Fresno State’s defense initially was ignored for the part it played in the Bulldogs’ 31-20 victory over Arizona State before an announced crowd of 37,146 in Saturday’s Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Arizona State running back Eno Benjamin set the school’s single-season rushing record with 118 yards in a 31-20 loss to Fresno State on Saturday in the Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Fresno State is the first school in college football history to go from double-digit losses to two consecutive seasons of double-figure victories. Coach Jeff Tedford orchestrated the turnaround.
Fresno State running back Ronnie Rivers rushed for 212 yards and two touchdowns and was named the Las Vegas Bowl’s Most Valuable Player. His played helped the Bulldogs to a 31-20 victory over Arizona State.
Ronnie Rivers rushed for two second-half touchdowns to rally No. 19 Fresno State to a 31-20 victory over Arizona State in the Las Vegas Bowl. The Bulldogs reached 12 victories for the first time in program history.
The future of the Las Vegas Bowl remains uncertain as conferences throughout the country negotiate various postseason contracts. Arizona State plays No. 19 Fresno State in the bowl at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Two opponents have scored more than 21 points on Fresno State this season: Toledo (in a 49-27 Fresno win) and Boise State (in a 24-17 Fresno loss).
Handicapper Doug Fitz (Systemplays.com) won last year’s bowl contest with a 14-6 ATS record.
A position-by-position breakdown of the Las Vegas Bowl between No. 19 Fresno State and Arizona State at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy recently reimbursed an Oklahoma City radio host who bet the Cowboys (6-6) would win eight games this season.