Rodney Dangerfield was a comedian known for the catchphrase "I don't get no respect!" Due to the humongous number of college football games played each Saturday, some matchups get ignored by the media and the viewing public.
Teams in the Sun Belt have been ignored by college football fans for years, but the conference may have never been stronger than right now. Louisiana-Monroe has already beaten Arkansas and had close misses against Auburn and Baylor. The Southeast Conference took another hit when Kentucky lost at home to Western Kentucky.
This Saturday, the game between the Arkansas State Red Wolves and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers has the makings of a terrific ballgame that is way under the national radar. The contest represents the first Sun Belt Conference game in 2012 for both participants.
WKU comes to Liberty Bank Stadium in Jonesboro, Ark., with a 3-1 record while the Red Wolves are 2-2. The only losses that the Hilltoppers have had in their last 12 games have been to LSU and Alabama, both ranked No. 1 in the nation at the time.
The Red Wolves are the defending Sun Belt Champions. Arkansas State has home wins against Memphis and Alcorn State and lopsided road defeats to Oregon and Nebraska.
This game is loaded with solid players and intriguing subplots.