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TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome from Royal Purple..................................................................2 Welcome from the Mayor......................................................................4 Welcome from Las Vegas......................................................................5 Welcome from the Executive Director...................................................6 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Executive Committee............................7 In the Booth & All-Time Results.............................................................8 Today’s Game Matchup.........................................................................9 The Mountain West............................................................................. 11 Fresno State University & President....................................................13 Fresno State Athletics Director............................................................14 Fresno State Head Coach..............................................................16-17 Fresno State Coaches & Staff.............................................................18 Fresno State Players......................................................................20-24 Fresno State Numerical Roster...........................................................26 Fresno State Season Review.........................................................28-30 Starting Lineups...................................................................................32

The Pac-12 Conference......................................................................34 University of Southern California & President.....................................36 USC Athletics Director.........................................................................38 USC Head Coach...........................................................................40-42 USC Coaches & Staff..........................................................................44 USC Players...................................................................................45-49 USC Numerical Roster........................................................................50 USC Season Review......................................................................52-53 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Activities..............................................54 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Hall of Fame........................................57 Visit Las Vegas...............................................................................58-59 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Sponsors.............................................60

ON THE COVER

Players facing off in the 22nd edition of the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl include (Left-Right) USC standout OLB Devon Kennard and Fresno State star QB Derek Carr. Thank you to the media relations staffs at both schools for their assistance and resources in the production of this game program.

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WELCOME

It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the first edition of the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. Royal Purple is proud to be partnering with the 16th-oldest bowl game in college football, which has enjoyed a special relationship with both the Pac-12 and Mountain West Conferences. Everyone at Royal Purple wishes to congratulate the outstanding teams participating in today’s game; the USC Trojans from the Pac-12, and the Fresno State Bulldogs from the Mountain West. The matchup of these two storied conferences has led to some unforgettable moments and spectacular crowds, which I am sure will continue with these two great college football programs participating today. We also extend a special welcome to the fans attending today’s game and say thank you for bringing excitement to the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. We anticipate all you football fanatics will be cheering on your team to outperform and find success on the field. At Royal Purple, we also know what it means to outperform. We are the leading manufacturer of high performance products for industrial, commercial and automotive applications. Royal Purple customers trust us to provide the best products to help their equipment perform at its very best. Whether it’s industrial lubricants, motor oils, performance chemicals, grease or coolant additives…Royal Purple delivers the best in performance. Most importantly we hope that everyone enjoys the game. We are certainly excited about today and looking forward to sharing it with each of you. From all of us, have a safe and happy holiday season. Sincerely, Bryan Yourdon President Royal Purple LLC

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MAYOR WELCOME ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL DECEMBER 21, 2013 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Dear Fans, CAROLYN G. GOODMAN MAYOR

Welcome to America’s most dynamic city – Las Vegas! You could not have chosen a better City to hold the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl game, and I am convinced that once you get a taste of what Las Vegas has to offer, you will definitely be back. As the Mayor of this great City, I am delighted to tell you why Las Vegas is the place to live, work and play! Las Vegas continues to capture the world's imagination as the City where anything is possible. With world-class hotels, award-winning restaurants, luxurious spas, fantastic shopping, the finest golf courses and spectacular entertainment, Las Vegas remains one of the most electrifying destinations in the world. While attending the annual Football Bowl game, it is my hope that you will have a chance to explore Downtown Las Vegas, an area of our City that is undergoing a dramatic renaissance. It is evolving into a vibrant place for living, working, entertainment and the arts. Downtown Las Vegas is comprised of an enticing mix that includes:

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 The neon-drenched excitement of the Fremont Street Experience, visited by over 21 million people each year.  Multi-million dollar casino and hotel renovations and expansions.  Fremont East Entertainment District featuring trendy new gathering places for dining, dancing, cocktails and enjoyment.  An emerging eclectic mix of live-in artists and galleries known as the 18b Arts District.  The World Market Center, a state-of-the-art home furnishings trade show complex with over 5 million square feet, has merged with another furniture complex in North Carolina and will now be called the International Market Center. The facilities in Las Vegas and North Carolina encompass 13 buildings, with 10.6 million square feet of furniture showrooms.  Symphony Park, a phenomenal 61-acre planned development anchored by two key projects, the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, and The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas’ first world-class performing arts facility. Symphony Park will also be the planned future home of The Charlie Palmer, a luxury boutique business hotel; a first-class casino/hotel with significant retail space; abundant street-side retail offerings; a two-acre park; and an estimated 1000 urban style residences.  The Neon Museum Boneyard holds over 100 donated and rescued signs. Signs featured date from the late 1930s through the early 90s and represent motels, local businesses, and celebrated casino resorts from throughout the Las Vegas Valley. Again, welcome to fabulous Las Vegas! Best wishes for an enjoyable stay in our fine City. Sincerely,

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LVCVA WELCOME

December 2013

Dear College Football Fans, I am honored, on behalf of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, our resort partners, and our destination, to welcome all of you to the 22nd annual Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. I am proud to have been associated with this exciting bowl since its inaugural game in 1992. Over the years, the game has come to be known as one of the most action-packed and competitive games each bowl season. We look forward to this year’s Mountain West and Pac-12 matchup and what the teams will bring to the field. Las Vegas is proud to host the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl each year to help kick off the college bowl season. We have long been a sports-minded destination, hosting everything from championship boxing and mixed martial arts matches to marquee rodeo events like the National Finals Rodeo and the Professional Bull Riders championship to one of the most popular stops on the NASCAR schedule each year. Our destination offers something for every sports fan, including PGA Golf, the USA Sevens Rugby tournament, four college basketball conference tournaments, the NBA Summer League and more. We continue to be one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world, and our resort partners continue to invest in new attractions and amenities to ensure that every visit provides the best possible experience. Thank you for visiting and making this year’s Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl another great event. Sincerely,

Rossi Ralenkotter President/CEO Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

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BOWL WELCOME Dear Participants, Fans, Families & Friends: On behalf of our Executive Committee and our brand new title sponsor Royal Purple, I want to welcome you to the 2013 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl as we celebrate our 22nd year of outstanding college football. Now the 16th-oldest current bowl, this event continues to enhance its reputation as one of the top destinations of the college football postseason year after year. Thanks to our strong partnership with both the Mountain West and Pac-12 conferences, we are pleased to welcome two remarkably successful programs to Las Vegas. Fresh off of an outstanding season that culminated with a win in the inaugural conference championship game, the Fresno State Bulldogs are representing the Mountain West. This is Fresno State’s second appearance in our game, and first since 1999. The Pac-12 is represented by the University of Southern California Trojans, who have a long and successful record in bowl games and make up one of the premier programs in all of college football. USC returns to Las Vegas for the first time since the 2001 bowl. Over the past week, the city of Las Vegas once again rolled out its famous red carpet to thousands of visitors from both universities. The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl continues to flourish because of the hard work and dedication of its many THANKS TO OUR STAFF: John Saccenti, Associate Executive Director Dave Tomchek, Athletic Training sponsors, patrons and volunteers. Branan Allison, Hospitality Operations This game marks the first year that Royal Purple has Melissa Meacham-Grossman Operations, Marketing, Entertainment Mike Newcomb, Stadium Director been our title sponsor, and their contribution to all of this Paulette Rutledge, Office Manager Kent Neilson, Stadium Operations week’s memorable activities has been immeasurable. Royal Savannah Stallworth, Volunteers Coordinator Barry Barto, Event Manager Nevada Colwell, Stadium Video Operations Purple located in Porter, Texas, produces a wide range of Mark Wallington, Media Relations Manager Sage Sammons, Social Media Manager Cheryl Sgovio, Food & Beverage high performance lubricants for nearly every consumer and Wendy Wallington, Band/Cheer Manager Chuck Soberinski, Box Office Manager industrial application. Hwa Wu, Events & Team Coordinator Mark Horn, Stadium Communications An event such as this involves a lot of moving parts Terese Meier, Events & Team Coordinator Kenny Sasaki, Sam Boyd Stadium L37 Creative, Video Services and it takes many dedicated people to ensure a quality Rick Glenn, Events Coordinator Chris Pugh, Game Operations R. Marsh Starks, Photography game for you, the fans. To all the members of our Executive Paul Palmer, Art Director Doug Layne, Bowl Office Assistant Committee, who always go above and beyond working as Jeremy Avaliar, Equipment Supervisor And to all of our great Volunteers! ambassadors for this great community, Thank You! A sincere note of appreciation, as always, also goes to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for its endless commitment to this event over the last 20-plus years. Specific recognition goes to Executive Committee President Rob Dondero, committee member Julian Dugas and especially to Las Vegas Bowl Hall of Famer — Rossi Ralenkotter. Finally, a big Thank You to Outback Steakhouse, the Fremont Street Experience and our two world-class host hotels — Hard Rock Hotel and Mandalay Bay — for providing great hospitality to the participating teams and their fans. From all of us at the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, we wish you a safe and healthy Holiday Season!

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IN THE BOOTH / ALL-TIME RESULTS 2012 MAACO BOWL LAS VEGAS: Boise State 28, Washington 26 MVP: UW RB Bishop Sankey 2011 MAACO BOWL LAS VEGAS: Boise State 56, Arizona State 24 MVP: BSU RB Doug Martin

Rece Davis

David Pollack

Jesse Palmer

Samantha Ponder

This year’s Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl will be televised live to the nation by ABC. The only previous game shown by the network came in 2001 and drew record ratings for the Las Vegas Bowl on Christmas Day. Handling announcing duties for today’s contest is play-by-play man Rece Davis, who is joined in the booth by analysts Jesse Palmer and David Pollack, while Samantha Ponder reports from the sidelines. This same crew is featured on ESPN’s College Football Primetime games on Thursday nights. Davis, who also called the 2009 Las Vegas Bowl, joined ESPN in 1995. He serves as primary studio host for ESPN and ESPN2’s coverage of college football and college basketball. He is the host of ESPN’s Saturday college football pregame, halftime and postgame studio coverage and College Football Final. The graduate of the University of Alabama previously worked in Flint, Mich., and Columbus, Ga. Former NFL player and University of Georgia standout Pollack joined ESPN in June 2009 as a college football analyst. In 2011, Pollack joined the crew on the College GameDay and was co-host on ESPNU’s Palmer & Pollack. As a defensive end at Georgia, he was just the second Bulldog to be named a three-time All-American and in the 2005 NFL Draft, he was taken 17th overall by the Cincinnati Bengals. Palmer joined ESPN in 2007 as a college football analyst. The former University of Florida quarterback joined the network a few years after five seasons in the NFL. From 1997-2000 at Florida, he made 14 starts through 27 games played and finished with 3,755 yards and 31 touchdowns passing. The New York Giants selected Palmer in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft and he spent four years with the Giants. Samantha Ponder (formerly Steele) is the host of ESPNU College GameDay and a sideline reporter for ESPN. She joined ESPN in 2011 as a reporter working events, studio shows and feature stories out of the Longhorn Network studios in Austin, Texas. The native of Phoenix served as the sideline reporter and host for all football and men’s and women’s basketball games while in college at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.

2010 MAACO BOWL LAS VEGAS: Boise State 26, Utah 3 MVP: BSU QB Kellen Moore 2009 MAACO BOWL LAS VEGAS: BYU 44, Oregon State 20 MVP: BYU QB Max Hall 2008 Pioneer LAS VEGAS BOWL: Arizona 31, BYU 21 MVP: AZ QB Willie Tuitama 2007 Pioneer LAS VEGAS BOWL: BYU 17, UCLA 16 MVP: BYU WR Austin Collie 2006 Pioneer PureVision LAS VEGAS BOWL: BYU 38, Oregon 8 MVP: BYU TE Johnny Harline 2005 Pioneer PureVision LAS VEGAS BOWL: Cal 35, BYU 28 MVP: Cal RB Marshawn Lynch 2004 Pioneer PureVision LAS VEGAS BOWL: Wyoming 24, UCLA 21 MVP: UW QB Corey Bramlet 2003 LAS VEGAS BOWL XII: Oregon State 55, New Mexico 14 MVP: OSU RB Steven Jackson 2002 SEGA Sports LAS VEGAS BOWL: UCLA 27, New Mexico 13 MVP: UCLA WR Craig Bragg 2001 SEGA Sports LAS VEGAS BOWL: Utah 10, USC 6 MVP: Utah RB Dameon Hunter 2000 LAS VEGAS BOWL IX: UNLV 31, Arkansas 14 MVP: UNLV QB Jason Thomas 1999 LAS VEGAS BOWL VIII: Utah 17, Fresno State 16 MVP: Utah RB Mike Anderson 1998 LAS VEGAS BOWL VII: North Carolina 20, San Diego St. 13 MVP: UNC QB Ronald Curry 1997 LAS VEGAS BOWL VI: Oregon 41, Air Force 13 MVP: OU WR Pat Johnson 1996 LAS VEGAS BOWL V: Nevada 18, Ball State 15 MVP: UNR LB Sam Crawford 1995 LAS VEGAS BOWL IV: Toledo 40, Nevada 37 (OT) MVP: UT RB Wasean Tait

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1994 LAS VEGAS BOWL III: UNLV 52, Central Michigan 24 MVP: UNLV WR Henry Bailey 1993 LAS VEGAS BOWL II: Utah State 42, Ball State 33 MVP: USU QB Anthony Calvillo 1992 LAS VEGAS BOWL I: Bowling Green 35, Nevada 34 MVP: BGSU QB Erik White


TODAY’S MATCHUP Well, lookie what we have this afternoon -- a good old-fashioned will mark the third time the Bulldogs will face off against a team from Golden State grudge match about to be waged a bit to the east here the conference now known as the Pac-12. Fresno State defeated in Las Vegas. USC 24-7 in the 1992 Freedom Bowl in Anaheim and downed UCLA Did you know that this is the first time in history that two teams 17-9 in the Silicon Valley Football Classic played in San Jose in 2003. located in the same state will square off against each other in the Royal Head Coach Tim DeRuyter’s squad lost to SMU in last year’s Sheraton Purple Las Vegas Bowl? And considering that Southern California of Hawai’i Bowl and he was the interim head coach for Texas A&M when the Pac-12 Conference brings a storied the Aggies downed Northwestern in the national brand of success and that Fresno 2011 Meineke Car Care Bowl. #20 FRESNO STATE BULLDOGS State of the Mountain West boasts one USC will be making only its second A. 29 RUTGERS W, 52-51 (OT) of the nation’s top offensive attacks that bowl trip since 2009 but the fabled S. 7 CAL POLY W, 41-25 S. 14 at Colorado CANCELED just helped the Bulldogs win themselves Trojans hold an all-time mark of 32-17 in S. 20 BOISE STATE* W, 41-40 a league title -- well, you’ll excuse bowl the postseason, dating back to their first S. 28 at Hawai’i* W, 42-37 organizers for being a bit giddy about this appearance in the Rose Bowl back in O. 5 at Idaho W, 61-14 O. 19 UNLV* W, 38-14 year’s lineup. 1923. Interim head coach Clay Helton is O. 26 at San Diego State* W, 35-28 (OT) “We are ecstatic to be hosting one of at the controls today as newly hired Trojan N. 2 NEVADA* W, 41-23 the top matchups in our game’s history,” leader Steve Sarkisian is merely a very N. 9 at Wyoming* W, 48-10 RPLVB Executive Director Dan Hanneke interested spectator. N. 23 NEW MEXICO* W, 69-28 N. 29 at San Jose State* L, 62-52 said. “Both teams spent a lot of time in the Since the first Las Vegas Bowl was D. 7 UTAH STATE% W, 24-17 national rankings this season and neither played in 1992, nine of the 12 teams that *Mountain West Game %MW Championship has been in Las Vegas in more than a currently make up the Mountain West decade.” in football have appeared in the game #25 USC TROJANS Adding more spice to the rivalry a combined 15 times, compiling an 8-7 S. 7 WASHINGTON STATE* L, 10-7 S. 14 BOSTON COLLEGE W, 35-7 recipe is that the two proud institutions record. That includes trips by recently S. 21 UTAH STATE W, 17-14 have met each other in the sport of football added Boise State, Nevada, Utah State S. 28 at Arizona State* L, 62-41 just twice before today -- with each side and Fresno State when they were O. 10 ARIZONA* W, 38-31 winning once. members of other conferences. O. 19 at Notre Dame L, 14-10 O. 26 UTAH* W, 19-3 All of this helps the Royal Purple Las Current members of the Pac-12 N. 1 at Oregon State* W, 31-14 Vegas Bowl continue to grow in stature. conference have forged a 7-8 overall N. 9 at California* W, 62-28 In fact, the RPLVB is now the 16th-oldest record in Las Vegas, including 5-7 when N. 16 STANFORD* W, 20-17 current FBS bowl game and 2013 marks they were members of the league at the N. 23 at Colorado* W, 47-29 N. 30 UCLA* L, 35-14 the eighth consecutive season that at time of the appearance All but Stanford, *Pac-12 Conference Game least one of our teams is nationally ranked Washington State and Colorado have in all major polls, as Fresno State stands appeared in this event at least once. No. 21 AP/20 Coaches/20 BCS. Also, it’s the third time that both teams Overall, the Mountain West and Pac-12 have met head-to-head gathering here at Sam Boyd Stadium were included in the final BCS 11 times in Las Vegas, with the MW winning seven of those battles. top 25 rankings as the Trojans were 25th on that list. The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl is owned and operated by Looking at the numbers, something’s got to give today as Fresno ESPN Regional Television (ERT). Today’s game will be televised State’s high-flying offense, which ranks fifth in the country with 45 nationally on ABC for only the second time in the bowl’s history. The points a game behind MW Player of the Year David Carr at QB, meets 2012 game attracted 33,217 fans to Sam Boyd Stadium and provided a stingy USC defensive unit that stands 21st nationally after giving up an estimated total of $26.8 million in economic impact courtesy of tens just 21 points per outing behind pass-rushing force Devon Kennard. of thousands of out-of-town visitors to Southern USC, which will serve as the home team today, comes into the Nevada. In fact, in its first 21 years of bowl after finishing in a tie for second place in the Pac-12 South existence, the bowl attracted Division with a league mark of 6-3. The Trojans have played Vegas just more than 405,000 outonce before when they lost to Utah on Christmas Day in 2001. of-town visitors and The visitor, Fresno State, accepted its bid after winning the pumped nearly inaugural Mountain West Championship game, 24-17, over Utah $226 million State. The Bulldogs return to this city for the first time since playing into the local Utah in the 1999 Las Vegas Bowl. economy in Overall, Fresno State has a record of 11-13 in bowl games dating non-gaming back to 1937’s Little All-American Bowl staged in Los Angeles. The revenue alone. 2013 ROYA L PUR PL E L AS VEGAS BOW L

