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.
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. 
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.