December 23, 2012
Little Michael Frisina came up big for Boise State, kicking a 27-yard field goal with 1 minute, 16 seconds left to give the No. 20 Broncos a 28-26 victory over Washington in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday. Frisina, who stands 5-foot-5, made the winning kick after Washington had taken the lead for the first time on Travis Coons ' 38-yard field goal. Boise State (11-2) sealed the win when J eremy Ioane intercepted Keith Price 's pass as the Huskies (7-6) neared midfield.
December 25, 2003 |
Junior tailback Steven Jackson piled up five touchdowns in leading Oregon State (8-5) to a 55-14 rout of New Mexico (8-5) in the Las Vegas Bowl. A Las Vegas native, Jackson rushed for 149 yards and four touchdowns and caught five passes for 51 yards and a touchdown - a 34-yard catch that kicked off the game's scoring. His five touchdowns were a school record and tied the record for any bowl game, held by Barry Sanders (1988) and Sheldon Canley (1990) Oregon State's Derek Anderson passed for 322 yards, throwing touchdowns to Jackson and Mike Hass (42 yards)
December 22, 2006 |
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy was cleared yesterday to play in the Alamo Bowl. McCoy's status was in doubt after he severely pinched a nerve in his neck in the final minute of a 12-7 loss to Texas A & M on Nov. 24. The Longhorns will face Iowa on Dec. 30 in San Antonio. McCoy, a redshirt freshman, set a school record this season with 27 touchdown passes. He passed for 2,262 yards and threw seven interceptions this season. In another matter, Texas cornerback Aaron Ross was taken to a hospital after police found him disoriented outside of a restaurant and found minor damage to his car. He was later released.
November 28, 2001 |
Southern California and Utah accepted invitations to play in the Las Vegas Bowl on Christmas, Colorado State and North Texas will inaugurate the New Orleans Bowl, and Stanford, Syracuse and Fresno State learned their postseason destinations yesterday. Stanford will play in the inaugural Seattle Bowl on Dec. 27 against a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference. Syracuse is in the Insight.com Bowl on Dec. 29 against a Big Twelve Conference opponent, and Fresno State goes to the Dec. 31 Silicon Valley Bowl for the second consecutive year to face an at-large team.
December 4, 1997 |
North Carolina's Mack Brown will be the next football coach at the University of Texas, a source told the Associated Press last night. Brown, whose Tar Heels are ranked seventh in the country and are a candidate for an Alliance Bowl berth, was interviewed by Texas officials yesterday and was offered the job later in the day, the source said. "Mack Brown has committed to come to Texas," the source said, adding that a news conference with the announcement was expected to be called in Austin by Saturday.
December 22, 2000 |
The Rose Bowl, it wasn't. To John Robinson, though, it was almost as sweet. Two years after he arrived to take over a hapless bunch of losers, Robinson's UNLV Rebels (8-5) beat Arkansas (6-6) last night, 31-14, in the hometown Las Vegas Bowl. Fans who didn't go near the UNLV stadium when the team was in the midst of a 16-game losing streak tore down a goal post as UNLV celebrated its turnaround in two seasons under Robinson. "I'm not the guy who did this," Robinson said, pointing to his players.
December 20, 1996 |
Iowa State running back Troy Davis, the first major-college player to rush for 2,000 yards twice, announced yesterday he will forgo his senior year and make himself available for the NFL draft. The 5-8, 190-pound Davis, who finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting to Florida quarterback Danny Wuerffel, led the nation in rushing the past two years, gaining 2,185 yards this season and 2,010 last year. NOTRE DAME: POWLUS DECISION Notre Dame quarterback Ron Powlus will announce today whether he's returning next season or entering the NFL draft.
December 6, 2010 |
1. Auburn (13-0). Beat South Carolina in SEC final, 56-17. Next: Jan. 10, vs. Oregon in BCS title game (Glendale, Ariz.). Cam Newtown should be unanimous Heisman winner, issues or not. 2. Oregon (12-0). Beat Oregon State, 37-20. Next: Jan. 10, vs. Auburn in BCS final. Over-under is in low 70s. 3. Texas Christian (12-0). Idle. Next: Jan. 1, vs. Wisconsin in Rose Bowl. Not too bad a consolation prize. 4. Stanford (11-1). Idle. Next: Jan. 3, vs. Virginia Tech in Orange Bowl. Would rather have seen Cardinal in Rose.
December 4, 2007 |
UCLA coach Karl Dorrell was fired yesterday, one day after the Bruins accepted a bowl bid and two days after a loss to rival Southern California. Dorrell was let go despite leading the Bruins to a postseason game in each of his five seasons. The 43-year-old had a 35-27 record. The Bruins (6-6) will play BYU (10-2) in the Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 22, with defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker as interim coach. Dorrell's firing leaves five black coaches in 119 major-college positions.
December 26, 2001 |
It took Penn State half a season to come together. Nittany Lions running backs Eddie Drummond and Omar Easy needed just a week to mesh with their all-star team. Drummond and Easy each had a short touchdown run in lifting the Blue to a 28-10 victory in the Blue-Gray All-Star Classic yesterday in Montgomery, Ala. "This is a bowl game for me right here," said Easy, voted the Blue's outstanding offensive player. "It was fun. We meshed as a team from all over the country and came together for a win today.