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rom its inception in 1999, the Mountain West has been committed to excellence in intercollegiate athletics, while promoting the academic missions of its member institutions. Progressive in its approach, the MW continues to cultivate opportunities for student-athletes to compete at the highest level, while fostering academic achievement and sportsmanship. Now in its 15th year, the MW has been assertive in its involvement Craig Thompson Commissioner with the NCAA governance structure and has taken a leadership role in the overall administration of intercollegiate athletics. The Mountain West has marked several achievements over its first 14 years of existence, most notably becoming the first to establish a sports television network dedicated solely to an intercollegiate athletic conference (The Mtn.). The Mountain West also was the first to experiment with the coaches’ challenge in the college football instant replay system, and was the first nonautomatic-qualifying BCS conference to participate in four BCS bowl games, winning three. In 2011-12, the Mountain West was among the first conferences to implement a league-wide state-of-the-art basketball instant replay system. Additionally, the Mountain West was the first conference to have a member institution with No. 1 overall picks in both the NFL and NBA drafts in the same year (Utah’s Alex Smith and Andrew Bogut, respectively in 2005). With UNLV’s Anthony Bennett claiming the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, the Mountain West is one of three conferences to have multiple No. 1 NBA draft selections since 2000. Also, with San Diego State’s Stephen Strasburg earning the No. 1 pick in the 2009 MLB Draft, the Mountain West is one of two conferences to have the No. 1 selection in each of the NFL, NBA and MLB drafts since the MW was founded in 1999. The Mountain West is noted for its geographic diversity. Some of the most beautiful terrain and landscapes in the nation can be found within Mountain West boundaries, including the majestic Rocky Mountain range, which borders five MW institutions (Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, New Mexico and Utah State). The high plains of Wyoming (elevation 7,220 feet – the highest Division I campus in the nation) contrast with the desert cities of Las Vegas and Reno, home to UNLV and Nevada, respectively, while Fresno State, San Diego State and San Jose State add a West coast influence with their locations in Central, Southern and Northern California. The inclusion of the Hawai‘i football program extends the Mountain West footprint to the beautiful islands in the Pacific Ocean.

COMPETITVE SUCCESSES The MW has produced 793 All-America selections among its 18 sponsored sports (men’s swimming was discontinued as a Conference sport following the 2010-11 season) in the last 14 years, including a league-record 83 All-

America honorees in 2010-11. A total of 138 MW student-athletes have also earned Academic All-America accolades in that span. The Mountain West has sent at least 25 teams to NCAA postseason events in each of the past 14 years, capturing three team national championships in women’s cross country and producing 33 individual national champions in the sports of men’s golf, men’s cross country, and men’s and women’s indoor track & field and outdoor track & field.

HISTORY The Mountain West was conceived on May 26, 1998, when the presidents of eight institutions — Air Force, BYU, Colorado State, New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV, Utah and Wyoming — decided to form a new NCAA Division I-A intercollegiate athletic conference. The split from a former 16-team conference re-established continuity and stability among the membership within the new league and signaled the continuation of its tradition-rich, longstanding athletic rivalries. Three of the MW’s eight original members have been conference rivals since the 1960s (New Mexico, Wyoming and Colorado State), while San Diego State (1978) and Air Force (1980) were longtime members as well. UNLV and TCU entered the fold in 1996 and the Rebels continued as one of the original eight institutions that formed the MW in 1999. TCU re-joined the group with its first year of competition in the Mountain West in 2005-06. With conference realignment sweeping the nation in recent years, the MW has been proactive in addressing membership changes. Boise State University joined the Mountain West in 2011-12, followed by Fresno State and the University of Nevada on July 1, 2012. Also on July 1, 2012, the University of Hawai‘i became a football-only member of the Conference. On July 1, 2013, the Mountain West further expanded when San Jose State University and Utah State University joined the Conference, bringing to 11 the number of full-time member institutions and 12 football-playing members.

BOWLS Entering the 2013 season, the MW had six contracted bowl affiliations – the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, San Diego Country Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl, Famous Potato Idaho Bowl and Gildan New Mexico Bowl. An innovator in the postseason bowl structure, the MW engineered many “firsts,” as league teams have participated in five inaugural bowl games (2000 Silicon Valley, 2001 New Orleans, 2002 San Francisco (Emerald), 2005 Poinsettia, 2006 New Mexico), as well as placing the first non-automatic-qualifying BCS team into a BCS bowl game with Utah’s appearance in the 2005 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. As the BCS era concludes, the Mountain West holds the best win percentage (.750) among all FBS conferences in BCS bowl games and is the only non-automatic-qualifying-conference to play in four BCS games. The Mountain West will send a record six teams into postseason bowl games in 2013 (Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, San Diego State, UNLV, Utah State). The Mountain West has earned 62 bowl bids since 1999 and holds a 32-24 all-time record in those contests. The 2013 postseason marks the seventh straight year the MW has sent at least five teams to bowls.

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he California State University Board of Trustees named Dr. Joseph I. Castro, former vice chancellor, student academic affairs of the University of California, San Francisco, as the eighth president of Fresno State, beginning Aug. 1, 2013. Castro was among the finalists for the position to succeed retiring President John D. Welty, who served as Fresno State president from 19912013. Castro began his term as president on August 1, 2013. “Dr. Castro’s combination of demonstrated achievements, DR. JOSEPH I. CASTRO leadership skills and academic President credentials make him the ideal person to serve as the president of Fresno State,” said CSU Trustee Peter Mehas, chair of the presidential search committee. “As a native of the Central Valley, he understands that the impact of Fresno State extends far beyond the boundaries of the campus and will serve as an excellent leader as the university continues to serve and shape the region.” Castro joined Fresno State after holding several leadership positions at University of California campuses, most recently serving as vice chancellor, student academic affairs at UC San Francisco since 2010. In that capacity he was responsible for the leadership of a broad range of departments focused on enriching the educational experience of UC San Francisco’s talented and diverse student body. Castro also held the position of adjunct professor in the department of family and community medicine in the School of Medicine at UCSF. Prior to his appointment as vice chancellor, Castro served as vice provost (2008-10), associate vice chancellor for student academic affairs (2006-08) and as interim graduate dean at UCSF from October 2011 to March 2012. He was the recipient of the 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Award at UCSF and the 2010 University of California Student Association’s Administrator of the Year Award. In January 2012 he was recognized by the UCSF Council of Minority Organizations for his extraordinary contributions to advancing diversity at the university. During his 23-year career, Castro served in leadership positions within the UC system at the Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Barbara campuses and at the Office of the President. Castro earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley and a doctorate in higher education policy and leadership from Stanford University. A native of Hanford, Calif., in the San Joaquin Valley, Castro is the first member of his family to attend college. He and his wife Mary, who is also a Valley native, have three children including a daughter who is a student at Humboldt State University.

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ith 100 years of excellence already, Fresno State starts its second century on the cusp of new beginnings and opportunities. Today, Fresno State is leading the way in Central California through innovation and by inspiring our students to think on higher levels and pursue their dreams. The story of our university is a fascinating one as we look back to its beginnings. With a population in the early 1900s of about 15,000, Fresno was growing as people from throughout the state, the country and the world were coming here to put down roots. Community leaders saw a bright future. But one problem was apparent – a teacher shortage because there was no local institution to train residents to become teachers. Fresno’s leaders began a campaign to convince the state Legislature that a school to train teachers was needed. In April 1911, a state appropriation of $10,000 launched Fresno State Normal School, whose doors opened with 150 students on September 11, 1911. Fresno State Normal School expanded and grew, progressing from a teaching college to today’s California State University, Fresno, where more than 20,000 students are seeking to expand their knowledge and horizons. With majors in 64 bachelor’s, 44 master’s and three doctoral subject areas, Fresno State has come a long way from its humble beginning. Now, as we celebrate Fresno State’s Centennial and move into our second century, we are entering a new era. We are facing challenges that are both frightening in their magnitude, and exciting in the opportunities they present for new thinking and positive change. This is exactly the type of environment in which strong leadership and creativity – hallmarks of our university – are essential elements of success.

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ith a proven track record of strong leadership, integrity, sound academic values and athletics achievement, Thomas Boeh enters his 32nd year of athletics administration, 19th year as an NCAA Division I-A Director of Athletics and ninth year at Fresno State. In July of 2005, Boeh was charged to stabilize, reform and revitalize the athletics program at Fresno State. As a result of this charge, the Department of THOMAS BOEH Athletics has been entirely restructured with a new senior administrative team. Special emphasis has been placed upon a consistent and value-based approach to decision-making, as well as clearly delineating areas of responsibilities with built-in accountability. Considerable attention has been directed towards creating a progressive student-athlete environment and strict adherence to well-defined NCAA compliance protocols and standards. New polices have been developed regarding student-athletes recruitment, oversight and welfare. The Student-Athlete Code of Conduct and Substance Abuse Educational and Testing Program have been reviewed and strengthened, and the Student-Athlete Advisory Council

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has been re-energized. Departmental and institutional protocols relative to admissions, financial aid and eligibility have all been restructured in conjunction with campus leaders. Fresno State’s student-athletes have benefited significantly from these measures and, in conjunction with enhanced support services, they have fostered a better-quality experience that is reflected in greatly improved Academic Progress Rates, fewer Code of Conduct violations and extensive community service activity. Additionally, all athletics fundraising activities have been consolidated within the new Bulldog Foundation and philanthropic gifts to Athletics have risen to record levels. Under Boeh’s leadership, Fresno State transitioned into the Mountain West for the 2012-13 academic year after 20 seasons in the Western Athletic Conference. The Bulldogs achieved competitive greatness in their first season in the Mountain West, winning a conference championship in football and the conference tournament in women’s basketball. Both teams did so with new head coaches that Boeh hired to build upon past successes and reach new heights in their respective programs. In addition to the hiring’s of Tim DeRuyter in football and Raegan Pebley in women’s basketball, Boeh has also hired long-time Texas assistant Rodney Terry as the new men’s basketball coach in April 2011 and longtime Stanford assistant Trisha Ford as the new softball coach in June 2012. Since Boeh’s arrival at Fresno State in 2005 until the Bulldogs left for the Mountain West in 2012, WAC championships and advancement to NCAA Championship competition has been achieved in the sports of women’s basketball, track & field, women’s soccer, baseball, women’s golf, softball and women’s tennis, with the latter three enjoying a Top-20 national ranking, and baseball capturing the 2008 National Championship. Additionally, Fresno State student-athletes have advanced to post-season competition in the sports of football, men’s basketball and equestrian. Prior to his arrival in Fresno in July of 2005, Boeh spent the previous 10 years as the Director of Athletics at Ohio University, where he led the program to exceptional levels in numerous categories and earning numerous conference championships.

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n his second year as head coach of the Fresno State Bulldogs, Tim DeRuyter rode the positive momentum from a season ago, becoming the winning first-year coach in Fresno State history, by guiding the ‘Dogs to an 11-1 regular season record and the school’s first outright conference championship since 1989 in his sophomore campaign. DeRuyter, who was hired as the 17th head coach at Fresno State on Dec. 14, 2011, has guided the Bulldogs to a 20-5 record and holds the school’s highest winning percentage for a TIM DERUYTER coach thus far in his career. With a coach that preaches conference titles are his team’s ultimate goal in the preseason to strive for, he has come up nothing else but short as he has led Fresno State to back-to-back conference championships for the first time since the 1992-93 seasons in two seasons playing in the Mountain West . In addition, DeRuyter is the first head coach at Fresno State to lead his team to back-to-back bowl games in his first two seasons at the helm. The Bulldogs gained a berth in the Sheraton Hawai’I Bowl last season after its sharp turnaround, and have accepted an invite to face USC in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 21. The improvements under DeRuyter and his staff are significant, but the sharpest improvements come in the one category that matters most - winning games. Fresno State finished the 2011 season 4-9 overall, improved to 9-4 in his first year and has the Bulldogs at 11-1 with one game to go. DeRuyter’s Bulldogs are the fifth 11 win team in school history and could become the first team in Fresno State history to reach 12 wins with a bowl victory in Las Vegas. With a background rooted on the defensive side of the ball - he was a defensive coordinator for 16 years before coming to Fresno State - DeRuyter changed the philosophy of how the ’Dogs played on both sides of the ball. Offensively, the Bulldogs went to an up-tempo spread offense in 2012 and finished in the top 20 nationally in scoring, passing and total offense. With an additional year in the system, his team improved that ranking in 2013 to the top 5 nationally in scoring, passing and total offense. Defensively, Fresno State’s most momentous change came in the turnover department. Fresno State had ranked 111th or worse in turnovers gained in the six previous seasons before DeRuyter’s arrival and tied for dead last in the nation in 2011 with only nine take-aways. In one season in DeRuyter’s 3-4 defense, now run by defensive coordinator Nick Toth, Fresno State had 35 take-aways to rank fifth nationally. The take-aways count has slightly dropped during the 2013 season to 21 so far, but good enough to rank inside the Top 50 in the FBS. Where the Bulldogs have excelled in DeRuyter’s second season is getting pressure on the quarterback and delivering sacks. Fresno State ranks tied No. 16

