Thursday's announcement of the Ray Guy and Lou Groza watchlists sparked excitement among teams across the country.
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Highlights: Tyler Ervin
The Texans nabbed Ervin, a shifty running back from San Jose State, in the fourth round. Check out some of his best highlights here.
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Not surprised at the 40 times for Alabama RB Kenyan Drake (4.45) and San Jose State RB Tyler Ervin (4.41). Both guys played fast during Senior Bowl workouts. They can move.
5-7 record = bowl victory?
Perhaps only winning five games in the regular season isn't such a bad thing. Minnesota, Nebraska and San Jose State all entered its bowl games with a 5-7 record this season and won.
San Jose State proved it was worth a bowl berth despite a 5-7 record, defeating Georgia State 27-16 in the AutoNation Cure Bowl on Saturday.
Kenny Potter scored on a 42-yard run and threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Josh Oliver in San Jose State's 27-16 comeback victory over Georgia State on Saturday night in the inaugural Cure Bowl.
Final: San Jose State 27, Georgia State 16
San Jose State came into today 5-7 but with a win over Georgia State at the Autonation Cure Bowl they'll end the season as winners of a Bowl game. The Spartans ran for 200 yards and allowed only 23 yards on the ground. Boxscore
San Jose State leading by 6
San Jose State scored on a field goal with 2 seconds left in the third quarter, giving the Spartans a 13-7 lead over Georgia State into the fourth quarter of the Cure Bowl. Follow live
San Jose St. leads at halftime of Cure Bowl
The Spartans had a Hail Mary at the end of the half wiped out by penalty, but they still lead Georgia State 10-7 at the Cure Bowl. Follow live
San Jose State scores on punt return
Tyler Ervin returned a punt 85 yards for a TD to give San Jose State at 10-0 lead over Georgia State in the second quarter of the inaugural Cure Bowl. Follow live
San Jose St. vs. Georgia St. in Cure Bowl
Georgia State enters this game on a four-game winning streak, matching the school record set in its inaugural season of football in 2010. The Panthers' six wins equals a school single-season record also set in 2010. Follow live
Spartans shine in bowl games
San Jose State is appearing in a bowl as a member of the Mountain West Conference for the first time. The Spartans' last bowl trip, a win in the 2012 Military Bowl over Bowling Green, occurred while the team was still in the Western Athletic Conference. San Jose State has won its last three bowl appearances. The Spartans are 6-3 in bowl games all-time.
In its first-ever bowl game, Georgia State will have to contain San Jose State's Tyler Ervin, who is one of the best backs few have heard of.
Expect offense in the AutoNation Cure Bowl
San Jose State is favored (-2) against Georgia State in its bowl game on Dec. 19. Our experts believe San Jose State QB Kenny Potter and Georgia State QB Nick Arbuckle will light up the score board trying to outduel each other, easily passing the O/U at 55. Bowl betting guide (Insider)
Will Panthers end fairy tale season with a Win?
Georgia State, who didn't beat an FBS team during its first two seasons as an FBS member, ended this season at 7-6. Meanwhile, San Jose State lost three of its last four games. Who does Mark Schlabach think will win the AutoNation Cure Bowl? Schlabach: Bowl predictions
Can Spartans stop Panthers?
Georgia State is red hot (yes you read that right). So, can San Jose State crash the party? Our Adam Rittenberg says don't count on it. 40 bowls, 41 predictions
Georgia State looking for great bookend
GSU is bowl eligible, and that's a surprise. If San Jose State underestimates the plucky Panthers in the Cure Bowl, the Spartans may be the fifth straight team to fall victim to Georgia State. Ranking best (and worst) bowls
San Jose State out of the Mountain West will face Georgia State from the Sun Belt on Dec. 19 in the Cure Bowl.
Cure Bowl teams announced
San Jose State and Georgia State will face off in the Cure Bowl. The game, which will be played in Orlando, will occur at noon on Dec. 19.
A lack of six-win, bowl-eligible teams has allowed 5-7 Nebraska, Minnesota and San Jose State to earn bowl berths, while Illinois and Rice were eliminated from bowl contention.
The NCAA Division I council approved a recommendation Monday to fill the record 41 bowls with five-win teams because not enough teams will meet the standard bowl-eligibility requirements.
Spartans could be Orlando bound
There's not enough six-win teams to fill all of this winter's bowl games. Brett McMurphy thinks 5-7 San Jose State still has another game to play. Bowl projections
Spartans could stlll make a bowl
San Jose State may only have five wins at the end of its regular season, but there aren't enough six-win teams in college football. The Spartans may earn a postseason berth through the backdoor. Bowling with five wins?
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