MOBILE, Ala. (ASU) - The Arkansas State football team went through its first practice session in Mobile Wednesday afternoon in preparation for the Jan. 6 GoDaddy.com Bowl against No. 25 Kent State.
The Red Wolves worked out for approximately one hour and 15 minutes on the practice field in cold and damp weather conditions at UMS-Wright High School in Mobile. The team went through several drills and put an emphasis on polishing things they had already worked on.
"I think we accomplished a lot today," said ASU interim head coach John Thompson. "We didn't give them a lot to have to come out here and think about, it was more about recognition and what they had seen before. We will get more in-depth tomorrow."
A-State is scheduled to conduct practice at 11:10 a.m. to continue getting ready for the GoDaddy.com Bowl. The Red Wolves will take on the Golden Flashes of Kent State Jan. 6 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:00 p.m.
Winners in eight of its last nine games, including the last seven in a row, the Red Wolves claimed their second consecutive Sun Belt Conference title with a 45-0 victory Middle Tennessee in their regular-season finale.
The Red Wolves are receiving votes in both major polls and are listed at No. 37 in the latest BCS rankings. A-State is receiving 20 votes in the latest USA Today Coaches Top 25 poll for its most in school history since joining the NCAA FBS in 1992. Kent State will bring an 11-2 record and No. 25 ranking the AP Top 25 Poll into the GoDaddy.com Bowl. The Golden Flashes are also No. 25 in the BCS rankings.
Fans are strongly encouraged to purchase GoDaddy.com Bowl tickets only through the ASU Ticket Office to directly support the Red Wolves and to ensure they receive priority seating within the designated A-State area.
Bowl tickets are only $45 per ticket when purchased through the ASU Ticket Office. Fans can go to AStateRedWolves.com to order tickets, and the ASU Ticket Office, located at the Convocation Center's lower red entrance, is taking walk-up and telephone (870-972-ASU1 or 888-278-3267) orders.