2017 Camellia Bowl

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2017 Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
1234 Total
Middle Tennessee 71477 35
Arkansas State 37713 30
DateDecember 16, 2017
Season2017
StadiumCramton Bowl
LocationMontgomery, Alabama
MVPMiddle Tennessee LB Darius Harris
RefereeKevin Boitman (Mtn. West)
Attendance20,612[1]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
AnnouncersTaylor Zarzour, Andre Ware, Olivia Harlan
Radio:John Brickley, TBD
Camellia Bowl
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The 2017 Camellia Bowl was a postseason college football bowl game played at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama, on December 16, 2017. The game was the fourth edition of the Camellia Bowl and featured the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders of Conference USA and the Arkansas State Red Wolves of the Sun Belt Conference. Sponsored by broadcasting company Raycom Media, the game was officially known as the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl.[2]

Teams[edit]

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders[edit]

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders finished the 2017 regular season with a 6–6 record. This was their first appearance in the Camellia Bowl.

Arkansas State Red Wolves[edit]

The Arkansas State Red Wolves finished the 2017 regular season with a 7–4 record. This was their first appearance in the Camellia Bowl.

Game summary[edit]

Scoring summary[edit]

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP MTSU ARST
1 11:52 7 38 1:57 ARST 20-yard field goal by Sawyer Williams 0 3
1 9:25 4 65 2:27 MTSU Terelle West 45-yard touchdown run, Canon Rooker kick good 7 3
2 5:41 MTSU Fumble recovery returned 54 yards for touchdown by D.J. Sanders, Canon Rooker kick good 14 3
2 1:59 13 85 3:42 ARST Justice Hansen 1-yard touchdown run, Sawyer Williams kick good 14 10
2 0:45 3 50 1:14 MTSU Ruben Garnett 31-yard touchdown reception from Brent Stockstill, Canon Rooker kick good 21 10
3 9:16 12 73 4:38 MTSU Tavares Thomas 2-yard touchdown run, Canon Rooker kick good 28 10
3 6:19 10 58 2:57 ARST Justin McInnis 20-yard touchdown reception from Justice Hansen, Sawyer Williams kick good 28 17
4 14:24 9 47 2:58 ARST Warren Wand 2-yard touchdown reception from Justice Hansen, 2-point pass failed 28 23
4 12:08 6 75 2:16 MTSU Shane Tucker 30-yard touchdown reception from Brent Stockstill, Canon Rooker kick good 35 23
4 5:03 4 51 0:48 ARST Christian Booker 41-yard touchdown reception from Justice Hansen, Sawyer Williams kick good 35 30
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 35 30

Statistics[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 7 14 7 7 35
Red Wolves 3 7 7 13 30
Statistics MTSU ARST
First downs 17 32
Plays–yards 64–352 97–462
Rushes–yards 29–120 39–104
Passing yards 232 358
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 19–35–3 32–58–1
Time of possession 29:42 30:18
Team Category Player Statistics
Middle Tennessee Passing Brent Stockstill 19/35, 232 yds, 2 TD, 3 INT
Rushing Terelle West 10 car, 65 yds, 1 TD
Receiving Shane Tucker 4 rec, 63 yds, 1 TD
Arkansas State Passing Justice Hansen 31/57, 337 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Warren Wand 13 rec, 46 yds
Receiving Justin McInnis 7 rec, 107 yds, 1 TD

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.newsday.com/sports/college/college-football/college-football-bowl-game-attendance-2017-18-1.12784796
  2. ^ "Arkansas State and Middle Tennessee to Meet in Raycom Media Camellia Bowl". ESPN Events. Retrieved December 5, 2017.