Iowa held on to defeat Mississippi State, and Kentucky capped its best year since 1977 with a win over Penn State.
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Ronnie Rivers rushed for 212 yards and two touchdowns, Anthoula "Tank" Kelly had a 70-yard interception return for a touchdown and No. 19 Fresno State beat Arizona State 31-20 in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday.
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Ronnie Rivers scored on a 1-yard run in overtime to give No. 24 Fresno State a 19-16 victory over No. 19 Boise State on Saturday night in the snowy Mountain West championship game.
Marcus McMaryion passed for 317 yards and two touchdowns and KeeSean Johnson became Fresno State career leader in receiving yards as the Bulldogs beat San Jose State 31-13 on Saturday night.
Ronnie Rivers had 22 carries for 78 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown that gave Fresno State the lead for good, and the Bulldogs beat San Diego State 23-14 on Saturday night to clinch the Mountain West Conference's West Division title.
Brett Rypien threw for 269 yards and Alexander Mattison rushed for 143 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead Boise State to a 24-17 upset over No. 16 Fresno State on Friday night.