Sun Belt Conference opener.

Back-to-back Sun Belt champion Arkansas State is set to play its 2017 conference opener tonight when it travels to Statesboro to face Georgia Southern in and ESPN2-televised game at Paulson Stadium.

A-State, the only FBS team in the nation to win five conference championships over the last six seasons, is playing its 17th season as a member of the Sun Belt Conference and will face Georgia Southern in its league opener for the second consecutive year.

The Red Wolves wrapped up their non-conference schedule with a 44-21 setback at SMU and will enter the game with a 1-2 record. Georgia Southern holds an 0-3 record after most recently falling 52-17 at Indiana on Sept. 23.

The Eagles were picked to finish seventh in the Sun Belt Conference preseason coaches poll, while the Red Wolves were tabbed third.

Every Red Wolves’ football game can be heard live on 107.9 FM in the Northeast Arkansas area, and the live radio broadcast can also be accessed on the official A-State Athletics web site ( and the A-State Athletics app.