UAPB confident heading to ASU

Posted: September 15, 2017 at 2:07 a.m.

Things didn't go nearly as well for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff last week against Akron as they did during its season opener against Morehouse College, but Golden Lions Coach Monte Coleman isn't fretting.

SATURDAY’S GAME

UAPB at Arkansas State

WHEN 6 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Centennial Bank Stadium, Jonesboro

RADIO KUAP-FM 89.7, in Pine Bluff; Red Wolves Sports Network, including KAFN-FM 93.7, in Benton/Little Rock; KDXE-FM 105.5, in North Little Rock; KASR-FM 92.7, in Conway/Little Rock; KFIN-FM 107.9, in Jonesboro

INTERNET uapblionsroar.com; astateredwolves.com

TELEVISION ESPN3

RECORDS Arkansas State 0-1; UAPB 1-1

COACHES Monte Coleman (39-63 in 10th season at UAPB and overall); Blake Anderson (24-16 in fourth season at Arkansas State and overall)

SERIES Arkansas State leads 1-0

COMMENTS This is just the second meeting between the schools, with ASU winning 62-11 in 2013. ... After two games, UAPB leads the Southwestern Athletic Conference in pass defense and is second in total defense. ... Running back KeShawn Williams was held to just 8 yards rushing against Akron after running for 128 in UAPB's season opener. ... UAPB's lone victory in 2016 came during Week 3, a 45-43, triple-overtime decision at Alcorn State. ... ASU has lost its home opener in each of the past two seasons, but the Red Wolves have never lost to a team from the SWAC. ... Twenty-two of Blake Anderson's 24 victories at ASU have come by 10 points or more.

-- Erick Taylor

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