1 in the FBS with 39 sacks in 11 games and rank tied for fourth in nation with 98 tackles for loss. DeRuyter came to Fresno State with 22 years of coaching experience. He took over the Bulldog program after serving the previous two seasons as the assistant head coach/defensive coordinator at Texas A&M. There, he also served as the interim head coach for the Aggies in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas against Northwestern on Dec. 31, 2011, leading A&M to a 33-22 victory. DeRuyter hails from a pair of Hall of Fame coaches, as he was mentored by Fisher DeBerry at Air Force and by Chris Ault at Nevada. DeRuyter was a 2010 nominee for the Broyles Award that honors the nation’s top assistant coach, when he was working under former Green Bay Packers coach Mike Sherman. In DeRuyter’s two seasons with Texas A&M, he did what he has consistently accomplished throughout his career - developed defensive units that are among the best in the nation. DeRuyter made an immediate impact during his first season in Aggieland as the 2010 squad improved fifty spots in the national rankings for total defense, rising to No. 55 in the country as the resurrected Wrecking Crew helped lead A&M to the Cotton Bowl. In 2011, Texas A&M led the nation with 51 sacks and the Aggies were second in the Big 12 by only allowing 106.0 rushing yards per game. Before coaching the Aggie defense, DeRuyter spent three years as the defensive coordinator and safeties coach at his alma mater, Air Force. He also held the title of associate coach in 2008 and 2009. His last year at Air Force saw the Falcons sport one of the top defense’s in the country. Air Force ranked 11th in the NCAA in total defense in 2009, allowing just 288.3 yards per game. The secondary, under his watch, ranked fifth in the country by giving up just 154.3 passing yards per game and its 20 interceptions were the seventh-most in the FBS. For the season, Air Force created 34 turnovers to rank No. 5 nationally and the Falcon defense also ranked high nationally in fewest first down’s allowed (No. 4 at 14.62 per game), scoring defense (No. 10 at 15.69 points per game) and third-down efficiency (No. 13 at 30.86 percent). His transformation of the Falcon defense was evident in the fact that the

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year before he took over, Air Force ranked 70th nationally in turnovers gained, 78th in both total and scoring defense, and dead last in third-down defense. From 2005-06, DeRuyter was the co-defensive coordinator at Nevada while also holding the coaching responsibilities for the safeties and pass defense. At Nevada, the Wolf Pack defense was ranked 79th the year before he took over, but after his final season (2006), the defense was ranked 48th in the NCAA. DeRuyter served two different stints as the defensive coordinator/ secondary coach at Ohio, first from 1995-98 and then again from 2002-04. Sandwiched in between is a three-year stop at Navy coaching its secondary. Ohio had dropped off into a defense that ranked 99th in the country in 2001 without him, but by DeRuyter’s final season with the Bobcats (2004), Ohio’s defense was ranked 22nd in the nation in total defense. The 50-year old coach got his start in the business in 1991, where he served as the JV coach and varsity assistant at Air Force. DeRuyter has coached in 13 bowl games in his career, including one in each of the past seven seasons, but the 2012 Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl appearance was his first as a head coach. Also, as an outside linebacker at Air Force in the early `80s, he led the Falcons to three-straight bowl victories. A native of Long Beach, Calif., DeRuyter was born on Jan. 3, 1963 and graduated from St. John Bosco High School (Bellflower, Calif.) in 1981. He holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Air Force (1985) and a MBA in market strategy from Regis University (1992). Upon his graduation from the Air Force Academy, he served seven-anda-half years of active duty in the Air Force.

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FRESNO STATE COACHES/STAFF

Joe Wade Running Backs

Nick Toth Defensive Coordinator/ LBs

Phil Earley Tight Ends/Inside Receivers

Ron Antoine Wide Receivers

Jordan Peterson Secondary

Cameron Norcross Offensive Line

David Stenklyft GA Defense

Clayton Johnson GA Offense

Pete Germano DL/Specials Teams Coordinator

Michael Boele Senior Associate AD & SWA

Russell Hayden Director of Ticket Operations

Jennifer Jory Director of Development

Matt Burkholder Assistant Director of Communications

John Kriebs Associate AD

Ryan Mitchell Compliance Coordinator

E.J. Jackson Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Tony Hill Head Football Athletic Trainer

Mark Younger Head Equipment Manager

Paul Ladwig Senior Associate AD

Steve Robertello Associate AD

Ryan Reggiani Assistant AD

Terrance Wan Academic Advisor

Jason Clay Assistant Director of Communications

Michael Hodges Defensive Graduate Assistant Coach

Chris Calvin Offensive Graduate Assistant Coach

Joey Boese Head football strength & condition coach

Darrick Yray Football Operations Assistant

Jordan Brown Strength and Conditioning Assistant

Brad Blackstone Video Coordinator

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Dave Schramm Offensive Coordinator/QBs

Mike McHugh Coordinator of Football Operations

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FRESNO STATE PLAYERS

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15

Davante Adams WR 6-2 212 So.

45

Riley Barnes TE 6-3 261 Jr.

60

Bo Bonnheim OL 6-2 295 So.

56

Lars Bramer OL 6-5 282 Sr.

16

Devonn Brown WR 5-8 143 Jr.

2

Brian Burrell QB 6-4 219 Jr.

1

Isaiah Burse WR 6-0 187 Sr.

42

Jeff Camilli ILB 6-3 264 Fr.

4

Derek Carr QB 6-3 218 Sr.

13

Myles Carr QB 6-2 211 RFr.

25

Darryl Cash RB 5-10 191 Jr.

92

Tyeler Davison NG 6-2 304 Jr.

57

Adam DeCosta LB 5-8 200 Jr.

59

Dylan Detwiler LS 6-1 216 So.

31

Ejiro Ederaine OLB 6-3 220 So.

4

Shannon Edwards OL 6-3 291 R-So.

2

Jamal Ellis DB 5-11 176 RFr.

58

Suli Faletuipapai DE 6-4 240 So.

76

Alex Fifita OL 6-4 307 So.

6

Zack Greenlee QB 6-1 197 Fr.

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Andrew Gustafson OL 6-6 266 Jr.

85

Delvon Hardaway WR 6-1 181 Fr.

3

Josh Harper WR 6-1 184 Jr.

90

Nat Harrison OLB 6-2 233 Sr.

41

Brandon Hughes OLB 6-3 212 RFr.

96

Todd Hunt DE 6-3 261 So.

98

Andy Jennings DE 6-2 275 Sr.

89

Marcel Jensen TE 6-6 270 Sr.

81

Justin Johnson WR 6-1 202 So.

5

Dalen Jones S 6-1 193 RFr.

6

L.J. Jones DB 5-10 201 Sr..

74

James Le’au OL 6-1 310 Sr.

97

Ben Letcher DE 6-2 243 Sr.

27

Donavon Lewis OLB 6-2 239 Jr.

55

Claudell Louis DE 6-4 286 Jr.

88

Jerin McClendon TE 6-8 258 Jr.

19

Colin McGuire K 5-10 183 Fr.

22

Malique Micenheimer RB 6-1 232 Jr.

43

Karl Mickelsen ILB 6-0 229 Jr.

52

Nikko Motta DE 6-2 279 Sr.

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Northern 54 Justin OL 6-5 285 So.

22

37

Jonathan Norton DB 5-6 175 Sr.

29

Kyrian Obidiegwu DB 5-11 204 So.

7

Aaron Peck WR 6-3 211 So.

77

Maurice Poyadue NG 6-3 280 So.

20

Josh Quezada RB 5-11 214 RJr.

23

Anthony Riggins WR 5-11 190 Jr.

11

Dillon Root DB 6-0 190 So.

44

Jaamal Rose OLB 6-2 222 So.

75

Sean Rubalcava OL 6-4 295 Jr.

53

Mike Saenz OL 6-5 312 Sr.

99

Ioane Sagapolu NG 6-0 291 Jr.

8

Da’Mari Scott WR 6-0 199 Fr.

13

Derron Smith FS 5-11 200 Jr.

17

Taylor Stewart WR 5-11 187 Sr.

30

Patrick Su’a ILB 6-1 239 Sr.

49

Garrett Swanson K/P 6-0 213 So.

24

T.J. Thomas RB 6-0 204 RFr.

32

Jeremiah Toma ILB 6-0 235 Sr.

63

Josh Tremblay OL 6-5 284 Jr.

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Marteze Waller RB 5-11 214 So.

28

Charles Washington SS 5-11 200 So.

10

Greg Watson WR 5-10 209 Jr.

73

Cody Wichmann OL 6-6 311 Jr.

17

Kyrie Wilson ILB 6-2 228 So.

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Austin Wentworth OL 6-5 306 Sr.


FRESNO STATE NUMERICAL

NO. 1 2 2 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 10 11 11 13 13 15 16 17 17 18 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 53 54 55 56 57 26

NAME Isaiah Burse Brian Burrell Jamal Ellis Josh Harper Derek Carr Shannon Edwards Dontel James Dalen Jones Zack Greenlee L.J. Jones Aaron Peck Curtis Riley Da’Mari Scott Greg Watson Bryan Harper Dillon Root Myles Carr Derron Smith Davante Adams Devonn Brown Taylor Stewart Kyrie Wilson Sean Alston Colin Kearon Colin McGuire Josh Quezada Malique Micenheimer Anthony Riggins T.J. Thomas Darryl Cash Rodney Mathews Donavon Lewis Charles Washington Kyrian Obidiegwu Patrick Su’a Ejiro Ederaine Jeremiah Toma Marteze Waller Randon Knotts Carl Coleman Justin Holmes Jonathan Norton Blake Dunn Kory Peoples Jordan Brown Brandon Hughes Jeff Camilli Karl Mickelsen James Noble III Jaamal Rose Riley Barnes Kade Hess Anthony Dickinson Kyle Stevens Garrett Swanson Temerick Harper Stephen Van Hook Nikko Motta Mike Saenz Courtney Tender Justin Northern Claudell Louis Lars Bramer Adam DeCosta

POS. WR QB DB WR QB DB RB S QB DB WR DB WR WR DB DB QB FS WR WR WR ILB DB QB K RB RB WR RB RB SS OLB SS DB ILB OLB ILB RB S WR S DB K DB FB OLB ILB ILB RB OLB TE DB LB K/P K/P LB OLB DE OL LB OL DE OL LB

HT. 6-0 6-4 5-11 6-1 6-3 5-11 5-11 6-1 6-1 5-10 6-3 6-0 6-0 5-10 6-0 6-0 6-2 5-11 6-2 5-8 5-11 6-2 5-10 6-3 5-10 5-11 6-1 5-11 6-0 5-10 6-0 6-2 5-11 5-11 6-1 6-3 6-0 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-2 5-6 5-9 6-1 6-0 6-3 6-3 6-0 5-6 6-2 6-3 5-11 6-1 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-5 6-0 6-5 6-4 6-5 5-8

WT. 187 219 176 184 218 190 210 193 197 201 211 190 199 209 170 190 211 200 212 143 187 228 192 195 183 214 232 190 204 191 208 239 200 204 239 220 235 214 187 170 173 175 172 190 227 212 264 229 170 222 261 185 210 170 213 250 230 279 312 240 285 286 282 200

CL. Sr. Jr. RFr. Jr. Sr. So. Fr. RFr. Fr. Sr. So. Jr. Fr. Jr. RFr. So. RFr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. RJr. Jr. Jr. RFr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. So. Sr. So. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. RFr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr.

EXP. 4th 3rd 2nd 4th 5th 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 5th 2nd 4th 1st 4th 2nd 3rd 2nd 4th 3rd 3rd 5th 3rd 4th 1st 1st 4th 3rd 4th 2nd 3rd 4th 3rd 3rd 3rd 5th 2nd 5th 2nd 1st 1st 1st 4th 5th 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 3rd 4th 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 5th 5th 1st 3rd 3rd 5th 4th

HOMETOWN (H.S./PREVIOUS SCHOOL) Modesto, Calif. (Modesto Christian) Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield/Bakersfield College) Riverside, Calif. (East Valley) Stockton, Calif. (St. Mary’s) Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield Christian) Bakersfield, Calif. (Ridgeview) Fontana, Calif. (Summit) Richmond, Calif. (Woodland) Stockton, Calif. (Lincoln) Los Angeles, Calif. (Crespi) Moreno Valley, Calif. (John W. North) Orlando, Fla. (University/Fullerton College) Los Angeles, Calif. (Cathedral) Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Rancho Cucamonga) Rialto, Calif. (Colony/Arizona) Visalia, Calif. (Redwood) Arcadia, Calif. (Arcadia) Banning, Calif. (Banning) Palo Alto, Calif. (Palo Alto) Corona, Calif. (Riverside City College) Fresno, Calif. (Buchanan) Bakersfield, Calif. (Ridgeview) Alta Loma, Calif. (Los Osos) Santa Ana, Calif. (Calvary Chapel) Austin, Texas (Westwood) La Habra, Calif. (La Habra/BYU) Stockton, Calif. (McNair) Fairfield, Calif. (Rodriguez) Mesa, Ariz. (Dobson) Stockton, Calif. (Lincoln) Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Damien/Citrus College) Fresno, Calif. (Clovis West) Encino, Calif. (Crespi) Hayward, Calif (San Leandro) Bakersfield, Calif. (Highland) Corona, Calif. (Santiago) Sacramento, Calif. (Grant) Eatonton, Ga. (Putnam County) Austin, Texas (Westwood) Stockton, Calif. (McNair) Fresno, Calif. (Edison) Moreno Valley, Calif. (Moreno Valley) Fresno, Calif. (Bullard) Long Beach, Calif. (Kinston/Fullerton College) Fresno, Calif. (Clovis West) Moorpark, Calif. (Moorpark) Shingle Springs, Calif. (Ponderosa) San Diego, Calif. (Morse) Barstow, Calif. (Barstow) San Jose, Calif. (Valley Christian) Tulare, Calif. (Tulare) Friant, Calif. (San Joaquin Memorial) Reseda, Calif. (Birmingham) Clovis, Calif. (Clovis North) Riverside, Calif. (Martin Luther King) Rialto, Calif. (Carter) Perris, Calif. (Citrus Hill) Sanger, Calif. (Sanger) Whittier, Calif. (Fullerton College) Philadelphia, Pa. (McNair [Calif]) Lakewood, Calif. (Mayfair) Boynton Beach, Fla. (College of the Sequoias) Clovis, Calif. (Buchanan) Manteca, Calif. (Manteca/Fresno City College)

NO. 58 59 60 62 63 65 66 68 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 81 82 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99

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NAME Suli Faletuipapai Dylan Detwiler Bo Bonnheim James Funk Josh Tremblay Gabe Valov Allen Brown Elijah Cox Alan Gonzales Andrew Gustafson Austin Wentworth Cody Wichmann James Le’au Sean Rubalcava Alex Fifita Maurice Poyadue David Patterson Justin Johnson Darrell Fuery Delvon Hardaway Ryan Moore Robert Stanley Jerin McClendon Marcel Jensen Nat Harrison Nathan Madsen Tyeler Davison Mitch Frentescu Ramon Sierra Ryan Steele Todd Hunt Ben Letcher Andy Jennings Ioane Sagapolu

POS. DE LS OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL NG OL WR WR WR TE OLB TE TE OLB DE NG DL DL NG DE DE DE NG

HT. 6-4 6-1 6-2 6-0 6-5 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-0 6-6 6-5 6-6 6-1 6-4 6-4 6-3 6-4 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-8 6-6 6-2 6-4 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-0

WT. 240 216 295 268 284 280 301 297 300 266 306 311 310 295 307 280 289 202 186 181 240 224 258 270 233 260 304 270 240 301 261 243 275 291

CL. So. So. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr.

EXP. 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 1st 3rd 1st 1st 4th 5th 4th 4th 3rd 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 1st 3rd 5th 5th 1st 4th 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 5th 5th 3rd

