Mobile, AL (SportsNetwork.com) - Kareem Hunt helped Toledo unseat Arkansas State as the king of the GoDaddy Bowl.
Hunt ran for 271 yards and a GoDaddy Bowl record five touchdowns as the Rockets defeated the Red Wolves 63-44 on Sunday night.
Toledo (9-4) gained 365 yards and seven scores on the ground in all.
Arkansas State (7-6), which had won the last two GoDaddy bowls, played in the Alabama-based bowl for a fourth consecutive year.
Logan Woodside completed 21-of-27 passes for 172 yards with an interception, while Damion Jones-Moore added 103 yards and a pair of scores on the ground for Toledo, which won five of its last six games to close the year.
Fredi Knighten was 23-of-31 for 403 yards and five scores and Booker Mays caught five passes for 138 yards and three touchdowns for the Red Wolves, who lost three of their last four games to conclude the season.
After Logan Spry nailed a 31-yard field goal to pull Arkansas State within 21-17 midway through the second, the Rockets ripped off 21 straight points to seize control.
Hunt broke off a 29-yard TD run on a 4th-and-2 and Toledo used its defense to find the end zone four snaps into the Red Wolves' ensuing series. Jordan Martin hit Knighten from behind and popped the ball into the air, which Allen Covington snatched and rumbled 67 yards the other way.
Toledo led 35-17 at the break and went up 42-17 when Hunt ran in from six yards out halfway through the third.
Arkansas State scored the next two touchdowns when Mays hauled in a 55-yard score and Money Hunter returned a Woodside interception 94 yards for a score to get within 42-31.
Hunt plunged in from a yard out and the Red Wolves answered with Mays' 27-yard TD catch during the early stages of the fourth to make it 49-38.
Jones-Moore sandwiched scoring runs of 10 and 29 yards around Darion Griswold's 3-yard TD reception to conclude the scoring.
Earlier, Toledo struck on the first play of the game when Knighten fumbled and Trent Voss fell on the loose ball in the end zone.
Mays broke through the secondary for a 44-yard TD catch on the Red Wolves' next series, but Hunt ran for scores of four and 44 yards to put Toledo up 21-7.
Knighten hit Tres Houston for a 66-yard score to get Arkansas State within 21-14 late in the opening frame.
Toledo has appeared in a bowl game in four of its last five seasons ... The Rockets won 49-0 over the Red Wolves in the most recent meeting on Sept. 5, 1992 ... The Rockets also won this postseason entry in 2005 when they beat UTEP 45-13 in what was then known as the GMAC Bowl.