The BSU Cardinals' season came to a heart-breaking end Sunday night. - Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Ball State vs Arkansas State: 2014 Bowl

Well, you can't say this one wasn't exciting. Ball State and Arkansas State traded blows for four quarters with the game literally coming down to the final 2 seconds. Unfortunately for Cardinals' fans, the Red Wolves pulled out a narrow 23-20 victory, preventing BSU from garnering its first-ever bowl win, and finished the MAC's post-season run at 0-5.

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Ball State Loses Dramatic GoDaddy Bowl 23-20

Another fantastic season by the Ball State Cardinals ended in disappointment on Sunday night. The team was less than 60 seconds away from their first-ever bowl win, when it all slipped away.


Arkansas State tops Ball State 23-20

Arkansas State won a thrilling GoDaddy Bowl Sunday night, knocking off the Ball State Cardinals 23-20 in Mobile, Alabama.

Arkansas State sophomore Fredi Knighten, assuming full quarterbacking duties for an injured Adam Kennedy, led the Red Wolves on a 5 play 59 yard drive in 1:01 to take a 23-20 lead over the Cardinals with 32 seconds remaining.  The Cardinals managed to get the ball to the Arkansas State 21 yard line, but had a Scott Secor 38 yard field goal blocked as time expired.

Keith Wenning, Ball State's all time leading passer, finished the final game of his Ball State career completing 23 of 44 passes for 215 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.  Wenning's favorite target, Willie Snead, caught 9 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown.  Jahwan Edwards paced BSU on the ground, rushing for 146 yards on 28 carries.

Knighten did everything for the Red Wolves, throwing for 115 yards and rushing for another 97 on 19 carries.  ASU's J.D. McKissic caught 10 balls for 82 yards.  Allen Muse caught Knighten's game winning 13 yard touchdown pass.

The loss drops Ball State to 0-6 all time in bowl games.  Arkansas State won the GoDaddy bowl for the second consecutive year in their third all time appearance.


Ball State, Arkansas State going down to the wire.

Arkansas State jumped out in front of the Ball State Cardinals after a halftime tie at 10 to take a 16-10 lead after three quarters at the GoDaddy Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.

With senior quarterback Adam Kennedy out following a knee injury, Red Wolves dual threat quarterback Fredi Knighten led ASU on two drives resulting in field goals.  Arkansas State kicked Brian Davis connected from 18 yards and 29 yards in the third.

Ball State has been unable to get much going in the second half.  The Cardinals have produced just 212 yards of total offense through three quarters.  Jahwan Edwards, who rushed for 92 yards in the first half, totaled just 8 in the third quarter.  BSU quarterback Keith Wenning has completed 14 of 26 passes for 125 yards.  Willie Snead has caught the lone touchdown for the Cardinals.  Snead has caught 6 balls for 56 yards.


Ball State, Arkansas State tied at 10 at the half

Arkansas State scored on a fourth day 1 yard run from Sirgregory Thornton with 48 seconds remaining in the second quarter to tie Ball State 10-10 at the half in the GoDaddy Bowl.

The Red Wolves utilized a balanced offensive attack in the first half.  Quarterback Adam Kennedy completed 5 of 7 passes for 35 yards.  ASU running back Fredi Knighten carried the ball 7 times for 36 yards.  Knighten provided the Red Wolves with an added dimension to the passing game, completing 3 of 4 passes for 15 yards.

Ball State quarterback Keith Wenning completed 7 of 15 passes for 66 yards and a touchdown in the first half.  Wenning found a familiar target for that score hooking up with Cardinals leading receiver Willie Snead.  Snead caught 5 balls for 50 yards.  Ball State's rushing game was paced by Jahwan Edwards.  Edwards tallied 92 yards on 14 carries.

Brian Davis of Arkansas Stated booted a 41 yard field goal.  Ball State's Scott Secor drilled a 26 yarder.

Both teams played turnover free football in the first half.


Ball State Leads 7-0 After 1st Quarter

The 2014 GoDaddy Bowl started off slow with sloppy play from both offenses. The Cardinals went three-and-out on their first two drives, with Arkansas State fairing only slightly better. With the wind gusting around, it made it hard for either offense to get anything substantial going through the air. Then Ball State's offense woke up.

Keith Wenning connected with Willie Snead on a 9-yard touchdown pass to cap off a 14-play drive and give BSU the 7-0 lead late in the first quarter. It was Snead's 100th catch and 15th touchdown reception of the season.

Arkansas State had a chance at striking first, but kicker Brian Davis missed a 34-yard field goal early in the first.

Ball State leads the Red Wovles in yardage output currently, though Arkansas State is showing off its impressive ground game, and is averaging 6.2 yards per carry.


Ball State Wearing Red On Red Tonight

We're getting close to kickoff of the 2014 Bowl, which means both teams are on the field warming up. Thanks to Twitter we got a glimpse of the Ball State Cardinals uniforms tonight and they're going with a sharp red-on-red look, with white helmets.


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Ball State Is Going To The Bowl

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