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Fans react as Red Wolves will return to GoDaddy Bowl

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The Red Wolves will make their fourth consecutive appearance in the GoDaddy bowl in January. At a news conference Wednesday, A-State Head Football Coach Blake Anderson and the players gave a lot of credit to the strong fan base on getting the team so far.

Fans around Jonesboro told Region 8 News they are excited to see the Red Wolves return to Mobile, AL.

“We've been to every bowl game,” Renee Aspinwall said. “The kids love it. It's a great family experience. A lot of people there with a lot of excitement. “

Aspinwall said her family loves the Red Wolves and they already booked their hotel.

“We already know where we are going to stay,” Aspinwall said. “The excitement is just there regardless where ever you are going to be.”

Former A-State Head Football Coach Larry Lacewell, said he is thrilled for the players.

“I'm just so proud for the seniors,” Lacewell said. “What they've gone through is the most remarkable performance of any football team I've ever heard of.”

Troy Ratliff is also a Red Wolf fan and said he's excited.

"(I) couldn't be more glad for the players, especially the fifth year seniors who have been through so much," Ratliff said. "It's a great thing for them."

Lacewell said after 3 years, fans know their way around Mobile.

“Well, Mobile has become home to all of us…and I urge anyone who hasn't gone to the game to go,” Lacewell said.

Aspinwall said the atmosphere in Mobile is great for all ages.

Lacewell said four consecutive appearances at the same bowl game is something he has never seen.

“I just think it's a tribute to these players that they could come up with the type record to make it anywhere four years in a row and particularly back to the GoDaddy bowl,” Lacewell said.

Anderson and the team said they are looking forward to a large crowd at the bowl game and said 

Arkansas State will play in the 2015 GoDaddy Bowl on Jan. 4, 2015.

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