JONESBORO, Ark. (News release) – Arkansas State, which has won four of the last five Sun Belt Conference titles and made five consecutive bowl-game appearances, will kick off its 2016 campaign Friday with an 8 p.m. ESPNU-televised home game against Mid-American Conference member Toledo.
Every A-State game can be heard live on 107.9 FM in the Northeast Arkansas area. The live radio broadcast can also be accessed on the official A-State Athletics web site (AStateRedWolves.com) and the A-State Athletics app.
Arkansas State is entering its third year under head coach Blake Anderson, who has compiled a 16-10 record at the school while leading the program to back-to-back bowl-game appearances and the 2015 Sun Belt Conference championship. A-State is the only FBS program in the nation to win four league championships over the last five seasons.
The Red Wolves were picked to finish second in the 2016 Sun Belt Conference Preseason Coaches Poll. Toledo is under the direction of first-year head coach Jason Candle, who spent the previous seven years as an assistant coach with the program. The Rockets are coming off a 10-2 season, including a win in the Boca Raton Bowl, and are currently receiving votes in both the Associated Press and Coaches Top 25 polls.
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