Arkansas State will be an underdog this weekend against the Iowa Hawkeyes but the Red Wolves have won in bigger stadiums before. Last year they opened the season with a stunning 18-14 win at Texas A@M. Coach Steve Roberts’ team is 1-2 this season with losses to Nebraska and Troy.
Roberts says it will be one of the best teams they’ve played since he has been there. He says he watched the second half of the Penn State team and sees that Iowa is a big physical team. With a game coming up next week against Michigan this might be the right time to catch the Hawks.
Roberts says they are not using that as motivation. He says they worry about preparing themselves to do the things they need to do.
Roberts says the national exposure will be good for the program, the university and the kids. He says they need to make it count by playing well.