Sun Devils get kicks in upset

December 03, 2010

Arizona State blocked kicker Alex Zendejas' game-winning extra point to force overtime and then blocked another extra point in the second overtime as the Sun Devils upset Arizona 30-29 Thursday night to become bowl eligible (6-6). The Wildcats fell to 7-5.

•Syracuse accepted an invitation to represent the Big East in the inaugural Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. The Orange (7-5) will face a Big 12 team on Dec. 30 in their first bowl game since 2004.

Steve Patton is out after 14 seasons as Gardner-Webb's coach. … Athletic director Paul Krebs said Mike Locksley will return next season as New Mexico's coach despite a second straight 1-11 season. … Jon Gruden said he's committed to staying at ESPN and is not a candidate for the Miami job. … Colorado AD Mike Bohn said he hopes to hire a coach in the next few days and denied he had offered the job to Washington Redskins assistant Jon Embree. … Hugh Freeze was named Arkansas State coach. … Northwestern running back Arby Fields has left the team and said he plans to transfer.

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