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Capsules: New Orleans Bowl, Las Vegas Bowl


New Orleans Bowl

Who: East Carolina (8-4, 7-1 C-USA) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4, 6-2 Sun Belt)

When: Noon

TV/radio: ESPN; 620-AM

Line: Louisiana-Lafayette by 5

Notable: East Carolina seeks its first bowl win since beating Boise State 41-38 in the 2007 Hawaii Bowl. Lafayette averages 187.3 yards rushing per game, and the Pirates have yielded 145.7 yards a game on the ground. Last year's New Orleans Bowl marked the first bowl victory for the Ragin' Cajuns. Both teams enter riding three-game winning streaks.

Las Vegas Bowl

Who: No. 20 Boise State (10-2, 7-1 Mountain West) vs. Washington (7-5, 5-4 Pac-12)

When: 3:30


Line: Boise State by 51/2

Notable: Boise looks to win this bowl for the third straight year. Washington had a four-game win streak snapped by Washington State in the regular-season finale. The Huskies' Keith Price had just 11 TD passes, down from 18 as a junior. The Broncos' Joe Southwick had eight TDs and no INTs in his final three games. The teams meet again in August in Seattle in UW's renovated stadium.

Times wires

Capsules: New Orleans Bowl, Las Vegas Bowl 12/21/12 [Last modified: Friday, December 21, 2012 9:23pm]
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