A-State sendoff planned for departure to Memphis

JONESBORO (AStateRedWolves.com) – Arkansas State fans are encouraged to help send the Red Wolves football team off Friday as they depart for Memphis, Tenn., to play the Memphis Tigers on Saturday at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

The team will be leaving Liberty Bank Stadium at 4 p.m. Friday afternoon, and A-State fans are asked to gather near the Football Facility beginning at 3:30 p.m. to cheer on the players and coaches as they load the buses to depart for the trip.

A-State's game against Memphis on Saturday is set for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff, and is the first of three consecutive non-conference games for the Red Wolves.  Arkansas State will carry a 2-1 overall record into the contest after knocking off Sun Belt Conference foe Troy 41-34 on Sept. 12.  The Red Wolves are 1-1 in non-conference games, defeating UAPB in their season opener before falling at Auburn the next week.

This week's game will pit the Red Wolves against the opponent they've played more than any other in school history.  A-State has played 57 games against Memphis, which brings an 0-2 record into the game.  While Memphis was either tied or led in the fourth quarter each of its first two games, it fell 28-14 at home against Duke and 17-15 on the road at Middle Tennessee.

Tickets for Arkansas State's game against Memphis can be purchased through the Arkansas State University Ticket Office until 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20.  Season tickets for A-State's four remaining home games are also still available through the ticket office located in the Convocation Center. To purchase your tickets, call the ticket office at 870-972-2781 or visit tickets.astate.edu.