BOISE, Idaho — Matt Linehan threw for 381 yards and four touchdowns, and ran for another score Thursday to help Idaho beat Colorado State 61-50 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in the third-highest scoring game in bowl history.

Idaho (9-4) matched its highest victory total since moving to FBS in 1996, but the victory will do nothing to quell the debate over the school’s decision to move back down to FCS play. In April the Sun Belt informed the school it was dropping Idaho after the 2017 season.

Colorado State (7-6) finished with a bowl loss for the second straight year.

After a scoreless first quarter, it appeared that both teams had dug in for a defensive game. But that quickly dissipated as the teams started rolling up points.

The bowl record for points is 125 in Marshall’s 64-61, double-overtime victory over East Carolina in the 2001 GMAC Bowl. Idaho and Colorado State broke the Potato Bowl scoring record set in 2009 in Idaho’s 43-42 victory over Bowling Green.


(3) KANSAS 71, UNLV 53: Josh Jackson scored 21 points, Svi Mykhailiuk had 20 and Frank Mason III added 13 as Kansas (11-1) beat UNLV (7-6) at Las Vegas, extending its winning streak to 11 games.

Kansas got 12 rebounds and four points from Landen Lucas.

The Jayhawks haven’t lost since a season-opening 103-99 overtime setback to Indiana in Honolulu.

(16) INDIANA 97, AUSTIN PEAY 62: James Blackmon Jr. scored 24 points and Robert Johnson added 20 as Indiana (10-2) blew out Austin Peay (4-9) at Bloomington, Indiana.

Indiana extended its home-court winning streak to 26 games, the fifth-longest in school history.

Josh Robinson had 21 points for the Governors, who have lost seven straight.

(24) CINCINNATI 93, MARSHALL 91: Troy Caupain rebounded his missed shot and made a short jumper with 0.7 seconds left in overtime, rallying Cincinnati (10-2) over visiting Marshall (7-5).

The Bearcats trailed by as many as 15 points in regulation and held the lead only briefly, 75-74 on Tre Scott’s free throw with 2:49 left. A 3-pointer by Jacob Evans III off a Marshall turnover made it 80-80 and sent it to overtime.


(9) WASHINGTON 82, BRIGHAM YOUNG 70: Kelsey Plum scored 29 points and Washington (12-1) rolled past BYU (6-5) at Provo, Utah.

Washington dominated the second quarter after a slow offensive start and took a 43-23 lead into halftime.

NORTHERN IOWA 67, (24) KANSAS STATE 59: Madison Weekly had 20 points, including a season-high five 3-pointers, Hannah Schonhardt had her second double-double of the season and Northern Iowa (7-4) beat Kansas State (10-2) at Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Schonhardt had 14 points and 11 rebounds, Mikaela Morgan hit three 3s and added 11 points, and Ellie Herzberg scored 10 for Northern Iowa.

The Panthers made 13 3s and shot 41 percent from behind the arc, both season highs.


NORTH CAROLINA: The school released a third Notice of Allegations from the NCAA that included charging the school with providing improper extra benefits after withdrawing a similar charge last spring.

First tied to conduct by academic counselors, the charge now focuses on two former staffers while also citing them for violating “principles of ethical conduct.”