College Football Expert Bowl Picks: GoDaddy Bowl, Toledo vs Arkansas St

January 3, 2015

By Brad Carroll


Sunday marks the final college football bowl game of the season, as Toledo and Arkansas State play in the GoDaddy Bowl to finish off what should be a great day of football, beginning with the NFL playoffs. The College Football Playoff national championship game between Oregon and Ohio State will follow a little more than a week later, so this is your last chance for a while to get your fix.


We preview and our college football experts pick the game against the spread. Follow us on Twitter for all of our picks and college football analysis and check out all of our bowl game links below.


GoDaddy Bowl

Mobile, Ala., 9 p.m., ESPN

Toledo (8-4) vs. Arkansas State (7-5)

The Spread: Toledo -3.5; Arkansas State +3.5


The Breakdown: Both teams score well over 30 points per game, so there could be plenty of fireworks to close out the bowl season Sunday night. Toledo averages 34.4 points per game on offense, 30th in the country. The Rockets have won four of their last five games of the regular season, with the lone loss during that stretch coming to Northern Illinois by a field goal. Toledo's other three losses came against bigger conference teams, Missouri, Cincinnati and Iowa State. Arkansas State scores 36.1 points per game on offense, which is 22nd overall. The Red Wolves lost two of their last three games heading into this bowl matchup, but did finish with a big win over New Mexico State. Arkansas State lost by 15 to Tennessee and by 21 to Miami in the early part of the schedule. While both teams score a lot of points, the defenses are very giving as well. Toledo allows an average of 29.3 points per game on defense, while Arkansas State lets up 27.8 points per game. The Rockets are playing better football at the end of the season, so look for them to win a wild one in Alabama. Then, we can all turn our focus to the national championship game, which we will have full coverage of in the coming days.

Brad's Score: Toledo 56, Arkansas State 49

Craig's Score: Toledo 34, Arkansas State 27

Glenn's Score: Arkansas State 31, Toledo 28 (upset pick)

Craig's Score: Toledo 28, Arkansas State 7


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