Red Wolves continue Bowl preparations

MOBILE, Ala. (ASU) — The Arkansas State football team continued its preparations for Sunday's Bowl with a 90 minute workout Friday afternoon at the South Alabama University practice fields.

A large crowd of both media and fans was on hand for the practice, which opened with special teams work before transitioning to offense and defense vs. scout team work.  The Red Wolves wrapped up the practice with field goal drills before being addressed by former ASU quarterback Tim Langford.

"Today our goal was to move though practice quickly, meaning that we wanted everyone flying through their assignments," said ASU interim head coach David Gunn.  "We wanted an up-tempo and upbeat practice and I think we accomplished that.  After 36 days, it is time to play.  There are no more plays to install, we just wanted to go out today and wrap up the game plan as efficiently and effectively as possible."

"We were very pleased with the focus, attitude and spirit," added Gunn.  "The guys know we are closer to playing and they are excited about that.  We will be ready to take the field Sunday night."

The Red Wolves finished the regular season at 10-2 overall and won the Sun Belt Conference championship with a perfect 8-0 slate.  Arkansas State will take on Northern Illinois in the Jan. 8 Bowl.  The Huskies finished the regular season at 10-3 with an eight-game win streak, and won the Mid-American Conference championship. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. and the game will be televised nationally by ESPN.