8* Bowl ARKST/KENT
Arkansas State vs. Kent State,
01/06/2013 21:00 EDT,
Score: 17 - 13
Total: -110/+61½ Under
Arkansas State & Kent State under 61.5
The Arkansas States Red Wolves will battle the Kent State Golden Flashes in the GoDaddy Bowl on Sunday.
Arkansas State ranked first in the Sun Belt Conference in scoring defense, and second in total defense, limiting opponents to averages of 25.4 points and 386.5 yards per game. The unit shutout Middle Tennessee State their last time on the field.
Kent State will lean heavily on their running game with Dri Archer, but Arkansas State’s rush defense has been stout, holding each of their final five opponents under 100 yards and allowing more than 200 yards on the ground only three times on the season.
Dri Archer and the Kent State offense grab the headlines, but the team’s defense has taken a big step forward this season. The unit is tied with Oregon for the most takeaways this year with 38. Senior linebacker Luke Batton leads the unit. He recorded 132 tackles this season, and ranks as one of the best defenders in the country.
The defense has been helped by good starting field position all year. Punter Anthony Melchiori has Kent State ranking tops in the MAC in net punting.
Both teams have feasted on lower-level competition this season, inflating their base offensive numbers. That allows us to get in at a favorable number for this contest. Take the UNDER.
8* Play on Arkansas State & Kent State under 61.5