New York Post

Rosen aims to duck Browns

- Staff and wire reports

UCLA quarterbac­k Josh Rosen, who is expected to be one of the top picks in next year’s draft, only seemed to add fuel to a recent report that he does not want to wind up with the Browns, the owners of the No. 1 pick next April. That could bode well for the Giants, who currently slot into the No. 2 position.

“I’d rather be a lower pick at the right team than a higher at the wrong team,” Rosen told ESPN before the Bruins lost 35-17 to Kansas State in the Cactus Bowl on Tuesday night. Rosen did not play because of a concussion.

The “wrong team,” everyone believes, is the Browns, who are 0-15 and have a miserable history of developing quarterbac­ks. On Sunday, ESPN reported Rosen would consider returning for his senior season if it becomes clear the Browns envision him as their top pick. The report stated he would rather be drafted by a team like the Giants, suffering through a 2-13 season with Eli Manning looking every bit of his 36 years of age.

The Bruins (6-7) weren’t the same without Rosen, and they couldn’t contain Alex Delton, who ran for 158 yards and accounted for four touchdowns to lead the Wildcats (8-5) to a win in what could be the final game of coach Bill Snyder’s career.

Heart of Dallas

In Dallas, Zach Moss ran for 150 yards, including a careerlong 58-yard run for a touchdown on Utah’s opening drive, quarterbac­k Tyler Huntley ran for two TDs and Utah defeated West Virginia 30-14.

The Utes (7-6) are now 11-1 in postseason games under coach Kyle Whittingha­m, who matched Alabama’s Nick Saban for the most bowl wins by an active coach.

The Mountainee­rs (7-6), who lost their third straight, had only 153 total yards.

Quick Lane

In Detroit, Daniel Jones threw for two touchdowns, ran for another and finished with 338 yards of offense to lead Duke (7-6) to a 36-14 win over Northern Illinois (8-5).

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