This annual contest has traditionally served as an early-season stepping stone for the U of M, as conference play awaits later in the month.
But that trend may be over. Arkansas State narrowly dropped its season opener at Texas (yes, that's Austin, Texas, home of the 7th-ranked Longhorns), while the U of M lost at home to Ole Miss, a lower-tier SEC school.
Perhaps most intimidating of all are these words from ASU coach Steve Roberts: "Texas didn't beat us [Saturday.] We beat ourselves." Read more on the Tigers next opponent.