2013 Arkansas State Red Wolves football team

The 2013 Arkansas State Red Wolves football team represented Arkansas State University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. For the third consecutive season, the Red Wolves were led by a first-year head coach, with Bryan Harsin, previously offensive coordinator at Texas, taking over from Gus Malzahn, who left to become head coach at Auburn.[1]

2013 Arkansas State Red Wolves football
Arkansas State Red Wolves wordmark.svg
Sun Belt co-champion
GoDaddy Bowl champion
GoDaddy Bowl, W 23–20 vs. Ball State
ConferenceSun Belt Conference
2013 record8–5 (5–2 Sun Belt)
Head coachBryan Harsin (1st year)
John Thompson (interim)
Co-offensive coordinatorBush Hamdan (1st season)
Co-offensive coordinatorEliah Drinkwitz (1st as coordinator; 2nd overall season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorJohn Thompson (2nd season)
Base defenseMultiple
Home stadiumLiberty Bank Stadium
(Capacity: 30,964)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Sun Belt Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Arkansas State +   5 2         8 5  
WKU   4 3         8 4  
Louisiana–Monroe   4 3         6 6  
South Alabama   4 3         6 6  
Troy   4 3         6 6  
Texas State   2 5         6 6  
Louisiana–Lafayette**   0 2         1 4  
Georgia State*   0 7         0 12  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • **ULL vacated 8 games and co-championship due to major NCAA violations.

    Georgia State ineligible for post-season bowl games due to FBS transition and ineligible for Sun Belt Conference championship due to Sun Belt Conference decision.

Rankings from AP Poll

Shortly after the end of the regular season, Harsin would himself leave Arkansas State, moving to Boise State, his alma mater and a program where he had served as an assistant from 2001 to 2010, after Chris Petersen left for Washington. Harsin did not coach Arkansas State in the GoDaddy Bowl;[1] Arkansas State named defensive coordinator John Thompson as interim head coach for the bowl game.[2]

The Red Wolves, members of the Sun Belt Conference, played their home games at Liberty Bank Stadium (renamed after the 2013 season to Centennial Bank Stadium) in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 316:00 p.m.Arkansas–Pine Bluff*ESPN3W 62–1130,451
September 76:30 p.m.at Auburn*SECRNL 9–3883,246
September 126:30 p.m.Troy
  • Liberty Bank Stadium
  • Jonesboro, AR
ESPNUW 41–3426,012
September 213:30 p.m.at Memphis*ESPN3L 7–3136,279
September 286:30 p.m.at Missouri*CSS/ESPN3L 19–4162,468
October 126:00 p.m.Idaho* 
  • Liberty Bank Stadium
  • Jonesboro, AR
W 48–2426,781
October 227:00 p.m.Louisiana–Lafayette
  • Liberty Bank Stadium
  • Jonesboro, AR
ESPN2L 7–2324,578
November 26:30 p.m.at South AlabamaESPN3W 17–1618,228
November 96:00 p.m.at Louisiana–MonroeESPN3W 42–1413,427
November 166:30 p.m.Texas State
  • Liberty Bank Stadium
  • Jonesboro, AR
Sun Belt NetworkW 38–2123,143
November 232:00 p.m.Georgia State
  • Liberty Bank Stadium
  • Jonesboro, AR
ESPN3W 35–3318,512
November 303:00 p.m.at WKUESPN3L 31–3414,417
January 5, 20148:00 p.m.vs. Ball State*ESPNW 23–2036,119
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • All times are in Central time
Schedule Source:[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Boise State hires Bryan Harsin". ESPN.com. December 11, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  2. ^ "Harsin Steps Down as A-State Head Football Coach" (Press release). Arkansas State Red Wolves. December 11, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  3. ^ "2013 Arkansas State Red Wolves Football Schedule". Arkansas State Athletics. Retrieved July 12, 2013.