Arkansas State hasn't played at home on Halloween since the 1970s. Red Wolves fans have been discussing costumes for months, but what we really want to know is who will the Red Wolves be on Saturday night? The Soul Crusher Wolves who pile on points while stealing the other guy's football? Or the Trick-or-Defeat Wolves who fake punt themselves in the loss column?
We're thinking Soul Crushers.
Fredi Knighten used his legs to ice Louisiana, but he has a chance to tune up his arm against GSU, who rank 116th in the nation for passing yards allowed. In fact, defense just isn't the Panther's thing, ranking 114th in total defense and 90th for red zone defense. Zoiks!
But GSU can store points, putting more than 30 on the board for its two wins (New Mexico State and Ball). Nick Arbuckle's QB rating (150.2) is second best in the conference, and wide receivers Penny Hart and Robert Davis both rank in the conferences' top five for receiving yards.
The lesson? Turn your back on GSU at your own peril! Just when you think they're dead, Nick Arbuckle rises from the ooze and hurls footballs like bloody machetes.
Start Time: 6 P.M, the Witching Hour (in Jonesboro only, where bedtime comes fairly early, okay?)
Broadcast: ESPN3, The Official Channel of the Sun Belt
Weather Forecast: Not Naked Friendly
With the rain/wind/temp combo that's looking like will happen Sat, sad to say unless it changes we won't be painted up for health concerns..— The Naked Guys (@BCMTNG) October 29, 2015
Location: Centennial Bank Torture Chamber in Terrifying Jonesboro, AR
A-State Color Scheme: Spoooooooky
Black on black on black. Paint it BLACK for Howl-O-Ween!! pic.twitter.com/FXWOqK50ot— A-State Athletics (@AStateRedWolves) October 30, 2015
Radio: 107.9 KFIN (A-State), 88.5 WRAS-FM (GSU)
Series Record: Arkansas State leads the series 2-0.
Betting Line: The line opened at -18.5, but is now a frightening -17 Red Wolves
A-State's ESPN FPI Chances: 89.6%
Odds That A-State Has a #Howloween Promotion: 1,000,000%
Nixon unleashes that delayed keeper that has destroyed A-State since the early 2000s.— A-State Fan Rules (@AStateFanRules) October 21, 2015
A black cat just crossed my path the day before Halloween...seems legit— Fredi Knighten (@FrediKnighten) October 30, 2015