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BYU media blitz surrounding Las Vegas bowl game

Just what did the national media have to say before the Maaco Las Vegas Bowl Tuesday night? Here's a sampling of opinion and previews of the game:

BYU, Oregon State seek redemption
Associated Press via Sports Illustrated:

"No. 15 BYU and No. 16 Oregon State enter the Las Vegas Bowl with a chance to erase disappointing memories, one much more recent than the other. The Beavers (8-4) were a victory away from the Rose Bowl earlier this month, but a loss to rival Oregon left them relegated to one of the first bowl games of the postseason.

The Cougars (10-2) will make their fifth consecutive the Las Vegas Bowl appearance Tuesday night, hoping they can atone for their last."

Look for a late-game thriller ESPN:

"The Cougars have a flair for the dramatic. In the first game of the season, they upset Oklahoma at the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium. At the end of the regular season, they defeated Utah in an overtime thriller. Since this is the only game outside of the BCS bowls with two teams ranked in the top 20, it promises to be yet another late-game thriller."

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