Toledo tops Arkansas St.
Published 1:14 am Monday, January 5, 2015
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Kareem Hunt ran for 271 yards and five touchdowns to lead Toledo over Arkansas State 63-44 in the GoDaddy Bowl on Sunday night.
The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Hunt capped a phenomenal season by slicing through Arkansas State’s defense early and often. The performance set a GoDaddy Bowl record and he averaged 8.5 yards per carry.
Hunt, who finished the season with 1,631 yards rushing, had touchdown runs of 4, 44 and 29 yards in the first half as the Rockets built a 35-17 halftime lead. Toledo (9-4) ended the season on a three-game winning streak.
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Arkansas State (7-6) pulled within 49-38 in the fourth quarter, but could get no closer.
The Red Wolves were playing in their fourth straight GoDaddy Bowl and fell to 2-2 over that span.
Arkansas State’s Fredi Knighten threw for 403 yards and five touchdowns.