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New textbook co-authored by A-State business faculty JENNIFER WELLS STAFF WRITER

In the upcoming spring semester, many students in business will be turning the pages of a textbook co-written by a familiar face. Shane Hunt, associate professor of marketing of the College of Business, has completed the first edition of “Marketing” along with Associate Professor of Marketing and Director for the Center for Supply Chain Management John Mello. Hunt had ideas to help students of the millennial generation become more engaged in the classroom. McGraw-Hill liked the idea and approached Hunt about writing a book. “McGraw-Hill is the biggest publishing company and it was a good way to get ASU’s name out there,” Hunt said. Mello has never written a textbook before and said he thought he would never get involved with one. Hunt wrote 10 of the 14 chapters in the textbook. “He asked me if I could help write about topics I was more knowledgeable about,” Mello said. “The four chapters I wrote are Market Research, New Product Development, Supply Chain and Logisitics, which I go into a lot of detail about logistics since that is my expertise, and Staying Close to Your Customer, which is about customer service.” Mello said Hunt goes to conferences to talk about what makes the textbook different

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from other marketing textbooks. “The first edition will have new examples and new content such as social media marketing,” Hunt said.“Ten years ago that was not taught and three years from now content about that topic will change.” Hunt said the textbook is easier to read and has more examples to relate to this college generation. The textbook is geared for students of any major because it teaches them to market themselves for careers. For example, a journalist working at “Time” will have to know how to get subscribers, which the textbook touches on. “I think it is going to make students learn marketing and business in a practical way of life, such as better marketing tactics. It is not just something they will learn for a multiple choice test,” Hunt said. The textbook will be used in the junior level Introduction to Marketing class and also has digital supplements to it. “I’m very excited to see the entire text and all the supplemental materials that come with it, particularly the videos and online assignments,” said Melodie Philhours, department of marketing interim chair and associate professor of marketing. Besides writing a marketing textbook, Hunt has done other projects and research. He has worked with sales associations and banks on different projects and conducted research in sales and logistics. His re-

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Jonesboro adds new businesses, job opportunities for students EMILY ALEXANDER STAFF WRITER

Throughout the semester Jonesboro has grown and introduced many new businesses, many close to A-State’s campus including Newk’s Eatery and Schlotzky’s. Newk’s, located at 3410 East Johnson Avenue, had its grand opening on Nov. 18. Prior to this date, the restaurant had a “soft opening” to assist with training in which they invited many of ASU’s sororities, fraternities, athletic teams and other students to eat. “We’ve got the type of food we think the students need and like,” Newk’s manager Randall Nelms said. “It’s nutritional, not fried, and the location is convenient for students to come by quick and get back to school or work.” Schlotzky’s held its grand opening on Nov. 19. The restaurant is located at 1605 Stadium Boulevard, a little over a mile from campus. Phillip Reid, manager of Schlotzsky’s, said the restaurant offers a wide variety of food, including Cinnabon

rolls, pizza, salads, sandwiches and homemade soups. “All our bread and food is made fresh daily,” Reid said. “We have free Wi-Fi and offer an ASU discount.” Reid said that the restaurant has combo meals and a drive though, and they also cater and deliver to parties and other gatherings. “And we’re in the process of setting up Express Dollars right now,” he added. Along with the many other businesses opening in the area, a new Kum & Go gas station will be opening in about two weeks on Johnson Avenue across the street from ASU, making it the closest gas station to campus. Sophomore biology major of Hot Springs, Sarah Hamilton, said she’s excited about the new Kum & Go location. “I think it’s great that they are opening a gas station so close to ASU. It will be a lot more convenient for me and save me a lot of time,” she said. “I feel like the new Kum & Go will get a lot of business from ASU students.”

Jennifer Wells | Staff Photographer Shane Hunt, associate professor of marketing, is co-authoring a new textbook with John Mello, associate professor of marketing, through MagrawHill.

search has appeared in “The Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management” and “The Journal of Business Logistics.” He has worked with companies in Little Rock, Jonesboro, Memphis, Fort Smith, Tulsa, and Columbus, Ohio to collect data that can be generalized to help other businesses to be

more successful and profitable. “Hunt and I have also written three papers that were published in ‘The Journal of Business Logistics.’ We have traveled together to take students to Ohio State and Michigan State where 12 to 14 schools, some bigger than A-State, compete in supply New textbook, 3

Alex Hernandez | Staff Photographer Newk’s new location on East Johnson Ave is busy taking orders from hungry customers since its’ grand opening Nov. 18.

