberts was fired after consecutive 4-8 seasons.

Freeze, known for his role in Michael Oher's life in the Blind Side Movie, instantly went to work on rebuilding this team's mental toughness and teaching the Red Wolves to believe in themselves, and to expect more from themselves.

Arkansas State's only two losses this season came in the season opener to Big 10 member Illinois on the road and a road trip to Top 10 Virginia Tech.