Little Michael Frisina came up big for Boise State, kicking a 27-yard field goal with 1 minute, 16 seconds left to give the No. 20 Broncos a 28-26 victory over Washington in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday.
Frisina, who stands 5-foot-5, made the winning kick after Washington had taken the lead for the first time on Travis Coons' 38-yard field goal. Boise State (11-2) sealed the win when Jeremy Ioane intercepted Keith Price's pass as the Huskies (7-6) neared midfield.
It was the third Las Vegas Bowl win in a row for the Broncos, who had to overcome a 205-yard rushing game by Bishop Sankey against a normally stingy Boise State defense.
Terrance Broadway passed for 316 yards and ran for 108, helping Louisiana-Lafayette repeat as winners of the New Orleans Bowl with a 43-34 victory against East Carolina.
Alonzo Harris rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns for the Ragin' Cajuns (9-4), who briefly squandered a three-touchdown lead before moving back in front for good on Broadway's 14-yard scoring pass to Javone Lawson late in the third quarter.
Shane Carden passed for 278 yards and two touchdowns for East Carolina (8-5) but was intercepted in Cajuns territory by Jemarlous Moten in the fourth quarter as ECU drove for a potential go-ahead score.
SKIING: Freestylers Bryon Wilson and Heather McPhie of the United States won a World Cup dual moguls event in Kreischberg, Austria. McPhie defeated American teammate Heidi Kloser in the women's final for her second win of the season and third overall.
SPEEDSKATING: JR Celski claimed a national championship to add to his list of accomplishments during this record-setting season. His wins in the 500, 1,500, and 3,000 along with a fifth-place finish in the 1,000 helped him lock up the national title. Lana Gehring won the women's title with wins in every event the last two days in Kearns, Utah.
Both earned a chance to compete in the world championships in Hungary in March.
TENNIS: Vera Zvonareva has withdrawn from the Australian Open in January with a right shoulder injury.
SOCCER: Toronto FC acquired the rights to American defender Gale Agbossoumonde in a weighted lottery.
Mikel Arteta scored from the penalty spot to enable Arsenal to complete a hat trick of Premier League victories for the first time this season with a 1-0 victory at Wigan. - Associated Press