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Utah crushes Colorado State in Las Vegas Bowl

Quarterback Travis Wilson #7 of the Utah Utes

Quarterback Travis Wilson #7 of the Utah Utes holds the MVP trophy after the team defeated the Colorado State Rams 45-10 in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium on December 20, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev. Credit: Getty Images / Ethan Miller

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.

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