2013 Las Vegas Bowl

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2013 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl
2013LasVegasBowl.jpg
1234Total
Fresno State607720
USC14213745
DateDecember 21, 2013
Season2013
StadiumSam Boyd Stadium
LocationWhitney, Nevada
FavoriteUSC by 6[1]
RefereeTracy Jones (American)
Attendance42,178[2]
PayoutUS$1 million per team
United States TV coverage
NetworkABC/Sports USA Radio
Announcers:Rece Davis (Play-by-Play)
Jesse Palmer (Analyst)
David Pollack (Analyst)
Samantha Ponder (Sideline)
Las Vegas Bowl
 < 20122014
 
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2013 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl
2013LasVegasBowl.jpg
1234Total
Fresno State607720
USC14213745
DateDecember 21, 2013
Season2013
StadiumSam Boyd Stadium
LocationWhitney, Nevada
FavoriteUSC by 6[1]
RefereeTracy Jones (American)
Attendance42,178[2]
PayoutUS$1 million per team
United States TV coverage
NetworkABC/Sports USA Radio
Announcers:Rece Davis (Play-by-Play)
Jesse Palmer (Analyst)
David Pollack (Analyst)
Samantha Ponder (Sideline)
Las Vegas Bowl
 < 20122014

The 2013 Las Vegas Bowl was an American college football bowl game that was played on December 21, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Whitney, Nevada in the Las Vegas Valley. The 22nd annual Las Vegas Bowl, it featured the Mountain West Conference champion Fresno State Bulldogs against the USC Trojans of the Pacific-12 Conference.[3] The game started at 12:30 p.m. PST[4] and aired on ABC and Sports USA Radio. It was one of the 2013–14 bowl games that concluded the 2013 FBS football season. Sponsored by motor oil manufacturer Royal Purple, the game was officially known as the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. The Trojans won by a score of 45–20.

Teams[edit]

Fresno State Bulldogs[edit]

Continuing their conference success from the previous season which saw them finish 7–1 and sharing their conference title with Boise State, the Bulldogs did even better in the 2013 season. Already having won the Mountain West Conference's West Division championship, the Bulldogs went on to win the first Mountain West Conference Championship Game, defeating Utah State by a score of 24–17, advancing to the Las Vegas Bowl by virtue of their victory.[5]

This will be the Bulldogs' second Las Vegas Bowl; they had previously made the bowl in 1999, losing to the Utah Utes by a last-second field goal for a score of 17–16.

USC Trojans[edit]

The season was tumultuous by USC standards, having seen head coach Lane Kiffin fired five games into the season, and then interim head coach Ed Orgeron resigning at season's end (Clay Helton will serve as interim coach for the bowl game while Steve Sarkisian takes over for the 2014 season). Nonetheless, the Trojans still managed a 6–3 conference and 9–4 overall record (tied with the rival UCLA Bruins for second in the Pac-12 South Division), leading them to the Las Vegas Bowl at season's end.

This will be USC's second Las Vegas Bowl; they had previously made the bowl in 2001, losing to future conference foe the Utah Utes by a score of 10–6.

Game summary[edit]

Scoring summary[edit]

Scoring summary
QuarterTimeDriveTeamScoring informationScore
PlaysYardsTOPFresno StateUSC
18:5412656:06USCMarquise Lee 10-yard touchdown reception from Cody Kessler, Andre Heidari kick good07
18:333330:21FRESIsaiah Burse 8-yard touchdown reception from Derek Carr, Colin McGuire kick no good (blocked)67
16:225652:11USCNelson Agholor 40-yard touchdown reception from Kessler, Heidari kick good614
29:059655:19USCAgholor 17-yard touchdown reception from Kessler, Heidari kick good621
27:272300:47USCJavorius Allen 24-yard touchdown run, Heidari kick good628
20:376883:41USCLee 40-yard touchdown reception from Kessler, Heidari kick good635
311:426371:54FRESDavante Adams 23-yard touchdown reception from Carr, McGuire kick good1335
36:4410484:58USC39-yard field goal by Heidari1338
414:40310:28FRESInterception returned 41 yards for touchdown by Derron Smith, McGuire kick good2038
44:4412807:14USCAllen 1-yard touchdown run, Heidari kick good2045
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football.2045

Statistics[edit]

StatisticsFREUSC
First Downs1423
Total offense, plays – yards61–25475–487
Rushes-yards (net)6–3745–143
Passing yards (net)217344
Passes, Comp-Att-Int30–55–122–30–1
Time of Possession18:3338:47

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowl Schedule, Los Angeles Times, December 16, 2013
  2. ^ Las Vegas Bowl Box Score
  3. ^ Royal Purple Announced as Bowl Game’s Title Sponsor, Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, September 25, 2013
  4. ^ http://www.lvbowl.com/
  5. ^ "Fresno State Accepts Bid To 2013 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl". Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. December 7, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 

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