The second of four bowl games on Saturday brings us a match up between the 9-4 USC Trojans of the Pac-12 and the 11-1 Fresno State Bulldogs of the Mountain West Conference in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl.
After a shaky start to the season which saw their head coach–Lane Kiffin–fired, this will be the last game the Trojans play before they begin the Steve Sarkisian era. In this one, they’ll be coached by offensive coordinator Clay Helton as he tries to prepare this team for what they hope is a bright future.
Fresno State, for most of the season, had hoped they would find themselves in the BCS, but those hopes were dashed as they needed to remain undefeated to make that dream a reality, which they ultimately did not. This will also be the last chance for QB Derek Carr to showcase himself before he heads off to the NFL.
Here’s how you can catch all the action of the Las Vegas Bowl as it unfolds live:
Date: Dec. 21
Start Time: 3:30 PM ET
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Stadium: Sam Boyd Stadium
TV Info: ABC
Live Stream: WatchESPN app
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