On Sunday night, Kent State accepted an invitation to play in the GoDaddy.com Bowl, marking the program's first bowl appearance in 40 years.
The Golden Flashes will take on Arkansas State Sunday, Jan.6, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.
After winning a program record 11 games, Kent State will be making its third bowl appearance, while looking for its first bowl victory. The Golden Flashes went to the Refrigerator Bowl in 1954 and the Tangerine Bowl in 1972.
Mid-American Conference teams (Northern Illinois, Miami, Central Michigan) have won the GoDaddy.com Bowl in each of the past three seasons. This year's game kicks off at 9 p.m. and will air on ESPN.
For complete travel packages (tickets, flight, hotel and more), visit KentStateSportsTravel.com. Single-game tickets go on sale Tuesday at noon. Call 330-672-2244.
The 2012 Sun Belt champion Red Wolves are 9-3, coming off a 45-0 blowout of bowl-bound Middle Tennessee this past Saturday.
A record seven MAC teams will be playing in bowl games, including Northern Illinois in the Discover Orange Bowl. Last year, the MAC went 4-1 in bowl games, winning the ESPN Bowl Challenge Cup.
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