Eager to wrap up an impressive campaign, the Kent State Golden Flashes will hit the field on Sunday evening in the 2013 GoDaddy.com Bowl.
Standing in Kent State's way is a talented Arkansas State team coming off a 9-3 campaign and a Sun Belt Conference title. The Red Wolves feature a significantly more potent passing attack than the Golden Flashes at 264.4 yards per game, but will not have the guidance of former head coach Gus Malzahn after he was lured away by Auburn in early December. Set for its second consecutive appearance, Arkansas State came up short in last year's GoDaddy.com Bowl against Northern Illinois, 38-20.
While the Golden Flashes will bring a stellar 9-1 record in their last 10 games that have been played on field turf, the Red Wolves will counter with an impressive 9-1 mark as a favorite when playing away from home. Seven of the last 10 favorites in the GoDaddy.com Bowl (formerly the GMAC Bowl) have gone on to win the game against the spread however, and it's clear that Kent State will have its hands full in order to buck the trend.
Moneyline: Kent State +160, Arkansas State -170
Spread: Kent State +4