Arkansas St. has longer layoff than usual

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - ASU's next challenge is an unusual, one preparing for a college football game on a Tuesday night.

The Red Wolves play at Louisiana-Monroe next week in a game that will be televised on ESPN2. The teams and the Sun Belt Conference will receive some nice exposure, assuming fans don't skip past the game thinking it's a replay from over the weekend.

The trip won't be too long for Arkansas State, the timing of the game could cause fewer Red Wolves fans to make the trip.

After the game, the Red Wolves don't play again until Oct. 24.

Arkansas State lost last weekend 24-21 at Iowa.