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LAS VEGAS (AP) After two straight blowouts in the Las Vegas Bowl, Boise State had to work late to come up a winner in this gambling city for a third time.

Little Michael Frisina came up big for Boise State, kicking a 27-yard field goal with 1:16 left to give the No. 20 Broncos a 28-26 victory Saturday over Washington for their third Las Vegas Bowl trophy in a row.

Frisina, who stands 5-foot-5, made the winning kick after Washington had taken the lead for the first time on Travis Coons' 38-yard field goal. Boise State (11-2) sealed the win when Jeremy Ioane intercepted Keith Price's pass as the Huskies (7-6) neared midfield.

Boise State had to overcome a 205-yard rushing game by Bishop Sankey against a normally stingy Bronco defense. Sankey also had 74 yards receiving, giving him 279 of Washington's 447 yards from scrimmage.

Sankey, who was third on the depth list when fall practice began, rushed 30 times and caught six passes in the biggest game of his career. He was the MVP of the game, despite being on the losing side.

Frisina was only 12 for 17 on field goals coming into the game, but kicked three of them, including a 34-yarder to open the scoring that was his first field goal over 30 yards for the year.

Boise State, which outscored Utah and Arizona State 82-24 in its two previous Las Vegas Bowl wins, looked headed for a third straight blowout when Holden Huff scored on a 34-yard pass with 5:25 left in the second quarter for an 18-3 lead. But Sankey scored on a 26-yard run on Washington's next possession, and Price scrambled for another score with 3 seconds left to make it 18-17 at halftime.

After both teams scored touchdowns on long drives in the third quarter, the Huskies took their only lead of the game on the field goal by Coons with 4:09 left. On the ensuing kickoff, though, freshman Shane Williams-Rhodes returned the ball 47 yards to the Washington 42, and Joe Southwick guided them to the 12 before Frisina hit the winning kick.

NEW ORLEANS BOWL

LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 43, EAST CAROLINA 34

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Terrance Broadway passed for 316 yards and ran for 108, helping Louisiana-Lafayette beat East Carolina for its second straight New Orleans Bowl victory.

Alonzo Harris rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns for the Ragin' Cajuns (9-4), who briefly squandered a three-touchdown lead before moving back in front for good on Broadway's 14-yard scoring pass to Javone Lawson late in the third quarter. Brett Baer added his second and third field goals in the fourth quarter.

Broadway also ran for a 12-yard score.

Shane Carden passed for 278 yards and two touchdowns for East Carolina (8-5), but had a pass intercepted by Jemarlous Moten in the fourth quarter as the Pirates were driving for a potential go-ahead score.

The Pirates' Reggie Bullock ran for 104 yards and two touchdowns.

Last year, Lafayette beat San Diego State 32-30 in the bowl.

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Falcons safety Keanu Neal says no 'ill intent' for big hit on Jordan Reed

Falcons safety Keanu Neal says no 'ill intent' for big hit on Jordan Reed

Jordan Reed took a major blow to the head in the Redskins third preseason game in Atlanta, and the blow eventually landed Washington's stud tight end in the NFL's concussion protocol. 

Falcons safety Keanu Neal delivered the hit, and while it was clearly illegal and resulted in a penalty on the field, he took to Twitter to defend his play. 

It's hard to judge intent under the incredible speed that plays happen during pro football. When a player goes in for a tackle, ball carriers can also move, and plays that look dirty in slow motion can look reasonable in full speed. Still, it's undeniable that Reed took a major shot in the helmet from Neal, and it definitely seemed unnecessary. And it's not a secret that Reed has dealt with serious head injuries throughout his NFL career. 

There has been no update on Reed's condition beyond that he's in the NFL concussion protocol. Reed also stayed in the game after the big hit from Neal before his concussion symptoms showed up at halftime. 

Neal is a fifth-year safety out of the University of Florida. He missed most of the 2018 season with an ACL injury. Reed also attended the University of Florida.

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Spirit player creates nightmare for Ashlyn Harris at Audi Field

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Spirit player creates nightmare for Ashlyn Harris at Audi Field

A goalie's nightmare came true at Audi Field on Saturday night when Orlando Spirit (and USWNT team) goalie Ashlyn Harris got her pocket picked by a Washington Spirit player on a routine pass back.

Crystal Thomas' steal and hit to the back of the Pride net put the home team up by one in the ninth minute of the game. 

Marta got revenge for the Spirit, tying it up at one in the 31st minute.

The Spirit, who play most of their home games at the Maryland SoccerPlex, return to Audi Field on Sept 14th to welcome Megan Rapinoe and Reign FC. 

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