HOMETOWN (H.S./PREVIOUS SCHOOL) Gardena, Calif. (Junipero Serra) Hemet, Calif. (Hemet) Paso Robles, Calif. (Paso Robles) Clovis, Calif. (Buchanan/Fresno City College) Napa, Calif. (Vintage/American River College) Bakersfield, Calif. (Frontier) San Dimas, Calif. (San Dimas) Glendale, Ariz. (Ironwood) Escalon, Calif. (Escalon) Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chaparral) Rocklin, Calif. (Whitney) Mariposa, Calif. (Mariposa) Pago, American Samoa (Pago HS/Pasadena City College) Norwalk, Calif. (Cerritos College) Hayward, Calif. (Hayward) Martinez, Calif. (Alhambra) Irvine, Calif. (Woodbridge) Gardena, Calif. (St. John Bosco) Gardena, Calif. (Junipero Serra) Los Angeles, Calif. (Dorsey) San Diego, Calif. (Sante Fe Christain/Saddleback College) Las Vegas, Nev. (Bishop Gorman) Seminole, Fla. (Phoenix Community College) Fairfield, Calif. (Rodriguez) Fresno, Calif. (Edison) Eureka, Calif. (Eureka HS) Scottsdale, Ariz. (Deseret Mountain) Walnut Creek, Calif. (Las Lomas) Hacienda Heights, Calif. (James A Garfield) Kingsburg, Calif. (Kingsburg) Anaheim, Calif. (Mater Dei) Corona, Calif. (Centennial) Turlock, Calif. (Pitman) Honolulu, Hawai’i (Fresno City College)


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FRESNO STATE SEASON IN REVIEW The 2013 Fresno State football season catches, 110 yards and a touchdown. Burse started with as much excitement and emotion also had reached double-figure catches, that would set the tone for the remainder of recording 10 for 148 yards. Junior Josh the season. Harper had only three catches, but two went The Bulldogs kicked off its season on for touchdowns. Thursday, Aug. 29 for a nationally televised After seeing a 34-19 lead turn into a 40game against the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers 34 Boise State lead, the Bulldog offense took that proved to be worth all the wait of an the field for their signature drive of the early offseason as the ‘Dogs outlasted Rutgers year. They went 87 yards on 13 plays in 4:45, 52-51 in an overtime thriller. The two teams capped by a 1-yard run by Josh Quezada to racked up more than a 1,000 yards combined give Fresno State a 41-40 lead. offense in a marathon match that needed extra time to settle the win. Then the defense had to make a final In the first overtime period, from the first stand. play from scrimmage Derek Carr hit Greg The Broncos drove into Bulldog territory Watson for a 25-yard score up the middle with just a little more than a minute to play. But to put the ‘Dogs on top. Rutgers responded on fourth-and-6, senior cornerback Jonathan with a touchdown of its own and chose to go Norton broke up a Joe Southwick pass to for the two-point conversion. The Bulldogs force a turnover on downs and seal the first defense held and the four hour and 26 minute win over Boise State in seven years and vault marathon came to a close. the ‘Dogs into the AP Top 25 Poll for the first The season opener saw 170 plays, 10 time since 2008. QB DEREK CARR lead changes and three ties with seven of the Fresno State then faced the tough task lead changes coming after halftime in what of heading to the islands to take on Hawai’i. was a remarkable statistical evening for Carr. The Bulldogs dominated the game for the first The senior quarterback set school and Mountain West records for 40 minutes, jumping out to a 42-3 lead. However, a switch at quarterback completions and attempts on an evening where he went 53-of-74 passing sparked the Warriors, who scored five late touchdowns after the Bulldogs for 470 yards and five touchdowns. emptied their bench. Fresno State intercepted a Hawai’i Hail Mary as time The Bulldogs were back in action the next Saturday at Bulldog Stadium expired to hold on for the 42-37 win and improve to 4-0. when they faced off against FCS-member and in-state foe Cal Poly. Sophomore Marteze Waller rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns. Carr was solid once again, completing 22-of-31 passes for 208 yards The Bulldogs returned to non-conference play the next week with a and three touchdowns in leading Fresno State to a 41-25 victory. One of the trip to Idaho. The offense continued to dominate, rolling up a then seasontouchdown passes came via some Fresno State trickery. Davante Adams high 731 yards in a 61-14 win. At the time, that was just the second game took a Carr pass and flipped to sprinting left tackle Austin Wentworth who in school history where the Bulldogs went for over 700 yards of offense. ran it in for the 7-yard hook-and-ladder score. The play would later be Most of the damage was done early as the ‘Dogs racked up 536 yards nominated for the 2013 Geico Play of the Year. in the first half alone. Carr went 31-of-37 passing for 390 yards and five Senior Isaiah Burse returned two punts for touchdowns in the first half touchdowns and Adams was the recipient of three touchdown passes and that tied a school record for most in a game and helped the Bulldogs build collected 13 receptions for 176 yards. Adams’ incredible reception mark a 34-0 halftime lead en route to the win. was the most catches ever by a Bulldog receiver in one half. Next up was supposed to be the first road trip of the season. Fresno Waller also had another strong game, finishing with a team seasonState was set to head to Boulder to take on the University of Colorado of high 157 yards and two touchdowns to lead a ground attack that had 320 the Pac-12. However, devastating flooding in the Boulder-area forced the yards. game to be canceled. The unfortunate situation meant the Bulldogs would As the wins started piling up and Fresno State continued to rise in the open the season with a three-game home stand. poll, the Carr-to-Adams connection was just getting warmed up. Their next With a 2-0 record, the Bulldogs turned their attention to their Mountain victim was UNLV on Homecoming at Bulldog Stadium. West Conference opener against rival Boise State. The quarterback and wide receiver duo connected for four touchdowns Fresno State, which hadn’t beaten the Broncos since 2005, had the and the No. 17 Bulldogs routed the Rebels, 38-14, in a game matching national spotlight to themselves with the Friday night ESPN game and a teams with 2-0 conference records. Carr surpassed the 10,000-yard career sellout crowd at Bulldog Stadium for the first time since 2008. mark in the game and Adams became the first wideout in school history to The Sept. 20 game pitted the two preseason favorites to win their catch three or more touchdowns in back-to-back games. respective divisions in the conference, turned into another showcase for After two consecutive blowouts, Fresno State needed more late-game Carr and his receivers. magic to pull out a victory on the road in San Diego on Oct. 26. Carr threw for 460 yards and four touchdowns. Adams finished with 12 After watching San Diego State rally from a 14-point deficit to tie the 28

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game at 28, the Aztecs drove for a potential was as close as the Bulldogs would get in game-winning field goal. But it was then that the second half. 6-foot-6 senior Marcel Jensen was called Carr finished with 519 yards and six upon to make arguably the biggest play of touchdowns. the season as he got a hand on Seamus After suffering a tough loss, goal McMorrow’s 37-yard field goal and pushed number one was still staring Fresno State in the game into overtime. the face - a Mountain West Championship. The Bulldogs had the first possession With the west division already clinched, and scored a touchdown on a 1-yard run its preseason goal of a second-straight by Waller. It was up to the defense again Mountain West Championship and first to come up with a stop to win a game. On outright title since 1989 was still possible. fourth-down, junior safety Derron Smith In the inaugural Mountain West batted down the Aztec pass to secure a 35Championship Game at Bulldog Stadium, LT AUSTIN WENTWORTH 28 overtime victory, and the ‘Dogs would Fresno State and its No. 1-ranked offense move to 7-0. faced off against Utah State and their No. Fresno State returned home for its much-anticipated “Blackout” game 1-ranked defense in a game of contrasting styles. But on this night, it was against Nevada the next week. Another sellout crowd awaited the Bulldogs the Fresno State defense that made the biggest statement. and they didn’t disappoint, cruising past the Wolf Pack, 41-23. Just eight days after giving up a school-record 736 yards to San Jose Carr was phenomenal again, completing 39-of-55 passes for 487 State, the Bulldogs limited the Aggies to 304 yards and won, 24-17. It was yards and three touchdowns. Harper had a career-night, hauling in 17 Fresno State’s first outright conference championship since 1989 and its passes for 253 yards and two scores. second-straight Mountain West title after just two years in the conference. The high-flying and high-scoring Fresno State offense took its show Carr finished with 404 passing yards and three touchdown passes to on the road to the highest elevation in Division I football for a matchup earn the game’s Offensive MVP award. The Defensive MVP went to free against Wyoming. This time, the Bulldog offense was accompanied by a safety Derron Smith, as the leader of the defense finished with six tackles, strong defensive performance. an interception and a sack. After falling behind 10-0 early in the second quarter, the Bulldog Freshman safety Dalen Jones, making the first start of his career, defense pitched a shutout the rest of the way while the offense heated up sealed the game with an interception of Utah State quarterback Craig on a freezing Wyoming night on their way to a 48-10 win. Harrison with 58 seconds left in the game. Carr had another four-touchdown passing performance, and the The Bulldogs and all of the Red Wave celebrated on Jim Sweeney defense limited the explosive Wyoming offense to just 296 yards as the Field inside of Bulldog Stadium, as the fans stormed the field for the first ‘Dogs poured on 48 consecutive points. time since defeating No. 10 Oregon State in 2001. Senior day at Bulldog Stadium produced the greatest offensive Three days following the championship game, Derek Carr was named showing in Fresno State history. The Bulldogs racked up a school-record the 2013 Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year becoming the third 822 total yards on the way to a 69-28 win over New Mexico to hit the 10- back-to-back in winner of the award in league history. In all, the Bulldogs had win mark for the first time since 2001 and clinch the west division of the four first-team selections (Derek Carr, Davante Adams, Austin Wentworth, Mountain West. Derron Smith) and five second-team selections (Josh Harper, Isaiah Burse, Three Fresno State receivers topped the 100-yard mark with Adams Marcel Jensen, Tyeler Davison, Ejiro Ederaine). recording 246 yards and four touchdowns to lead the group. Harper added 161 yards and three touchdowns and Burse finished with 107. All but two of Carr’s 27 completions went to his favorite trio of receivers and his seven touchdowns set a new school record and tied a Mountain West record. With the BCS in sight, Fresno State ran into a speed bump in the Bay Area in its regular season finale. The Bulldogs fell victim to a record performance by San Jose State quarterback David Fales and suffered their first defeat of the season, 6252. Fales scorched the Bulldog defense throwing for 547 yards and six touchdowns. Carr did his best to keep pace in what was an offensive explosion in the first half as the two quarterbacks combined to throw for nearly 800 yards and 12 touchdowns. The Spartans took a 42-41 lead into the half by virtue of a blocked PAT. San Jose State recovered an onside kick to start the second half that put the momentum squarely on the Spartan sideline. The Spartans would march down field and score a touchdown to make it 49-41. Fresno State OLB DONAVON LEWIS & NG TYELER DAVISON answered with a Colin McGuire field goal to cut the deficit to, 49-44, but that 30

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E 98 Andy Jennings (6-2, 275, Sr.) 97 Ben Letcher (6-2, 243, Sr.) NG 92 Tyeler Davison (6-2, 304, Jr.) 77 Maurice Poyadue (6-3, 280, So.) E 52 Nikko Motta (6-2, 279, Sr.) 96 Todd Hunt (6-3, 261, So.) OLB 31 Ejiro Ederaine (6-3, 220, So.) 90 Nat Harrison (6-2, 233, Sr.) MLB 43 Karl Mickelsen (6-0, 229, Jr.) 32 Jeremiah Toma (6-0, 235, Sr.) MLB 17 Kyrie Wilson (6-2, 228, So.) 30 Patrick Su’a (6-1, 239, Sr.) OLB 27 Donavon Lewis (6-2, 239, Jr.) 41 Brandon Hughes (6-3, 212, RFr.) CB 28 Charles Washington (5-11, 200, So.) 7 Curtis Riley (6-0, 190, Jr.) S 5 Dalen Jones (6-1, 193, RFr.) 28 Charles Washington (5-11, 200, So.) S 13 Derron Smith (5-11, 200, Jr.) 4 Shannon Edwards (5-11, 190, So.) CB 37 Jonathan Norton (5-6, 175, Sr.) 2 Jamal Ellis (5-11, 176, RFr.)

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19 Colin McGuire (5-10, 183, Fr.) 49 Garrett Swanson (6-0, 213, So.) 19 Colin McGuire (5-10, 183, Fr.) 49 Garrett Swanson (6-0, 213, So.) 49 Garrett Swanson (6-0, 213, So.) 19 Colin McGuire (5-10, 183, Fr.) 59 Dylan Detwiler (6-1, 213, RFr.) 43 Karl Mickelsen (6-0, 229, Jr.) 49 Garrett Swanson (6-0, 213, So.) 15 Davante Adams (6-2, 200, RFr.) 8 Da’Mari Scott (6-0, 199 Fr.) 11 Dillon Root (6-0, 190, So.) 1 Isaiah Burse (6-0, 179, Jr.) 15 Davante Adams (6-2, 200, RFr.)

WR 15 Nelson Agholor (6-0, 185, So.) 80 De’Von Flournoy (6-0, 185, Sr.) LT 72 Chad Wheeler (6-7, 275, Fr.) 76 Nathan Guertler (6-5, 280, Jr.) LG 75 Max Tuerk (6-6, 285, So.) 59 John Martinez (6-2, 310, Sr.) C 50 Abe Markowitz (6-1, 305, Sr.) 69 Cyrus Hobbi (6-3, 285, So.) RG 59 John Martinez (6-2, 310, Sr.) 63 Giovanni Di Poalo (6-4, 275, Jr.) RT 77 Kevin Graf (6-6, 295, Sr.) 75 Max Tuerk (6-6, 285, So.) Kevin TE 86 Xavier Grimble (6-5, 250, Jr.) OR 82 Randall Telfer (6-4, 250, Jr.) Graf TE 88 Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick (6-4, 255, So.) 89 Nathan Guertler (6-5, 280, Jr.) WR 9 Marqise Lee (6-0, 195, Jr.) 84 Darreus Rogers (6-2, 210, Fr.) QB 6 Cody Kessler (6-1, 215, So.) 13 Max Wittek (6-4, 235, So.) FB 31 Soma Vainuku (6-0, 265, So.) 38 Jahleel Pinner (5-11, 240, So.) TB 37 Javorius Allen (6-1, 215, So.) 23 Tre Madden (6-1, 220, So.) OLB DE NT DE OLB MLB WLB CB FS -OR- SS CB

42 Devon Kennard (6-3, 255, Sr.) 47 Scott Starr (6-2, 220, Fr.) 94 Leonard Williams (6-5, 290, So.) 58 J.R. Tavai (6-2, 270, Jr.) 99 Antwaun Woods (6-0, 310, So.) 98 Cody Temple (6-2, 300, So.) 90 George Uko (6-3, 275, Jr.) 58 J.R. Tavai (6-2, 270, Jr.) Hayes 58 J.R. Tavai (6-2, 270, Jr.) Pullard 40 Jabari Ruffin (6-3, 225, Fr.) 10 Hayes Pullard (6-1, 230, Jr.) 19 Michael Hutchings (6-2, 215, Fr.) 56 Anthony Sarao (6-0, 215, So.) 52 Quinton Powell (6-2, 220, Fr.) 6 Josh Shaw (6-1, 195, Jr.) 4 Torin Harris (6-0, 190, Sr.) 24 Demetrius Wright (6-1, 195, Sr.) 18 Dion Bailey (6-0, 200, Jr.) 21 Su’a Cravens (6-1, 215, Fr.) 22 Leon McQuay III (6-1, 190, Fr.) 13 Kevon Seymour (6-0, 175, So.) 4 Torin Harris (6-0, 190, Sr.)

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P 35 Kris Albarado (5-10, 200, So.) 48 Andre Heidari (5-10, 210, Jr.) PK 48 Andre Heidari (5-10, 210, Jr.)­PAT/FG/KO -OR- 39 Alex Wood (5-10, 175, So.)­PAT/FG -OR- 46 Craig McMahon (6-1, 205, Jr.)­KO SNP 61 Peter McBride (6-1, 215, So.)­P 60 Zach Smith (6-1, 210, Fr.)­PAT/FG HLD 6 Cody Kessler (6-1, 215, So.) 13 Max Wittek (6-4, 235, So.) KOR 9 Marqise Lee (6-0, 195, Jr.) 15 Nelson Agholor (6-0, 185, So.) PR 15 Nelson Agholor (6-0, 185, So.) Marqise -OR- 9 Marqise Lee (6-0, 195, Jr.) Lee

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uilt on a firm foundation of academic excellence and superior athletic performance, the Conference has continued to establish itself as an innovator with the launch of the Pac-12 Networks on Aug. 15, 2012. With the new network, the first to be owned entirely by a U.S. collegiate conference, Pac12 schools enjoy unprecedented coverage of their athletic programs. The Pac-12 rises above the rest, upholding its tradition as the “Conference of Champions,” claiming an incredible 120 NCAA team titles LARRY SCOTT since 1999Commissioner 2000, Even more impressive has been the breadth of the Pac-12’s success, with championships coming in 27 different men’s and women’s sports. Spanning nearly a century of outstanding athletics achievements, the Pac-12 was the first conference to reach 400 championships in 2010-11. The Pac-12 has led the nation in NCAA championships in 46 of the last 52 years, including 201112, and has finished second five times. With the inclusion of Colorado and Utah, league teams have captured 451 NCAA titles (306 men’s, 145 women’s, outdistancing the next closest conference by more than 200). The Pac-12 has established itself as the most dominant Olympic sports conference in the country, laying claim to 299 medals in the last four Olympiads. In the 2012 London Olympic Games, Conference representatives collected 45 medals (19 gold, 14 silver, 12 bronze), a total that would have ranked fifth in the overall medal count by country.

