The postseason gets underway Saturday for the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision, and Arkansas State will compete in its seventh-consecutive bowl game. The Red Wolves will play in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama, as they go up against Middle Tennessee State.
Arkansas State is trying to rebound from a 32-25 loss to Troy when a share of the Sun Belt Conference title was on the line. Middle Tennessee wants to continue a strong finish after winning three of its final four games to become bowl eligible.
Middle Tennessee's defense against an Arkansas State team that leads the Sun Belt Conference in total, scoring and passing offense. The Blue Raiders have one of the better defenses in Conference USA but has only picked off four passes. Arkansas State QB Justice Hansen presents a major challenge, having thrown for 3,630 yards and a Sun Belt-record 34 touchdowns. Hansen has been intercepted 15 times.
Arkansas State defensive end Ja'Von Rolland-Jones needs one more sack to break the career FBS record of 44 held by Terrell Suggs and Jonathan Peterson. The two-time Sun Belt player of the year has 13 sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss this season while forcing three fumbles.
Kickoff at the Cramton Bowl is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday's game can be heard on Classic Hits 101.7 and streaming live at ktlo.com. The broadcast begins at 5:00 with the Midsouth Ford Dealers Tailgate Show.
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