UPDATE: corrected number of plays for Toledo opponents.
The Red Wolves are underdogs headed to Toledo. Five keys for Arkansas State to win.
- Tempo. AState needs to run 80 or more plays to challenge the Toledo down linemen. Arkansas ran 85 and Iowa State ran 81in regulation.
- A Back has to replace running. Knighten isn't likely 100% and Tabary hasn't shown his running. McKissic and Trosin will have to replace the usual rushing yards from the QB position.
- Get Toledo off the field. The Rockets go three and out about a third of the time. The other drives tend to be a lot of plays even when they don't score.
- Steal a Possession. Toledo has one turnover through two games. AState either has to win the turnover battle or convert the near regular onside kick attempt.
- Don't Miss Point. Toledo is second in the nation in red zone defense. AState cannot afford to miss scoring chances against the stingy Rocket defense.
Game start is at 6pm Central on ESPN3 and ESPN College Extra.