Arkansas State Red Wolves Obliterate, Humiliate and Destroy the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns 47-3
The Red Wolves gave their passing attack a night off (mostly), using its feet and its defense to completely vaporize the Cajuns on national TV Thursday night.
Former Red Wolves wide receiver and current Seattle Seahawks all-purpose back JD McKissic tweeted it perfectly, as Arkansas State had little trouble dispatching ancient foe Louisiana on Thursday night.
The Red Wolves defense opened the game with a Ja’Von Rolland-Jones (2.5 sacks, 3.5 TFLs) obliteration of Cajun quarterback Andre Nunez, leading to a soul-crushing Arkansas State scoop and score. The Red Wolves would then take its opening possession to the house on 35 yards passing, 34 yards rushing from pocket-passer Justice Hansen, who (without any consideration to his immediate or long term health) inexplicably became the Red Wolves first 100 yard rusher of the season (121 rushing, 275 passing, 3 total TDs).
It was truly the Sun Belt-iest of Sun Belt games, with the first half ending on a zig-zaggy 30 yard scramble from Hansen, followed by a goal line fake spike that ended up evolving into a TD pass to Justin McInnis.
Cajuns head coach Mark Hudspeth reportedly wasn’t amused by a Louisiana first half that saw his offense score only 3 points – courtesy of a 51-yard field goal from Stevie Artigue.
It wasn’t just the QBs. Freshman RB Trey Ragas, the conference’s second leading rusher, was held to just 17 yards. Keenan Barnes was targeted 7 times but only recorded a single catch. It was nothing but misery for the Cajuns!
A rattled Nunez ended up giving way to former starter Jordan Davis midway through the first quarter. It didn’t matter. By the end of the game, the Red Wolves defense left a pile of twitching bodies all over the gridiron.
In all, the Monster D recorded 5 sacks, 11 TFLs a pick and and a scoop and score. The offense poured on 571 yards and 5 touchdowns, and the Red Wolves recorded its third consecutive conference blowout.
A former notary public, Jeremy Harper is a professional writer and Chief Instigator for Storm the Castle Creative. He spends much of his free time staring blankly into space.