It's definitely about to be a "Dog" fight here in Mobile, Alabama.
Dog lovers don't get upset. Michael Vick isn't in town.
Both Arkansas State interim Head Football Coach David Gunn and ASU Athletic Director told the media Wednesday night that Sunday's Go Daddy.com Bowl Game will be a great game, calling it a true "Dog Fight" between the Red Wolves of Arkansas State and the Huskies of Northern Illinois.
Both teams are coming into the Sunday night game with 10 wins and all things point to an offensive showing.
You will see a lot of comparisons between the two teams and you will see this writer use the word both on several occasions.
Both teams have a great quarterback, both are their respective conferences offensive players of the year.
The difference in this contest will most likely come down to which team's defense steps up and plays the best game.
All things point to the Red Wolves to have the advantage in this category, except for the fact that ASU is missing three coaches and a couple of players on that side of the ball.
Dave Wommack proved to be the difference maker with his defense this fall. There is no doubt that he was key in the Red Wolves success. The big question will be if the defensive staff can make the type of adjustments during the game and at halftime that Wommack was known for.
If they can, then Red Wolves faithful will have something to cheer about.
If not it could become an offensive shootout.
Arkansas State will score a lot of points, I have no doubt about that.
An Arkansas State victory will make the Red Wolves the first Sun Belt team to ever win 11 ballgames in a season.
This team and these players still have a lot to play for.
They have a lot of pride and have come to far to give up and not play well in Sunday's game. There is no way this will happen, I'm normally not that absolute in my thoughts, but in this case I am.
This has been a season for all Red Wolf fans to be proud of. It's very apparent by their showing in Mobile that they are. There is an excitement and energy in Mobile that some longtime ASU faithful say they haven't seen in a very long time.
In fact members of the 1975 undefeated ASU Football team agree that the energy and excitement around this team is unmatched by very few.
No one expected this team to win 10 games this year, perhaps a couple.
No one expected this team to go undefeated in conference play.
Now it's time to prove to the world, to come up with the perfect ending to this almost perfect season.
By the way did I mention that the future is brighter than it's ever been for years to come.
The addition of Arkansas native Gus Malzahn as the Red Wolves new head football coach is just adding to the national respect that is growing at a rampant pace.
Boy isn't it great to be an Arkansas State Red Wolf? To be a part of AStateNation?
If you don't believe it, just take a look around Mobile this weekend. Go Red Wolves.
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