This isn’t a game for which too many people will be excited, but there will be plenty of action between the Golden Flashes of Kent State and the Arkansas State Red Wolves.
Kent State made a run at the Mid-American Conference title this year, only to fall short to the Northern Illinois Huskies, who earned a berth in the Orange Bowl against Florida State. Northern Illinois and Kent State played one of the most exciting games of the season in the MAC Championship that yielded 81 total points and two overtime frames.
The Golden Flashes have plenty of flash on offense. Junior all-purpose back Dri Archer put together a phenomenal season, rushing for 1,352 yards and 15 rushing touchdowns on nine yards per carry. Archer has explosive speed and will be a massive part of Kent State’s game plan.
Arkansas State will counter with its own dynamic running back. Junior running back David Oku rushed for 1,024 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2012.
As with many bowl games this year, there probably won’t be much defense in this one, but it sure will be fun to watch.
Prediction: Kent State 35, Arkansas State 27