Bowl Season Opening Saturday

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  1. Rids

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    What a day of games!!!

    4 Bowls, FCS Semi-Final and the D2 Championship!

    New Mexico Bowl - Washington State vs Colorado State
    Las Vegas Bowl - USC vs Fresno State
    Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - Buffalo vs San Diego State
    New Orleans Bowl - Louisiana vs Tulane
    FCS Semi Final - Eastern Washington vs Towson
    D2 Championship - Northwest Missouri State vs Lenoir-Rhyne
     
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    New Mexico Bowl - Washington State vs Colorado State
    Washington State getting into a Bowl game was a big question mark for some of the online prognosticators but they fail to see the beauty of the Bowl system. This is a great match up and a real winner for Albuquerque. Washington State's QB Conner Halliday has already set a New Mexico Bowl record with 5 TD passes and there's a full half to play!

    Las Vegas Bowl - USC vs Fresno State
    A few years ago it would've been a major disappointment for USC fans to be subjected to an early December game like the Las Vegas Bowl but after the Lane Kiffin era they're just happy to be there! Fresno State's QB Derek Carr is a phenom and led the nation in the important passing categories. Carr is NFL bound! Always love seeing games from stadiums that once was home to CFL teams. Sam Boyd Stadium is a dump but a lovable one.

    FCS Semi Final - Eastern Washington vs Towson
    Towson knocked off the #2 ranked Eastern Illinois Panthers last week that opened the door for Cheney, Washington to host this FCS Semi-Final game. The red turf Inferno has been a place where the Eagles are tough to beat. It's now in the 4Q and the EWU Eagles are up 31-21 on the Towson Tigers playing in the snow. 31 unanswered points from the Eagles.

    D2 Championship - Northwest Missouri State vs Lenoir-Rhyne
    Northwest Missouri State started hot and never looked back in their wire to wire win of the NCAA D2 National Championship. Final score was 43-28. NWMS Bearcats take their 4th National Title.
     
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    New Mexico Bowl - Washington State vs Colorado State
    Colorado State has gotten back into the action and it's not 38-30 WSU with 10 minutes to go in the 3Q. This is going to be a good one heading to the final gun.

    Las Vegas Bowl - USC vs Fresno State
    USC has extended their early lead with a wild TD catch where the receiver pinned the ball to his shoulder pads. The review gave him the TD. 21-6 USC 9 minutes to the half.

     
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    FCS Semi Final - Eastern Washington vs Towson
    Towson puts their big time RB to use and scores from 3 yards out. Down to the final 4 and a half minutes and EWU leads by 3.

    Eagles are on the march and reach mid-field with 4 minutes to go. Using the clock and digging in deep. I'm no deuvl doing the GDT but the Eagles pick up a big first down rushing up the gut and it's inside 2 minutes and still EWU ball. Winner of this game takes on the 3 time champ North Dakota State on January 4th. Towson has to use a time out to stop the clock. 1:40 to go.
     
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    FCS Semi Final - Eastern Washington vs Towson
    Things got interesting here. Towson makes a stop on fourth down and now has driven down the field thanks to 5 for 5 passing. Now ball on the 10 yard line and it's first and goal. Big QB keeper down to the 1!!! 25 seconds to go. Towson uses their 2nd timeout. Eastern Washington still leads by 3.

    Towson runs it on 2nd down and loses yards! Forced to use their final timeout - 19 seconds to go. 3rd and Goal.

    Now Eastern Washington uses a timeout and tries to set up the counter to the potential running play. Towson has time to run and if they don't get in kick the FG to tie.

    Towson with the QB keeper up the gut!!! TD. 17 seconds to go.

    EWU returns the kickoff for a few yards. Sets up for a couple of plays but the long throw downfield is picked off. It's going to be Towson vs North Dakota State in Texas next month. Look out!
     
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    New Mexico Bowl - Washington State vs Colorado State
    Washington State has connected for a 6th passing TD. This ties the NCAA Bowl record and extends Conner Halliday's New Mexico Bowl record. 4 minutes to go and it's 45-30 Wazzu! Halliday is tied with Ryan Leaf for the single season Washington State Passing TD record at 34 for the year.

    Colorado State keeps this game interesting with a TD. 45-37 Wazzu

    Washington State fumbles it but it'll be reviewed. Should stay with Wazzu...but you never know. Has to overturn the on field call. No fumble. Then the next play they fumble...Colorado State ball.

    Las Vegas Bowl - USC vs Fresno State
    USC rolled to finish the first half. It'll take some serious adjustments from Fresno to get back into this but they do start the second half with the ball. 35-6 USC Halftime

    Derek Carr gets things going in the 3Q. TD pass to Davante Adams. 35-13 USC.



    Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - Buffalo vs San Diego State
    Just kicked off! Fun on the Smurf Turf! iso_55 would love this day with games on red turf and blue turf.

    7 minutes in and no scoring???
     
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    New Mexico Bowl - Washington State vs Colorado State
    Colorado State capitalizes on the turnover and scores! Now waiting on the 2 point conversion. They run a Statue of Liberty play, a little sloppy and the official says it's no good. It'll get reviewed and it appears that he hits the pylon before going out of bounds. If it gets reversed then it's a tie game with 33 seconds to go. Big review here.

    Call on the filed is reversed! Tie game at 45!
     
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    Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - Buffalo vs San Diego State
    The Aztecs are all over this one. Blocked a punt, got a hand on another and just generally in control. It's 42-10 SDSU with 20 minutes left to play. Their last 7 offensive drives have resulted in 6 TDs and a punt. Big time effort from the California kids.
     
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    New Orleans Bowl - Louisiana vs Tulane
    We've kicked off the final game of the night. The Ragin' Cajuns have an aggressive D and Tulane will be forced to scheme some slow down measures. It'll be a good one.

    I'm going to sign off here as the weather warnings continue. It was 73 degrees (21C in Nashville proper 19C here south of the city) here today with some on and off rain and the tornado warnings are starting a county over from us. Catch y'all on Monday for the next Bowl game - Beef O'Brady Bowl - Ohio vs East Carolina
     
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    Who do you have for Monday? Ohio has some connections to Canada. More than East Carolina at least.
     
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    I'm not really into bowl games this year. even cancelled my trip to Miami to see the D'oh-range bowl.
     

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