Utah quarterback Travis Wilson ran for three touchdowns and passed for another yesterday, leading the No. 23 Utes to a 45-10 rout of Colorado State in the Las Vegas Bowl.
Wilson rushed for a season-high 91 yards on 11 carries and completed 17 of 26 passes for 158 yards.
Utah (9-4) scored three times in the first quarter and finished with 548 total yards, including 359 on the ground. Devontae Booker ran for 162 yards and a TD and Troy McCormick ran for 86.
Colorado State (10-3) fell behind in the first three minutes and never got its vaunted offense in gear. The Rams played a ranked team for the first time this season -- they have lost their last 16 games against teams in the Top 25.
Louisiana-Lafayette 16, Nevada 3: Terrance Broadway passed for 227 yards and a touchdown, Hunter Stover kicked three field goals for Louisiana-Lafayette in the New Orleans Bowl.
Stover kicked a career-long 46-yard field goal in the first half and added kicks of 35 and 30 yards for the Ragin' Cajuns (9-4), who won their fourth straight New Orleans Bowl win.
Cody Fajardo passed for 124 yards and rushed for 49 yards for Nevada (7-6).
Utah State 21, UTEP 6:Nick Vigil ran for a touchdown and also combined with his brother to make 16 tackles for Utah State in the New Mexico Bowl.
Utah State (10-4) won a bowl game for the third straight year. UTEP (7-6) is 0-6 in postseason play since winning the 1967 Sun Bowl.