Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NFL-Bound Allen Leads Wyoming to Bowl Victory

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NFL-Bound Allen Leads Wyoming to Bowl Victory

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Josh Allen threw three touchdown passes in his final game for Wyoming, and the Cowboys took advantage of Central Michigan's eight turnovers to cruise to a 37-14 victory Friday in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise.

During the postgame award ceremony, the game MVP Allen declared his intention to give up his final season of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. Wyoming (8-5) rebounded after losing its last two regular-season games with Allen sidelined by a sprained right shoulder.

Allen was 11 of 19 for 154 yards with no interceptions. He showed off his arm strength on a perfect 45-yard pass that hit receiver C.J. Johnson in stride in the end zone.

Central Michigan (8-5) had won five straight. The eight turnovers broke the previous Famous Idaho Potato Bowl record of six.

Wyoming entered the game first in the nation in turnover margin and second in forced turnovers and will likely finish at the top of both rankings after the bowl season concludes.

Wyoming took a 21-7 lead in the first quarter but struggled in the red zone while settling for two second-quarter field goals to take a 27-7 lead to halftime.

High-scoring Ohio rolls in Bahamas Bowl * Dorian Brown rushed for a career-high 152 yards and four touchdowns, Nathan Rourke threw for two scores and Ohio beat UAB 41-6 in the Bahamas Bowl in Nassau.

Ohio (9-4) averaged 38.9 points per game during the season, setting a school record with 467 points scored, and the Bobcats exhibited that prowess in the opening half of this one, using big plays to build a 27-3 halftime lead.

That was too much for the Blazers, a feel-good team seeking its first bowl victory on just its second try. The loss spoiled the end of a remarkable first season back for UAB (8-5), which was predicted to struggle and didn't.

NOTEBOOK

Texas suspends three * Texas has suspended three players for the Texas Bowl next week against Missouri, the latest challenge in an up-and-down season for first-year coach Tom Herman. …

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