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Troy @ Arkansas State

Current Records: Troy 9-2; Arkansas State 3-8

What to Know

The Troy Trojans and the Arkansas State Red Wolves are even-steven against one another since November of 2016 (2-2), but not for long. Troy and the Red Wolves will face off in a Sun Belt battle at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Centennial Bank Stadium. Troy has a defense that allows only 16.64 points per game, so Arkansas State's offense will have their work cut out for them.

The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks typically have all the answers at home, but last week Troy proved too difficult a challenge. Troy took down the Warhawks 34-16. RB Kimani Vidal went supernova for the Trojans as he rushed for two TDs and 241 yards on 29 carries.

Troy's defense was a presence as well, as it got past Louisiana-Monroe's offensive line to sack QB Chandler Rogers five times for a total loss of 40 yards. It was a group effort with four guys contributing.

Meanwhile, the Red Wolves were close but no cigar last week as they fell 16-13 to the Texas State Bobcats. No one had a standout game offensively for Arkansas State, but RB Johnnie Lang Jr. led the way with one touchdown.

The Trojans are the favorite in this one, with an expected 13.5-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (3-1), so they might be worth a quick bet.

Troy's win lifted them to 9-2 while Arkansas State's loss dropped them down to an irreparable 3-8. We'll see if Troy's success rolls on or if Arkansas State is able to steal their positive momentum.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Centennial Bank Stadium -- Jonesboro, Arkansas
  • TV: ESPN University
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $5.00


The Trojans are a big 13.5-point favorite against the Red Wolves, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 13.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Arkansas State and Troy both have two wins in their last four games.

  • Oct 31, 2020 - Troy 38 vs. Arkansas State 10
  • Sep 28, 2019 - Arkansas State 50 vs. Troy 43
  • Dec 02, 2017 - Troy 32 vs. Arkansas State 25
  • Nov 17, 2016 - Arkansas State 35 vs. Troy 3