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Independence Day: Rich Rod returns and Heisman finalist

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The Advocare V100 Independence Bowl learned Monday that it will have a Heisman finalist in its game.  Boston College running back Andre Williams, who ran for 2,102 yards, the first college running back to over 2,000 yards since 2008, has been named one of six finalists to be in New York for the Heisman Trophy announcement Saturday night.  Williams will join Auburn running back Tre Mason and four quarterbacks.. favorite Jameis Winston of Florida State, A.J. McCarron of Alabama, Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch and last year's winner, Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M.

Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez is looking forward to playing in the game, beyond the challenge of facing Williams and the Eagles.  Rodriguez knows Shreveport and the state of Louisiana well from his days coaching at Tulane in New Orleans.  His Wildcats may have finished 7-5, but they were good enough to beat Utah, which beat Rose Bowl-bound Stanford.

This year's game is an intriguing match-up.

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