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2017 Arkansas State Red Wolves football team

The 2017 Arkansas State Red Wolves football team represented Arkansas State University in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Red Wolves played their home games at Centennial Bank Stadium in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and competed in the Sun Belt Conference. They were led by fourth-year head coach Blake Anderson. They finished the season 7–5, 6–2 in Sun Belt play to finish in third place. They received a bid to the Camellia Bowl where they lost to Middle Tennessee.

2017 Arkansas State Red Wolves football
Arkansas State Red Wolves wordmark.svg
ConferenceSun Belt Conference
2017 record7–5 (6–2 Sun Belt)
Head coachBlake Anderson (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorBuster Faulkner (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorJoe Cauthen (4th season)
Home stadiumCentennial Bank Stadium
(Capacity: 30,382)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Sun Belt football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Troy +   7 1         11 2  
Appalachian State +   7 1         9 4  
Arkansas State   6 2         7 5  
Georgia State   5 3         7 5  
New Mexico State   4 4         7 6  
Louisiana   4 4         5 7  
Louisiana–Monroe   4 4         4 8  
Idaho   3 5         4 8  
South Alabama   3 5         4 8  
Coastal Carolina *   2 6         3 9  
Georgia Southern   2 6         2 10  
Texas State   1 7         2 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • * – Ineligible for postseason play due to FCS-to-FBS transition rules
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

The Red Wolves finished the 2016 season 8–5, 7–1 in Sun Belt play to earn a share of the Sun Belt championship. They received a bid to the Cure Bowl where they defeated UCF.

ScheduleEdit

Arkansas State announced its 2017 football schedule on March 1, 2017. The 2017 schedule consisted of six home and away games in the regular season. The Red Wolves hosted Sun Belt foes Coastal Carolina, Louisiana–Lafayette, Texas State, and Troy, and traveled to Georgia Southern, Louisiana–Monroe, New Mexico State, and South Alabama[1]

The Red Wolves hosted two of the four non-conference opponents, Arkansas–Pine Bluff from the Southwestern Athletic Conference and Miami (FL) from the Atlantic Coast Conference, and traveled to Nebraska from the Big Ten Conference and SMU from the American Athletic Conference.

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 27:00 p.m.at Nebraska*BTNL 36–4390,171
  • *Non-conference game
^[a] The game between Arkansas State and Miami was canceled in the wake of Hurricane Irma due to travel concerns for the Hurricanes.[2]
Schedule Source:[3]

Game summariesEdit

at NebraskaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 14 12 0 10 36
Cornhuskers 17 10 7 9 43
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2012 NEB, 42–13

Arkansas–Pine BluffEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Lions 0 3 0 0 3
Red Wolves 13 7 21 7 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at SMUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 14 0 0 7 21
Mustangs 10 20 7 7 44
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2007 ASU, 45–28

at Georgia SouthernEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 3 19 14 7 43
Eagles 0 17 0 8 25
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2016 ASU, 27–26

Coastal CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Chanticleers 0 7 0 10 17
Red Wolves 7 10 17 17 51
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Louisiana–LafayetteEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Ragin' Cajuns 3 0 0 0 3
Red Wolves 14 20 3 10 47
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–23–1 2016 ULL, 24–19

at New Mexico StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 7 0 10 20 37
Aggies 0 14 0 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–3 2016 ASU, 41–22

at South AlabamaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 0 6 6 7 19
Jaguars 10 0 7 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2016 ASU, 17–7

Texas StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 6 0 6 0 12
Red Wolves 16 0 14 0 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2016 ASU, 36–14

at Louisiana–MonroeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 7 21 21 18 67
Warhawks 14 7 14 15 50
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–5 2016 ASU, 51–10

TroyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 0 7 10 15 32
Red Wolves 0 10 3 12 25
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2016 ASU, 36–14

vs Middle Tennessee–Camellia BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 7 14 7 7 35
Red Wolves 3 7 7 13 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–9 2012 ASU, 45–0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nebraska, Miami Part of the 2017 A-State Football Schedule" (Press release). KASU. March 1, 2017. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  2. ^ Scott Gleeson (September 6, 2017). "Miami-Arkansas State college game canceled due to Hurricane Irma". USA Today. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  3. ^ "2017 Arkansas State Red Wolves Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved March 3, 2017.