Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
Two 2011 Sun Belt bowl teams clash on Thursday, and both are looking for their first conference win.
Arkansas State travels to Florida International on Thursday, with both teams in search of their first Sun Belt victory. The ASU Red Wolves enter the contest at 2-3, while the FIU Golden Panthers come in at 1-4. Both teams are 0-1 in the Sun Belt so far.
Arkansas State lost their Sun Belt opener last week against Western Kentucky, 26-13. ASU is 15th in the country in rushing according to ESPN, with an average of 239 rushing yards a game.The Red Wolves finished 8-0 in the Sun Belt last season and made an appearance in the GoDaddy.com Bowl.
Florida International, meanwhile, lost their Sun Belt opener Louisiana-Lafayette, 48-20, last week. FIU had high hopes coming into the season, but got off on the wrong foot. The Golden Panthers got blown out by Duke in Week 1, and have yet to meet expectations.
Arkansas State won last year's game, 34-16.
Game time, TV channel: 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU
Point spread: Game is currently a pick 'em, with neither team favored