Arkansas St., Kent State meet in GoDaddy.com Bowl

Arkansas St., Kent State meet in GoDaddy.com Bowl
January 5, 2013, 1:22 pm
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Kent State head coach Darrell Hazell, left, and Arkansas State interim head coach John Thompson shake hands after the NCAA college football GoDaddy.com Bowl team welcome news conference at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Bill Starling)

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Arkansas State's Ryan Aplin owns nearly every school passing record after four productive seasons for the Red Wolves.

For his final game, the quarterback will get quite a test from No. 25 Kent State's gambling defense when the two teams meet on Sunday in the GoDaddy.com Bowl.

The Golden Flashes are tied for the top spot in the Football Bowl Subdivision with 38 forced turnovers and a plus-21 turnover margin, thanks to an aggressive defensive scheme that's helped Kent State go to a bowl for the first time since 1972.

But Kent State coach Darrell Hazell said his defense will have to be very careful against a quarterback like Aplin, who has thrown for 10,545 yards 66 touchdown in his career.

Arkansas State has won two straight Sun Belt titles.