PAC-12 CONFERENCE HISTORY The roots of the Pac-12 Conference date back 98 years to December 2, 1915, when the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) was founded at a meeting at the Oregon Hotel in Portland, Ore. The original membership consisted of four schools - the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Washington, the University of Oregon, and Oregon State College (now Oregon State University). All still are charter members of the Conference. Pacific Coast Conference play began in 1916 and, one year later, Washington State College (now Washington State University) was accepted into the league, with Stanford University following in 1918. In 1922, the PCC expanded to eight teams with the admission of the University of Southern California (USC) and the University of Idaho. In 1924, the University of Montana joined the league roster, and in 1928, the PCC grew to 10 members with the addition of UCLA. The Pacific Coast Conference competed as a 10-member league until 1950, with the exception of 1943-45 when World War II curtailed intercollegiate athletic 34

competition to a minimum. During that time, the league’s first commissioner was named. Edwin N. Atherton was Commissioner in 1940 and was succeeded by Victor O. Schmidt in 1944. In 1950, Montana resigned from the Conference and joined the Mountain States Conference. The PCC continued as a nine-team Conference through 1958. In 1959, the PCC was dissolved and the Athletic Association of Western Universities was formed and Thomas J. Hamilton was appointed Commissioner of the new league. The original AAWU membership included California, Stanford, Southern California, UCLA and Washington. Washington State joined the membership in 1962, while Oregon and Oregon State joined in 1964. Under Hamilton’s watch, the name Pacific-8 Conference was adopted in 1968. In 1971, Wiles Hallock took over as Commissioner of the Pac-8. Ten years later, on July 1, 1978, the University of Arizona and Arizona State University were admitted to the league and the Pacific-10 Conference became a reality. In 1986-87, the league took on a new look, expanding to include 10 women’s sports. Since then, the Conference has been considered the premiere league in women’s athletics, securing the most NCAA titles in women’s sports of any conference nearly every year. Thomas C. Hansen was named the Commissioner of the Pac-10 in 1983, a role he would hold for 26 years until 2009. Hansen was succeeded by current Commissioner Larry Scott, who took on the new role in July 2009. During the 2010-11 academic year, Scott helped deliver monumental changes that transformed the Conference into a modern 12-team league. The Conference expanded to add two more teams, agreed to equal revenue sharing for the first time in Conference history, created two divisions - the North and the South, for football only, established a Football Championship Game for the first time ever, secured a landmark media rights deal that dramatically increased national exposure and revenue for each school and established the Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Digital Network that guaranteed enhanced exposure across all sports. The University of Colorado accepted its invitation to join the Pac-12 on June 11, 2010, and on June 17, 2010, the University of Utah agreed to join the Conference. The Buffaloes and Utes officially became the 11th and 12th members of the Conference July 1, 2011, the first additions to the league since 1978. Since 1978, member schools have won 274 NCAA titles, including 139 women’s and 135 men’s. Currently, the Pac-12 sponsors 11 men’s sports and 11 women’s sports. Additionally, the Conference is a member of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) in four other men’s sports and three women’s sports. The Pac-12 has experienced an impressive level of success, with championships coming in 28 different men’s and women’s sports. Spanning nearly a century of outstanding athletics achievements, the Pac-12 was the first conference to reach 400 championships in 2010-11. With the inclusion of Colorado and Utah, league teams have captured 462 NCAA titles (311 men’s, 151 women’s, outdistancing the next closest conference by nearly 200). The Pac-12 has also established itself as the most dominant Olympic sports conference in the country, laying claim to 299 medals in the last four Olympiads. The Pac-12 Conference offices are located 25 miles east of San Francisco in Walnut Creek, Calif.

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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA C. L. Max Nikias became the University of Southern California’s eleventh president in August 2010. He is the holder of the Robert C. Packard President’s Chair and the Malcolm R. Currie Chair in Technology and the Humanities, and also chairs the USC Hospitals Governing Board. He has been at USC since 1991, as a professor, director of national research centers, dean, provost, and now president. He holds faculty appointments in both electrical engineering and the classics. Nikias is recognized internationally for his C. L. MAX NIKIAS President pioneering research on digital signal processing, digital media systems, and biomedicine. The Department of Defense has adopted a number of his innovations and patents in sonar, radar, and communication systems. He is the author of more than 275 journal articles and conference papers, three textbooks, and eight patents, and has mentored throughout his academic career more than 30 Ph.D. and postdoctoral scholars. During his tenure as president, USC received 16 transformative gifts of $25 million or more, including four above $100 million, allowing the university to raise nearly $3 billion in just three years. These gifts included $200 million from Dana and David Dornsife to name USC’s College of Letters, Arts and Sciences—the single largest donation in the university’s history; $150 million from the W. M. Keck Foundation for medicine; and $110 million from Julie and John Mork to support student scholarships. USC also received gifts to name the Sol Price School of Public Policy and establish the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation. Under Nikias’ leadership, the university established an academically rigorous and financially viable online education enterprise for master’s degree and executive education programs, which enroll more than 5,000 remote students, and generate more than $100 million annually in tuition revenue. Nikias brought the nation’s largest literary festival, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, to USC, and the university embarked on a major capital construction initiative that already includes the McKay Center for athletics, the Engemann Student Health Center, a new Cinematic Arts building, the University Club at Stoops Hall, the Soto Building on the Health Sciences Campus, Dauterive Hall for social sciences, Annenberg Hall for journalism, the Uytengsu Aquatics Center, as well as beautification projects for both of USC’s campuses. Nikias received a diploma from the National Technical University of Athens, also known as National Metsovion Polytechnic, the oldest and most prestigious higher education institution of Greece, and later earned his M.S. and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His wife, Niki C. Nikias, received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Athens University of Economics and Business in Greece and a master’s degree in business administration with a specialization in finance from the State University of New York at Buffalo. They have two daughters, both of whom are graduates of USC. 36

n Founded in 1880, the University of Southern California is the oldest private research university in the western United States. n There are more than 340,000 living alumni in the Trojan Family. While nearly three-quarters of them live in California, USC alumni can be found in positions of leadership all over the world. n USC is home to 19 professional schools, in addition to the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School. These schools train specialists in fields ranging from medicine and law to business, communication, engineering and music. n An anchor institution in Los Angeles, USC has two main campuses: the University Park Campus, near Exposition Park in the heart of Los Angeles’ Downtown Arts and Education Corridor; and the Health Sciences Campus, three miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. n USC also has programs and centers in Marina Del Rey, Alhambra, Orange County, Catalina Island and other Southern California locations, as well as in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. n The university’s fall 2012 enrollment was 40,000, including 18,000 undergraduates and 22,000 graduate and professional students. n Diversity is a hallmark of the USC student community. USC students come from all 50 states, five territories and 115 countries. n For 11 consecutive years, USC has been at the top of U.S. universities in terms of international enrollment. As of fall 2012, USC’s student body included 7,900 regularly enrolled international students. n USC offers bachelor’s degrees in 172 undergraduate majors and has developed 155 different academic and professional minors—the broadest selection of any U.S. university—to encourage students to study subjects across widely separated fields. n Since 1969, USC has been a member of the Association of American Universities, the elective body that unites the 61 premier public and private research universities in the United States and Canada. n With more than $600 million in annual research expenditures, USC is one of a small number of premier research institutions upon which the United States depends for a steady stream of new knowledge, art and technology. n USC has nearly 3,500 full-time faculty members, in addition to more than 4,500 volunteer faculty affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and more than 430 volunteer faculty affiliated with the USC School of Pharmacy. n USC’s faculty include Nobel laureates George A. Olah, Murray GellMann and Daniel McFadden as well as National Medal of Arts winner Morten Lauridsen, National Humanities Medal winner Kevin Starr, National Medal of Science winners Solomon Golomb and Andrew Viterbi, Turing Prize winner Leonard Adleman, Pritzker Prize winner Frank Gehry, MacArthur fellows Luis Alfaro and Elyn Saks, violinists Glenn Dicterow and Midori Goto, poet and former National Endowment for the Arts chair Dana Gioia, Manuel Castells (interpreter of the Internet age), Antonio Damasio (pioneer in the neural basis of emotions) and Michael Waterman (a founder of computational genomics). n USC’s faculty includes members of the National Academy of Sciences (16), National Academy of Engineering (37), National Academy of Education (1), Institute of Medicine (17), American Academy of Arts and Sciences (32), and American Academy of Arts and Letters (3).

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at Haden, a Rhodes Scholar quarterback who played on two national championship teams at USC and a Super Bowl squad with the Los Angeles Rams before becoming a successful businessman and football broadcaster, assumed the Charles Griffin Cale Director of Athletics’ Chair at his alma mater on Aug. 3, 2010. The 60-year-old Haden oversees 21 men’s and women’s teams and the $88 million budget that make up the nation’s most tradition-rich athletic program. PAT HADEN In his first year at the helm (201011), USC won NCAA titles in men’s water polo and men’s tennis. Ten Trojan teams finished in the Top 7 at the NCAA Championships. Then, in 2011-12, men’s water polo and men’s tennis won their fourth consecutive NCAA titles. Again, 10 USC teams were in the Top 7 at the NCAAs. The men’s and women’s water polo teams (fifth consecutive for the men) and the women’s golf team won NCAA titles in 2012-13 (Troy’s three NCAA crowns were the most of any school that year). Eleven USC teams had NCAA Top 10 finishes. Already in 2013-14, the men’s water polo team won its sixth straight NCAA crown. Along with his athletic director position, he received a joint faculty appointment in the USC Marshall School of Business and USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. He works with faculty to design new curricula in areas such as sports business and sports journalism, and lectures and teaches courses. From 1987 to 2010, Haden was a partner and managing director of Riordan, Lewis & Haden, a Los Angeles private equity firm that invests in high-growth middle market companies. His partners were former Los Angeles mayor Richard Riordan and Chris Lewis, an All-American tennis player on a pair of USC’s NCAA championship teams. He also was an analyst on college and pro football telecasts for CBS (198290), TNT (1990-97), NBC (1998-2009, where he did Notre Dame games) and FOX (2008) and on radio with CBS and Westwood One. He served on USC’s Board of Trustees from 1991 until 2010 and chaired the

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board’s Academic Affairs and Student Affairs committees. He was a key adviser to a pair of USC provosts, working closely with them on all aspects of the university’s teaching and research mission. He also chaired the fundraising initiative of USC’s College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He served on the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors from 1984 to 1988. He has served on numerous corporate and non-profit boards, including Systems Management Specialists, Data Processing Resources Corporation, Adohr Farms, Tetra Tech, The Apothecary Shops, Rose Hills Foundation, Fletcher Jones Foundation, Good Samaritan Hospital, Boys Town of Southern California, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Los Angeles and Crippled Children’s Society of Los Angeles. He formerly chaired the March of Dimes Reading Olympics in Los Angeles and the Boys Life National Illiteracy Campaign. Haden exemplified the term “student-athlete” while at USC. Not only was he one of Troy’s most productive quarterbacks, but he starred in the classroom. A 3-time letterman (1972-73-74), he led the Trojans in passing in 1973 and 1974 (and in total offense in 1973). He was a member of USC’s 1972 and 1974 national championship teams and played in 3 Rose Bowls. He was Co-MVP of the 1975 Rose Bowl (with lifelong friend J.K. McKay, the son of head coach John McKay and now a senior associate athletic director at USC) when he threw for 181 yards and 2 scores, including a TD pass (to McKay) and a PAT pass late in the game, for a comeback 18-17 win over Ohio State. A Trojan co-captain in 1974, he was named the team’s MVP and Most Inspirational Player that season and was selected to play in the 1975 Hula Bowl. He helped orchestrate one of the greatest comebacks in college football history, throwing 4 touchdowns to lead USC to a 5524 win over Notre Dame in 1974 after trailing 24-0 late in the first half. He still ranks 14th on USC’s career passing list (241 completions) and is 15th in total offense (3,802 yards). He threw for 3,288 yards and 33 TDs in his career. He was a 2-time Academic All-American (1973-74) and was named an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholar, NCAA Today’s Top Five Award winner and National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete in 1974. Haden graduated from USC magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in English. He was awarded a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford, where he received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, politics and economics in 1978. He received a law degree from Loyola Law School in 1982. A seventh round pick of the Los Angeles Rams in the 1975 NFL draft, he played for the Southern California Sun of the World Football League in 1975 and then the Rams for 6 seasons (1976-81) while also attending Oxford. He led the Rams to 3 NFC West Division titles (1976-77-78) and the team advanced to the NFC Championship Game in 1976 and 1978. He began 1979 as the starter, but was sidelined with a broken finger midway through the season as the Rams made it to the Super Bowl. He was the Rams’ Rookie of the Year in 1976, made the Pro Bowl in 1977 and was named the NFC Player of the Year in 1978 by the Washington D.C. Touchdown Club. In his career, he completed 731-of-1,363 passes (53.6%) for 9,296 yards and 52 touchdowns. He was inducted into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003, the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 1995, the National High School Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Academic All-American Hall of Fame in the 1988 inaugural class. He received an NCAA Silver Anniversary Award in 2000 and a plaque on the San Pedro Sportswalk in 2011. He was born on Jan. 23, 1953. He and his wife of 36 years, Cindy, have 2 daughters, Natalie O’Connor, 34, and Kelly Paulus, 33 (she played soccer at Georgetown and her husband, David, played football and basketball there), and 2 sons, Ryan, 32 (he played football briefly at USC), and Taylor, 30, as well as 6 grandsons.

