North Texas’ star quarterback, Mason Fine, was injured in the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, permitting his Utah State counterpart, Jordan Love, to steal the present.
Love threw for 359 yards and 4 touchdowns, and Jalen Greene had six catches for 151 yards and a rating, main the Aggies (11-2) to a 52-13 victory in Albuquerque.
Fine, who is ready to start subsequent season because the main lively passer in the Football Bowl Subdivision, left the sport for good early in the second quarter after a foul snap that North Texas (9-Four) recovered at its 1 for a lack of 24 yards.
He got here up limping after a 9-yard run in the primary quarter and sat out the following sequence however returned close to the top of the quarter.
“I don’t ever want to put him in harm’s way, and he is so tough,” Mean Green Coach Seth Littrell stated. “He wants to do everything he can for his teammates. But as the head coach, sometimes enough is enough.”
After the sport, North Texas officers introduced that Fine had a severely strained left hamstring.
The three quarterbacks who changed Fine mixed to full 9 of 22 passes for 134 yards, a landing and 4 interceptions, two of them by Utah State’s D J Williams. Fine was Eight of 12 for 59 yards.
Aaren Vaughns caught two passes for 109 yards and two scores for the Aggies, and Gerold Bright ran for 103 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries.
Frank Maile, who turned Utah State’s interim coach when Mike Wells left to take over at Texas Tech, stated he had executed his finest to get the offense prepared. The relaxation was up the gamers, he added.
“The guys have lot of efforts to doing their jobs,” stated Maile, who will probably be changed by Gary Andersen, who coached the Aggies from 2009 to 2012. “The defense is set up for everybody to make plays.”
FRESNO STATE 31, ARIZONA STATE 20 Ronnie Rivers rushed for 212 yards and two touchdowns, Anthoula Kelly had a 70-yard interception return for a landing, and No. 19 Fresno State beat Arizona State in the Las Vegas Bowl.
Marcus McMaryion rushed for a landing and accomplished 15 of 29 passes for 176 yards, serving to the Bulldogs (12-2) set a program document for wins in a season. It was Fresno State’s second victory towards a Pacific-12 workforce this season.
Eno Benjamin rushed for 118 yards and a landing for the Sun Devils (7-6) in their third straight bowl loss. He completed the season with a team-record 1,642 dashing yards, passing Woody Green, who had 1,565 yards dashing in the 1972 season.
GEORGIA SOUTHERN 23, EASTERN MICHIGAN 21 Tyler Bass kicked a 40-yard discipline aim as time expired to give Georgia Southern (10-Three) a victory over Eastern Michigan (7-6) in the Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, Ala.
Shai Werts, who ran for 2 first-half touchdowns, stored the successful drive alive with a 29-yard scramble on fourth-and-10. Georgia Southern, which averages lower than 10 move makes an attempt a recreation, didn’t throw an interception all season and set an F.B.S. document with solely 5 turnovers. The earlier document was eight.
Eastern Michigan had taken the lead on Mike Glass’ 5-yard landing move to Arthur Jackson on fourth-and-Four with Three minutes 33 seconds left.
APPALACHIAN STATE 45, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 13 Receiver Malik Williams handed for 2 touchdowns on trick performs, quarterback Zac Thomas caught a scoring move and threw for 3 extra, and Appalachian State (11-2) routed Middle Tennessee (Eight-6) in the New Orleans Bowl.
The Mountaineers pressured three turnovers and sacked Blue Raiders quarterback Brent Stockstill six instances.
TULANE 41, LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 24 Darius Bradwell rushed for a career-best 150 yards and two touchdowns, main Tulane (7-6) to its first postseason victory in 16 years, over Louisiana-Lafayette (7-7) in the Cure Bowl in Orlando, Fla.
Bradwell scored on runs of 15 and Four yards whereas setting bowl information for dashing makes an attempt (35) and yards for Tulane, which received a bowl recreation for the primary time because the 2002 Hawaii Bowl.
NORTH CAROLINA A&T 24, ALCORN ST. 22 Lamar Raynard handed for 292 yards and two touchdowns, and Malik Wilson returned a kickoff 79 yards for the game-sealing landing as North Carolina A&T (10-2) held off Alcorn State (9-Four) and received the Celebration Bowl in Atlanta.
The Aggies captured their second straight traditionally black leagues nationwide title and their third in 4 years in the annual matchup between the champions of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
EASTERN WASHINGTON 59, MAINE 10 Eric Barriere threw seven landing passes, main host Eastern Washington (12-2) to a rout of Maine (10-Four) in their Football Championship Subdivision semifinal.
Nsimba Webster caught 4 landing passes for third-seeded Eastern Washington, taking part in in the nationwide semifinals for the fifth time in 9 years. The Eagles will face top-seeded North Dakota State (14-Zero), which has received six of the previous seven F.C.S. titles, in the championship recreation on Jan. 5 in Frisco, Tex.
VALDOSTA STATE 49, FERRIS STATE 47 Rogan Wells threw 5 landing passes and Valdosta State (14-Zero) received its fourth N.C.A.A. Division II title and first since 2012, beating Ferris State in McKinney, Tex.
Wells threw for 349 yards and caught a 25-yard scoring move as Valdosta State stored Ferris State (15-1) from turning into the primary school workforce at any degree since 1899 to win 16 video games in a season.
MORNINGSIDE 35, BENEDICTINE 28 Trent Solsma threw 4 landing passes, together with an 16-yarder to Connor Niles with 1:29 to play, to assist Morningside (15-Zero) beat Benedictine (13-2) in Daytona, Fla., for its first N.A.I.A. championship.