Bulldogs capture Mountain West championship, Vegas Bowl berth

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Bulldogs capture Mountain West championship, Vegas Bowl berth

With the Mountain West championship game in the balance in overtime on a snow-covered field, Fresno State sophomore running back Ronnie Rivers took an option pitch from senior quarterback Marcus McMaryion for a one-yard touchdown to give the Bulldogs a 19-16 win at Boise State. The win marked Fresno State’s third Mountain West title since joining the conference in 2012 and the Bulldogs have now appeared in four of the six conference championship games all time.

The Bulldogs’ victory was just the ninth for a visiting team at the Broncos’ Albertsons Stadium since 2000. It was Fresno State’s first win on the blue turf and first win at Boise State since 1984.

For the full championship game story, highlights and interviews, visit gobulldogs.com.

Next, No. 19 Fresno State (11-2, 7-1 Mountain West) will play Arizona State (7-5, 5-4 Pac 12) at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium. Tickets can be purchased from Fresno State at https://bit.ly/2zOfsG9. The game will be televised on ABC.