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Arkansas State accepts bid to GoDaddy Bowl

E.J. Gaines, Julian Jones AP

Arkansas State will play in the Bowl for the third straight year, the Mobile, Ala.-based bowl announced Monday. The Red Wolves will face a to-be-announced MAC team — so hey, what better way to warm up for the Jan. 6 BCS Championship with a little #MACTion?

Under its third coach in three years, Arkansas State went 7-5, 5-2 in the Sun Belt. Of course, coach Bryan Harsin’s predecessors were Gus Malzahn (2012) and Hugh Freeze (2011), both of whom led Arkansas State to 10-win season before departing for the SEC.

For what it’s worth, Arkansas State played both the participants in the SEC Championship, losing 38-9 to Auburn and 41-19 to Mizzou. Both those games came in September, when nobody had an idea Auburn and Mizzou would play for an SEC title in a top-five matchup.

Arkansas State earned the GoDaddy Bowl bid over Western Kentucky, which beat the Red Wolves and has a better record at 8-4. Welcome back, bowl politics.



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3 Responses to “Arkansas State accepts bid to GoDaddy Bowl”
  1. v2the4 says: Dec 2, 2013 2:23 PM

    go daddy loves to put out the sexually overt commercials, but couldnt stomach seeing WKU coach Bobby Petrino palling around with some of those young models come bowl time…..scary cats

  2. halbert53 says: Dec 2, 2013 6:41 PM

    Petrino probably wasn’t impressed with the local available volleyball players but surprised he would turn down a free motel room.

  3. goal141 says: Dec 2, 2013 8:32 PM

    I am sure the sun belt was pushing for Arkansas state since western Kentucky is leaving for cusa next year

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