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South Alabama @ Arkansas State

Current Records: South Alabama 5-2; Arkansas State 2-6

What to Know

The Arkansas State Red Wolves haven't won a matchup against the South Alabama Jaguars since Nov. 3 of 2018, but they'll be looking to end the drought Saturday. The Red Wolves and South Alabama will face off in a Sun Belt battle at 4 p.m. ET at Centennial Bank Stadium. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this contest.

Arkansas State received a tough blow last week as they fell 38-18 to the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns. Arkansas State was down 38-12 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. No one had a standout game offensively for Arkansas State, but they got one touchdown from TE Seydou Traore.

Meanwhile, South Alabama entered their game against the Troy Trojans last Thursday without any home losses -- but there's a first time for everything. The Jaguars didn't finish too far behind, but the squad still lost 10-6 to Troy. QB Carter Bradley had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: besides failing to produce a single touchdown, he threw one interception with only 5.38 yards per passing attempt.

The Red Wolves are expected to lose this next one by 9. Those burned by picking them against the spread last week might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.

The losses put Arkansas State at 2-6 and South Alabama at 5-2. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Arkansas State comes into the matchup boasting the sixth fewest thrown interceptions in the nation at two. But South Alabama enters the contest having picked the ball off nine times, good for 18th in the nation. We'll see which of these strengths -- offense or defense -- will win out.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 4 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: $19.00


The Jaguars are a big 9-point favorite against the Red Wolves, according to the latest college football odds.

Bettors have moved against the Jaguars slightly, as the game opened with the Jaguars as an 11.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

South Alabama have won four out of their last seven games against Arkansas State.

  • Oct 30, 2021 - South Alabama 31 vs. Arkansas State 13
  • Nov 28, 2020 - South Alabama 38 vs. Arkansas State 31
  • Nov 29, 2019 - South Alabama 34 vs. Arkansas State 30
  • Nov 03, 2018 - Arkansas State 38 vs. South Alabama 14
  • Nov 11, 2017 - South Alabama 24 vs. Arkansas State 19
  • Oct 15, 2016 - Arkansas State 17 vs. South Alabama 7
  • Oct 13, 2015 - Arkansas State 49 vs. South Alabama 31