Eckerson brings funky fresh grooves to College of Engineering CALEB HENNINGTON EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Caleb Hennington | Editor-in-Chief Ben Eckerson, a mechanical engineering major of Little Rock, enjoys playing bass and making funky jams in his room when he’s not occupying his time with complex math equations.

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The room of an engineering student would seem to be one that is kept tidy at all times, with any speck of dust or pile of discarded clothes quickly cleaned the minute its dirty surface touched the floor. Walking into the room of mechanical engineering major Ben Eckerson, however, isn’t exactly the neatest of places. His tiny room in Collegiate Park is actually a little disorganized. “Sorry about my room,” he said. “I haven’t had a lot of time this semester to keep it clean.” But it’s understandable for an engineering major’s room to be neglected during a year of schooling due to the large amount of work and constant busyness that many in the difficult and time-consuming major undergo. Eckerson, who spent most

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of his life living in Little Rock, was originally from a town outside of Columbus, Ohio. “My dad worked at Nationwide Insurance as the lead programmer, and I grew up in the small community of Dublin. Eventually my dad switched jobs and we moved down to Little Rock,” Eckerson said. His interest in math and science didn’t come from his father, however, but from his mother and her side of the family tree. “That side of the family is all technical people, like my grandfather has a PhD. in physics, all my male cousins are engineers, both my uncles on my mom’s side are engineers,” Eckerson said. “So I come from an engineering family, on my mom’s side at least.” Surprisingly, Eckerson’s interest in engineering came not from his family, although that definitely was an influence,

but from a TI-84 calculator he used back in high school. “I started programming on the TI-84 and really enjoyed doing that, and that led into computer science, which was a bit more conceptual than I had anticipated,” Eckerson said. The 22-year-old’s programming abilities allowed him to create new programs in the calculator, including programs for the quadratic formula and the Pythagorean theorem. Eventually he got into creating 8-bit games and mini “films” as well. “Initially I started playing the games, and then I thought ‘well how does this work,’ so I went in to the actual code of the game and I would look at what they did to make the games,” Eckerson said. “So eventually instead of playing games in class I was making them.” His “crowning achieveEckerson, 3

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Questions about Student Activities Centers still unanswered There are still no answers from the trustees, administration or athletic department concerning the Football Facility Project/Student Activities Center planned to be built in 2014. As if there wasn’t enough confusion surrounding the building project, which was renamed the Student Activities Center months ago, the Gameday booklet from Nov. 16 ran an illustration of the new “football facility project” on page 61. “A two-level football operations building and 76,000 square-foot practice facility in Liberty Bank Stadium’s north end zone.” The project includes an indoor practice field, A-State’s locker room, a history and heritage showroom, a sport medicine area, a theater style film room, lounge, equipment room as well as a strength and conditioning room. In the Herald article published Oct. 14, Jeff Hankins, vice president for strategic communication and economic development, said the Student Activity Center project was different than the Football Facility Project and will serve other student activities including the band, cheerleaders and intramurals. What Hankins didn’t say was how the building was redesigned as a Student Activity center. The vagueness of details surrounding the entire project leave so many questions unanswered, not to mention the continued printing of misleading information concerning the name and focus of the building. If the booklet was printed before the name change, why not help clear the air surrounding the new project by answering some simple questions. It looks like the same plans proposed last year. How has it changed to fit the needs of a Student Activities Center? Who will be able to use the building, what areas, and at what times? If the building is designed for students, why is it placed so far away from anything on campus? Why did the administration abandon the private donation route for the complex? Have students voiced a desire for another athletic building? The new building plans just don’t add up, but the cost for students does. A bait and switch tactic explains how a salesman lures a customer into a store with low prices, and then convinces them to buy a more expensive product. The football facility project lured students and fans in saying it was going to be a building paid by private donations, and it seems as if the board just renamed it and told the students they would be paying for it themselves. This is not a complaint about the football team having access to a state of the art facility, but it is a complaint about trustees bragging about a privately funded facility for football that they are now charging to the student body. It is hard to criticize rising tuition rates and not also question new fees, especially for projects many students would consider unnecessary. The board of trustees wouldn’t know that though, because they signed over the debt to the student body without asking the general student body’s opinion. Anyone asking students on campus would quickly find students don’t know what is going on with this building. The university has been nothing but opaque on a project where transparency should be a standard on student fees. Without this transparency up front, there should be no plans for new student funded buildings. At this point there is nothing to be done concerning the funding, but it’s the responsibility of every student to ensure they receive the access they’ve been promised. “Our View” is written by the editorial staff. The opinions are not necessarily reflective of the student body, faculty or administration of A-State.

