2008 Arkansas State Red Wolves football team

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2008 Arkansas State Red Wolves football
Arkansas State Wordmark.jpg
Conference Sun Belt Conference
2008 record 6–6 (4–3 Sun Belt)
Head coach Steve Roberts (7th year)
Offensive coordinator Doug Ruse
Offensive scheme Spread[1]
Defensive coordinator Kevin Corless and Jack Curtis
Home stadium ASU Stadium
(Capacity: 30,964)
Seasons
« 2007 2009 »
2008 Sun Belt football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Troy   6 1         8 5  
Louisiana–Lafayette   5 2         6 6  
Florida Atlantic   4 3         7 6  
Arkansas State   4 3         6 6  
FIU   3 4         5 7  
Middle Tennessee   3 4         5 7  
Louisiana–Monroe   3 4         4 8  
North Texas   0 7         1 11  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008 Arkansas State Red Wolves football team represents Arkansas State University in the 2008 college football season. The Red Wolves played five home games at ASU Stadium in Jonesboro, Arkansas, including Southern Miss, Middle Tennessee, and Florida Atlantic. The Red Wolves had a difficult season, playing against Texas A&M to start the season off, and later playing Alabama. Arkansas State has played a SEC school for the past three years.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 6:00 pm at Texas A&M* Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX W 18–14   78,691
September 6 6:00 pm Texas Southern* ASU StadiumJonesboro, AR W 83-10   21,741
September 13 6:00 pm Southern Miss* ASU Stadium • Jonesboro, AR L 24-27   25,938
September 20 6:00 pm Middle Tennesseedagger ASU Stadium • Jonesboro, AR W 31-14   24,256
September 27 1:00 pm at Memphis* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Paint Bucket Bowl) L 17-29   26,376
October 11 6:00 pm Louisiana-Monroe ASU Stadium • Jonesboro, AR (Trail of Tears Classic) ESPN GamePlan W 37-29   22,745
October 18 6:00 pm at Louisiana-Lafayette Cajun FieldLafayette, LA L 23-28   23,684
November 1 2:07 pm at #2 Alabama* Bryant-Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL ESPN GamePlan L 0-35   92,138
November 8 6:00 pm at Florida International FIU StadiumMiami, FL L 21-22   15,106
November 22 2:00 pm Florida Atlantic ASU Stadium • Jonesboro, AR ESPN GamePlan W 28-14   10,845
November 29 1:00 pm at North Texas Fouts FieldDenton, TX W 33-28   9,761
December 6 6:00 pm at Troy Movie Gallery StadiumTroy, AL ESPN GamePlan L 9-35   16,227
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Schedule from Arkansas State Indians. Schedule dates, times, and opponents are subject to change.

Game notes[edit]

Texas A&M[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 3 0 6 9 18
Aggies 7 7 0 0 14

The 2008 game was played at Kyle Field and marked the third meeting between the two programs, twice under Coach Roberts. Their last meeting was in 2003. [2]

Texas Southern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0 3 7 0 10
Red Wolves 31 21 17 14 83

Arkansas State became the first major college team to break the 80 point mark since Texas Tech scored 80 against Sam Houston State University in 2005. The team posted the second-highest score in school history, topped only by a 101 point effort against the University of Central Arkansas in 1917. [3]

Southern Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Eagles 3 14 0 10 27
Red Wolves 3 0 14 7 24

This will be the third time in the past four years the two teams have met. They played each other in the New Orleans Bowl in 2005. [2]

Middle Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 0 0 7 7 14
Red Wolves 7 10 7 7 31

This is the homecoming game. [2]

Memphis[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 0 17 0 0 17
Tigers 13 3 3 10 29

The Memphis Tigers and the Wolves have a very fierce rivalry. In 2006, ASU pulled off a win at Memphis on a 60 yard Hail Mary pass with 6 seconds left. Then in 2007, ASU overcame a 25-point halftime deficit. [2]

Louisiana-Monroe[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Warhawks 7 7 0 15 29
Red Wolves 7 20 7 3 37


Louisiana-Lafayette[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 3 7 3 10 23
Ragin’ Cajuns 0 7 7 14 28


Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 0 0 0 0 0
Crimson Tide 7 7 14 7 35

This will mark the third consecutive year that ASU has played an SEC school, and the 49th all-time meeting with a current school in the SEC. It’s the second time Arkansas State has played Alabama, the first time in 1982, losing 35-7. This game may bring the second largest crowd to watch ASU, second to Tennessee in 2007. [2]

Florida International[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 0
Golden Panthers 0


Florida Atlantic[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 0
Red Wolves 0


North Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 0
Mean Green 0


Troy[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 0 0 0 9 9
Trojans 7 14 0 14 35


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