LAS VEGAS — Little Michael Frisina came up big for Boise State, kicking a 27-yard field goal with 1:16 left to give the No. 20 Broncos a 28-26 victory over Washington in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday.
Frisina, who stands 5-foot-5, made the winning kick after Washington had taken the lead on Travis Coons’ 38-yard field goal. Boise State (11-2) sealed the win when Jeremy Ioane intercepted Joe Southwick’s pass as the Huskies (7-6) neared midfield.
It was the third Las Vegas Bowl win in a row for the Broncos, who had to overcome a 205-yard rushing game by Bishop Sankey against a normally stingy Boise State defense.
LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 43, EAST CAROLINA 34
At New Orleans, Terrance Broadway passed for 316 yards and ran for 108, helping Louisiana-Lafayette repeat as winners of the New Orleans Bowl.
Alonzo Harris rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns for the Ragin’ Cajuns (9-4), who briefly squandered a three-touchdown lead before moving back in front for good on Broadway’s 14-yard scoring pass to Javone Lawson late in the third quarter.
Brett Baer added his second and third field goals to seal the win.
Shane Carden passed for 278 yards and two touchdowns for East Carolina (8-5).
Syracuse linebacker will sit some of bowl game
Starting linebacker Marquis Spruill will not play “a significant portion” of the Pinstripe Bowl against West Virginia after he was arrested this month.
Spruill and running back Steve Rene were arrested Dec. 2 and charged with misdemeanors after scuffling with Syracuse Police.
Coach Doug Marrone did not specify how much of the Pinstripe Bowl that Spruill will miss. The junior is fourth on the team tackles with 62. He is a three-year starter.