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It has been two agonizing months for the Obama Administration since the healthcare marketplace opened. What was supposed to be Obama’s greatest political achievement has had a very rocky start. Website troubles have been blamed for less than adequate sign-up numbers. Students are to blame for a majority of the Affordable Health fail. The Obamacare insurance exchange was designed to be a top heavy solution to rising insurance costs. In order to reduce healthcare costs for the unhealthiest Americans, many healthy Americans have to sign up through the exchanges to lower those premiums. Young people are vital to the Affordable Care Act’s success. Historically, young healthy adults have paid the least for health insurance because they are by and large healthier than older adults. Under the new healthcare exchange, however, healthy people and unhealthy people are required to purchase insurance from the same pool. This increases the cost of healthcare

Korey Speaight is a junior business and accounting major of Camp. for the average American. Arkansas is one of Obamacare’s most troubling states in which to operate. Forbes reports that while premiums increase on average 41% across the United States, Arkansas premiums increase a staggering 138%. To help combat the negative opinions about Obamacare, the federal government spent $24 million on a marketing campaign in Arkansas alone. This marketing was a remarkable failure. While no figures have been released for November, the federal government released that only

The end of the semester is finally here. The time when we have to make sure to return textbooks we rented by the due date or try to sell the textbooks back only to end up getting a fifth of the original price. However this may no longer be an obstacle for college students. It is no secret that more digital books are being sold. There are multiple benefits of e-books. They are cheaper, easier to buy because they can be downloaded in an instant without leaving the couch or even toilet. All the e-books are stored in a small device rather than carrying a bunch of books around. Adults then would not comment on how heavy my backpack is but I am not ready to give up on print books. I am not criticizing e-books, tablets or e-readers. It is uniquely convenient that they are little electronic portable libraries. I am just reminding people of all the great features physical books have that might be overlooked in the tech age. A lot can be done with a book

Jennifer Wells is a senior journalism major of Mountain Home. than with an e-reader. I do not like having a book I cannot physically hold in my hands. I still want to turn actual paper pages that take more than a swipe of the finger on a screen. Reading books digitally hurts my eyes. With a physical copy there is no way it can un-download itself. Anything can go wrong with lovely technology. That means downloading books can be troublesome. I will always be more excited to get a book from a bookstore or the library than on a

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70,595 individuals signed up for Obamacare in Arkansas. This number may look impressive at first, however most of those who enrolled were on Medicare and were required to sign up in order to continue to receive free health insurance due to their low income. In fact, it is reported that only around 250 enrolled in the government’s “private” exchange. This is less than 0.4% of those who enrolled. The Obama Administration failed to realize the fine leveed on those who did not sign up for insurance is not enough to encourage enrollment. For an Arkansas State student with a part time job, the fine for being without insurance is a mere $95. This is compared to the insurance cost of around $2580 ($250/month). Young adults have another incentive to forgo health insurance. Previously, health insurance premiums would increase sharply for those with preexisting conditions. This would encourage young people to get insurance to lock in low premiums “just-in-case.” Now that insurance compa-

nies are forced to cover those with preexisting conditions, it is much cheaper to forgo insurance until a medical catastrophe happens. The Affordable Care Act has successfully removed any incentive for a healthy person to purchase to purchase the insurance while raising healthcare costs for all. In a recent interview, former President Bill Clinton said that if Obamacare was to be successful, young people would have to show up to the healthcare exchange. Despite the millions of dollars spent promulgating Obamacare, very few middle and upper-class Americans showed up to the exchange. For a socialized system of healthcare to be successful, the entire country has be on board with the plan. Unfortunately for the Obama Administration, the United States is not at a point where it is willing to accept such a system. Unless Obama can get Americans to agree soon, this could be his greatest political failure.

