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.