Utah crushes Colorado State, 45-10, in Las Vegas Bowl

Utah quarterback Travis Wilson runs for three touchdowns in 45-10 win over Colorado State in Las Vegas Bowl

Utah quarterback Travis Wilson ran for three touchdowns and passed for another Saturday, leading the No. 23 Utes to a 45-10 rout of Colorado State in the Las Vegas Bowl.

Wilson rushed for a season-high 91 yards on 11 carries and completed 17 of 26 passes for 158 yards.

Utah (9-4) scored three times in the first quarter and finished with 548 total yards, including 359 on the ground. Devontae Booker ran for 162 yards and a TD and Troy McCormick ran for 86.

Colorado State (10-3) fell behind in the first three minutes and never got its vaunted offense in gear. Garrett Grayson completed 21 of 35 passes for 242 yards, but he was unable to avoid Utah's rush in the second half when the Rams were forced to throw the ball.

Camellia Bowl

Bowling Green 33, South Alabama 28

Roger Lewis caught a 78-yard touchdown pass from James Knapke with 1:04 left to lift the Falcons to a victory over the Jaguars in the Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, Ala. Bowling Green (8-6) responded one play after South Alabama (6-7) had taken its first lead at 28-27 on Terrance Timmons' three-yard scoring run.

New Mexico Bowl

Utah State 21, Texas-El Paso 6

Nick Vigil ran for a touchdown and also combined with his brother to make 16 tackles as Utah State shut down UTEP.

Utah State (10-4) won a bowl game for the third straight year.

UTEP (7-6) is 0-6 in postseason play since winning the 1967 Sun Bowl.

The Aggies have one of the top-ranked defenses in the nation. Linebackers Nick and Zach Vigil helped prevent the Miners from putting together consistent drives, with Zach making nine stops.

Kent Myers threw for 68 yards and rushed for 70 and a touchdown for Utah State. Nick Vigil scored on a 3-yard run for a 14-3 lead early in the third quarter.

UTEP's Aaron Jones ran for 88 yards, but was held to only 3.5 yards per carry because of the strong Aggies line.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Air Force 38, Western Michigan 24

Shayne Davern ran for a career-high 101 yards and two touchdowns and Air Force beat Western Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise.

Air Force finished the season 10-3 after going 2-10 last year. Miami of Ohio was the last previous team to follow a 10-loss season with 10 victories, going from 1-11 in 2009 to 10-4 in 2010.

Dexter Walker returned a fumble 60 yards for a touchdown for Air Force.

Western Michigan finished 8-5 after going 1-11 last season. Zach Terrell threw three touchdown passes to Corey Davis for the Broncos, 0-6 in bowl games.

New Orleans Bowl

Louisiana-Lafayette 16, Nevada 3

Terrance Broadway passed for 227 yards and a touchdown, Hunter Stover kicked three field goals in the win for the Ragin' Cajuns.

Stover kicked a career-long 46-yard field goal in the first half and added kicks of 35 and 30 yards for the Ragin' Cajuns (9-4), who completed their fourth consecutive nine-victory season with their fourth straight New Orleans Bowl win.

Cody Fajardo passed for 124 yards and rushed for 49 yards for Nevada (7-6), marking the second time he'd passed for more than 2,000 yards and rushed for more than 1,000 in a season.

But the Wolf Pack, who had 200 or more yards rushing in each of their previous five games, gained only 89 yards on the ground against ULL and failed to score a touchdown for the first time since being shut out at Notre Dame in 2009.

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