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Fresno State no match for USC in any facet

If this is how its conference champion looks, the Mountain West isn’t close to average on a national scale. Fresno State was never in its 45-20 loss to Southern California in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, never competitive at Sam Boyd Stadium against a No. 5 selection out of the Pac-12, never close to being on an even level of size, speed, strength, skill and execution.

USC’s aggressive game plan pays off in blowout victory

The fact Southern California went for it on fourth down and attempted both an onside kick and 2-point conversion during Saturday’s Las Vegas Bowl victory over Fresno State at Sam Boyd Stadium ordinarily wouldn’t be much more than a footnote to a 45-20 victory.

Wise NFL team will hand keys to Carr

The NFL agent was talking about the inevitability of comparison between draft choices past and present, about how scouts and general managers might look down on a wide receiver from one school because others from it had failed, about how they might downgrade a linebacker because his was a college system that doesn’t always transfer successfully to the pros.

HOW THEY SCORED: BOISE STATE 28, WASHINGTON 26

HOW THEY SCORED BOISE STATE WASHINGTON 28 26 Washington 3 14 6 3 - 26 Boise State 9 9 7 3 - 28 FIRST QUARTER Boise State 3, Washington 0, 10:26 - FG Michael Frisina 34. Drive: 8 plays, 29 yards, 2:14. Key play: Boise State defensive end Tyler Horn...

Broncos edge Washington 28-26 in MAACO Bowl Las Vegas

Given Boise State's recent history with kickers and season-determining field goals, it was a bit of a daring move. Except for one pass to the end zone, the Broncos worked for the kind of field goal that has haunted them, even calling three plays in...

Sarkisian sees what Huskies can be

A popular story about Steve Sarkisian: It seems that when he was a young assistant coach preparing for a football game against the University of Washington, he would find himself driving toward Husky Stadium, along Lake Washington and toward the...