JONESBORO,AR(KAIT) - With just three days left to get the game plan in place, the Red Wolves were back hard at work on the practice field on Tuesday. Arkansas State will open its 95th season of football when it hosts Mississippi Valley State on Saturday at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday's game will mark just the second meeting ever between ASU and Mississippi Valley State. ASU defeated the Delta Devils 55-3 at ASU Stadium in the first meeting in 1995.
Although heavily favored going into Saturday's contest, the Red Wolves and Coach Roberts are making sure that they are not overlooking their opponent.
The Red Wolves return 47 lettermen and 17 starters (6 off./8 def./3 spec.), including the Sun Belt Conference's 2009 Preseason Co-Offensive Player of the Year Corey Leonard (Sr., QB, Covington, La.) and Defensive Player of the Year Alex Carrington (Sr., DE, Tupelo, Miss.).