Even on an off night, Delon Wright had enough going on to hold off UNLV. Wright, one of the top guards in the Pacific-12 Conference, was not at his best Saturday night but still scored 17 points to lift 14th-ranked Utah to a 59-46 victory over the Rebels at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Every five years when UNLV fires its football coach there is a great whoop-de-doo and la-di-da about football. It usually lasts until the UNLV basketball team plays a quality nonconference opponent. Is there a program out there UNLV ought to be imitating?
The Detroit Lions are heading back to the postseason, clinching their second playoff berth in the last 14 seasons when Philadelphia lost to Washington on Saturday. Detroit plays at Chicago on Sunday. Also Saturday, San Diego beat San Francisco in overtime.
A turnaround play capped a turnaround season. Air Force force a Western Michigan fumble early in the fourth quarter in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Saturday. Linebacker Dexter Walker grabbed the ball and scored, and the Falcons went on to beat the Broncos 38-24.
Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, a spokesman said Saturday night.
Utah leads the nation with 52 sacks, and end Nate Orchard has 17½ of them. Colorado State standout offensive left tackle Ty Sambrailo will try to keep Orchard away from Rams quarterback Garrett Grayson.
The Rebels are 10-point underdogs tonight when they face No. 14 Utah at the MGM Grand. Tip is 8:30 p.m.
Commissioner Roger Goodell informed teams there would be no relocation to Los Angeles for the 2015 season.
Utah scored 21 points in the first quarter — a Las Vegas Bowl record — and didn’t slow down much after that. The Utes ran over Colorado State, 45-10, on Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Some hard-working people never get the recognition or respect that is truly deserved. It might be a maid, a mailman or a mechanic. It also could be a blue-collar quarterback such as Ben Roethlisberger.