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lay Helton is in his fourth year at USC as the quarterbacks coach. He added the passing game coordinator role in 2012 and became the offensive coordinator in 2013. He also is serving as the interim head coach for the Las Vegas Bowl. He joined the USC staff in February of 2010 after spending 10 seasons as an assistant at Memphis. In 2012, quarterback Matt Barkley won the Wuerrfel Trophy and was a finalist for the Manning Award, Unitas Golden Arm Award, Senior CLAY HELTON CLASS Award and ARA Interim Head Coach Offensive Coord./Quarterbacks Sportsmanship Award as he became the Pac-12 career recordholder for passing yards (12,327), completions (1,001), touchdowns (116) and total offense (12,214). He also was a 2012 National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete. He was a fourth round pick in the 2013 NFL draft. In 2011, Barkley was a Manning Award and Wuerrfel Trophy finalist as he set the Pac-12 season record for TD passes (39) and the USC season mark for pass completion percentage (69.1%), as well as school game standards for completions (35), pass yardage (468), passing TDs (6) and total offense (470). He was eighth nationally in passing efficiency and 16th in total offense. He finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting. Helton, 41, began his 10-year (2000-09) Memphis career as the running backs coach for 3 seasons, then coached the Tigers’ receivers for the next 4 seasons before becoming the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach the final 3 years. Among the Tigers’ running backs he tutored was school rushing/scoring/allpurpose running recordholder DeAngelo Williams, who went on to finish seventh in the Heisman Trophy voting in 2005 and be an NFL first round selection. As the receivers coach, he produced a pair of Conference USA AllFreshman picks in Maurice Jones (2005) and Duke Calhoun (2006), as well as the school’s No. 4 all-time receptions leader in Ryan Scott. In 2003, Memphis set school season records for receptions and receiving yardage. As the Tigers’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, the 2007 and 2008 offenses were among the top 6 in school history in total yards and points. Both squads were ranked in the top 26 nationally in total offense. Quarterback Martin Hankins became Memphis’ No. 2 career passer and set single season records for completions, passing yards and touchdown passes in 2007. In 2009, Curtis Steele had his second consecutive season with 1,000 rushing yards, Calhoun became the school’s all-time leading receiver and Carlos Singleton set the career mark for receiving touchdowns. Memphis played in 5 bowls during Helton’s time: the 2003 and 2007 New Orleans Bowls, 2004 GMAC Bowl, 2005 Motor City Bowl and 2008 St. Petersburg Bowl. Helton was hired as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Arkansas State after the 2009 season, but was there just 2 months before coming to USC. Before Memphis, he was the running backs coach at Houston, his alma mater, for 3 seasons (1997-99), working under his father, head coach Kim Helton. 40

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He began his coaching career at Duke, serving as a graduate assistant in 1995 and then the running backs coach in 1996. He played quarterback at Houston in 1993 and 1994, playing for his father both seasons and captaining the Cougars as a 1994 senior. In 1993, he completed 1-of-3 passes in late duty in Houston’s 49-7 loss to USC in the Coliseum. He spent 1991 and 1992 at Auburn, where he earned 1992 SEC AllAcademic honors. He redshirted there in 1990. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and interdisciplinary science from Houston in 1994. He prepped at Clements High in Sugar Land (Tex.) He was born on June 24, 1972. He and his wife, Angela, have 3 children: sons Reid, 16, and Turner, 10, and daughter Aubrey, 14. Besides being Houston’s head coach from 1993 to 1999, his father, Kim, was an assistant in college (Florida, Miami and Alabama Birmingham), the NFL (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Oilers, Los Angeles Raiders, Washington Redskins) and the CFL (Toronto Argonauts) following his playing career at Florida. His brother, Tyson, is the running backs coach at Alabama Birmingham after assistant coaching stops at Memphis and Hawaii and playing at Houston.

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USC COACHES/STAFF

John Baxter Assoc. Head Coach ST Coord./Tight Ends

James Cregg Offensive Line

Clancy Pendergast Defensive Coordinator/ Secondary

Tee Martin Wide Receivers

Scott Thompson Director of Player Personnel

Keynodo Hudson Defensive Administrative Assistant

Russ Romano Head Athletic Trainer

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Ross Cumming Outside Linebackers

Jeff Fucci Director of Football Operations

Mike Ekeler Linebackers

Jaron Fairman Special Teams

Mike Summers Tommie Robinson Running Game Passing Game Coordinator/ Coordinator/Offensive Line Running Backs

Kyrah McCowan Executive Assistant to Head Coach

Eric Ziskin Offensive Administrative Assistant

Sebastian Salcedo Offensive Administrative Assistant

Jon Farmerie Secondary

Kyle Williams Secondary

John Peale Offensive Administrative Assistant

Aaron Ausmus Strength and Conditioning Coach

Tim Caron Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Darren Mustin Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Mark Philipp Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Tim Ojeda Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Mark Jackson Senior Associate Athletic Director

Catherine Hill Assistant Athletic Trainer

Todd Hewitt Director of Equipment Operations

David B. Scott Director of Football Equipment Operations

Eric Espinoza Director of Video Operations

Steve Lopes Senior Associate Athletic Director

J.K. McKay Senior Associate Athletic Director

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USC PLAYERS

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Nelson Agholor WR 6-0 185 So.

36

John Akiba TB 5-7 185 Sr.

35

Kris Albarado P 5-10 200 So.

37

Javorius Allen TB 6-1 215 So.

96

Joey Augello DT 6-0 285 So.

41

John Auran S 5-10 195 Sr.

18

Dion Bailey S-LB 6-0 200 Jr.

85

Victor Blackwell WR 6-0 190 So.

4

Max Browne QB 6-5 215 Fr.

45

Charles Burks OLB 5-11 230 So.

88

Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick TE 6-4 255 So.

21

Su’a Cravens S 6-1 215 Fr.

28

Ryan Dillard CB 5-9 180 So.

63

Giovanni Di Paolo OG-C 6-4 275 Jr.

44

Rob Dooley S 6-0 200 Fr.

80

De’Von Flournoy WR 6-0 185 Sr.

77

Kevin Graf OT 6-6 295 Sr.

81

Kevin Greene TE-OLB 6-4 255

86

Xavier Grimble TE 6-5 250 Jr.

76

Nathan Guertler OT 6-5 280 Jr.

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4

Torin Harris CB 6-0 190 Sr.

48

Andre Heidari PK 5-10 210 Jr.

14

Ryan Henderson CB 5-10 170 So.

69

Cyrus Hobbi C-OG 6-3 285 So.

19

Michael Hutchings LB 6-2 215 Fr.

29

Ty Isaac TB 6-3 225 Fr.

83

George Katrib WR 6-1 180 So.

42

Devon Kennard OLB 6-3 255 Sr.

6

Cody Kessler QB 6-1 215 So.

49

Robby Kolanz WR 6-0 186 Jr.

9

Marqise Lee WR 6-0 195 Jr.

23

Tre Madden TB 6-1 220 So.

92

Michael Maguire DE 6-4 255 Jr.

50

Abe Markowitz C-OG 6-1 305 Sr.

59

John Martinez OG 6-2 310 Sr.

61

Peter McBride SNP 6-1 215 So.

22

Leon McQuay III S 6-1 190 Fr.

38

Jahleel Pinner FB 5-11 240 So.

52

Quinton Powell LB 6-2 220 Fr.

10

Hayes Pullard LB 6-1 230 Jr.

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USC PLAYERS

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25

Silas Redd TB 5-10 200 Sr.

84

Darreus Rogers WR 6-2 210 Fr.

40

Jabari Ruffin OLB 6-3 225 Fr.

56

Anthony Sarao LB 6-0 215 So.

13

Kevon Seymour CB 6-0 175 So.

6

Josh Shaw S-CB 6-1 195 Jr.

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Marquis Simmons OLB 6-1 220 Sr.

34

Cody Skene WR 5-7 160 Sr.

60

Zach Smith SNP 6-1 210 Fr.

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Scott Starr OLB 6-2 220 Fr.

58

J.R. Tavai DE-DT 6-2 270 Jr.

82

Randall Telfer TE 6-4 250 Jr.

98

Cody Temple DT 6-2 300 So.

28

Christian Tober WR 5-8 175 So.

75

Max Tuerk OG-OT-C 6-6 285 So.

90

George Uko DE 6-3 275 Jr.

31

Soma Vainuku FB 6-0 265 So.

72

Chad Wheeler OT 6-7 275 Fr.

94

Leonard Williams DE 6-5 290 So.

87

Chris Willson TE-QB 6-6 245 Jr.

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Max Wittek QB 6-4 235 So.

99

Antwaun Woods DT 6-0 310 So.

24

Demetrius Wright S 6-1 195 Sr.

59

Kyle Yatabe LB 6-0 220 Sr.

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USC NUMERICAL NO 4 4 6 6 8 9 10 13 13 14 14 15 16 16 17 18 18 19 21 22 22 23 24 24 25 26 27 27 28 28 29 29 30 30 31 34 35 35 36 37 37 38 39 39 40 40 41 41 42 44 44 45 45 46 46

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NAME Max Browne Torin Harris Cody Kessler Josh Shaw George Farmer Marqise Lee Hayes Pullard Max Wittek Kevon Seymour Ryan Henderson Brennan Cassone Nelson Agholor Anthony Brown Anthony Neyer Devian Shelton Dion Bailey Conner Sullivan Michael Hutchings Su’a Cravens Justin Davis Leon McQuay III Tre Madden Demetrius Wright Alec Jaffe Silas Redd James Toland Gerald Bowman David Mellstrom Christian Tober Ryan Dillard Ty Isaac Chris Hawkins D.J. Morgan Kevin Carrasco Soma Vainuku Cody Skene Kris Albarado Adrian Johnson John Akiba Javorius Allen Matt Lopes Jahleel Pinner Simione Vehikite Alex Wood Jabari Ruffin Pat Hart John Auran Robert Flewelling Devon Kennard Rob Dooley Christian Guzman Charles Burks Joey Krassenstein Craig McMahon Aaron Minor

HT WT QB 6-5 CB 6-0 QB 6-1 S-CB 6-1 WR 6-1 WR 6-0 LB 6-1 QB 6-4 CB 6-0 CB 5-10 WR 5-10 WR 6-0 CB 5-9 QB 6-2 CB 6-1 S-LB 6-0 QB 6-1 LB 6-2 S 6-1 TB 6-1 S 6-1 TB 6-1 S 6-1 TB 5-11 TB 5-10 TB 6-0 S 5-11 WR 6-0 WR 5-8 CB 5-9 TB 6-3 CB 5-11 TB 5-10 CB 6-1 FB 6-0 WR 5-7 P 5-10 S 6-1 TB 5-7 TB 6-1 S 5-11 FB 5-11 LB-FB 5-11 PK 5-10 OLB 6-3 FB 6-1 S 5-10 WR 6-6 OLB 6-3 S 6-0 WR 6-3 OLB 5-11 P 6-3 PK 6-1 WR 6-3

POS 215 190 215 195 210 195 230 235 175 170 175 185 180 215 185 200 180 215 215 200 190 220 195 195 200 185 195 180 175 180 225 185 190 180 265 160 200 190 185 215 185 240 220 175 225 225 195 200 255 200 220 230 210 205 190

YR EX Fr./Fr. -- Sr.*/Sr. 3V So.*/Jr. 1V Jr.*/Sr. 1V Jr./Jr. 2V Jr./Jr. 2V Jr.*/Sr. 2V So.*/Jr. 1V So./So. 1V So.*/Jr. 1V Fr./Fr. -- So./So. 1V Jr.*/Sr. 2V Jr.*/Sr. TR Fr.*/So. SQ Jr.*/Sr. 2V Fr.*/So. SQ Fr./Fr. -- Fr./Fr. -- Fr./Fr. -- Fr./Fr. -- So.*/Jr. 1V Sr./Sr. 3V Jr.*/Sr. SQ Sr./Sr. 1V Fr./Fr. -- Sr./Sr. 1V So.*/Jr. TR So./So. SQ So./So. 1V Fr./Fr. -- Fr./Fr. -- Jr.*/Sr. 2V Fr./Fr. -- So.*/Jr. 1V Sr.*/Sr. 1V So.*/Jr. SQ Fr.*/So. -- Sr.*/Sr. 1V So.*/Jr. 1V Fr./Fr. -- So./So. 1V Sr.*/Sr. 2V So./So. 1V Fr.*/So. SQ Fr./Fr. -- Sr.*/Sr. SQ Fr.*/So. -- Sr.*/Sr. 3V Fr.*/So. SQ Fr.*/So. JC So.*/Jr. 1V So*./Jr. -- Jr.*/Sr. 1V Fr./Fr. --

HOMETOWN/ PREVIOUS SCHOOL Sammamish, Wash./Skyline Las Vegas, Nev./Palo Verde Bakersfield, Calif./Centennial Palmdale, Calif./Palmdale/Florida Los Angeles, Calif./Serra Inglewood, Calif./Serra Inglewood, Calif./Crenshaw Newport Beach, Calif./Mater Dei Pasadena, Calif./Muir Moreno Valley, Calif./Rancho Verde Malibu, Calif./Malibu Tampa, Fla./Berkeley Prep Rialto, Calif./Kaiser Palm Desert, Calif./JC/Idaho Inglewood, Calif./Inglewood Lakewood, Calif./Lakewood Orange, Calif./Orange Lutheran Antioch, Calif./De La Salle Los Angeles, Calif./Vista Murrieta Stockton, Calif./Lincoln Seffner, Fla./Armwood Aliso Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo Corona, Calif./Corona Laguna Beach, Calif./Fullerton JC Norwalk, Conn.//Penn State Indio, Calif./Shadow Hills Philadelphia, Pa./Los Angeles Pierce JC Round Hill, Va./Virginia Tech San Clemente, Calif./San Clemente Buford, Ga./Buford Shorewood, Ill./Joliet Catholic Academy Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Rancho Cucamonga Pacoima, Calif./Taft Santa Clarita, Calif./Notre Dame Eureka, Calif./Eureka Oak Park, Calif./Oak Park/Moorpark JC Lake Charles, La./St. Louis Portland, Ore./Sunset Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo/Saddleback JC Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln Palos Verdes Estates, Calif./Palos Verdes Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./Mission Viejo Kapolei, Hawaii/Kapolei Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island Downey, Calif./Downey Burridge, Ill./Fenwick Phoenix, Ariz./Brophy College Prep Pasadena, Calif./Maranatha Phoenix, Ariz./Desert Vista Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy Desert Hot Springs, Calif./Mt. San Antonio JC Costa Mesa, Calif./Edison Shanghai, China/Shanghai American School Puxi Bakersfield, Calif./Bakersfield Lakewood, Calif./Mayfair

NO NAME 47 Scott Starr 47 Taylor Ross 48 Andre Heidari 48 Jack Basalari 49 Robby Kolanz 50 Abe Markowitz 51 Cameron Baggett 52 Quinton Powell 53 Marquis Simmons 54 Michael Arakelian 55 Lamar Dawson 56 Anthony Sarao 57 Nick Schlossberg 58 J.R. Tavai 59 John Martinez 59 Kyle Yatabe 60 Zach Smith 61 Peter McBride 62 Khaliel Rodgers 63 Giovanni Di Paolo 64 Dane Stevens 65 Erick Jepsen 66 Marcus Martin 67 David Garness 68 Jordan Simmons 69 Cyrus Hobbi 70 Aundrey Walker 72 Chad Wheeler 73 Zach Banner 74 Nico Falah 75 Max Tuerk 76 Nathan Guertler 77 Kevin Graf 79 Jeff Miller 79 Marco Scavuzzo 80 De’Von Flournoy 81 Kevin Greene 81 Steven Mitchell 82 Randall Telfer 83 George Katrib 84 Darreus Rogers 85 Victor Blackwell 86 Xavier Grimble 87 Chris Willson 88 Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick 89 Shane Sullivan 90 George Uko 91 Morgan Breslin 92 Michael Maguire 93 Greg Townsend Jr. 94 Leonard Williams 95 Kenny Bigelow 96 Joey Augello 97 Delvon Simmons 98 Cody Temple 99 Antwaun Woods *Used up redshirt year

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HT WT OLB 6-2 TB 5-10 PK 5-10 P 6-0 WR 5-11 C-OG 6-1 OLB 6-1 LB 6-2 OLB 6-1 DE 5-11 LB 6-2 LB 6-0 LB 6-0 DE-DT 6-2 OG 6-2 LB 6-0 SNP 6-1 SNP 6-1 OG-C 6-3 OG-C 6-4 OG-C 6-3 OG-C 6-2 C-OG 6-3 OT 6-5 OG 6-4 C-OG 6-3 OG 6-6 OT 6-7 OT 6-9 OT 6-6 OG 6-6 OT 6-5 OT 6-6 DE 6-1 OT 6-7 WR 6-0 TE 6-4 WR 5-10 TE 6-4 WR 6-1 WR 6-2 WR 6-0 TE 6-5 TE 6-6 TE 6-4 TE 6-4 DE 6-3 OLB 6-2 DE 6-4 DE 6-3 DE 6-5 DT 6-3 DT 6-0 DE 6-6 DT 6-2 DT 6-0

POS 220 190 210 170 175 305 220 220 220 220 230 215 215 270 310 220 210 215 310 275 310 285 310 265 335 285 300 275 345 285 285 280 295 235 295 185 255 180 250 180 210 190 250 245 255 240 275 250 255 275 290 300 285 300 300 310

