Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press | Posted
Jan 24th - 7:10pm
The selection committee for the NCAA men's basketball tournament is getting into the bracketology business and borrowing an idea from the College Football Playoff, hoping it will get more fans thinking about March Madness in February.
It was all-star weekend for a bevy of college football stars looking to impress NFL scouts at the East-West Shrine Game in Florida and the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in California.
Former local standouts were no different. Here’s how they did.
Patrick Tyler threw five touchdown passes, tying Southern Utah's single-game record, Mike Sharp became the school's career leader with 29 TD receptions and the Thunderbirds beat Northern Arizona 48-21 on Saturday in the season finale for both teams.
Taysom Hill completed 22-of-29 passes for 320 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, and also ran for 29 yards and a score to help the Cougars clinch their 12th-straight postseason bowl appearance with a 37-7 win over FCS foe Southern Utah.
Devontae Booker scored a touchdown in his first start for the Broncos filling in for the injured C.J. Anderson, while Daniel Sorensen continued his strong 2016 play for the Chiefs in this week's edition of locals in the NFL.