PHOTOS: 2013 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl

Downtown Las Vegas welcomed the Royal Purple Bowl with opening an opening ceremony on Dec. 18.

  • KTNV viewers Pilar, Marc and their daughter Parker Ellis cheered for the Trojans. The Ellis Family

  • Trojan fans tailgated proudly. Pilar Ellis

  • The USC and Fresno State marching bands perform on the Fremont Street Experience during a Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl pep rally on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • KTNV viewer Parker Ellis was ready for the big game. Pilar Ellis

  • The USC and Fresno State marching bands perform on the Fremont Street Experience during a Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl pep rally on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • The USC and Fresno State marching bands perform on the Fremont Street Experience during a Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl pep rally on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • The USC and Fresno State marching bands perform on the Fremont Street Experience during a Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl pep rally on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • The USC and Fresno State marching bands perform on the Fremont Street Experience during a Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl pep rally on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • The USC and Fresno State marching bands perform on the Fremont Street Experience during a Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl pep rally on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • The USC and Fresno State marching bands perform on the Fremont Street Experience during a Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl pep rally on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • The USC and Fresno State marching bands perform on the Fremont Street Experience during a Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl pep rally on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • The USC and Fresno State marching bands perform on the Fremont Street Experience during a Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl pep rally on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • The USC and Fresno State marching bands perform on the Fremont Street Experience during a Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl pep rally on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • The USC and Fresno State marching bands perform on the Fremont Street Experience during a Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl pep rally on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • The USC and Fresno State marching bands perform on the Fremont Street Experience during a Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl pep rally on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

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  • Fresno State head coach Tim DeRuyter chats with Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Executive Director Dan Hanneke at The D Las Vegas hotel on December 18, 2013. Fresno State will meet USC in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC Interim Head Coach Clay Helton gives an interview at The D Las Vegas hotel on December 18, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr and USC quarterback Cody Kessler with the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl trophy at The D Las Vegas hotel on December 18, 2013. Fresno State will meet USC in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • Player give interviews at The D Las Vegas hotel on December 18, 2013. Fresno State will meet USC in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • Player give interviews at The D Las Vegas hotel on December 18, 2013. Fresno State will meet USC in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • Fresno State's Ben Letcher, left, and USC's Darreus Rogers compete in a dance-off at the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl welcome reception at the Fremont Street Experience on December 18, 2013. Fresno State will meet USC in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • Fresno State's Derek Carr and USC's Javorius Allen share the stage with entertainer George Wallace at the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl welcome reception at the Fremont Street Experience on December 18, 2013. Fresno State will meet USC in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • Fresno State players cheer during a dance-off at the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl welcome reception at the Fremont Street Experience on December 18, 2013. Fresno State will meet USC in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • Fresno State players cheer during a dance-off at the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl welcome reception at the Fremont Street Experience on December 18, 2013. Fresno State will meet USC in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • Fresno State's Ben Letcher, competes in a dance-off at the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl welcome reception at the Fremont Street Experience on December 18, 2013. Fresno State will meet USC in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • Fresno State players Elijah Cox, Johnny Sagapolu and Ryan Steele celebrate winning a pie eating contest at the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl welcome reception at the Fremont Street Experience on December 18, 2013. Fresno State will meet USC in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC football players Joey Augello and Chris Wilson during a pie eating contest at the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl welcome reception at the Fremont Street Experience on December 18, 2013. Fresno State will meet USC in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • Players watch season highlights on Viva Vision along the Fremont Street Experience during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl welcome reception on December 18, 2013. Fresno State will meet USC in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • A Fresno State player fills his plate with dinner from Outback Steakhouse during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl welcome reception on December 18, 2013. Fresno State will meet USC in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC football team members are greeted at THEhotel in Las Vegas on December 18, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Executive Director Dan Hanneke welcomes USC interim head football coach Clay Helton to Las Vegas at THEhotel on December 18, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC football team members are greeted at THEhotel in Las Vegas on December 18, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC football team members are greeted at THEhotel in Las Vegas on December 18, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC football team members are greeted at THEhotel in Las Vegas on December 18, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC football team members are greeted at THEhotel in Las Vegas on December 18, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Kickoff Luncheon at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Kickoff Luncheon at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Kickoff Luncheon at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Kickoff Luncheon at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Kickoff Luncheon at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Kickoff Luncheon at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Executive Director Dan Hanneke during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Kickoff Luncheon at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • Stacey Escalante and Royal Purple President Bryan Yourda during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Kickoff Luncheon at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Kickoff Luncheon at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • Roy Woofter Outstanding Leader Award winner Devon Kennard. The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Kickoff Luncheon at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • Roy Woofter Outstanding Leader Award winner Derek Carr. The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Kickoff Luncheon at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • Fresno State head coach Tim DeRuyter, defensive back Derron Smith and ESPN host Samantha Ponder during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Kickoff Luncheon at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC interim head coach Clay Helton, quarterback Cody Kessler and ESPN host Samantha Ponder during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Kickoff Luncheon at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • ESPN NFL analyst Merril Hoge during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Kickoff Luncheon at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • ESPN NFL analyst Merril Hoge during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Kickoff Luncheon at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • Fresno State head football coach Tim DeRuyter. Coaches and players during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Kickoff Media Conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • Fresno State head football coach Tim DeRuyter, quarterback Derek Carr and defensive back Derron Smith. Coaches and players during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Kickoff Media Conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • Coaches and players during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Kickoff Media Conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • Fresno State defensive back Derron Smith.Coaches and players during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Kickoff Media Conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • Fresno State head football coach Tim DeRuyter and quarterback Derek Carr. Coaches and players during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Kickoff Media Conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 20, 2013. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC and Fresno State football teams visited the Jabbawockeez PRiSM show at the Luxor Hotel December 19, 2013 as part of Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl bowl-week activities. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC and Fresno State football teams visited the Jabbawockeez PRiSM show at the Luxor Hotel December 19, 2013 as part of Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl bowl-week activities. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC and Fresno State football teams visited the Jabbawockeez PRiSM show at the Luxor Hotel December 19, 2013 as part of Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl bowl-week activities. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC and Fresno State football teams visited the Jabbawockeez PRiSM show at the Luxor Hotel December 19, 2013 as part of Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl bowl-week activities. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC and Fresno State football teams visited the Jabbawockeez PRiSM show at the Luxor Hotel December 19, 2013 as part of Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl bowl-week activities. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC and Fresno State football teams visited the Jabbawockeez PRiSM show at the Luxor Hotel December 19, 2013 as part of Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl bowl-week activities. USC will meet Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC Trojan head coach Clay Helton celebrates winning the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl defeating Fresno State 48-20 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas Saturday, December 21, 2013. Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones

