Arkansas State football will face Washington in 2021

Arkansas State football will face Washington in 2021

Press Release from Arkansas State Athletics

Arkansas State Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Terry Mohajir announced Wednesday a one-game contract has been signed that will send the Red Wolves’ football team to Seattle in 2021 to play Pac-12 member Washington for the first time in school history.

Arkansas State will face Washington on Sept. 18 at Husky Stadium, giving the Red Wolves three announced non-conference opponents on their 2021 schedule. A-State is also slated to host UCA on Sept. 4 and Memphis on Sept. 11.

While the Red Wolves will face the Huskies for the first time, it will be their third all-time game against a Pac-12 member. A-State also played USC in 2015 and Oregon in 2012 when they were ranked No. 8 and No. 5 in the nation, respectively.

The contest will mark Washington’s sixth all-time contest against a Sun Belt Conference opponent at the time of the game. The Huskies also played Georgia State in 2014 and Idaho in 2016 and 2001-03 while the Vandals were a member of the league.

Under the direction of head coach Chris Petersen, Washington is currently ranked No. 16 in the nation with an 8-3 overall record. Arkansas State has secured a winning record in a school-record eight consecutive seasons (2011-18) and holds 66 victories over that span to tie for the 24th most in the nation.

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