Keys for AState’s game Saturday against UCA at Centennial Bank Stadium on ESPN3
Penalties. Giving yards away isn’t the formula to break a losing streak. Currently the Red Wolves are on pace to break the school record of 121 penalties in a season. Last week they set a new single game record for penalties.
Defense needs to win at the line. UCA is getting balanced yardage but rushes two times for every pass attempt. UCA’s average per carry is only 4 yards, slow that down and add pressure on the quarterback and AState is in great shape.
Build on the offensive confidence. The Red Wolves nearly got the offense on track the first half last week and in the second half looked much improved. Offensive success can set the tone for the remainder of the season.
Offense needs to win at the line. The Red Wolves settled for two very short field goals at USU. AState has to be able to create running lanes in the red zone to get 7 instead of 3. Also need to protect Justice Hansen.