Just in case you haven’t seen enough college football this bowl season, eight days before the National Championship between Ohio State and Oregon, we are being treated to the GoDaddy Bowl on Jan. 5, which will feature the one field goal favorite Toledo Rockets taking on the Arkansas State Red Wolves.
Toledo Rockets vs Arkansas State Red Wolves
Date: Jan. 04, 2015
Start Time: 9 p.m. ET
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Stadium: Ladd Peebles Stadiuml
TV Info: ESPN
Stream Info: WatchESPN.com
Radio: Toledo Vs Arkansas State
Point Spread: Rockets -3
Game Total: 67
Analyzing The Toledo Vs Arkansas GoDaddy Bowl Football Line & My Predictions
Arkansas State Will Win the Godaddy.com Bowl if
They can slow down the terrific duo of Kareem Hunt and Terry Swanson!
Hunt and Swanson combined to rush for more than 2,000 yards and 17 rushing touchdowns. Hunt averaged a stellar 7.9 yards per carry to finish second in the nation in that category while rushing for an impressive 1,360 yards and 11 touchdowns despite missing three games for the Rockets.
Arkansas State ranks 91st against the run (191.9 ypg) so they’re clearly going to have their hands full in this affair.
Toledo quarterback Logan Woodside, tossed 19 touchdown passes with just seven interceptions and closed out the regular season by throwing five TD passes in a 52-16 victory over Eastern Michigan.
Got the patches! Look good pic.twitter.com/tuUM6y3EVD
— Arkansas stAte Equip (@ArkansasStateEq) December 10, 2014
Toledo Will Win the Godaddy.com Bowl if
They can force dual-threat quarterback Fredi Knighten into a poor performance!
Arkansas State signal-caller Fredi Knighten had a fine 2014 regular season by completing a solid 61.3 percent of his passes for 2,874 yards with 19 touchdowns and a scant seven interceptions. The elusive junior also totaled a stellar 775 rushing yards and an additional 11 touchdowns.
Knighten also accounted for a jaw-dropping 449 total yards and four touchdowns in the Red Wolves’ 68-35 blowout win over New Mexico State in their regular season finale on Nov. 29.
Who Will Win the Godaddy.com Bowl?
Toledo went 4-1 over its last five games and despite their unimpressive 2-2-1 ATS mark over the span, I like the Rockets to win and very narrowly cover the bowl game betting odds.
— GoDaddy Bowl (@GoDaddyBowl) December 5, 2014
Toledo is just 1-3-1 ATS in its last five bowl games while Arkansas State has compiled an inspiring 4-1 ATS mark over its last five games against non-conference rivals.
All of the key ATS trends surrounding this contest would seem to be pointing to a Arkansas State ATS cover at the very least, but I’m going with Toledo to get ‘er done and so should you!