Las Vegas Bowl 2018: Fresno State and Arizona State University compete on the first day of the Las Vegas Bowl college football season on Saturday, December 15th.Get time, TV channels, forecasts and previews, below. Arizona Governor Edwards head coach is preparing to finish his first season at Tempe.
This year’s Las Vegas Bowl between Arizona State and Fresno State will kick off Saturday afternoon as part of the first weekend of college football’s bowl season.
This game looks like it’ll be a fun one — the 11-win Bulldogs finished the season ranked No. 21 in the final College Football Playoff rankings after winning the Mountain West Conference Championship, and are the 10th best team in the country per S&P+. The Sun Devils finished second in the Pac-12 South in Herm Edwards’ first season. Vegas thinks this one will be close, giving Fresno State a five-point edge. S&P+, meanwhile, gives the Bulldogs a 77 percent chance to win.
Who’s playing in the 2018 Las Vegas Bowl?
Arizona State (7-5, 5-4 in Pac-12)
The Sun Devils got made fun of a lot when they Edwards, who hadn’t coached at all since he was going 2-4 with the Chiefs a decade ago. But ASU insisted all along it had a plan, and, hey, maybe more people should’ve listened. The Sun Devils were one of the better teams in a down Pac-12 South, and they’d already clinched bowl eligibility by the time they knocked rival Arizona out of bowl contention in the Territorial Cup. QB Manny Wilkins and receiver N’Keal Harry are one of the most fun duos to watch in the country, though Harry has declared for the NFL Draft and it’s not clear he will play.