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device. Unfortunately, since I started college I think I have bought only textbooks from the bookstore. I am slightly annoyed that I have a stack of textbooks collecting dust at home because I was not able to rent them or sell them back. I did not want to take the majority of the classes the textbooks were required for so I obviously have no desire in reading the textbooks in my spare time. The experience of physically possessing books I do enjoy reading is very important to me. Getting a book at a bookstore or library is simple. After getting the book, I can go sit down, make myself comfortable and start reading away. I see the use of digital books growing but there is something about a bookstore or library that digital books cannot compare with. Bookstores and libraries have a calm and unique atmosphere. There is the ability to walk around and touch the books, which cannot be done with any device. A conversation can be start-

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ed after spotting the title of a person’s book. Try doing that with an e-reader and it will result in a mean glare “How dare you be looking at my screen.” A book can be given as a gift and with a thoughtful or funny note written on the inside of the front cover. The owner of that book will think of the gift giver every time he or she opens it. An e-book will just be ruined if sharpie is written on the screen. A physical book can be treasured for years to come. Take the Bible for example. A favorite part of a book can easily be found and reread. One thing e-readers will definitely never have is the new book smell of fresh neat pages, or the aged, musty, smell of old classics. No matter how many font types, highlight colors and other magnificent, spectacular features e-books may have, they just do not stack up to real, physical books. So buy a real book or check one out from the library. Read it. Gift it. Share it. Donate it. Smell it. Talk about it with other people.

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ECKERSON, Continued ment” as he likes to call it was a remake of a popular online RPG called “Stick RPG.” Taking the basic design of that game, Eckerson made his own menu-based version of it, where the player could go to school, get an education, get a job, earn money and even get into bar fights. Eventually, when it was time for the programming-enthusiast to select a college, he originally opted to enroll at Baylor University in Waco, Texas as a computer science major. He was at Baylor for two years prior to coming to A-State, but his sophomore year at Baylor took a turn for the worst as the mathematics he was required to take for computer science became too much to take on. “Part of me struggling in the classes was probably lack of motivation, but it eventually led me to losing my scholarship at Baylor, and Baylor isn’t exactly a cheap school,” he said. “So, without a scholarship there was no way I could continue going there.” Eckerson was forced to try to find another school after losing his scholarship. “I just kept praying to God asking ‘what am I supposed to do?’ and ‘where am I supposed to be’ and out of nowhere Ar-

kansas State University came up. I had never even heard of it, and I’d never even heard of Jonesboro before then,” Eckerson said. A-State became the first choice for Eckerson because of the quality of the professors and the price of tuition. He decided to switch to mechanical engineering after transferring to ASU as well. Since coming to A-State, Eckerson has been involved in a number of organizations on campus, including the robotics club and a few research projects. “I was working on a project this past summer on tire pyrolysis, which is basically a way of reclaiming energy from waste tires that come off of your car, semis and things of that nature,” Eckerson said. He is also the president of the robotics club, which is currently building a miniature sumo robot to compete in a robotics competition. The competition works the same way a real sumo wrestling match does, with two competitors working to push one another out of a circular ring. An operator doesn’t control the robots, however; they are completely autonomous creations. “You just place the robot

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down, push the button, and it goes.” Besides building wrestling robots and recycling old tires, Eckerson also enjoys playing music. He has played classical piano since he was 4-yearsold, and also plays bass guitar in the worship band at Central Baptist Church’s Wednesday night college service. “Bass is probably my favorite instrument, followed by piano. As far as bass goes, I just really love the tone. It’s mellow as well as powerful, and also kind of funky,” Eckerson said. “It’s really easy to pick up and play, but it takes a lifetime to master.” “Music is the engineering of the arts. It’s a very technical skill, and you have to know a lot of fundamentals to get far in it. It’s also like my escape from engineering,” Eckerson said. “If I’m getting stressed out on a problem I’ve been working on for two hours, it’s really nice to just pull out my bass and play for 30 minutes, just to relax my left brain and work my right brain.” Eckerson is currently working on another research project involving renewable energy, but is unable to go into details on what the project is. “All I can say is, it’s cutting edge.”

