RedWolves will play Kent State in Mobile, Al.

    10:02 PM, Dec 2, 2012   |    comments
    ASU to face Kent State in GoDaddy.com Bowl game Photo Courtesy: AState Athletics
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    JONESBORO, Ark. (KTHV) -- Arkansas State will play Kent State in the GoDaddy.com Bowl game on January 6, 2013 in Mobile, Alabama.

    The game will be played at 8 pm (CST) at Ladd Peebles Stadium and will be aired on ESPN. 

    Arkansas State finished the season as 2012 Sun Belt Conference champions after defeating Middle Tennessee State 45 - 0 on Saturday, Dec. 1.

    Arkansas State (9-3, 7-1 SBC) will play #25 Kent State, the second place team from the Mid-America Conference.  Kent State (11-2, 8-0 MAC) lost in double overtime to Northern Illinois in the MAC championship game.

    Bowl tickets are $45 per ticket when purchased through the ASU?Ticket Office. Fans can go to 'Bowl Game Central' to order tickets, and the ASU Ticket Office, located at the Convocation Center's lower red entrance, will be taking walk-up or telephone (870-972-ASU1) orders beginning Monday, Dec. 3, at 8:30 a.m. All fans who submitted early ticket reservations will receive order confirmation.

    Special pricing is also available for students in the designated student zone when ordered through the ASU?Ticket Office. Seating allocation will begin immediately and tickets purchased will be mailed out two weeks prior to the game. Land travel packages based on priority will also be available through the Red Wolf Club by calling 870-972-2401.

    This is the second consecutive bowl appearance for the RedWolves, and their third since 2005.

    The Red Wolves lost to Northern Illinois, 38-20, in last year's GoDaddy.com Bowl game.

    Update (comments from ASU):

    "I've coached in the GoDaddy.com Bowl twice and had a great experience both times," said ASU?Head Football?Coach Gus Malzahn. "We're playing a top-25 team, and we're excited about the opportunity to play in the GoDaddy.com Bowl. Mobile is a football town -- they show up, support the bowl and do a great job with the way they treat the guests and players, so it's a great bowl."

    "We are certainly excited about the opportunity to play in a first-class postseason game such as the GoDaddy.com Bowl," said ASU Chancellor Dr. Tim Hudson. "We are looking forward to completing what has been a very special season for our team and fans with another great experience in the city of Mobile."

    "Our fans are familiar with the GoDaddy.com Bowl and the fantastic hospitality not only shown by (bowl president) Jerry Silverstein and his staff, but by the city of Mobile," said ASU?Director of Athletics Terry Mohajir. "The game will also present our team with a fantastic opportunity to play a quality opponent ranked in the top 25 and to potentially end the season as a top-25 team for the first time as an FBS member. It is also my goal to bring the most fans ever to a GoDaddy.com Bowl, so we need the A-State Nation to buy all their tickets through the ASU?Ticket Office. ?We want to paint the town scarlet and black."

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