When the Tigers play in Jonesboro it’s always the same,
A knock-down drag out type of a game.
And it’ll be more intense this time for the simple reason,
Both teams will be looking for their first win of the season.
The odds makers think the U of M will be in a bind
With the Mississippi State loss in the back of their mind.
I don’t think so, in fact I have a hunch
The Tigers will land a sucker punch.
Many Memphis fans will make the case
That losing to the Red Wolves would be a disgrace.
The players feel the same so here’s what’s in store,
Arkansas State you had better bar the door.
Because the Tigers are in a combative mode
The word in simple: lock and load.
I’m so sure of a Tigers win it can now be said,
I won’t go to the game, I’ll take a nap instead.
P.S. My prediction for the game is Memphis 24, Arkansas State 17
Written by Jack Eaton on 9/4/11. “Big” Jack can be heard every Friday at 8am on KWAM 990 alongside former County Commissioner John Willingham. He was recently inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.