The Frisco Bowl will bring some #MACtion to suburban Dallas, as the Kent State Golden Flashes (6-6, 5-3 MAC) get set to face the Utah State Aggies (7-5, 6-2 Mountain West.)
The Golden Flashes are the only team at the FBS level to win their last three games in a row to get to the postseason in 2019, and did so on the back of at least three game-winning walk-off field goals throughout the season. But they’re up for a good fight, as they had one of the toughest out-of-conference slates in the country.
The Aggies cratered in 2019 after an 11-2 campaign in 2018 set up a lot of expectations in the preseason. They finished third in a stacked division behind two 10-win programs in Boise State and Air Force, and look to put a positive face on an otherwise lost season.
We’ve got all the information you need to be able to watch (or listen) to tonight’s game in the frigid cold of Frisco:
Television and streaming
The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2, with television coverage starting at approximately noon Eastern time. Anish Schraff (play-by-play), John Congemi (color) and Kris Budden (sideline) will provide the call for the game.
There are several ways to be able to watch the Frisco Bowl, including:
- Cable/satellite: ESPN2 is available on most television packages; check your local listings or with your provider for more information.
- ESPN App: The game is available for streaming on the ESPN App, which is available for download on both the Google Play and Apple stores. A valid cable or satellite subscription is required for viewing.
- YouTube TV: YouTube TV has ESPN2 available in its default package. The service runs at $49.99/month, but new customers can get a free one-week trial.
- Sling TV: Sling offers ESPN channels as part of their Sling Orange package, offered for $25/month. If you purchase a subscription now, you can get the first month of service for 40 percent off.
- Hulu: Hulu offers a live TV package, featuring ESPN’s family of channels, which currently runs at $54.99/month. They’re currently offering a seven-day free trial, which can be redeemed on the site.
- AT&T Now: AT&T Now offers a streaming package featuring the ESPN family of channels for $65/month. More details can be found here.
The game will be available for a listening audience via each program’s affiliated radio stations. There will be no national broadcast.
- Kent State-centric broadcast: The KSU radio call can be found on 640 AM WHLO, the Golden Flashes’ flagship station. The KSU broadcast can also be found on a 24/7 station on iHeart Radio. Ty Linder (play-by-play) and Rob Polinsky (color) will be on the call. The WHLO stream can be found here.
- Utah State-centric broadcast: The Utah State radio call can be found on KZNS 1280 The Zone, the Aggies’ flagship station. A full list of terrestrial radio stations can be found here. Scott Garrard (play-by-play) and Kevin Whimpey (color) will be on the call. A stream of KZNS-AM can be found here.
- Where/when: Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, on Friday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 EST (6:30 local.)
- Weather: 47 degrees and rain at kickoff, with light winds and a 37 percent chance of precipitation throughout, per Weather.com. Humidity at 62 percent, with temperature decreasing.
- Last meeting: Utah State 27, Kent State 24 (1974)
- Last Kent State bowl game appearance: 2012 GoDaddy.com Bowl (L 13-17, Arkansas State)
- Last Kent State bowl game win: 0-3 in three appearances (1954, 1972, 2012)
- Last Utah State bowl game appearance/win: 2018 New Mexico Bowl (W 52-13, North Texas)
- Betting odds: Buffalo is a 6.5-point favorite, with an over/under of 51.5, per OddsShark.com.