Fresno State safety Phillip Thomas (16) back pedals into coverage while playing against SMU in the third quarter of the Hawaii Bowl in an NCAA college football game Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

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Fresno State safety Phillip Thomas (16) back pedals into coverage while playing against SMU in the third quarter of the Hawaii Bowl in an NCAA college football game Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)