2013 Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Kent State University 0 10 3 0 13
Arkansas State University 0 14 3 0 17
Date January 6, 2013
Season 2012
Stadium Ladd Peebles Stadium
Location Mobile, Alabama
MVP Special Teams: Ryan Wilbourn (ASU Punter)
Offensive: J. D. McKissic (ASU Wide Receiver)
Defensive: Qushaun Lee (ASU Linebacker)
MVP: Ryan Aplin (ASU Quarterback)
Favorite Arkansas State by 4[1]
Referee Alex Kemp
Attendance 37,913 [2]
Payout US$1.5 million combined
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers: Mark Jones (play-by-play)
Brock Huard (color-analyst)
Jessica Mendoza (sideline reporter) Bowl
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The 2013 Bowl was a postseason college football bowl game be 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 StateEdit

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 will make its second consecutive appearance in the bowl after losing to Northern Illinois in the 2012 game.[3]

Kent StateEdit

The Bowl will be 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.

Game summaryEdit

Scoring summaryEdit

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



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