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ASU runs out of gas, drops Las Vegas Bowl to Fresno State

It was No. 21 Fresno State riding the 212-yard rushing effort of sophomore Ronnie Rivers to a 31-20 victory in the Las Vegas Bowl Saturday afternoon.         

Arizona Daily Star

Utah State routs North Texas 52-13 in New Mexico Bowl

Utah State cornerback DJ Williams (7) intercept a pass intended for North Texas wide receiver Cudjoe Young (81) during the first half of the New Mexico Bowl NCAA college football game in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres…

Arizona Daily Star

Rivers, Fresno State top Arizona State in Las Vegas Bowl

Arizona State wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk is tackled after making a gain against Fresno State during the first half of the Las Vegas Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

House of Sparky

ASU Football: Rivers Flows through the Devils, ASU losses Las Vegas bowl

ASU drops the bowl Though it hadn’t much this season, the Rivers were flowing for Fresno State. Ronnie Rivers, that is. The sophomore running back rushed for 214 yards, contributing to Fresno State’s (12-2) 436 yards of total offense en route to the Bulldogs 31-20 win over Arizona State (7-6) in Las Vegas. With that, the Red Wave grabs their 12th win of 2018, the first time ever in program history. It was a celebratory rushing day for Eno Benjamin as well, as he topped Earl Campbell’s ASU single-season rushing record. But it was Rivers who stole the show. Coming into Saturday...

Bruins Nation

Bowl Game Saturday: Arizona St. vs. Fresno St. Helps Kick Off Bowl Season

The 2018-19 Bowl Season kicks off today with five bowl games. For the second time in three years, UCLA is home during bowl season. So, unfortunately, bowl season won’t be quite as enjoyable as it could be, but, then again, hopefully, Chip Kelly has laid the foundation for future top tier bowl games. Regardless, it is what it is and the 2018-19 Bowl Season kicks off this morning with the first of five games on tap for today. That honor goes to the Tulane Green Wave and the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns when these two teams meet in the Autonation Cure Bowl. The Cure Bowl is the first...

Dawg Sports

Let’s Go Bowlin’: Your Saturday Bowl Open Thread

It’s bowl season everybody! College football’s own exhibition season gets underway this afternoon with a series of games that won’t decide the national championship but nevertheless should be more entertaining than doing all the household chores you’ve been putting off since August. Your full bowl season television schedule remains right here. For today the action kicks off at noon on ABC with Alcorn State and North Carolina A&T in the Celebration Bowl. 1:30 brings the Cure Bowl on the CBS Sports Network, pitting the school formerly known as Louisiana-Lafayette against Tulane in a...

Down The Drive

Clayton Picks All the Bowl Games Correctly: Week 1

a narrative history of today’s bowl games Take these to the bank. The New Mexico Bowl pits Utah State and North Texas in a matchup that will be interesting but not as interesting as the fine products available in New Mexico. One time in Albuquerque I had some fine chili verde and another time I visited Truth or Consequences and took a picture which I forgot to transfer to my new phone. That being said, I think the Mean Green are going to take care of business. Final Score: North Texas 31 Utah State 22 The Cure Bowl will be Tulane’s cotillion as a major college football power. Watch...

Arizona Daily Star

G is for Greedy

Or is it not? Greedy Williams, LSU’s stud cornerback, is sitting out the Fiesta Bowl to prepare for the NFL Draft and keep himself healthy. Of all the major players not participating in bowl games this season — a list…


Big 12 bowl preview: Postseason schedule provides conference more opportunity to prove doubters wrong

Oklahoma got the benefit of the doubt from the College Football Playoff selection committee. As a result, Texas found itself in a big-time bowl game for the first time this decade. For those two schools and for five other Big 12 bowl representatives, that's a great start to the postseason. Now come the bowls, the one game (or potentially two for Oklahoma) that could define perception for the season and going forward. If you're looking for trends, Oklahoma and Texas opened as double-digit betting underdogs. The Big 12 no longer has a playoff problem. It's power conferences like the Big Ten and...

Arizona Daily Star

E is for Eno

Arizona State running back Eno Benjamin has a chance to break the Sun Devils’ single-season record in the Las Vegas Bowl, one of three bowls that open the bowl season on Saturday. Benjamin has rushed for 100 yards eight times…


‘A jewel’ for Gamecocks: Pickens shows off versatility in Shrine Bowl, even as a QB

Zacch Pickens picked up South Carolina’s Mr. Football award early in the day Saturday at the same time he was showing his versatility during the Shrine Bowl. Pickens turned in …


Live updates | ASU football vs. No. 21 Fresno State in Las Vegas Bowl

Arizona State plays No. 21 Fresno State in the Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl today at 1:30 p.m. on ABC.         


Memphis coach Mike Norvell addresses coaching changes heading into Birmingham Bowl

Mike Norvell addressed losing both his offensive and defensive coordinator heading into the Birmingham Bowl.        

Roll 'Bama Roll

December 15 College Football bowl viewing guide, picks and open thread

Today opens the bowl season — 34 scheduled games plus a college football playoff. For an opening weekend, the matchups are fairly strong too. Here’s what’s on-tap, why to watch them, and who we give the nod too. New Orleans9 p.m. (ESPN) App. State -7.0 (10-2) vs. MTSU (8-5) A conference winner and a conference runner-up should be a practical toss-up, but the Mountaineers are just such a much better team than the Blue Raiders. MTSU rebounded from a slow start to go on bit of a tear, highlighted by clobbering UAB (then lost two weeks ago on the CUSACG.) But, the reason this one is...

