|2018 Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl|
|4th Arizona Bowl|
|Date||December 29, 2018|
|MVP||Ty Gangi (QB, Nevada) & B. J. Edmonds (S, Arkansas State)|
|Favorite||Arkansas State by 1.5|
|Referee||Tom Stapleton (MAC)|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Rich Waltz, Aaron Murray and John Schriffen|
The 2018 Arizona Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 29, 2018. It was the fourth edition of the Arizona Bowl, and one of the 2018–19 bowl games concluding the 2018 FBS football season. Sponsored by the Nova Home Loans mortgage broker company, the game was officially known as the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl.
The game was played between Nevada from the Mountain West Conference and Arkansas State from the Sun Belt Conference. In prior games between the two programs, Nevada held a 3–2 lead in the series.
Arkansas State Red Wolves
On November 27, bowl organizers announced that Arkansas State would represent the Sun Belt Conference in the Arizona Bowl. The Red Wolves compiled an 8–4 record during the regular season, and were co-champion of the Sun Belt West Division along with the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns, both of whom had 5–3 conference records.
Nevada Wolf Pack
Nevada received and accepted a bid to the Arizona Bowl on November 29. The Wolf Pack entered the bowl with a 7–5 record (5–3 in conference).
|Time of possession||29:31||30:29|
|Arkansas State||Passing||Justice Hansen||26/46, 275 yds, 3 INT|
|Rushing||Warren Wand||16 car, 140 yds|
|Receiving||Omar Bayless||7 rec, 129 yds|
|Nevada||Passing||Ty Gangi||18/34, 200 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT|
|Rushing||Toa Taua||22 car, 56 yds|
|Receiving||Ben Putman||4 rec, 114 yds|
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