Liberty quarterback Tyler Newman was dominant this season, passing for 3,988 yards and 42 touchdowns in leading the Patriots to a 10-4 record. For his efforts, the Review-Journal selected Newman as the state’s Player of the Year to highlight the all-state team.
Fresno, Calif., is tucked away in the San Joaquin Valley and the local team plays most of its home games at around 10 p.m. Eastern time. Coach Tim DeRuyter thinks that’s why Davante Adams hasn’t received more recognition for putting up the nation’s best receiving numbers.
The Las Vegas Bowl has a recent history of landing key teams, using appearances by Brigham Young and Boise State to draw large crowds to Sam Boyd Stadium.