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8-5, 1st in Sun Belt
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Sun Belt rules the Group of 5

Appalachian State, Arkansas State, Troy and Idaho all earned victories to give the Sun Belt a 4-2 bowl record, the best among Group of 5 conferences.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Who would have predicted Arkansas State would be bowl champs after starting the season 0-4, including a loss to FCS Central Arkansas? The Red Wolves capped quite the turnaround with a 31-13 win over UCF in the AutoNation Cure Bowl, ending the season with wins in eight of their last nine games. It was ugly -- the teams combined for 26 penalties and 41 rushing yards (fewest in a bowl game in FBS history). But Arkansas State will take that.

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Arkansas State's Sanders scores 75-yard TD (0:30)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Anybody looking for offense should probably turn away from the AutoNation Cure Bowl between UCF and Arkansas State. The teams have combined for a total of 12 first downs and 259 total yards (including just 25 yards rushing). The difference has been special teams, which led to two scores for Arkansas State and a 17-10 first half lead.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Arkansas State is off to a 17-0 lead on UCF in the Cure Bowl after blocking a punt for a score and converting a fumble into another touchdown. It's defense has been stifling, too, holding the Knights to 48 total yards in the first quarter. What's more, UCF has hurt itself with penalties, too -- seven to start the game.

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Key betting numbers for Dec. 17-22 bowls

On your phone and need some quick betting advice on a bowl game? Fear not, we've got graphical representations of the biggest key betting numbers for Dec. 17-22 bowls.

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Teams on the rise face off in Orlando

UCF and Arkansas State match up in the AutoNation Cure Bowl. UCF finished 6-6 after a winless season a year ago, while Arkansas State finished 7-1 after an 0-4 start. Bowl watchability rankings

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Rittenberg predicts UCF to win Cure Bowl

UCF has turned around its season from 0-12 to a bowl game under Scott Frost. Adam Rittenberg predicts the Knights to continue the upward climb against Arkansas State in the Cure Bowl. Bowl Predictions

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Cure Bowl: UCF Knights vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves

UCF qualified for a bowl one season after going 0-12, while Arkansas State earned bowl eligibility despite losing its first four games this season.