NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin goes into the Music City Bowl down to his third option at quarterback after Kyle Allen decided to transfer, and then Kyler Murray decided to leave the Aggies.
That leaves Jake Hubenak making his first start Wednesday night against Louisville, and Sumlin said the Aggies are just fine with that.
“Let’s face it, you know the guy’s been around a bit,” Sumlin said. “He’s been at another university. He’s been at a junior college, an older guy that’s traveled around a little bit. So he’s used to adversity, and I think he’s handled it well so far.”
Butler leads Nevada to win over CSU
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — James Butler scored on a 4-yard run with 1:06 left and Nevada benefited from a late gaffe by Colorado State to beat the Rams 28-23 in the inaugural Arizona Bowl Tuesday night.
Colorado State (7-6) trailed most of the game before taking the lead on Wyatt Bryan’s 38-yard field goal with just under 4 minutes left.
The Wolf Pack (7-6) responded quickly, marching 72 yards in eight plays to set up Butler’s tackle-breaking touchdown run.
Trojans, Badgers meet in Holiday Bowl
SAN DIEGO (AP) — There was a time when playing in the Holiday Bowl in consecutive years would be frowned on by Southern California.
After all, the Trojans have played in 32 Rose Bowls and Pasadena is usually the preferred destination.
These haven’t been normal times for the Trojans, though. The last several seasons have been marked by NCAA sanctions, coaching changes and other upheaval.
So the Trojans (8-5) aren’t looking at Wednesday night’s matchup against No. 23 Wisconsin (9-3) as a consolation prize for being routed by No. 5 Stanford in the Pac-12 championship game.