Preview: App State at AState

Appalachian State makes its first trip to Jonesboro bringing cold weather with them, but the Red Wolves bring an offense on a hot streak

Appalachian State at Arkansas State
Kickoff: 2 p.m., Centennial Bank Stadium.
Records: Arkansas State 6-3, 4-1 in Sun Belt; Appalachian 4-5, 3-2 SBC.
Broadcast: Arkansas State Radio Network; ESPN3.


Appalachian State brings a three-game winning streak to Jonesboro, its longest since the final three games of the 2012 regular season. It took a 39-yard field goal by Bentlee Critcher with 29 seconds to top ULM 31-29.
App State has six Red Zone turnovers this season.
The Mountaineers are 0-10 all-time when playing west of the Mississippi River. Last week they ended a 0-9 streak against the state of Louisiana.

Coach Scott Satterfield
"I think what we have done the last three games has given us a little confidence that we can compete against these teams. We will not shy away from the teams we are getting ready to play. If we continue to play hard; they know if they execute fully execute and play we have a good chance to win."


The Red Wolves are bowl eligible again after a 45-10 win over South Alabama. A-State is bowl eligible for the fourth consecutive year and seventh time over the last 10 seasons. At home, State has won six straight at home and is 20-2 over the past 4 seasons. Over the last 4 seasons the Red Wolves are 34-14 and have two more games after Saturday. Since 2011, A-State is 24-4 in SBC play and is 12-1 in November. State has scored at least 40 points in four consecutive games for the first time in school history, averaging 45.3 points per game over that span and has held five opponents to 14 points or less this season - its best since 1986 (10).

Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson
Great win against South Alabama. I thought our guys played collectively the best game they have played all year in all three phases. They really stepped up. All in all to become bowl eligible for the senior class was a huge goal was a big goal and to stay undefeated at home was another big goal. We wanted to protect our home field with leads us into a really big game against Appalachian State.

As much as they are going to come in with momentum and obviously Lamb is throwing the ball around well, and offensively they know what they are doing. It really comes down to us and doing what we are supposed to do. We don’t really move outside that framework.