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.