Buffalo winter can't arrive soon enough for 'Punt God'
Arriving in Buffalo for the Bills' rookie minicamp, Matt Araiza was unhappy with the weather. “It’s funny because everyone was telling me how cold it was going to be here, how windy it was going to be here,” Araiza said Friday with a laugh. Araiza noting the near-perfect conditions traces to a desire to get accustomed to the winter chill and swirling winds that make the Bills’ home one of the NFL’s more challenging places for punters.news.yahoo.com
Araiza's booming punts carry No. 19 Aztecs to MWC title tilt
Standing in his own end zone, San Diego State’s Matt Araiza reached down for the low snap and — BOOM — lofted a punt that went over the head of the retreating San Jose State returner, landed at the 25-yard line and rolled to a stop at the 3. A week later, again lined up in his own end zone, this time in the thin, mile-high air at Air Force, Araiza let fly with an 81-yarder. Araiza is unquestionably the best player for the No. 19 Aztecs (11-1, 7-1), who will host Utah State (9-3, 6-2) in the Mountain West Conference championship game Saturday at their temporary home in Carson, a Los Angeles suburb.news.yahoo.com
No. 22 SDSU, Boise State get early wake-up call for big game
While people around the country jostle for Black Friday deals or begin to pull out of Thanksgiving food comas, Boise State and No. 22 San Diego State will get an early wake-up call for a showdown at a soccer pitch in suburban Los Angeles that will help decide the Mountain West Conference’s division titles. San Diego State (10-1, 6-1, No. 21 CFP) heads into the 9 a.m. kickoff controlling its own destiny in the West, needing just a victory over the Broncos (7-4, 5-2) to clinch the division. Fresno State beat San Jose State on Thursday to stay alive in the West Division.news.yahoo.com