Watch Live: Cal vs. Illinois - Redbox Bowl (4 pm, WJZY)

As a defensive-minded coach trying to find his way in college football, California’s Justin Wilcox was naturally drawn to watching tapes of Lovie Smith’s teams at Illinois. When the two coaches got together a few weeks ago to promote Monday’s Redbox Bowl, Wilcox was like a kid at Christmas.

Buffalo tops Charlotte 31-9 in Bahamas Bowl

Jaret Patterson ran for 173 yards and two touchdowns, Kyle Vantrease passed for a touchdown and ran for another and Buffalo got the first bowl win in school history, beating Charlotte 31-9 on Friday in the Bahamas Bowl.

App State head football coach leaving for Missouri, sources say

Missouri reached an agreement Sunday with Eliah Drinkwitz to take over the Tigers’ once-proud football program, a person with knowledge of the hiring told The Associated Press, making Appalachian State’s successful coach the second-youngest in a Power Five conference.