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Arizona cruises past Boston College, 42-19, in Advocare V100 Bowl

  • Arizona quarterback B.J. Denker (7) throws a pass against Boston College during the first half of the AdvoCare V100 Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Arizona quarterback B.J. Denker (7) throws a pass against Boston College during the first half of the AdvoCare V100 Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

  • Arizona quarterback B.J. Denker (7) throws a pass against Boston College during the first half of the AdvoCare V100 Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Arizona quarterback B.J. Denker (7) throws a pass against Boston College during the first half of the AdvoCare V100 Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

  • Boston College running back Andre Williams (44) pushes away Arizona cornerback Shaquille Richardson (5) on a short run during the first half of the AdvoCare V100 Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Boston College running back Andre Williams (44) pushes away Arizona cornerback Shaquille Richardson (5) on a short run during the first half of the AdvoCare V100 Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

  • Boston College running back Andre Williams (44) pushes away Arizona cornerback Shaquille Richardson (5) on a short run during the first half of the AdvoCare V100 Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Boston College running back Andre Williams (44) pushes away Arizona cornerback Shaquille Richardson (5) on a short run during the first half of the AdvoCare V100 Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

  • Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey (25) rushes up field asile Boston College defensive lineman Kaleb Ramsey (96) pursues during the first half of the AdvoCare V100 Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey (25) rushes up field asile Boston College defensive lineman Kaleb Ramsey (96) pursues during the first half of the AdvoCare V100 Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

  • Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey (25) rushes up field asile Boston College defensive lineman Kaleb Ramsey (96) pursues during the first half of the AdvoCare V100 Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey (25) rushes up field asile Boston College defensive lineman Kaleb Ramsey (96) pursues during the first half of the AdvoCare V100 Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

  • Boston College running back Andre Williams (44) pushes away Arizona cornerback Shaquille Richardson (5) on a short run during the first half of the AdvoCare V100 Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Boston College running back Andre Williams (44) pushes away Arizona cornerback Shaquille Richardson (5) on a short run during the first half of the AdvoCare V100 Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

  • Arizona quarterback B.J. Denker (7) throws a pass against Boston College during the first half of the AdvoCare V100 Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
  • Arizona quarterback B.J. Denker (7) throws a pass against Boston College during the first half of the AdvoCare V100 Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
  • Boston College running back Andre Williams (44) pushes away Arizona cornerback Shaquille Richardson (5) on a short run during the first half of the AdvoCare V100 Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
  • Boston College running back Andre Williams (44) pushes away Arizona cornerback Shaquille Richardson (5) on a short run during the first half of the AdvoCare V100 Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
  • Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey (25) rushes up field asile Boston College defensive lineman Kaleb Ramsey (96) pursues during the first half of the AdvoCare V100 Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
  • Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey (25) rushes up field asile Boston College defensive lineman Kaleb Ramsey (96) pursues during the first half of the AdvoCare V100 Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
  • Boston College running back Andre Williams (44) pushes away Arizona cornerback Shaquille Richardson (5) on a short run during the first half of the AdvoCare V100 Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

B.J. Denker threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns, Ka’Deem Carey rushed for 169 yards and two touchdowns and Arizona had an easy time yesterday in beating Boston College, 42-19, in the Advocare V100 Bowl.

Arizona (8-5) never trailed, leading 21-6 by halftime and 42-6 early in the fourth quarter. Carey had his 16th straight game with at least 100 yards rushing while Denker added a 14-yard touchdown run.

The game was billed as a matchup between two of the nation’s top running backs – Arizona’s Carey and Boston College’s Andre Williams. But the duel between AP All-America first team selections was one-sided.

Williams, who won the Doak Walker Award over Carey, was held to 75 yards rushing and a touchdown. Boston College (7-6) didn’t score a touchdown until Williams’s 4-yard run early in the fourth quarter.

Arizona’s Nate Phillips caught nine passes for 193 yards while redshirt freshman Trey Griffey – the son of former baseball star Ken Griffey Jr. – caught two touchdown passes. Arizona’s six touchdowns tied an Advocare V100 Bowl record.

Boston College’s remarkable turnaround season came to a disappointing conclusion. First-year Coach Steve Addazio took a team that finished with a 2-10 record in 2012 back to the postseason, but the Eagles couldn’t do much of anything right yesterday.

Williams, who came into the game with 2,102 rushing yards, looked ordinary against Arizona’s active defensive line. The senior never had much of a chance, usually meeting a pile of defenders right at the line of scrimmage.

The Eagles’ secondary struggled to contain Arizona’s receivers, who repeatedly found space in the defense. Boston College’s Alex Amidon caught 10 passes for 129 yards and Nate Freese made field goals from 32 and 41 yards to cap a 20-for-20 season.

Liberty Bowl

Mississippi State 44, Rice 7

Dak Prescott threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores and Mississippi State trounced Rice in the most one-sided Liberty Bowl victory in the game’s 55-year history.

Mississippi State (7-6) wrapped up its fourth straight winning season and prevented Rice (10-4) from winning bowl games in back-to-back years for the first time. By accounting for five touchdowns, Prescott set a Liberty Bowl record.

After falling behind 7-0, the Bulldogs scored touchdowns on four consecutive possessions.

Mississippi State’s Jameon Lewis caught nine passes for 220 yards to break the Liberty Bowl receiving record held by Houston’s Vincent Marshall, who had 201 yards in a 44-36 loss to South Carolina in 2006. Lewis also set the school single-game record.

Prescott was 17 of 28 for 283 yards and also ran for 78 yards on 14 carries.

Sun Bowl

No. 17 UCLA 42, Virginia Tech 12

Brett Hundley threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more scores to help rout Virginia Tech in the Sun Bowl.

The Bruins (10-3) outscored the Hokies (8-5) 28-5 in the second half.

Virginia Tech cut it to 14-10 on Michael Branthover’s 22-yard field goal with 3:53 left in the third quarter. UCLA answered with a 12-play, 85-yard drive, capped by Paul Perkins’s 5-yard run early in the fourth.

Hokies backup quarterback Mark Leal then threw a pass under heavy pressure that linebacker Myles Jack intercepted and returned 29 yards for a touchdown that made it 28-10.

Virginia Tech, which lost starting quarterback Logan Thomas to an injury in the second quarter, got its final points when UCLA punter Sean Covington stepped on the end line for a safety with 9:38 left.

UCLA pushed it to 35-12 on Hundley’s 8-yard touchdown pass to Thomas Duarte with 7:31 to play. The Bruins stayed aggressive late, and Hundley fired a 59-yard scoring strike down the right sideline to Shaquelle Evans for another score with 5:49 remaining.

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