Arkansas State Red Wolves Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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Arkansas State Red Wolves Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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Arkansas State Red Wolves Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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Arkansas State Red Wolves Season Prediction, What Will Happen

The program is too good, has too good a recent history, and has too good a coaching staff to be so bad for a third year in a row.

But does Butch Jones have the guys up front on both sides of the ball?

The lines have been the killer – the defensive front has been a stunning disappointment for most of the last three seasons considering how good it used to be at getting to the quarterback – and that’s probably not going to change too much this season.

The running game has to be better, the run defense has to be better, the turnovers have to slow down, and …

Set The Arkansas State Red Wolves Regular Season Win Total At … 5.5

The transfer portal has been rough on the Red Wolves, and there’s a whole lot of turnover from the 2021 team, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Okay, so it is a bad thing to lose 12 potential key players in the transfer portal – and counting. However, as long as the starting 22 can stay relatively healthy, there’s a shot at a winning season.

Really.

Grambling State, at Old Dominion, ULM, James Madison, at Southern Miss, South Alabama, UMass, at Texas State, Troy. Anything can happen – ASU almost got Louisiana last year – but forget about the rest of the slate for now. If there’s any improvement on the lines, winning five of those nine games isn’t asking for the world.

It’s not going to be a Sun Belt championship season, but it’ll be a step in the right direction.

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