At long last, the college football bowl season is upon us. In the fifth bowl game of the season, there is a contest between two average teams. These teams are the Arkansas State Red Wolves and the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders. Both teams started the season with similar goals and that has remained true as the season has progressed. Both teams managed to win at least six games and will look to add a bowl game trophy to their university’s collection.
Arkansas State’s success is due to junior quarterback Justice Hansen. This season, Hansen threw for 34 touchdowns along with over 3,600 yards passing. However, Hansen is somewhat turnover prone and threw 15 interceptions in 11 games. If Arkansas State plans on winning this contest, Hansen will need to take better control of the ball. However, Hansen’s statistics are even more impressive when you factor in his six rushing touchdowns this season. As a whole, Arkansas State’s offense will go as far as Hansen takes it. If Arkansas State plans on winning this game, Hansen will need to have a great game.
Middle Tennessee State’s success is primarily due star quarterback Brent Stockstill. This season, Stevens threw for 14 touchdowns and over 1,400 passing yards in just six games. Stockstill missed six games with a shoulder injury in the middle of the season and reinvigorated the Blue Raiders’ offense when he returned. Stockstill’s job this season was made slightly easier due to the three-headed rushing attack that the Blue Raiders possess. The team has three separate rushers with at least 45 carries and each of them are averaging over 5.1 yards per carry. If Middle Tennessee State plans on winning this contest, expect a balanced attack on offense throughout the game.
As for my prediction, I have to side with Arkansas State. I personally believe that Hansen is the most underrated quarterback in all of college football and believe that he will carry the Red Wolves to a victory. Middle Tennessee State has also been terrible in recent bowl games and I expect that trend to continue on Saturday.
Arkansas State vs. Middle Tennessee State: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Event: Arkansas State vs. Middle Tennessee State
Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Start Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
Location: Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, AL
How to Watch Arkansas State vs. Middle Tennessee State On Your Tablet Or Mobile Device
You can live stream the game on the WatchESPN app.
You can download the WatchESPN app on Google Play, Amazon, iTunes, and the Windows Store. The Fox Sports Go app is also available on the following devices: Apple TV, Roku, Android TV and Fire TV.
How To Live Stream Arkansas State vs. Middle Tennessee State Online Without Cable Subscription
You can also live stream the game through Sling TV free trial. Just click on the Sling website and click “Watch Now 7 Days Free” for the free trial. Choose the Sling Orange package, which costs $20 per month and comes with Fox Sports 1, along with many other sports channels.