  • USC dominates Fresno State in a 48-20 victory during a sell-out crowd at the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas Saturday, December 21, 2013. Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones

  • USC Trojan tight end Randall Telfer (82) battles Fresno State Bulldog linebacker Karl Mickelsen during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. USC defeated Fresno 48-20 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas Saturday, December 21, 2013. Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones

  • USC tailback Javorius Allen finds a hole in the Fresno State defense during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC tail back Javorius Allen gains yardage against Fresno State during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC linebacker Dion Bailey chases down Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • Fresno State wide receiver Marteze Waller makes a catch against USC during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC tackle J.R. Tavai tackles Fresno State running back Marteze Waller during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. USC won the game 45-20. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC kicker Andre Heidari taunts the Fresno State sideline during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • A Fresno State fan cheers during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl against USC Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC wide receiver Marqise Lee sails over the goal line for a touchdown against Fresno State during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC linebacker Quinton Powell celebrates a stop on a Fresno State kickoff return during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC quarterback Cody Kessler scrambles out of Fresno State pressure during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. USC won the game 45-20. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC safeties Josh Shaw and Dion Bailey celebrate Shaw's interception of a Fresno State pass during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. USC won the game 45-20. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • Fresno State safety Derron Smith dives into the end zone after intercepting a USC pass during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. USC won the game 45-20. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC tight end Xavier Grimble holds the jersey of Fresno State linebacker Ejiro Ederaine as he tries to tackle USC tailback Javorius Allen during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. USC won the game 45-20. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC tight end Xavier Grimble is tackled by Fresno State safety Derron Smith and linebacker Kyrie Wilson during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. USC won the game 45-20. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC tailback Javorius Allen keeps his eyes on Fresno State safety Derron Smith during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. USC won the game 45-20. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC celebrates winning the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl 45-20 over Fresno State at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, December 21. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl trophy presentation following USC's 45-20 win over Fresno State at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, December 21. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl trophy presentation following USC's 45-20 win over Fresno State at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, December 21. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl trophy presentation following USC's 45-20 win over Fresno State at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, December 21. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl trophy presentation following USC's 45-20 win over Fresno State at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, December 21. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl trophy presentation following USC's 45-20 win over Fresno State at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, December 21. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl trophy presentation following USC's 45-20 win over Fresno State at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, December 21. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl trophy presentation following USC's 45-20 win over Fresno State at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, December 21. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL

  • USC celebrates winning the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl 45-20 over Fresno State at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, December 21. (Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl) ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL