Previewing Arkansas State with Arkansas State beat writer Mitchell Gladstone

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HATTIESBURG, MS – Southern Miss returns to The Rock for homecoming against the Arkansas State Red-Wolves after losing a matchup on the road last week against Troy. The Red-Wolves are 2-4 and are also coming off a loss to James Madison.

The Golden Eagles have not won a homecoming matchup since 2019 when they defeated North Texas. I sat down with Mitchell Gladstone from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette to preview the Red-Wolves.

Here is an excerpt from that interview:

It seems to be two similar teams in Southern Miss – Arkansas State when they face each other this weekend. How would you compare both ball clubs?

Mitchell: “If you look at Southern Miss’s record, they’ve had some really good wins, and you know maybe some unexpected losses. I think Arkansas State is sort of the opposite of that. Arkansas State has sort of gone to script. I broke their schedule up into thirds, they have two games against the top 25 teams in Ohio State and James Madison, and neither of those games was Arkansas State expected to win. They were double-digit underdogs in both. Then they had two wins over Louisiana Monroe, who is one of the bottom teams in all of the FBS, and then Grambling State which went exactly as planned. Then you had those two in the middle road games, at Memphis and Old Dominion where Arkansas State had second-half leads but was not able to hold on. So, I think in a lot of ways they could be a 4-2 team versus a 2-4 team. But alas, they have been banged up and have had a lot of injuries and they are just still a very young team who is still trying to learn how to win games. Certainly, capable of more, the

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