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December 27, 2018

Sewo Olonilua saved his best football game of the year for the bowl season.

The TCU running back had a career best 32 carries for 194 yards with one touchdown as the Horned Frogs defeated California 10-7 in overtime on Wednesday in the Cheez-It Bowl at Chase Field in Arizona.

The Kingwood graduate was also named the Offensive Most Valuable Player of the Cheez-it Bowl.

It was Olonilua’s first career 100-yard game as a Horned Frog and it included a season-long 33-yard gain. His 1-yard touchdown run was his second of the season and the 10th of his career.

Olonilua’s 194 yards rushing is a TCU bowl record and the most by a Horned Frog since Ed Wesley ran for 209 yards versus Air Force in 2010.

The 6-foot-3, 231-pound junior tailback’s 32 carries were the second-most in TCU bowl history, trailing only LaDainian Tomlinson’s 36 versus East Carolina in the 1999 Mobile Alabama Bowl.

It was the 11th bowl win for the Horned Frogs under head coach Gary Patterson, who has 14 winning seasons in 18 years at TCU.

Olonilua finished the season with a team-high 135 carries for 635 yards with an average of 4.7 yards per carry.

Atascocita’s Patrick Taylor Jr. shines in Bowl game

Patrick Taylor Jr. had 30 carries for 110 yards with one touchdown, but it wasn’t enough as Memphis lost a 37-34 decision to Wake Forest in the Jared Birmingham Bowl.

Taylor also had a 1-yard touchdown reception for the Tigers, who finished the year 8-6.

Taylor’s 110 rushing yards moves him into third all-time at Memphis for career years with 2,587 yards.

The 6-foot-3, 224 junior running back finished the season with 208 carries for 1,112 yards with 16 touchdowns.

The Atascocita graduate averaged 5.4 yards per carry this season and now has 32 career touchdowns for the Tigers.

Cosmi, Longhorns prepare for Georgia

Samuel Cosmi made his first career start for the Texas Longhorns in Week 2 against Tulsa and has delivered in the trenches at right tackle.

The Atascocita graduate and the Longhorns will take on Georgia at 7:45 p.m. Jan. 1 in the AllState Sugar Bowl at the Superdome in New Orleans.

Texas will be looking for its second-straight bowl win under head coach Tom Herman, who has led the Longhorns to a 9-4 season with one game remaining.

The redshirt freshman offensive lineman was rewarded for his efforts by being named a freshman All-American by USA Today and received honorable mention honors on the All Big 12 football team.

marcus.gutierrez@chron.com

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