YR EX Fr.*/So. 1V So.*/Jr. SQ Jr./Jr. 2V Fr./Fr. -- Fr.*/So. -- Sr.*/Sr. 1V Fr./Fr. -- Fr./Fr. -- Sr.*/Sr. 2V Sr.*/Sr. 1V Jr./Jr. 2V So.*/Jr. 1V Fr.*/So. SQ Jr./Jr. 2V Sr.*/Sr. 3V Sr.*/Sr. 1V Fr./Fr. -- So.*/Jr. 1V Fr./Fr. -- Jr.*/Sr. SQ Fr./Fr. -- So.*/Jr. SQ Jr./Jr. 2V Sr.*/Sr. SQ Fr.*/So. SQ So.*/Jr. 1V Jr./Jr. 2V Fr.*/So. SQ Fr.*/So. SQ Fr./Fr. -- So./So. 1V Jr.*/Sr. 2V Sr.*/Sr. 3V So./So. 1V Fr./Fr. -- Sr.*/Sr. 3V Sr.*/Sr. 3V Fr./Fr. -- Jr.*/Sr. 2V So./So. 1V Fr./Fr. -- So.*/Jr. 1V Jr.*/Sr. 2V Jr.*/Sr. TR So./So. 1V Jr.*/Sr. JC Jr.*/Sr. 2V Sr./Sr. 1V Jr.*/Jr. JC So.*/Jr. 1V So./So. 1V Fr./Fr. -- So./So. JC Jr./Jr. TR So.*/Jr. SQ So.*/Jr. 1V

HOMETOWN/ PREVIOUS SCHOOL Norco, Calif./Norco Newport Beach/Sage Hill Bakersfield, Calif./Stockdale Pasadena, Calif./Marantha Palos Verdes Estates, Calif./Palos Verdes Hawaii Kai, Hawaii/Punahou La Jolla, Calif./La Jolla Deltona, Fla./Mainland Compton, Calif./Dominguez Anaheim, Calif./Orange Lutheran/Chapman Junction City, Ky./Boyle County Egg Harbor Township, N.J./HolySpirit San Diego, Calif./La Jolla Country Day Redondo Beach, Calif./Mira Costa Murray, Utah/Cottonwood El Segundo, Calif./El Segundo/Willamette Redwood City, Calif./Menlo School Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral New Castle, Del./Eastern Christian Academy Ventura, Calif./St. Bonaventure Marietta, Ga./Mt. Paran Christian Moreno Valley, Calif./La Quinta Los Angeles, Calif./Crenshaw Anchorage, Alaska/Bartlett/San Francisco CC Inglewood, Calif./Crespi Scottsdale, Ariz./Saguaro Cleveland, Ohio/GleNev.ille Santa Monica, Calif./Santa Monica Tacoma, Wash./Lakes Hermosa Beach, Calif./St. John Bosco Trabuco Canyon, Calif./Santa Margarita Norco, Calif./Norco Agoura Hills, Calif./Agoura Southlake, Texas/Carroll San Diego, Calif./La Jolla Country Day Studio City, Calif./Birmingham Oakland, Calif./Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep Pasadena, Calif./Bishop Alemany Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Rancho Cucamonga Diamond Bar, Calif./Diamond Bar Compton, Calif./Carson Cerritos, Calif./Mater Dei Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop Gorman West Covina, Calif./St. Paul/Wake Forest Rocklin, Calif./Whitney Orange, Calif./Orange Lutheran/Mt. San Antonio JC Chino, Calif./Don Lugo Walnut Creek, Calif./Las Lomas/Diablo Valley JC Sammamish, Wash./Eastlake/Golden West JC Los Angeles, Calif./Beverly Hills Daytona Beach, Fla./Mainland Elkton, Md./Eastern Christian Academy Rolling Hills Estates, Calif./Peninsula/LA Harbor JC McKeesport, Pa./McKeesport/Texas Tech Bakersfield, Calif./Liberty Los Angeles, Calif./Taft


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USC SEASON IN REVIEW GAME 1 – August 29, Honolulu, Hawaii USC 30, Hawaii 13 No. 24 USC used a stifling defense that turned 4 interceptions into 20 points to win its 2013 season opener at Hawaii, 30-13, on a Thursday evening. It kept the Trojans, who have not lost to the Rainbow Warriors in their 9 meetings, undefeated in an opener since 1997 and in a non-conference road game since 2002. Troy started slowly behind an offense that sputtered at times. The game was USC’s first-ever on the air of cable’s CBS Sports Network and it marked the start of USC’s 125th anniversary of athletics.

GAME 2 – September 7, Los Angeles Coliseum Washington State 10, USC 7 PK Andrew Furney’s 41-yard field goal with 3:03 to play gave Washington State a 10-7 Pac-12 opening upset win over No. 25 USC in Troy’s home opener on a warm evening in the Coliseum. It was WSU’s first win over the Trojans since 2002 (and first in Los Angeles since 2000) and was just its fourth victory in the Coliseum over USC since 1935. It was WSU’s first win over a ranked opponent since 2006 and first versus a ranked foe on the road since 2000.It was USC’s fewest points against the Cougars since also scoring 7 in 1941. The 10 points USC allowed were its fewest surrendered in a loss since falling 10-6 to Utah in 2001. The Trojans played staunch defense, as WSU had just 222 total yards, including 7 rushing, and only 12 first downs (the fewest total yards against USC since San Jose State’s 121 in 2009, fewest rushing yards since Arizona’s -16 in 2006 and fewest first downs since California’s 10 in 2010). USC’s defense also came up with 3 turnovers (2 interceptions and a fumble recovery) and posted 4 sacks. But the Trojan offense could never get untracked, gaining just 193 total yards, including 54 passing, getting only 14 first downs and converting just 3-of13 first downs (including missing on its first 7 such tries). It was Troy’s fewest total yards and passing yards since getting 189 and 23, respectively, at Florida State in 1998. It also was the fewest total yards allowed by WSU since 2004. It was the first time the teams had played since 2010 because of the Pac12’s scheduling rotation. It marked the 90th anniversary of USC’s first season playing football in the Coliseum and was the first Trojan game there since an agreement allowed USC to operate and renovate the historic stadium. It was the first time that USC appeared on FOX Sports 1.

It was the schools’ first meeting since 1989 and USC has won all 5 meetings. The Trojan defense continued its impressive play of 2013, limiting an Aggie offense that came in averaging 49 points, 550 total yards and 29 first downs to just 14 points, 285 total yards and 13 first downs. It was the fourth consecutive game that USC held an opponent under 300 total yards. USU, which had been converting 30-of-46 third downs, managed to go just 5-of-17 on third downs and it failed twice on fourth downs in the fourth quarter. Utah State was penalized 11 times. USC sacked Aggie QB Chuckie Keeton 4 times and allowed him to connect on just 21-of-39 passes for 179 yards. He was averaging 370 total yards, but had just 164 against USC.

GAME 5 – September 28, Tempe, Arizona Arizona State 62, USC 41 Arizona State scored 4 unanswered touchdowns in the third quarter to break open a tight game and rolled to a 62-41 win over USC on a warm evening in Tempe. Several hours after the game, when USC landed in Los Angeles, Trojan head coach Lane Kiffin was fired. ASU’s 62 points tied for the most ever scored on the Trojans. The Sun Devils also tied USC opponent marks for most TDs, points and extra points in a quarter and most PATs in a game.

GAME 6 – October 10, Los Angeles Coliseum USC 38, Arizona 31 QB Cody Kessler threw 2 long touchdown passes and USC got 4 touchdowns from its tailbacks to help Troy hold off late-charging Arizona and give Ed Orgeron a victory in his debut as Trojan interim head coach, 38-31, under the lights. It was the seventh consecutive USC-Arizona game decided by a TD or less. It was USC’s first non-holiday Thursday game in the Coliseum. It also was the Trojans’ first Pac-12 win of 2013. Orgeron, who took over when Lane Kiffin was fired on Sept. 29, became USC’s 24th head football coach.

GAME 3 – September 14, Los Angeles Coliseum USC 35, Boston College 7 USC rebounded from a difficult loss the previous week by dominating Boston College on both sides of the ball and posting a 35-7 victory on a warm afternoon in the Coliseum. The crowd was USC’s smallest at home since 2002 (52,961 versus Washington). The Trojan Marching Band held a halftime salute to late Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss, who had strong ties to USC and the band.

GAME 4 – September 21, Los Angeles Coliseum USC 17, Utah State 14 USC’s stingy defense held down a potent Utah State offense and the Trojan offense did just enough to pull out a 17-14 victory over Utah State in the Coliseum. 52

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GAME 7 – October 19, South Bend, Indiana Notre Dame 14, USC 10 Notre Dame snapped a 5-game home losing streak to USC by holding off the Trojans, 14-10, before a sold-out crowd under the lights in chilly (mid-40s) Notre Dame Stadium. It was the fewest points USC scored against the Irish since a 10-0 home victory in 1998, and the fewest in a loss and in South Bend since a 38-10 defeat there in 1995. It was USC’s first non-conference road loss since 2002. The loss made new USC head coaches 0-6 in their debuts against Notre Dame when those games were in South Bend, the latest victim being interim head coach Ed Orgeron. It was just the 11th time that USC and ND met when both were unranked. It was just the second USC-ND night game ever in South Bend and the 7:30 p.m. start equaled (with the 2011 game) the latest kickoff in series history. All the scoring was done in the first half as the teams managed just 173 total yards between them in the second half (only 52 by the Irish) as offensive injuries took their toll against stout defenses (there was an intermittent light rain after halftime). USC got inside the ND 40-yard line on its final 4 possessions, but crucial offensive penalties in each possession helped stall each series as the Trojans were driving. Notre Dame never advanced into USC territory after its first drive of the second half, when it got to just the 38, and the Irish converted just 1-of-8 third downs in the second half. Overall, USC missed a pair of field goals (1 in each half), was penalized 11 times (7 after halftime) and failed to convert its last 11 third downs after making good on its first 2 in the opening quarter. USC had 330 total yards in the game, while the Irish had 300.

GAME 8 – October 26, Los Angeles Coliseum USC 19, Utah 3 PK Andre Heidari kicked a career-best 4 field goals and a dominating USC defense had 4 first-half takeaways that the Trojans converted into points to help Troy beat Utah, 19-3, in the Coliseum. It kept the Utes winless against Troy in Los Angeles since 1916. 

GAME 9 – November 1, Corvallis, Oregon USC 31, Oregon State 14 TB Javorius Allen ran for 3 touchdowns and the Trojan defense picked off 3 passes as USC broke a 3-game losing streak in Corvallis with a dominating 31-14 win over Oregon State on a cool (mid-50s) Friday night.

GAME 10 – November 9, Berkeley, California USC 62, California 28 WR Nelson Agholor had a record-setting day as he returned a pair of punts for long touchdowns and TB Javorius Allen scored 3 long TDs to lead USC to a convincing 62-28 win at California. It was USC’s most points against Cal since getting 74 in 1930, its most ever in Berkeley and its most points in any game since scoring 69 at Washington State in 2008. Cal remained winless since 2003 against the Trojans, who became bowl eligible with the victory. Combined with CB Josh Shaw’s 14-yard TD off a blocked punt, USC tied an NCAA game record with 3 scoring punt returns (held by several others). Agholor tied a Pac-12 game record for scoring punt returns, shared with 3 others (including USC’s Mike Garrett, who did so at Cal in 1965), and his 168 punt return yards broke Garrett’s USC game mark by 6 yards. He had 215 all-purpose yards (averaging 30.7 yards per touch), as he also caught 4 passes for 35 yards and had a 12-yard kickoff return. Allen averaged 22.5 yards per carry and 27.4 per touch as he ran for 135

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yards on just 6 carries (the most yards ever on the road by a Trojan with 6 or fewer carries and the most anywhere since 1954) with a pair of TDs and had a 57-yard TD reception. For the second week in a row, USC scored the first time it touched the ball as Agholor had a 75-yard scoring punt return It was USC’s first visit to Cal’s renovated Memorial Stadium, which reopened in 2012.

GAME 11 – November 16, Los Angeles Coliseum USC 20, Stanford 17 PK Andre Heidari kicked a 47-yard field goal with 19 seconds to play to give USC a 20-17 victory over No. 5 Stanford in front of a loud sold-out Coliseum Homecoming crowd of 93,607 that stormed the field at the game’s conclusion. The win snapped the Cardinal’s 4-game winning streak over Troy, Stanford’s longest in the series. It was USC’s first game against a ranked opponent in 2013 and its first victory over a ranked foe since beating No. 4 Oregon in 2011. ESPN’s College GameDay pre-game show made its 10th visit to USC, but it was the first time it emanated from the USC campus (McCarthy Quad).

GAME 12 – November 23, Boulder, Colorado USC 47, Colorado 29 TB Javorius Allen ran for 3 touchdowns, QB Cody Kessler threw a pair of TDs and the Trojan defense came up with a pair of key turnovers and a safety off a blocked punt to lead No. 23 USC to a dominating 47-29 victory over Colorado on a freezing night in Boulder (snow drifts ringed the field). It was USC’s fifth straight win and sixth consecutive Pac-12 victory, all under interim head coach Ed Orgeron. The win kept Troy perfect in 8 meetings with Colorado. The 29-degree temperature at kickoff equaled the second coldest game in which USC has ever played, behind the 20 degrees in the snow at Notre Dame in 1957 and tying similar 29 degree marks in South Bend in 1949, 1952 and 1959. USC led 23-0 at halftime and then 37-7 going into the fourth quarter before the Buffaloes scored 3 touchdowns against the Trojan reserves.

GAME 13 – November 30, Los Angeles Coliseum UCLA 35, USC 14

QB Brett Hundley ran for a pair of touchdowns to help No. 22 UCLA snap a 7-game losing streak in the Coliseum with a 35-14 win over No. 23 USC on Thanksgiving weekend. It was the Bruins’ first victory in the Coliseum since 1997, as well as its most points in the stadium since 1970 and its biggest margin of victory over the Trojans since 1970. Coupled with the Bruins’ win in the Rose Bowl in 2012, it marked UCLA’s first back-to-back wins over Troy since 1997 and 1998. 53 2013 ROYA L PUR PL E L AS VEGAS BOW L


BOWL WEEK 2013

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18 WELCOME RECEPTION Las Vegas welcomed the participating players, coaches and staffs from both schools under the canopy of lights at the World Famous Fremont Street Experience. After competing in fun and friendly contests, Fresno State and USC wrapped up the night with the annual first-class feast provided by Outback Steakhouse.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19 JABBAWOCKEEZ Our teams hit the Las Vegas Strip for the annual Show Night, heading over this year to the Luxor Hotel to see the World Famous Jabbawockeez in their new, 75-minute Las Vegas Show. The Jabbawockeez have danced into the brightest light on the Strip with an all-new Headlining Resident Show, PRiSM, that they perform at their newly built custom theater. Wearing their iconic white mask and gloves, audiences are captivated by their intricate and synchronized dance routines. OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE VISIT One of the most memorable parts of the week, select players and staff from both teams brightened the day and gained new fans at Opportunity Village, a not-for-profit organization that serves people in the Southern Nevada community with intellectual disabilities. The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl’s VIPs were treated to cookies specially baked by the “Cookie Crafters” at Opportunity Village as a part of the game week experience. GOODIE TWO SHOES FOUNDATION EVENT Thanks to Goodie Two Shoes, representatives of both the Trojans and Bulldogs helped volunteers distribute new socks and shoes to local disadvantaged children and children in crisis from around Southern Nevada. In addition, through the generosity of Raising Cane’s, over $12,000 in cash and toys were collected to be distributed by the players in conjunction with this event. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20 KICKOFF LUNCHEON Live from the Las Vegas Convention Center, the annual Kickoff Luncheon featured the teams, fans, cheerleaders and marching bands all in one place enjoying a great meal to get ready for game day. The program was highlighted by inspirational guest speaker Merril Hoge, the former Pittsburgh Steelers’ star that is now a staple of ESPN’s NFL coverage. FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE PEP RALLY Your voices were heard under the spectacular Fremont Street Experience canopy and team representatives and bands and cheerleaders joined fans of both Fresno State and USC to get ready for the big game and really see which program has more school spirit. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21 XBOX ONE TAILGAMING PARTY The giant pregame bash is back this year outside Sam Boyd Stadium. Open for all ages to come and enjoy great food, music, games, live entertainment and interactive football experiences before the big game. BOWL KICKOFF The 22nd Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl will kick off inside Sam Boyd Stadium before a national ABC television audience at 12:36 p.m. PT. 54

