GoDaddy.com Bowl 2012: Northern Illinois Gets Arkansas State

The explosive Northern Illinois Huskies will be rewarded for their MAC championship by getting to play in the most MACtion bowl available. Points will be scored in this game.

John Zenor@jzenor Northern Illinois will play Arkansas State in the GoDaddy.com Bowl. Isn't that the bowl announcement Alabamians have bn waiting 4?    

High-flyin' Sun Belt champ Arkansas State awaits, though perhaps without head coach Hugh Freeze. Still, expect POINTS POINTS POINTS.

The GoDaddy.com Bowl, formerly known as the GMAC Bowl, formerly known as the Mobile Alabama Bowl, has been played in some iteration since 1999 in Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL. In its current form, the game features teams from the Sun Belt and MAC conferences.

This year's game on January 8th will serve as an appetizer to the BCS Championship Game to be played on the 9th. Last season, Miami (Ohio) took down Middle Tennessee, 35-21. Rob Stone and Danny Kanell will man the booth for ESPN. 

Game date, time: 9:00 pm ET, Sunday, January 8th

Location: Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL

TV channel: ESPN/EPSN3

2010 winner and loser: Miami (OH), Middle Tennessee

For more on each bowl game as it’s announced, stay tuned to SB Nation’s 2011 college football bowl game bids coverage. And visit our many college football blogs.

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