MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (11/19/2011) — Following its 45-19 victory at Middle Tennessee State Saturday afternoon that clinched at least a share of the Sun Belt Conference title, the Arkansas State Red Wolves football team officially accepted an invitation to the GoDaddy.com Bowl. The game will be played Jan. 8 in Mobile, Ala., pitting ASU against a representative from the Mid-American Conference.
The Red Wolves will be honored at halftime of Sunday's Arkansas State women's basketball game at the ASU Convocation Center. The Red Wolves will host the Islanders of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in a 2:05 p.m. tipoff.
The bowl is the first for Arkansas State since the 2005 New Orleans Bowl. Red Wolves head coach Hugh Freeze accepted the invitation from GoDaddy.com Bowl officials in the locker room following ASU's win over Middle Tennessee. With Saturday's victory over the Blue Raiders, ASU improved to a perfect 7-0 in Sun Belt Conference action and 9-2 overall on the season. The Red Wolves can clinch the league title outright with loss by Western Kentucky in either of its final two games, or an ASU victory over Troy in the Dec. 3 regular-season finale.
Kickoff for the GoDaddy.com Bowl is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Tickets for the GoDaddy.com Bowl are priced at $45 and are available now by clicking on the "Bowl Central" logo at the top of the ASU Athletics website, AStateRedWolves.com or by calling the ASU Ticket Office beginning Monday at 870-972-2781 or 888-ASU-FANS.