Arkansas State selected to play in Camellia Bowl

A-State to Take FIU in Camellia Bowl

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Arkansas State football will play in a bowl game for the 9th straight season.

The 7-5 Red Wolves were selected Sunday to the Camellia Bowl. They’ll face the Florida International University Panthers on Dec. 21 in Montgomery, Ala. For Blake Anderson, it’s 6 bowls in 6 seasons as A-State head coach.

One student on campus spoke about the accomplishment Sunday and said the entire community should support the school.

“Make sure to watch the game. These guys work hard all season. They’re out there working their butts off every day. Even though the season may not have turned out the way we wanted it to be, whether it’s 7-5, 8-4, or just how the ending of games should turn out, it’s always great to watch a good football game.”

To put Arkansas State’s 9th straight bowl appearance into perspective, Boise State is the only other Group of 5 team in the nation with a longer streak. The Red Wolves run is longer than 51 Power 5 teams including USC, Auburn, Michigan, and Ohio State.

Camellia Bowl - Montgomery, AL

- Matchup: Arkansas State (7-5) vs. FIU (6-6)

- When: Saturday, December 21st

- Time: 4:30pm

- TV: ESPN

Current Consecutive Bowl Appearances

1. Virginia Tech (27)

2. Georgia (23)

3. Oklahoma (21)

4. LSU (20)

T5. Boise State (18)

T5. Wisconsin (18)

7. Alabama (16)

8. Clemson (15)

9. Oklahoma State (14)

10. Texas A&M (11)

T11. Mississippi State (10)

T11. San Diego State (10)

T11. Washington (10)

14. Arkansas State (9)

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