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chain used simulations,” Mello said. Hunt writes in his office in the College of Business building and in his home office late at night. Ideas for his research and projects are inspired by concepts he finds interesting. “We are all consumers engaged in buying products. A 12 ounce beverage versus a 20 ounce beverage, how much can the 20 ounce be sold to entice people to buy it?” Hunt said. Typically he tries to work with people at A-State on projects and research. Philip Tew, assistant professor of finance, has worked with Hunt in the Continuing Education and Community Outreach program to provide workshops to current or hopeful entrepreneurs. While Hunt explained the importance of marketing the business, Tew focused on financing the business. “I would always be thrilled to work with Hunt on any project because of the passion and knowledge he brings to the table in every project or opportunity that he is faced with,” Tew said. “I think anyone who wants to have a project succeed would jump at the opportunity to work with Hunt.” While growing up, Hunt’s

parents worked in business, but what really got him interested was his curiosity as to how companies decide what to produce, how to sell products and how to hire the right people for the product to work. “Being a business professor is the best thing in the world. I get the flexibility to do different things, such as write books. I have been invited and paid to present to numerous organizations including the American Marketing Association and the National Conference in Sales Management. I help students achieve their dreams,” Hunt said Hunt teaches Principles of Marketing, Professional Selling and Sales Management, and Strategic Marketing for Master of Business Administration. Principles of Marketing is his favorite class to teach because it is students’ first exposure to marketing. Philhours likes Hunt’s research and projects because he is really creative. ”In his Professional Selling and Sales Management course, the students sell tickets to a Grizzlies game and must manage the profit margin on these tickets based on customer value,” Philhours said. “Profit from these ticket sales

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go to a charity, most recently the backpack program with the NEA Food Bank. This is just one example of the great projects Shane implements to help students learn about marketing while doing something great for our community.” Research for the book started in late 2011 and was completed after three years of writing. Future editions of the textbook that Hunt will write will be published every three years to update the material for the course. The second edition will come out in January 2017. Mello said he will definitely continue to work with Hunt on the future editions of the textbook. “Hunt is easy to get along with. He has been a friend of mine for seven years and we are working with a top notch publisher,” Mello said. “If anyone else asked me to write a textbook with them I would probably say no, except for one of my daughters who is also a professor.” There will be 20,000 to 30,000 copies of the hardcover textbook printed and it will be used by universities all over the country. It is now available online to preview and order on Amazon for $173.19.


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Red Wolves effort ends in 34-31 defeat against WKU ZACH ROBERTS SPORTS WRITER

With bowl hopes in full swing, the Red Wolves suffered a heartbreaking last minute loss against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Saturday at the Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, Ky. Coming into this game, both Arkansas State and Western Kentucky were bowl eligible with overall records tied at 7-4. While this game did not do much for the Hilltoppers’ conference standings, this loss means the Red Wolves are unable to take first place in the Sun Belt conference. But A-State could tie the conference record of current Sun Belt leader, the University of Louisiana-Lafayette; South Alabama would have to win against ULL next week for this to happen. The loss to the Ragin’ Cajuns in October would keep the Red Wolves at second in conference if that scenario played out. “We are disappointed, we came here to win” Head Coach Brian Harsin said. “We talked about going into this game, about how this game is a game of inches. It really came down to that in the end. Every time

