JONESBORO, Ark. (1/2/13) – The Arkansas State football team departed Jonesboro Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. as it made its way to Mobile, Ala. to begin its Bowl week preparations and to participate in several other events throughout the week.

The team drove down Stadium Blvd. as fans lined the street and drivers honked their horns as the team headed to Memphis to board a charter flight to Mobile.   The flight to Mobile was about 55 minutes long and the team landed around 11:30 p.m.  Once the team landed, the Red Wolves boarded charter buses and arrived at their team hotel, the Renaissance Riverview Plaza, around midnight.

A-State has a full day of activities on Wednesday starting with team meetings before practice at UMS-Wright High School in Mobile, at 2:55 p.m.   Once practice is over there will be a press conference at 6:30 p.m. before the Great Southern Wood Team Welcome Reception at 7:00 p.m.

Winners in eight of its last nine games, including the last seven in a row, the Red Wolves claimed their second consecutive Sun Belt Conference title with a 45-0 victory Middle Tennessee in their regular-season finale.  The Red Wolves are receiving votes in both major polls and are listed at No. 37 in the latest BCS rankings.  A-State is receiving 20 votes in the latest USA Today Coaches Top 25 poll for its most in school history since joining the NCAA FBS in 1992.  Kent State will bring an 11-2 record and No. 25 ranking the AP Top 25 Poll into the Bowl.  The Golden Flashes are also No. 25 in the BCS rankings.

Fans are strongly encouraged to purchase Bowl tickets only through the ASU Ticket Office to directly support the Red Wolves and to ensure they receive priority seating within the designated A-State area.  Bowl tickets are only $45 per ticket when purchased through the ASU Ticket Office.  Fans can go to to order tickets, and the ASU Ticket Office, located at the Convocation Center's lower red entrance, is taking walk-up and telephone (870-972-ASU1 or 888-278-3267) orders.