Despite fielding some compelling teams in recent years, the Warhawks haven't notched a victory against the Red Wolves since 2009. In fact, the five year losing streak is a mirror to the Red Wolves' rise to power, whose ascent to the Sun Belt elite began during Hugh Freeze's 2011 season.
2015 finds Todd Berry's crew in rebuilding mode. Winless in conference, and with only a single victory on the season, ULM is seeking a foundation to build on for next year. Meanwhile, Arkansas State is focused on running the Sun Belt, with only the Sun Belt's basement stopping Blake Anderson's Wolves from enjoying the program's first undefeated conference slate since 2011.
Do the Warhawks stand a chance at thwarting destiny and spoiling A-State's undisputed title hopes?
Start Time: 2 P.M CST
Broadcast: ESPN3, The Official Channel of the Sun Belt. Manning the booth are Brock Bowling and Doug Graber. Everybody loves Brock Bowling.
Weather Forecast: 64º with a 100% chance of awesome.
Location: Malone Stadium, Monroe, LA (capacity: 30,427)
Radio: 107.9 KFIN (A-State), KJLO 104.1 FM (Warhawks)
Series Record: Arkansas State leads the overall series 22-14. Since ULM joined the Sun Belt in 2001, the Red Wolves have enjoyed a 10-4 record against the Warhawks.
Betting Line: Since opening at -12.5, the Red Wolves are currently favored by 14.5 over the Warhawks.
A-State's ESPN FPI Chances: 83.4%
Points per Sun Belt Conference game: '11 Freeze 35.0 '12 Malzahn 37.6 '13 Harsin 30.1 '14 Anderson 42.0 '15 Anderson 44.6 and rising!— HowlYes (@HowlYes) November 10, 2015
ULM's Todd Berry "we are getting ready to play the class of the Sun Belt in my opinion." Arkansas State @RedWolvesFBall at ULM, 2 pm, Sat.— AStateNation (@AStateNation) November 9, 2015