we made a stop, somehow, some way they ended up getting more opportunities.” Arkansas State started out the first half strong with a very unorthodox play call. On the one-yard line redshirt senior defensive tackle Ryan Carrethers got the ball on offense for the first time in his career at A-State, rushing for a Red Wolf touchdown on an 83-yard drive. Western Kentucky would then begin to show exactly what their offensive was capable of by scoring three consecutive touchdowns. With eight minutes and 36 seconds left in the second quarter, Kennedy would be injured on a short run and sophomore quarterback Fredi Knighten would complete the rest of the game in place of Kennedy. “It was his left leg,” Harsin said. “I really don’t know what the extent of it is.” Kennedy would end his night completing seven of 10 passes for 67 yards and one interception as well as six rushes for five yards. The opening kickoff of the second half flipped the momentum of the game in the Red Wolves favor as they scooped up a fumbled Hilltopper ball on the return. In the fourth quarter, on what would become the fi

nal drive of the game, a series of penalties aided the Hilltoppers in overcoming their four point deficit. With under a minute left in the game, Western Kentucky was faced with a fourth and goal at the Arkansas State 21yard line. After Doughty threw a pass as he was approaching the sideline an Arkansas State player was charged with a hit on the quarterback out of bounds, giving the Hilltoppers a fresh set of downs as well as moving the ball up to the A-State eleven yard line. After a second down pass attempt, sophomore defensive back Chris Humes was charged with pass interference

A-State Kick-Off Klassic starts off with a bang DYLAN TRAVIS SPORTS WRITER

A-State track and field started off with a bang at the Arkansas State Kick-Off Klassic competing against several universities in a litany of running events ranging from 55 meter sprints to a 5,000 meter race as well as several field events: pole-vault, shot put, weight throw, long jump, and triple jump. “Everyone performed quite well,” senior captain Ethan Turpen said. “The team, as of now, is

competitive, but being competitive is not enough.” Senior Sharika Nelvis dominated the 55 meter sprint and hurdles winning both events. She set a new personal best in the sprint with a time of 6.78 seconds, which beat her previous personal record of 6.86 seconds. She scored a solid 7.79 in the hurdles giving her the sweep of her events. Also scoring well in the hurdles, sophomore Emenderlyn Iwuji finished second behind Nelvis.

Takako Okumura |Staff Photographer Rexi Parcells of Plano, Tex., Abbey Dixon of West Memphis and Tilda Helgesson of Ahus, Sweden compete in the A-State Kick-Off Klassic yesterday.

The women’s distance crew of junior Rexi Parcells, junior Tilda Helgesson, sophomore Abbey Dixon, and senior Bailey Eller finished first through fourth in the women’s 3000 meter run. They managed to lap the final four runners twice in their dominating performance. Further, junior Heather Newberry and freshman Brianne Murphy finished first and second in the mile run for the woman. The women’s team also took home several field event victories including freshman Erin Farmer’s victory in the weight throw and Iwuji won both the long jump and the triple jump. As for the men, senior Chris Nicasio, senior Richard Chavez, senior Tyler Lingo, and freshman Brandon Lombardino finished top four in the weight throw as well as finishing top four in the shot put. Also adding to the field event victories, senior Kashef Daniel won the High Jump and senior Will Oliver, who ran unattached, won the long jump and triple jump. Sophomore Billy Ellis and freshman Jamil Peeples finished first and second in the 55 meter hurdles. Sophomores Wil Norris and Luke Lindsley finished first and third in the 5,000 meter run. “We want to be conference champions,” Turpen said. “To do that, we need to keep going down this path and make sure to keep training hard and pushing each other.” A-State won’t compete again until Jan. 17th in Lexington, Ky.

once again giving Western Kentucky a first down and the ball at the two yard line. The game was wrapped up when the Hilltoppers scored on a two yard pass by Doughty with ten seconds left on the clock. The Red Wolves were unable to put together a successful drive in ten seconds and the final score would be 31 A-State, 34 Western Kentucky. “I’m proud of every single one of them, proud of the effort they gave, I didn’t see one guy out there that didn’t have any emotion or didn’t care about what was going on,” Harsin said. “Everybody fought till the end and that’s all you can ask your guys to do.” Knighten would end the night completing 11 of 17 passes for 61 yards and rushing 12 times for 47 yards. While the Red Wolves conference standing does not change from second place, A-State drops to 7-5 and 5-2 in conference to end their regular season. While conference opponent ULL has been announced for the New Orleans Bowl, all that is left to do is for A-State to patiently wait for more announcements to see if the the Red Wolves have an opportunity to add another championship under their belt.

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