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On Saturday the Fresno State Bulldogs and USC Trojans lock up for the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. No. 20 Fresno State finished the regular season 11-1 while No. 25 USC is on it’s third coach in a season that saw the Trojans finish 9-4. Coverage of the Royal Puple Las Vegas Bowl will air on ABC beginning at 3:30 pm ET. The Fresno State Bulldogs and USC Trojans will be playing this game from Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, NV.  Fresno St.  vs. USC W-L 11-1 9-4 Avg Points 45.3 28.5 Avg Points Allowed 29.1 21.3 Home Record 7-0 5-2 Road Record 4-1 4-2 Division Record 4-1 3-2 Conference Record 7-1 6-3           The Odds: The USC Trojans are 6 point favorites against the Fresno State Bulldogs. The over/under for this contest is 63 total points. Will it be USC or Fresno State who claims the victory in Las Vegas?

Fresno State's Carr has high praise for USC's Kessler

LAS VEGAS -- USC quarterback Cody Kessler and Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr are really good friends and both hail from Bakersfield. They two are both fans of one another and when they sat at the podium Friday morning for the final Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl press conference before Saturday's 12:30 p.m. kickoff, Carr expressed how highly he thought of his pal. "I think...

Marqise Lee to make NFL Draft decision ‘within two weeks’

In the USC Trojans final game of the season, star wide receiver Marqise Lee hauled in seven receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns. It is very possible that the impressive outing was the final game of Lee’s collegiate career, but we will not know until early next year, according to the wide receiver’s own deadline. Lee said after the game that he will make his official...

Sarkisian wants to bring Orgeron back to USC

getty images With Ed Orgeron as their coach the USC Trojans rebounded to finish the regular season 9-4 and earn an appearance in the Vegas Bowl. Of course between the end of the season and the bowl game USC opted to hire Steve Sarkisian which prompted Orgeron to turn in his resignation. While Orgeron may not be the head coach at USC anymore he has not been forgotten, even by the...

USC Looking to End a Tumultuous Season on a High Note in Vegas Bowl

Talk about a long season! The USC Trojans went from being a respected up and coming team to one so bad the head coach had to be fired, but than climbed its way back to respectability thanks to than-interim Head Coach Ed Orgeron--who ended up quitting before the team's bowl game when the interim tag was not removed.Tumultuous? I'd say that's an understatement, but in spite...

USC Trojans Prove They Are the Most Resilient Team of the College Football Season

For all intents and purposes the USC Trojans should have had a ho hum kind of season. After getting off to such a lackluster start it would not have been unrealistic for them to fumble through the rest of the season. No, instead they turned it around after their head coach was fired going 6-2 to earn a bowl bid and become ranked in the top 25.However, with just one game left the...

All quiet on decision front for Trojans

LAS VEGAS -- There are decisions to be made for USC draft eligible players and at the conclusion of their 45-20 win over No. 20 Fresno State in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday night, none of that has changed. Marqise Lee took it all in following Saturday's win over Fresno State. He ran down the sideline shaking hands with fans. He posed for pictures on the field. He signed autographs...

Video: The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Apparently Featured A Bowl-Approved “Streaker”

Earlier today, the USC Trojans completed their season turnaround with a demolition of Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. The offensive fireworks were on display for Cody Kessler and Co., but the most exciting part of the game had nothing to do with either actual team. No, there was a gingerbread man sighting on the field, courtesy of Zappos, the online shoe and clothing...

Video: Fresno State’s Derek Carr Hyped Up His Teammates In The Locker Room Before Playing USC

Fresno State’s star quarterback, Derek Carr, has been the heart and soul of the team all season, and does a fantastic job of hyping up his teammates with intense pregame speeches. Today, the trend continued in the locker room before the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl in which the Bulldogs are taking on the in-state powerhouse, USC. Carr told his teammates that the Trojans are five...

The Trojan Blitz, USC beats Fresno State

The Trojan Blitz -- USC beats Fresno State, ten win season, Cody Kessler beats Derek Carr, Marqise Lee NFL decision...

Fresno State – USC Preview: A Lighter Look

With the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl around the corner Bulldog Playbook takes the time to preview the game between the Trojans and Bulldogs.

Nelson Agholor makes ridiculous touchdown catch

After nearly dropping a wide-open touchdown earlier, USC Trojans wide receiver Nelson Agholor came back with this amazing catch.  I still can’t believe that he got control of the ball and a foot down to complete this catch.  This is a simply stunning one-handed catch and a play that will be one of the best from bowl season. The post Nelson Agholor makes ridiculous touchdown catch...

Q & A With Defensive Coordinator Nick Toth

Fresno State defensive coordinator Nick Toth discusses the Bulldogs' matchup versus USC with Bulldog Playbook...

Notebook: USC beats No. 21 Fresno State

USC finished its 2013 season 10-4 after beating No. 21 Fresno State 45-20 in the Las Vegas Bowl...

Seniors Aim for First Bowl Win

The Fresno State senior class gets their last chance to win a bowl game on Saturday. Derek Carr and Austin Wentworth discuss their final game against the USC Trojans.

Homecoming for Grimble

USC redshirt junior Xavier Grimble returns to his hometown for Saturday's Las Vegas Bowl against Fresno State...
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