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9-4, 3rd in American Athletic - West
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Forgettable bowl season for American

South Florida and Tulsa were the only ACC teams to win bowl games this season. The conference finishes with a 2-5 record, fourth among Group of 5 conferences.

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Group of 5 schools considering own playoff

A growing number of Group of 5 officials are in favor of adding a playoff specifically for the Group of 5 schools because it's been 32 years since a non-Power 5 team won a national championship.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

I just spoke with Brian Johnson, who confirmed he's headed to Houston as offensive coordinator. Johnson, a Baytown, Texas native who had been Mississippi State's quarterbacks coach, will be Houston's offensive play-caller on Major Applewhite's staff. Sports Illustrated first reported the hire.

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Tom Herman: 'Hardest thing I've done in my 41 years' (4:26)

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas has officially hired four more staffers from Houston: DC Todd Orlando, assistant Craig Naivar, strength coach Yancy McKnight and DFO Tory Tekyl. Herman now has two vacancies left on his coaching staff, one of them being the offensive coordinator role.

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Pumphrey sets all-time rushing record in SDSU win (1:18)
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Pumphrey makes NCAA history in SDSU's Las Vegas Bowl win (1:09)
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Trophy presentation for San Diego State's Las Vegas Bowl victory (5:01)
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Pumphrey glad to break the FBS rushing record in his hometown (3:04)

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

San Diego State beats Houston 34-10 in the Las Vegas Bowl. The ViewFromVegas is the Aztecs did it after closing as 5-point underdogs and +170 on the money line. The game also stayed under the betting total of 51 points.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

San Diego State is closing in on another 11-win season behind a perfect execution of its tried-and-true formula: Defense and running. Donnel Pumphrey is dazzling with 115 yards, while the secondary that leads the nation in picks has three more today. The Aztecs' latest TD came on a play-action pass during which Houston was hopelessly overcommitted to the run.

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Aztecs piling on to fourth-quarter lead

San Diego State QB Christian Chapman finds a wide-open Curtis Anderson III over the middle for a 28-yard TD. The Aztecs lead Houston 27-10 in the Las Vegas Bowl.

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Pumphrey breaks career rushing record

San Diego State RB Donnel Pumphrey passes Ron Dayne for the FBS career rushing yards record. He now has 6,402 after the fourth-quarter carry in the Las Vegas Bowl.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

San Diego State's Donnel Pumphrey has broken Ron Dayne's FBS career rushing record in an emotional moment with friends and family in attendance at the Las Vegas Bowl. The Aztecs' team paused to briefly mob Pumphrey. In fairness to Dayne, it should be noted that the NCAA didn't count bowl game production toward the record book until 2002.

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Pumphrey claims the all-time FBS rushing record (1:20)
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Aztecs in control after pick-six

Houston QB Greg Ward Jr. is picked off for the third time. Freshman CB Ron Smith returns it 54 yards to the house to give San Diego State a 20-10 lead in the Las Vegas Bowl.

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That interception return was San Diego State's fifth defensive touchdown this season (tied for the third-most in the FBS). Only Alabama (10) and Ohio State (seven) have more.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

San Diego State leads the nation with 25 interceptions -- and three in the last three Houston possessions. It's only fitting that a Ron Smith pick six, coupled with a Donnel Pumphrey TD, have given the Aztecs a 10-point lead. Both SDSU season keys have been on display.

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Pumphrey gives Aztecs the lead

San Diego State RB Donnel Pumphrey walks into the end zone for a 32-yard TD. The Aztecs now lead Houston 13-10 late in the third quarter.

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Ward Jr.'s 2nd pick leads to Aztecs TD

Houston QB Greg Ward Jr. is intercepted by San Diego State's Calvin Munson. The Aztecs took four plays to score, on Donnel Pumphrey's 32-yard run, to go ahead 13-10 late in the third quarter of the Las Vegas Bowl.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Donnel Pumphrey is doing it all: Just 11 yards from the FBS career rushing record now, he's also making one-handed catches downfield along the sideline. San Diego State's star power has given it its first lead.

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Greg Ward Jr. not having his best game

After this interception, Houston QB Greg Ward Jr. is 8-for-13 for 85 yards with no TD passes, but he did run for a score. The Cougars lead SDSU 10-6 early in the third quarter.