2013 GoDaddy.com Bowl

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2013 GoDaddy.com Bowl
1234 Total
Kent State 01030 13
Arkansas State 01430 17
DateJanuary 6, 2013
StadiumLadd–Peebles Stadium
LocationMobile, Alabama
MVPSpecial Teams: Ryan Wilbourn (ASU Punter)
Offensive: J. D. McKissic (ASU Wide Receiver)
Defensive: Qushaun Lee (ASU Linebacker)
MVP: Ryan Aplin (ASU Quarterback)
FavoriteArkansas State by 4[1]
RefereeAlex Kemp
Attendance37,913 [2]
PayoutUS$1.5 million combined
United States TV coverage
AnnouncersMark Jones (play-by-play)
Brock Huard (color-analyst)
Jessica Mendoza (sideline reporter)
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The 2013 GoDaddy.com Bowl was a postseason college football bowl game held on January 6, 2013, at Ladd–Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. The 14th edition of the bowl began at 8:00 PM CST and aired on ESPN. The Kent State Golden Flashes of the Mid-American Conference competed against the Sun Belt Conference champion Arkansas State Red Wolves.


Arkansas State[edit]

Arkansas State won the Sun Belt championship, finishing the season with a 9–3 record and a 7–1 record in conference play. The team made its second consecutive appearance in the bowl and for the second consecutive year was playing without its head coach. Arkansas State had lost the prior appearance to Northern Illinois in the 2012 game.[3]

Kent State[edit]

The GoDaddy.com Bowl was Kent State's first bowl game appearance in forty years; the team last played in the 1972 Tangerine Bowl. Kent State went 11–1 in regular season games and 8–0 in MAC play before losing the MAC Championship Game to Northern Illinois; their eleven victories set a team record.[4] The team finished the season ranked #25 in the AP Poll. Kent State coach Darrell Hazell was MAC Coach of the Year and accepted the head coach position with the Purdue Boilermakers prior to the game.

Game summary[edit]

Scoring summary[edit]

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Kent St Arkansas St
2 12:10 4 66 2:14 Kent St Dri Archer 16-yard touchdown run, Freddy Cortez kick good 7 0
2 5:40 9 60 3:18 Arkansas St David Oku 10-yard touchdown run, Brian Davis kick good 7 7
2 1:13 9 88 2:12 Arkansas St J. D. McKissic 31-yard touchdown reception from Ryan Aplin, Brian Davis kick good 7 14
2 0:19 7 34 0:54 Kent St 42-yard field goal by Freddy Cortez 10 14
3 8:35 10 47 4:18 Arkansas St 25-yard field goal by Brian Davis 10 17
3 1:44 13 50 6:51 Kent St 26-yard field goal by Freddy Cortez 13 17
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 13 17



  1. ^ Bowl Schedule, Los Angeles Times, January 4, 2013
  2. ^ "GoDaddy.com Bowl: Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves". Side Arm Stats. Archived from the original on February 16, 2013. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  3. ^ "A-State Accepts GoDaddy.com Bowl Invitation". Arkansas State University. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
  4. ^ "Flashes Heading to GoDaddy.com Bowl". Kent State University. December 2, 2012. Archived from the original on December 6, 2012. Retrieved December 3, 2012.