Few thought Herm Edwards belonged as coach of a college team, including me. But he proved us wrong and restored the pride at Arizona State, which won four of its final five games.
New England has won the last five meetings against Pittsburgh and six of seven, and it’s riding a 13-4 cover streak against the Steelers since 1997.
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.
Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther will make his return to Cincinnati on Sunday for the first time since being the team’s coach in previous years.
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).
The Gold Sheet handicapper Bruce Marshall provides the Review-Journal with NFL tech notes and trends.
Handicapper Doug Fitz (Systemplays.com) won last year’s bowl contest with a 14-6 ATS record.
The NFL suspended Raiders wide receiver Martavis Bryant indefinitely on Friday following the conclusion of a monthslong appeal process.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Friday that Wentz does not require surgery for a stress fracture in his back and the injury could take up to three months to heal. The quarterback is listed as “questionable” for Sunday night’s game against the Rams in Los Angeles and is scheduled to travel with the team.
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.