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Missouri State Bears vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves: Preview, Streaming, Start Time, Betting Line, and Sundry

Missouri State Bears are more known for their play on the diamond than the gridiron. But to overlook the Bears would be a serious mistake for the Red Wolves, who enter the game banged up and missing their dynamic signal caller, Fredi Knighten.

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Start Time: 6 P.M

Weather Forecast: Not Bad at All

LocationCentennial Bank Stadium, Jonesboro, AR

A-State Color Scheme:

TV/Streaming: ESPN3 (Although a Naked Guy Periscope would be interesting)

Announcing: The legendary Brock Bowling

Radio: 107.9 KFIN  (A-State), KTXR 101.3 FM (M-State)

Series Record: A-State leads 2-1  (1991 L, 1997  W, 1998 W)

Betting Line: As of this moment, Arkansas State is a 22-point favorite over the Bears

ESPN FPI Chances: 93.5% A-State

#SunBeltHeat: Glowing

Why The Bears Can Win: 'Tis the year for underdog upsets. Though the Bears fared poorly against Memphis, the Red Wolves will have to play alert and with purpose to put Missouri State away.

Why the Red Wolves Will Win: Because they're so chill, yo.

Five Things We Know About The Missouri State Bears:

1. Sophomore running back Calan Crowder racked up 164 ground yards vs. Chadron State last Saturday.

2. Calan Crowder rushed for 18 yards in the season opener against Memphis.

3. The Bears are picked this season to finish next to last in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, exactly where they finished in 2014.

4. Where Missouri State lacks in pigskin skills, they make up for on the diamond. The Diamond Bears enjoyed a monster season in 2014-15, making noise in the College World Series until falling in the Super Regionals to Arkansas.

5. The Bears earned their last conference championship in 1990 as a member of the Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference.

The Latest News and Rumors on Arkansas State

Fredi is Out. Tabary is in. Knighten injured his groin during Saturday's dust-up with Missouri. The rocket armed red-shirt Freshman James Tabary takes over as signal caller. Tabary, a more traditional pocket passer, has appeared in both games this season, completing 10 of 18 passes for 122 yards and two INTs.

Who Else is Out? The Missouri game took its pound of flesh. Taj Chambers (LB) and Bo Sentimore (Safety) are done for the season. Blaise Taylor (DB) is expected to sit out Saturday with a strained ankle.

JD is Reportedly Good To Go. McKissic was banged up during the Missouri game, but reports out of Jonesboro indicate that the dynamic receiver and kick returner is set to suit up for Missouri State.

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Outlook Calculated Using Sorcery and Science:

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