The Big Ten went 3-7 in college football bowl games and took part in some of the most memorable moments and games of the season. Tom Dienhart rolls out his Best of the Bowls here.
"Whoa, Nellie!" indeed. Penn State and USC combined to score a Rose Bowl record 101 points in a 52-49 thriller Monday that went the Trojans' way following a last-second field goal. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's best of the Rose Bowl inside.
Matt Boermeester kicked a 46-yard field goal as time expired, and No. 9 Southern California rallied from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a spectacular 52-49 victory over No. 5 Penn State on Monday night in the highest-scoring Rose Bowl ever played.
The dreary bowl run continues for Iowa, which has now lost five in a row. The last three bowl losses have been bad, falling 45-28 to Tennessee in the TaxSlayer, 45-16 to Stanford in the Rose and now this 30-3 beating at the hands of Florida.
Austin Appleby threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns, helping No. 20 Florida end a two-game losing streak with a 30-3 rout of No. 21 Iowa in the Outback Bowl on Monday.
Wisconsin faced a lose-lose situation vs. Western Michigan in the Cotton Bowl. At the end of the day, Wisconsin avoided any embarrassment, while also giving the Big Ten a much-needed bowl victory in a 24-16 decision Monday.
Wisconsin tight end Troy Fumagalli made a leaping 8-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter and the Badgers won 24-16 in the Cotton Bowl on Monday to deny Western Michigan an undefeated season.
Troy Fumagalli is one of the Big Ten's elite tight ends, so it's no surprise when he makes a highlight-reel catch. Monday, in the Cotton Bowl, Fumagalli might have hauled in the best reception of his career.
Ohio State had plans to play one more week, in an attempt to claim their second national title in three seasons. See how the Buckeyes reacted to the loss on Twitter inside.
Two years ago, Ohio State had a Cinderella run to the national title, knocking off Alabama and Oregon in the playoff to win it all in 2014. The Buckeyes will enjoy no such run this season after being the first team to make the playoff despite not winning its conference championships.