Red Wolves Heading to the Camellia Bowl for Seventh Consecutive Bowl-Game Appearance
JONESBORO – The Arkansas State Athletics Department announced Sunday that the Red Wolves have accepted an official invitation to play in the 2017 Raycom Media Camellia Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. (CT) in an ESPN-televised contest against Conference USA member Middle Tennessee.
The A-State football team is set to make its seventh consecutive and 15th all-time bowl-game appearance, although they will compete in the Camellia Bowl at the historic Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala., for the first time.
“We’re excited to have received and accepted an invitation to play in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl,” said A-State Director of Athletics Terry Mohajir. “This is another opportunity for our team to play in prime time in front of a national television audience on ESPN, while also giving our fans a chance to travel to an outstanding bowl game to show the country how A-State nation supports our program.”
Arkansas State most recently played in the 2016 Cure Bowl, defeating UCF 31-13 in that contest. The Red Wolves played in the 2015 New Orleans Bowl the year prior, which followed four consecutive trips to the GoDaddy Bowl, now known as the Dollar General Bowl.
The Red Wolves completed the 2017 regular season with a 7-4 overall record and 6-2 mark in Sun Belt Conference play. A-State, Sun Belt champions five of the last seven seasons, has secured a school-record seventh consecutive winning season. Arkansas State has piled up 59 victories from 2011-17 for its most over a seven-year span in the program’s 103-year history.
Fans can purchase tickets, as well as view additional details regarding A-State’s trip to the Camellia Bowl, online by visiting AStateRedWolves.com/BowlCentral. Tickets for all areas are $33 each. Ticket pricing and information for Arkansas State University students will be released soon.
Fans can also purchase tickets by visiting the A-State Ticket Office in person at the lower-red entrance to First National Bank Arena or by calling 870-972-2781.
-- A-State Sports Information Office