Ball State beats No. 19 San Jose State 34-13 in Arizona Bowl
19 San Jose State 34-13 in the Arizona Bowl on Thursday. “We knew were granted an opportunity to do something special here,” Ball State safety Bryce Cosby said. We had to do everything a little different and I’m just proud of these guys.”San Jose State (7-1, No. Plitt's 48-yard TD pass to Yo'Heinz Tyler made it 33-0 before San Jose State finally scored on Charlie Bostic's 99-yard kickoff return. San Jose State will have to replace several seniors on offense, but most of the defensive starters are juniors or younger.
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Both teams flexed their muscles in winning their respective conference championship games. The last time Alabama was held below 35 points came in a 44-16 loss to Clemson in a CFP championship game to cap the 2018 season. Clemson’s 34-10 Atlantic Coast Conference championship game rout of Notre Dame improved Trevor Lawrence's record as a starting quarterback to 34-1. San Jose State and Ball State will face off in the Arizona Bowl on Dec. 31. San Jose State is seeking to complete its first unbeaten season since a 13-0 finish in 1939.