Football team to take on Ragin' Cajuns in pink out game
Published: Monday, October 21, 2013
Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013 17:10
Tomorrow night, the Red Wolves will hit the turf to take on one of their most important conference foes yet, the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns.
A-State is fresh off their dominating 48-24 win against the Idaho Vandals.
Head Coach Bryan Harsin expressed his thoughts on the positive aspects of their victory.
“Well I think the overall win and getting back in the winning column was important for us,” he said.
“Offensively we threw the ball well, Adam made some good decisions and our red zone offense improved.”
Senior quarterback Adam Kennedy had a big time game, throwing for 375 yards on 22 out of 32 pass attempts, 4 touchdowns and an interception.
Harsin addressed his team’s chances of winning a third straight Sun Belt conference championship.
“We’ll find out, each and every game we play in conference will get us one step closer to that,” Harsin said.
“We’ll have a good idea of where we’re at when we when play ULL, they’re the preseason pick (to win the conference) they have good players, they’re very well coached and when we come out of that game we’ll have a pretty good idea of where we are,” he continued.
A new development has begun for A-State, the “Big 3” of sophomore wide receiver J.D McKissic, sophomore tight end Darion “Griz” Griswold and senior wide receiver Julian Jones.
The “Big 3” put up huge numbers for A-State catching 18 receptions for 308 yards, and 4 touchdowns.
They need to put up similar gaudy numbers again, as they will play very good Ragin’ Cajuns squad.
Harsin talked about his new “Big 3” and how the players have stepped up when needed. “They keep producing absolutely, those guys have been making plays,” he said.
“Michael Gordon, David Oku, Sirgregory; there’s a lot of guys out there and one ball to go around you see a lot of guys making plays. You don’t who it’s going to be this next week you plan for that but sometimes they take things away.”
The Red Wolves will face a solid 4-2 Ragin Cajuns team, led by junior quarterback Terrence Broadway who has thrown for 1,243 yards, completed 64 percent of his passes, and thrown 11 touchdowns.
Kick off is set for 7 p.m. tomorrow night at the Liberty Bank Stadium and is a “pink out” game to honor breast cancer awareness.
The game will also be aired on ESPN2.