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Arkansas State tops Ball State 23-20
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Arkansas State defensive back Rocky Hayes (3) stands over Ball State quarterback Keith Wenning (10) following a sack in the first quarter of the GoDaddy Bowl NCAA college football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/G.M. Andrews)
January 6, 2014, 12:33 am

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Backup quarterback Fredi Knighten threw a 13-yard pass to Allen Muse with 32 seconds remaining to lift Arkansas State past Ball State 23-20 at the GoDaddy Bowl on Sunday night.

Ball State had a chance to tie at the end of regulation, but Scott Secor's 38-yard field goal attempt was blocked as time expired.

Arkansas State (8-5) won the GoDaddy Bowl for a second straight season, despite losing starting quarterback Adam Kennedy to a knee injury in the second quarter. It was the Red Wolves' third straight trip to Mobile.

Knighten had 115 yards passing and 97 yards rushing.

Ball State (10-3) pushed ahead 20-16 with 1:33 remaining on a 1-yard touchdown run by Jahwan Edwards, but couldn't hold the lead. Edwards finished with a game-high 146 yards rushing.

Keith Wenning capped his Ball State career with 215 yards passing, one touchdown and one interception.

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