7. Oct. 22 or 23*: Louisiana-Lafayette at Arkansas State
Arkansas State hosts the Ragin' Cajuns after notching a 50-27 road win against Louisiana-Lafayette last season. The Red Wolves scored 20 points in the game's first 16 minutes, while Louisiana-Lafayette endured five turnovers, but Arkansas State is starting over at quarterback with the graduation of Ryan Aplin. Five players are vying to replace last season's conference player of the year.
*The Sun Belt website says the conference "will have two midweek appearances on ESPN or ESPN2 and four Thursday night appearances on ESPNU."
The Thursday night games are set, but Louisiana-Lafayette and Arkansas State is one of two games that will be played either Tuesday or Wednesday night.