Broadcast Crews Announced For #RPLVB XXII

ESPN’s Thursday College Football Primetime series announcers have been assigned to call the 2013 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl for ABC television.

Rece Davis will handle play-by-play here for the second time and first time since 2009 while his regular ESPN co-workers Jesse Palmer and David Pollack will make their Las Vegas debuts as analysts in the booth and reporter Samantha Ponder will be on the sidelines in Las Vegas for the first time.

No. 20 Fresno State faces No. 25 USC on Saturday beginning at 12:30 p.m. PT at Sam Boyd Stadium. A limited number of tickets for public purchase remain by calling (702) 739-3267 or visiting

On the radio side, the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl will be broadcast live nationally via Sports USA as well as along with American Forces Network. Eli Gold, best known as the voice of Alabama Football, will handle play-by-play duties while former Colorado and Northwestern head coach Gary Barnett will again add his analysis.