1. ARKANSAS STATE WIN TOTAL PREDICTION: WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN
It’s another very good Arkansas State team that will be deep in the mix for the Sun Belt title, but there are just enough question marks to assume a slight step back.
The receivers are there, but the running backs are a bit thin, the O line needs to find a few key replacements, and losing QB Justice Hansen is a massive hit. Even so, the ASU offense will still be among the Sun Belt’s best.
The defense – as always – will live in the backfield, even without the top pass rushers from last year. The secondary is strong, the linebackers good, and the defense that did more than enough to hold serve should be every bit as productive, but …
Set The Regular Season Win Total At … 7
The Arkansas State win total isn’t going to go under seven and could end up being as high as ten if everything breaks right.
The Red Wolves aren’t going to win at Georgia, and they have to go on the road to deal with UNLV, Troy, ULM and South Alabama. On the plus side, there’s no Appalachian State on the slate, but having to deal with SMU to kick things off is a problem, and facing Louisiana will be a showdown.
It’s Arkansas State. Just like it has over the last eight seasons, it’ll come up with another winning campaign, and it’ll go bowling yet again.