Arkansas State is 1-1 after opening the season with a 40-21 victory over Central Arkansas followed by a disappointing 55-50 loss at home against the Memphis Tigers last week. The Arkansas State offense generated 680 yards against the Memphis defense but the Red Wolves defense allowed the same 680 yards to the Tigers offense. The offense for Arkansas State was led by quarterback James Blackmon with 306 yards passing and four touchdowns. Arkansas State does not have any players listed on its injury report.
Washington is off to a disappointing start as the Huskies lost an opener to Montana 13-7 as 34.5-point favorites. Washington followed that with a 31-10 loss on the road to the Michigan Wolverines this past week. Washington's offense generated only 343 yards and turned the ball over once, while the defense allowed Michigan to gain 387 yards. Quarterback Patrick O'Brien, wide receiver Rome Odunze and linebacker Alphonzo Tuputala are questionable, while wide receiver Ja’Lynn Polk is out
Arkansas State Defense giving up too muchArkansas State is 1-1 to start the season and is allowing an average of 38.5 points per game. Arkansas State is 119th in team defense allowing an average of 509.0 yards per game with 152.5 yards rushing and 356.5 yards passing. Opponents are averaging 7.7 yards per play against the Red Wolves defense. Cornerback Taylon Doss is the leading tackler for Arkansas State with 12 while Joe Ozougwu and Kivon Bennett each have 1.5 quarterback sacks. Samy Johnson and Elery Alexander each have intercepted one pass.
Arkansas State is scoring an average of 38.0 points per game but cannot keep up with the points the Red Wolves are allowing. Arkansas State is averaging 146.0 yards rushing and is second in the nation in passing yards with an average of 450.5 yards per game. Quarterback James Blackmon has passed for 475 yards with four touchdowns and quarterback Layne Hatcher has passed for 426 yards and five touchdowns. The running game is led by Alan Lamar with 90 yards and one touchdown and the leading receiver is Jeff Foreman with 13 receptions for 253 yards and one touchdown. Three receivers for Arkansas State have gained over 200 yards receiving.
Washington Offense is Nearly Non-existentThrough the first two games of the regular season the Washington Huskies are scoring an average of only 8.5 points per game. Washington is rushing for an average of only 57.5 yards per game while passing for an average of 259.5 yards per game. Dylan Morris has passed for 519 yards with one touchdown but has been intercepted three times and sacked seven times. Richard Newton has 86 yards rushing but is averaging only 3.0 yards per carry and wide receiver Taj Davis has 12 receptions for 137 yards, to lead all Huskies receivers.
Washington's defense allows an average of 22.0 points and 309.5 yards per game. The Huskies are allowing an average of 235.0 yards rushing and 74.5 yards passing per game. Opponents do not have to pass the ball that often as Washington allows an average of 5.2 yards per carry. Linebacker Edefuan Ulofoshio is the leading tackler for Washington with 18. Washington's only quarterback sack is by linebacker Cooper McDonald and the secondary has not intercepted a pass.
- Washington is 0-4 ATS in the last four
- The Huskies are 1-4 ATS in the last five at home
- Arkansas State is 6-0 ATS in the last six non-conference games
- The Red Wolves are 5-1 ATS in the last six as the underdog