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Bowl roundup: ASU, Graham rout Navy in Fight Hunger Bowl

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By The Associated Press
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, 8:10 p.m.
 

SAN FRANCISCO — Taylor Kelly threw four touchdown passes and ran for a fifth score to lead Arizona State to its first bowl win in seven years, a 62-28 victory over Navy in the Fight Hunger Bowl on Saturday.

Offensive MVP Marion Grice ran for 159 yards and two TDs for the Sun Devils (8-5), who used their fast-paced spread offense to score touchdowns on their first nine possessions.

That helped provided a bright end to a successful first season at Arizona State for former Pitt coach Todd Graham, who helped the Sun Devils win their most games since 2007 and win a bowl for the first time since the 2005 Insight Bowl against Rutgers. The Sun Devils capped their season by beating rival Arizona and winning a bowl, a feat they had accomplished just once in the past 33 seasons.

Alamo Bowl

Texas 31, No. 15 Oregon State 27 — In San Antonio, David Ash threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes, the last a 36-yard strike to Marquise Goodwin with 2:24 left, to give the Longhorns a comeback victory over Oregon State (9-4).

The Longhorns (9-4) never led before Goodwin scored his second touchdown on a deep post pattern just a play after Texas converted a fourth-and-1 play to keep its chances alive.

Armed Forces Bowl

Rice 33, Air Force 14 — In Fort Worth, Texas, freshman quarterback Driphus Jackson threw for 264 yards in relief of Rice's hurt starter, including two touchdown passes to Jordan Taylor, and the Owls (7-6) beat Air Force.

Jackson took over for Taylor McHargue, who never returned because of an apparent head injury after a helmet-to-helmet collision with about five minutes left in the first half.

Air Force (6-7) was held to a season-low 214 total yards.

 

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