Dec. 20 – NCAA College Football Bowl Games TV Channels and Stream

(Sporting Alert) — No. 22 Utah will look to close out the season on a high when they battle with Colorado State for the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on Saturday.

The Utes (8-4, 5-4 Pac-12), return to bowl fixtures after missing out the past two seasons, and will go up against a Colorado State team, which is without a head coach, following the departure of Mountain West Coach of the Year Jim McElwain, who accepted the Florida Gator.

Utah, which went 3-3 in its first six bowl contests, now heads into the game on Saturday with an impressive bowl record after winning 10 of its last 11 — only losing to Boise State in the 2010 Las Vegas Bowl.

The Utes, who are 2-1 in Las Vegas Bowl contest, are 13-4 all-time in bowl games, and have won nine-successive bowl outings from 1999 to 2009, which ties the second-longest bowl win streak in NCAA history.

Meanwhile, Colorado State recovered from a three win season last year to go 10-2 in this campaign and come into this bowl contest with a 9-1 record from the last 10 games, which includes a nine-game winning streak from Sept 13 to Nov 22.

The Rams (10-2, 6-2 Mountain West) have a powerful offense that is ranked 8th in Passing Yards with a total of 326.3.

Wide receiver Rashard Higgins, who has 89 catches for 1640 yards and 17 touchdowns this season, has been highlighted as one of the players to watch out for in the Colorado State lineup.

Higgins’ connection with senior quarterback Garrett Grayson, who has completed over 64-percent of his passes this season for 3779 yards and threw 32 tds, has been one of the main reasons the Rams have been able to flourish so well on offense.

Grayson noted that the it was sad to see his coach McElwain leaving before the job was completed, but said the focus in the group remains just as high entering Saturday’s Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl battle.

Another highlighted Colorado State player to watch for is graduate transfer running back Dee Hart, who leads the team in rushing with figures of 187 carries for 1254 yards. Hart also has 16 touchdowns.

For Utah, which turned around back-to-back 5-7 record losing seasons in 2012 and 2013, junior quarterback Travis Wilson has been very instrumental this season — passing for 2,012 yards and 17 TDs on 173 of 287 completed passes.

Fellow junior running back Devontae Booker has 1,350-yard rushing on 266 carries and nine TDs.

There are four other bowl games on the schedule for Saturday.

Nevada will take on Louisiana-Lafayette in the battle for the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, Utah State and UTEP go head-to-head in the push to win the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, while Western Michigan and Air Force chase the Idaho Potato Bowl and South Alabama and Bowling Green hunt the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl.

College Football Bowl Games TV Schedule
Saturday, December 20

TIME: 11:00 AM (ET) Nevada vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
TV/Streaming: ESPN/Watch ESPN

TIME:  2:20 PM (ET)  Utah State vs. UTEP*
TV/Streaming: ESPN/Watch ESPN

TIME:  3:30 PM (ET)  No. 22 Utah vs. Colorado State*

TIME: 5:45 PM (ET)  Western Michigan vs. Air Force*
TV/Streaming: ESPN/Watch ESPN

TIME: 9:15 PM (ET)  South Alabama vs. Bowling Green*
TV/Streaming: ESPN/Watch ESPN

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