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2013 Bowl: Kent State vs. Arkansas State game preview, location, history and more

In the final game before the BCS National Championship, Arkansas State and Kent State will clash on Sunday night in the 2013 Bowl.

Dave Reginek

In search of their first bowl victory in school history, the Kent State Golden Flashes will hit the field on Sunday evening for the 14th annual Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.

The Golden Flashes will square off against an Arkansas State team that will be making its second straight postseason appearance in Mobile, after falling by 18 points to Northern Illinois in last year's event. Along with bringing a seven-game winning streak, the Red Wolves feature a dominant rushing attack that averaged 217.4 yards on the ground per game in the regular season. Junior David Oku leads the charge with 1,024 yards and 15 touchdowns, and is one of four Arkansas State players with at least 300 yards rushing and three rushing scores this season.

Following a tough loss to Northern Illinois in the 2012 Mid-American Conference title game, the Golden Flashes will also hope to rely on their nationally-ranked rushing attack led by the duo of Dri Archer and Trayion Durham. The two backs have already combined for 2,600 yards and 29 touchdowns through 13 games, and will each be the keys to victory on Sunday evening against a stingy Red Wolves defense.

Game date and time

January 6, 9 p.m. ET


Ladd Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL


Kent State -5.5

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Last year’s game

Northern Illinois 38, Arkansas State 20

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