Bovada GoDaddy Bowl Betting Odds: Arkansas State vs No Illinois
Sunday, January 08, 2012
by Bovada Sportsbook
The last of the bowl matchups before the BCS Championship Game is on tap for this Sunday night, with Arkansas State Red Wolves taking on Northern Illinois Huskies in the GoDaddy.com Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.
At Bovada Sportsbook Arkansas State is set as a 1.5-point favorite on the college football betting lines for Sunday, and the Red Wolves have been a solid choice for your betting dollars this season – they went 10-2 both straight up and against the spread.
That earned Arkansas State the Sun Belt conference title, and in the GoDaddy.com Bowl they'll be up against a Huskies team that is coming off a 23-20 victory over Ohio in the MAC Championship Game.
Chandler Harnish went 16 of 26 for 250 yards passing with three touchdowns and one interception for Northern Illinois in that win over Ohio, leading his team back from a 20-0 halftime deficit.
Nathan Palmer had four catches for 115 yards with two scores that day for the Huskies, who finished the season at 10-3 straight up but just 5-8 against the spread. Northern Illinois was also 7-6 on the OVER/UNDER, while Arkansas State was 4-8.
The Red Wolves, though, poured on the offense in their last game, beating up on Troy 45-14 at home as Ryan Aplin threw for 356 yards on 25 of 37 passing with three touchdown strikes and one interception.
Dwayne Frampton had 10 catches for 153 yards with a touchdown in that victory.
Arkansas State and Northern Illinois most recently met back in the 1990s, with the Red Wolves winning 28-21 as a 9-point road underdog in 1995, and the Huskies winning 31-30 as a 1-point road favorite in 1996.
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