Bowl Week#1 Summary RED WOLVES WIN 30-24 IN CLOSE GAME WITH LOUISVILLE The Arkansas State Red Wolve's defense showed up to play today. In the MagicJack St. Petersburg bowl, the Lousiville Cardinals (6-7) had trouble finding a rhythm against the 8-5 Arkansas State Red Wolves. They were able to log only 271 yards of total offense to Arkansas State's 464. The Cardinal defense came out hot on the opening drive and winning seemed unlikely as #1 (Reggie Arnold) and #2 (Derek Lawson) halfbacks were knocked out of the game for the wolves within the first 10 plays. Arkansas State called upon 3rd string HB, RS FR Don Jones who only had 27 carries in his carreer up til this point. The offensive line was up to the task and opened running lanes for Jones who ended up with 105 yards on 17 carries by the end of the game. The Wolves went into the locker room at half up only 7 on Louisville and this game was shaping up to be a repeat of week #9's battle when Arkansas State squeaked out a 28-26 win. Starting Halfback #2 Reggie Arnold was cleared to play at half and came out strong driving the wolves down the field to set up a 27 yard field goal for Aruaco. Arnold was deemed work horse for the game as the Red Wolves put the weight of the game on his shoulders to get steady yardage to solidify control of the ball game with a touchdown lead. Arnold proceeded to carry the ball 31 times throughout the second half for 163 total yards and the Player of the game award. With a stead run game the Red Wolves were able to control possession of the ball double the amount of time Louisville did. At no point did Arkansas State lose control of the lead and ended the game with a close 30-24 win. PLAYERS OF THE GAME RS SR HB #2 Reggie Arnold 31 carries for 163 yards 1 TD RSSR DE #98 Alex Carrington 6 Tackles, 3 TFL, 3 Sacks UP NEXT FOR THE RED WOLVES The Red Wolves season is now over but they look to the offseason to find replacements for the 19 seniors that will be leaving, 13 of which are starters. Check back to a later date for the recruiting reports and signees for the red wolves thus far.