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LAS VEGAS BOWL RECORD BOOK

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

Most Passes had Intercepted: 2 Eight times (last: Keith Price, Washington, 2012 vs. Boise State)

Most Attempts: 34 Mike Anderson, Utah, 1999 vs. Fresno State 33 Profail Grier, Utah State, 1993 vs. Ball State 31 Doug Martin, Boise State, 2011 vs. Arizona State 31 Wasean Tait, Toledo, 1995 vs. Nevada 30 Bishop Sankey, Washington, 2012 vs. Boise State Most Net Yards: 254 Mike Anderson, Utah, 1999 vs. Fresno State 205 Bishop Sankey, Washington, 2012 vs. Boise State 194 Marshawn Lynch, Cal, 2005 vs. BYU 185 Wasean Tait, Toledo, 1995 vs. Nevada Most Touchdowns: 4 Wasean Tait, Toledo, 1995 vs. Nevada 4 Steven Jackson, Oregon State, 2003 vs. New Mexico 3 Henry Bailey, UNLV, 1994 vs. Central Michigan 3 Kin Minor, Nevada, 1995 vs. Toledo 3 Marshawn Lynch, Cal, 2005 vs. BYU Longest Rush: 84 Doug Martin, Boise State, 2010 vs. Utah 76 Sean McCullough, Oregon, 1998 vs. Air Force 76 Mike Anderson, Utah, 1999 vs. Fresno State Best Average Per Carry: (Min. 10 attempts) 9.6 DeJohn Branch, UNLV, 1994 vs. Central Michigan (13-125) 9.3 Ronald Curry, UNC, 1998 vs. San Diego State (10-93, 1TD) 8.8 Saladin McCullough, Oregon, 1997 vs. Air Force (17-150, 1TD) Most Net Yards By A Quaterback: 59 Ryan Huzjak, Toledo, 1995 vs. Nevada 51 Dennis Dixson, Oregon, 2006 vs. BYU 50 Anthony Calvillo, Utah State, 1993 vs. Ball State 42 John Beck, BYU, 2005 vs. California Most Touchdowns By A Quarterback: 1 Five times (last: Sean Canfield, Oregon State, 2009 vs. BYU)

RECEIVING

RUSHING

PASSING

Most Attempts: 53 John Beck, BYU, 2005 vs. Cal 49 Mike Maxwell, Nevada, 1995 vs. Toledo 47 Brock Osweiler, Arizona State, 2011 vs. Boise State 46 Max Hall, BUY, 2008 vs. Arizona Most Completions: 35 John Beck, BYU, 2005 vs. Cal 30 Brock Osweiler, Arizona State, 2011 vs. Boise State 30 Max Hall, BYU, 2008 vs. Arizona Most Yards: 395 Brock Osweiler, Arizona State, 2011 vs. Boise State 375 John Beck, BYU, 2006 vs. Oregon 352 John Beck, BYU, 2005 vs. Cal Most Touchdown Passes: 3 Anthony Calvillo, Utah State, 1993 vs. Ball State 3 Jason Maas, Oregon, 1997 vs. Air Force 3 John Beck, BYU, 2005 vs. Cal 3 Max Hall, BYU, 2009 vs. Oregon State 2 14 times (last: Joe Southwick, Boise State, 2012 vs. Washington) Longest Pass: 78 Jason Maas to Pat Johnson, Oregon, 1997 vs. Air Force 71 Willie Tuitama to Terrell Turner, Arizona, 2008 vs. BYU 71 Mike Maxwell to Alex Van Dyke, Nevada, 1995 vs. Toledo 69 Akili Smith to Pat Johnson, Oregon, 1997 vs. Air Force Highest Completion Percentage: (Min. 10 attempts) .764 Kellen Moore, Boise State, 2011 vs. Arizona State (26-34, 293 yards, 2 TD) .736 Kellen Moore, Boise State, 2010 vs. Utah (28-38, 339 yards, 2 TD) .706 Jason Thomas, UNLV, 2000 vs. Arkansas (12-17, 217 yards, 3TD) .696 Steve Levy, Cal, 2005 vs. BYU (16-23, 228 yards, 2TD) .686 Willie Tuitama, Arizona, 2008 vs. BYU (24-35, 325 yards, 2TD) 56

Most Receptions: 14 Alex Van Dyke, Nevada, 1995 vs. Toledo 13 Gerrell Robinson, Arizona State, 2011 vs. Boise State 12 Austin Pettis, Boise State, 2010 vs. Utah 12 Nathan Meikle, BYU, 2005 vs. Cal Most Yards: 241 Gerrell Robinson, Arizona State, 2011 vs. Boise State 181 Jonny Harline, BYU, 2006 vs. Oregon 176 Alex Van Dyke, Nevada, 1995 vs. Toledo 169 Pat Johnson, Oregon, 1997 vs. Air Force Most Touchdowns: 2 Terrance McMillan, Central Michigan, 1994 vs. UNLV 2 Damond Wilkins, Nevada, 1996 vs. Ball State 2 Pat Johnson, Oregon, 1997 vs. Air Force 2 Tony Hartley, Oregon, 1997 vs. Air Force 2 Nate Turner, UNLV, 2000 vs. Arkansas 2 Craig Bragg, UCLA, 2004 vs. Wyoming 2 DeSean Jackson, Cal, 2005 vs. BYU 2 Holden Huff, Boise State, 2012 vs. Washington Longest Reception: 78 Jason Mass to Pat Johnson, Oregon, 1997 vs. Air Force 71 Willie Tuitama to Terrell Turner, Arizona, 2008 vs. BYU 71 Mike Maxwell to Alex Van Dyke, Nevada, 1995 vs. Toledo 69 Akili Smith to Pat Johnson, Oregon, 1997 vs. Air Force Average Per Catch: (Min. 3 catches) 33.8 Pat Johnson, Oregon, 1997 vs. Air Force (5-169, 2TD) 28.8 Tyler Holden, Wyoming, 2004 vs. UCLA (4-115, 1TD) 27.8 Terrell Turner, Arizona, 2008 vs. BYU (4-111) 25.0 Terrance McMillan, Central Michigan, 1994 vs. UNLV (4-100, 2TD)

TOTAL OFFENSE

Most Plays: 60 55 56 Most Total Yards: 401 399 357

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John Beck, BYU, 2005 vs. Cal Brock Osweiler, Arizona State, 2011 vs. Boise State Max Hall, BYU, 2008 vs. Arizona John Beck, BYU, 2006 vs. Oregon John Beck, BYU, 2005 vs. Cal Brock Osweiler, Arizona State, 2011 vs. Boise State

Future NFL star Mike Anderson of Utah rushed 34 times for 254 yards against. Fresno State in 1999.


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LAS VEGAS BOWL HALL OF FAME

n honor of reaching the 20-year milestone, the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl inducted an inaugural class of four individuals into a newly created Hall of Fame as part of the annual Kickoff Luncheon on Dec. 21, 2011. The Las Vegas Bowl Hall of Fame will welcome a class every five years but there is no time requirement to be eligible for induction. While there is no minimum or maximum amount of honorees in a class, inductees will fall under the following categories: Player, Coach, Founding Father or Contributor.

ANTHONY CALVILLO Quarterback Utah State University Las Vegas Bowl II (Dec. 18, 1993)

STEVEN JACKSON

Running Back Oregon State University Las Vegas Bowl XII (Dec. 24, 2003)

ROSSI RALENKOTTER Founding Father

JOHN ROBINSON

Head Coach UNLV Las Vegas Bowl IX (Dec. 21, 2000)

MERRIL HOGE HEADLINES LUNCHEON The featured speaker at yesterday’s annual Kickoff Luncheon was former NFL running back Merril Hoge. An analyst for a variety of ESPN programs, including NFL Live, NFL Matchup, NFL PrimeTime and SportsCenter, he also contributes insight and analysis to ESPN’s annual Super Bowl, and NFL Draft coverage, as well as appearing on ESPN Radio and ESPN. com. An eight-year NFL veteran, Hoge spent 1987-93 with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and was the team’s starting running back for six of those seasons. Hoge, who battled non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2003, received the Chairman’s Advocacy Award from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in 2004 and 2008 for his outstanding participation in driving awareness for LLS and its mission.  The 1987 graduate of Idaho State is also extremely active in concussion research and in the prevention and treatment of brain injuries.

ALL-TIME KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AND ESPN ANNOUNCERS YEAR SPEAKER

PLAY-BY-PLAY

*Roy Firestone hosted the Downtown Pep Rally in 1992

Each inductee was honored with a portrait created by nationally renowned sports artist Robert Hurst

ANALYST

ANALYST/SIDELINE

1992 Pat Haden* Ron Franklin Mike Gottfried Sharlene Hawkes 1993 Bo Schembechler Ron Franklin Mike Gottfried Sharlene Hawkes 1994 Phil Villapiano Dr. Jerry Punch Mike Gottfried Adrian Karsten 1995 Willie Wood Ron Franklin Mike Gottfried Dr. Jerry Punch 1996 Dan Fouts Ron Franklin Mike Gottfried Dr. Jerry Punch 1997 Walter Payton Ron Franklin Mike Gottfried Adrian Karsten 1998 Boomer Esiason# Ron Franklin Mike Gottfried Adrian Karsten 1999 Ronnie Lott Dave Barnett Bill Curry Dave Ryan 2000 Todd Christensen Steve Levy Todd Christensen Heather Cox 2001 Jack Arute Brent Musburger Gary Danielson Jack Arute 2002 Deacon Jones Mark Jones Bob Davie Mike Gottfried Holly Rowe 2003 Craig James Sean McDonough Craig James Rod Gilmore 2004 Ken Stabler Ron Franklin Mike Gottfried Erin Andrews 2005 Lee Corso Sean McDonough Mike Gottfried Alex Flanagan 2006 Lou Holtz Brent Musburger Bob Davie Lisa Salters 2007 Paul Maguire Brad Nessler Bob Griese Paul Maguire Bonnie Bernstein 2008 Joe Theismann Mike Patrick Todd Blackledge Holly Rowe 2009 Mark May Rece Davis Lou Holtz Mark May Quint Kesenich 2010 Herm Edwards Brent Musburger Kirk Herbstreit Tom Rinaldi 2011 Rocky Bleier Chris Fowler Kirk Herbstreit Tom Rinaldi 2012 Herm Edwards Brent Musburger Kirk Herbstreit Tom Rinaldi 2013 Merrill Hoge Rece Davis David Pollack Jesse Palmer Samantha Ponder #John Robinson emceed the Kickoff Luncheon in 1998

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LAS VEGAS A UNIQUE BLEND OF EXCITEMENT There are countless “excuses” for making a trip to Las Vegas, from the amazing entertainment, to the world-class dining, shopping and golf, to the sizzling nightlife that only Vegas delivers. Las Vegas’ array of accommodations and amenities offer something for nearly every taste, including visitors seeking a luxurious experience, both in and out of the casino. In fact, in the last several years, Las Vegas has established its place among the ranks of the world’s most plush destinations. When you’re not winning in the casino, lounging by the pool or savoring delicious cuisine, you’ll find that Las Vegas has a variety of must-see attractions and entertainment options to keep you and the whole family occupied. From thrilling roller coasters to virtualreality simulator rides and erupting volcanoes to wax museums, Las Vegas’ attractions appeal to people of all ages, interests and budgets. Discover the wild side of Las Vegas—as if you haven’t already—at a variety of attractions for animal lovers. Visit the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat at Flamingo Las Vegas and see Chilean flamingos, swans, ducks, Koi, goldfish and turtles. Venture over to The Mirage for Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. The Secret Garden is home to royal white tigers, white lions, black panthers, a snow leopard and golden tigers. The Dolphin Habitat, adjacent to the Secret Garden, houses an extended family of bottlenose dolphins. Get up close and personal with endangered and unusual aquatic animals at Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef Aquarium. Visitors journey through a replica of an ancient temple ruin and a sunken galleon ship surrounded by several varieties of sharks and other predatory creatures. Downtown’s famous, casino-lined Fremont Street has been converted into a 175,700-square-foot pedestrian area covered by a continuous canopy studded with more than 14 million lights. Called the Fremont Street Experience, this canopy showcases spectacular light-and-sound shows every hour on the hour during the evenings. If you’re looking for thrills of a different nature, visitors to Fremont Street Experience will soon be able to ride “Slot-zilla,” the world’s first power-launched zip line. Stratosphere has four of the world’s highest rides located 100 stories above the ground: Skyjump is a “controlled free-fall” in which participants

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plummet 855 feet at a speed of up to 40 miles per hour; XScream teeters riders over the edge of the tower 900 feet above the ground; Big Shot is a thrill ride that shoots adrenaline-seekers 160 feet into the air at a force of 4Gs before letting them free-fall back to the launching pad; and Insanity is an appropriately named, dizzying, spinning ride that dangles passengers over the edge of the tower before whirling them around at speeds approaching 40 miles per hour. The Roller Coaster at New York-New York is an exciting roller coaster with twists, loops and dives around the resort. Rising 203 feet, the coaster features the firstever heart line roll, which provides a sensation similar to that felt by a pilot during a barrel roll in an airplane. Desperado, one of the world’s tallest and fastest roller coasters, is located near the California/Nevada border just 30 minutes from Las Vegas at Buffalo Bill’s in Primm, Nev. The ride begins with an initial lift height of 209 feet and a breathtaking 225-foot drop. Additional

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deck atop the 50-story replica of the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas for a panoramic view of the Las Vegas Valley. If you simply want to be entertained, you’ve come to the right place. Las Vegas offers a variety of themed mini-productions, which occur regularly throughout the day. Travel back in time and into the fascinating world of Roman mythology with two shows, Fall of Atlantis and Festival Fountain Shows, which feature Roman statues that come to life, inside the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. The Mirage has created an audio/visual spectacle for its famous volcano attraction. The Volcano forges a primal volcanic environment of sound, light, music and heat with choreographed fire shooters, which send massive fireballs more than 12 feet into the air. If your Las Vegas dream vacation involves fast cars and celebrity sightings, you’ll have plenty to brag about to your friends back home. Check out the multi-million dollar Auto Collections at The Quad, one of the world’s largest selections of antique, classic, muscle and special-interest automobiles available for sale. Then, check out Penske-Wynn Ferrari/Maserati showroom at Wynn Las Vegas, Nevada’s first and only factory-authorized Ferrari and Maserati dealership, offering the finest in new and pre-owned cars. After you’ve chosen your dream car, you’ll be ready to meet and greet some of the most famous celebrities in the world at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Located at The Venetian, the museum showcases more than 100 wax figures of some of the world’s most popular film, television, music and sports celebrities. Visitors can even interact with several “celebrity” experiences for a truly memorable photo opportunity. To really impress your friends, don’t forget to bring home some gold. Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino has the first GOLD to go ATM in Las Vegas. The GOLD to go ATM vending machine dispenses 24-karat gold bars of various weights ranging between one to 250 grams. The vending machine also sells traditional gold coins and signature gold bars featuring the Golden Nugget logo. The popular CSI: The Experience at MGM Grand gives guests the opportunity to play the role of a crime scene investigator, learning scientific principles and real investigative techniques as they try to solve one of three crime scene mysteries. Two state-of-the-art crime labs help guests piece together the evidence to crack the case. coasters and rides can be found at America’s largest indoor theme park, The Adventuredome at Circus Circus, offers 25 attractions. Currently under construction at the center of the Las Vegas Strip is the world’s tallest observation wheel, the High Roller. The 550-foot tall observation wheel is set to be part of The Linq, a $550 million outdoor dining, entertainment and retail district by Caesars Entertainment. The Linq is expected to open in late 2013 and the High Roller will follow in 2014. For the romantic in you, slow things down a bit with a Gondola Ride at The Venetian. Accompanied by singing gondoliers, this leisurely tour takes you along the quartermile replica of the Grand Canal in Venice. Just down the street, you’ll discover another romantic Italian attraction at Bellagio. The world-famous Fountains of Bellagio will speak to your heart as opera, classical and whimsical musical selections are carefully choreographed with the movements of more than 1,000 water-emitting devices. Next stop: Paris. Take an elevator ride to the observation 2013 ROYA L PUR PL E L AS VEGAS BOW L

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