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Colorado State junior receiver Rashard Higgins announced his decision to enter the NFL draft on Twitter late Wednesday night.
Colorado State head coach Mike Bobo promoted Marty English to defensive coordinator on Friday.
Nevada squeezes past Mountain West peer Colorado State 28-23 at the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl.
Highlight: Nevada holds off Colorado State
James Butler scored the go-ahead TD with 1:06 remaining en route to a career-high 189 yards to set a Nevada bowl game record as Nevada took home the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl, 28-23.
James Butler scored on a 4-yard run with 1:06 left and Nevada benefited from a late gaffe by Colorado State to beat the Rams 28-23 in the inaugural Arizona Bowl Tuesday night.
Nevada in NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl
Colorado State won its last four games of the season to become bowl eligible, making it three straight years the Rams have played in a bowl. Nevada has made a bowl in 10 of the last 11 seasons, its lost seven of those bowls (2-7). Follow live
Are Rams too tough for Wolf Pack?
Colorado State has more momentum, a better staff, better QB play and the best player on the field in WR Rashard Higgins. Is that all enough for Will Harris to back the Rams? Betting guide (Insider)
Wolf Pack, Rams know each other well
When Nevada takes on Colorado State in the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl (7:30 p.m. ET), it'll be the first meeting between conference foes in a bowl game since the 1978 season. The Wolf Pack have played in a bowl in 10 of the last 11 seasons (2-7 record), while the Rams are in their third straight bowl game. Colorado State is 11-2 all-time against Nevada.
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Coloardo State's Rashard Higgins led the FBS in receiving yards per game, TD receptions and receptions of 20 yards or more last season. This year, he had 40 more receptions and 549 more receiving yards than his next closest teammate. Nevada, on the other hand, is one of two FBS teams led by a pair of 1,000-yard rushers: James Butler (1,156) and Don Jackson (1,025).
The inaugural Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl has a distinction as the first time two conference teams have met in a non-BCS/playoff bowl since 1978.
Higgins heading out with a bang?
Colorado State certainly hopes Rashard Higgins is in for a big game in what may end up being his last game with the Rams. Conversely, the Wolf Pack are hoping to do their damage on the ground. PFF: 29 predictions for final 29 bowls (Insider)
Georgia Southern has hired Colorado State defensive coordinator Tyson Summers as coach.
Which MWC team will win the day?
Both the Wolf Pack and the Rams are looking to wrap up this year with a bowl win to help them reach a winning record. Which team does Mark Schlabach think has a better chance in the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl? Schlabach: Bowl predictions
Rams passing game ready?
A four-game winning streak for Colorado State is on the line in the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl. A wet-behind-the-ears QB in Nick Stevens has contributed to an underwhelming output in the vertical passing game. Can the Rams win through the air? 3-point stance
Postseason conference clash
The first NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl has already had its fireworks and neither Colorado State nor Nevada has even made it to the site of the game yet. The ruckus comes straight from the Mountain West league office, and there's some merit to it. Ranking best (and worst) bowl games
Nevada vs. Colorado State lacks thrills
There's not much hope for excitement when a bowl matchup pits two teams from the same league. Expect the Rams to grab the victory with offensive fireworks from wideout Rashard Higgins. 40 bowls, 41 predictions
Power 5 schools ignore plea from MWC
Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson proposed that 5-7 Power 5 teams selected to fill bowl spots should be behind 6-6 teams in the bowl pecking order. A result of that not happening: 5-7 Nebraska gets a shot at UCLA while two MWC teams have to play each other. Maisel: 3-point stance
The Arizona Bowl features two teams from the Mountain West Conference that finished in a tie for second in their respective divisions.
NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl teams announced
Nevada and Colorado State will face off in the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl. The game, which will be played in Arizona, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 29.
Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson is unhappy two conference teams have to play each other and said efforts to avoid an all-MWC bowl were "to no avail."
Joe Hansley returned two punts for touchdowns Saturday night and Colorado State went ahead for good on his 24-yard TD catch in the fourth quarter to beat Fresno State 34-31.