House of Sparky

Arizona State vs Fresno State: Game Thread

Las Vegas bowl Chat with fellow Arizona State Sun Devils fans during the Las Vegas bowl against the Fresno State Bulldogs at 1:30 p.m. Arizona time. House of Sparky Coverage: How to follow today’s game ASU vs Fresno State preview First look at Fresno State Fresno State players to watch Year one of the Edwards, Likens and Gonzales family Game Thread - Comment Section We encourage you to post your thoughts in the comment section while you watch Saturday’s contest. Your comments can be questions, concerns excitement, GIFs, or just general thoughts about Arizona State or Fresno State....

Arizona Daily Star

U is for Urban

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is “retiring” following the Rose Bowl, but he’s pulled that trick before. The Buckeyes could get a bit of an emotional boost against Washington, though, and they could send Meyer “out” on top.

Arizona Daily Star

N is for Nwangwu

Iowa State kick returner Kene Nwangwu has been a field position shifter for the Hawkeyes, averaging 27 yards per return. In a brutal matchup with the Washington State Cougars in the Alamo Bowl, you’ve got to expect he’ll have plenty…

Arizona Daily Star

L is for Ledbetter

Georgia DL Jonathan Ledbetter has been a steady force for the Bulldogs and will be a matchup nightmare for a so-so Texas offensive line in the Sugar Bowl. He has risen to the occasion for Georgia, including a 10-tackle game…

Arizona Daily Star

S is for Sweat

Mississippi State Montez Sweat, a transfer from the Michigan State Spartans, had 10.5 sacks last year after arriving and eight more sacks this year to earn all-conference honors. The Bulldogs have a tough test with Iowa in the Outback Bowl,…

Detroit Free Press

Arizona State radio guy: Michigan State must out-muscle, run over Oregon

It has been more than three months since Michigan State lost at Arizona State, the Spartans only common opponent with Redbox Bowl foe Oregon.        

Arizona Daily Star

Bradwell's 2 TDs leads Tulane over Louisiana-Lafayette 41-24

Tulane cornerback Donnie Lewis Jr. cheers after a play during the Cure Bowl NCAA college football game against Louisiana in Orlando, Fla, on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Centre Daily

Wide receiver Johnson talks about time on the sidelines

Penn State wide receiver Juwan Johnson talks about his time on the sidelines this season, and coach James Franklin says he's excited to see what he can do in Citrus Bowl. …

Team Speed Kills

Kayvon Thibodeaux commits to Oregon

The nation’s top recruit is heading to Eugene. The No. 1 recruit in America has just made his decision. Kayvon Thibodeaux, a five-star defensive end from Thousand Oaks, California, has elected to commit to the Oregon Ducks. Thibodeaux made the announcement at halftime of the New Mexico Bowl. #ESPN300 No. 1 overall @kayvonT8 commits to #Oregon over #Alabama #FSU #Gators pic.twitter.com/xcBchxaw04— Gerry Hamilton (@HamiltonESPN) December 15, 2018 As you can well tell from the hashtags, Mario Cristobal and the Ducks scored a big recruiting victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide and...

Addicted To Quack

Draft Quack: It’s Bowling Season! Edition

It’s officially Bowling Season! Which prospects will rise and fall? Arizona State at #21 Fresno State 3:30 PM ET / 12:30 PM PT ABC Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl Location: Sam Boyd Stadium (home of the UNLV Running Rebels) - The Sun Devils travel to Las Vegas to take in the sights and sounds of Sin City and play some football in the interim. ASU has already clinched a winning record even with a loss today. Fresno State, led by long time Oregon friend Jeff Tedford won the Mountain West title in a thrilling blizzard induced overtime in Boise. Standout ASU WR N’Keal Harry has elected...

Addicted To Quack

5 Star DE Kayvon Thibodeaux commits to Oregon

5 star defensive end recruit Kayvon Thibodeaux has committed to the University of Oregon over finalists Alabama, Florida, Florida State live on ESPN during the halftime of the New Mexico Bowl. He hails from Oaks Christian High School in Thousand Oaks, CA. A 6’4 239 defensive end prospect that would be the highest ranked signee in program history, even beating out one of the GOAT Ducks, Haloti Ngata. According to 247 Sports, his primary recruiter was Safeties coach Keith Heyward and secondary recruiter was OLB coach Cort Dennison. 247 Sports has him ranked the second best in the nation,...

House of Sparky

How to Follow: Arizona State vs. Fresno State

Vegas bowlll The Arizona State Sun Devils head to Las Vegas to face the Fresno State Bulldogs in the Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl at 1:30 p.m. Arizona time. What to wear: Gold Watch: ABC (Play-by-play: Rece Davis. Color: Kirk Herbstreit. Sideline reporter: Tom Rinaldi.) Listen: Sun Devil Radio Network or ESPN Phoenix 98.7 FM (Play-by-play: Tim Healey. Color: Jeff Van Raaphorst. Sideline reporter: Jordan Simone) Blaze Radio (Scotty Gange, Richard Geraffo) Read: House of Sparky will provide instant halftime and postgame recaps as well as score and play updates on Twitter.

2018 Iron Bowl Preview: Auburn at No. 1 Alabama

CFB analyst Brady Quinn previews the Auburn-Alabama matchup

The Kick Six, Auburn’s Iron Bowl miracle vs. Alabama, deserves a deep rewind

It’s November 30th, 2013. We’re in Auburn, Alabama, for the 78th Iron Bowl. The #4 Tigers have drawn even with the #1 Crimson Tide at 28, and with just one second left, Nick Saban has sent out his kicking team for a 57-yard field goal, hoping to either br

Boise State’s legendary Statue of Liberty play vs. Oklahoma needs a deep rewind | 2007 Fiesta Bowl

In the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, Boise State and Oklahoma played the greatest college football bowl game ever (as voted by SB Nation's readers). Each team had desperation comebacks, and it was all capped off by one trick play that deserves a deep rewind.