MOBILE, AL. (Dec 2, 2013) - The GoDaddy Bowl announced today that Arkansas State University (7-5, 5-2) with the Sun Belt Conference has accepted an invitation to play a team from the Mid-American Conference in the 15th annual GoDaddy Bowl game on Sun., Jan. 5, 2014, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The game will be televised nationally at 8:00 pm on ESPN.
Arkansas State has ensured a second place finish in the Sun Belt Conference with a possible share of the Sun Belt Conference championship for the third consecutive year. Led by head coach, Bryan Harsin, Arkansas State kicked off their 99th season of football on August 31, 2013.
The Red Wolves come back to the GoDaddy Bowl for an unprecedented third consecutive time. In 2012, Northern Illinois of the Mid-American Conference defeated Arkansas State 38 – 20. The next year, Arkansas State returned, defeating Mid-American Conference member Kent State, 17 – 13.
“We’re happy to welcome back Arkansas State for a third consecutive year. They’ve proven they are a tough, competitive team, they bring a great crowd to Mobile and we’re happy to have them back,” said GoDaddy Bowl President, Jerry Silverstein.
The NCAA’s highest-scoring bowl game was played in the then-GMAC Bowl in 2001, with Marshall overcoming a 30-point halftime deficit to beat East Carolina 64-61 in double overtime. Offense has always been a key factor in previous GoDaddy Bowl games.
Teams are slated to arrive in Mobile on Wednesday, January 1. As usual, the GoDaddy Bowl will feature a week of activities before the game itself. The GoDaddy Bowl Mayor’s Luncheon will feature guest speaker NFL 3-time MVP Brett Favre on Friday, January 3, and the Greer’s – AL.com/Press-Register Mardi Gras Parade, AL.com/Press-Register Pep Rally, Spectronics Fireworks Show and AL.com/Press-Register Street Party all held on Saturday, January 4.
Tickets are available at the GoDaddy Bowl offices by calling 251-635-0011. For more information on tickets or bowl week activities, please visit www.GoDaddyBowl.com or call the GoDaddy Bowl office.