Justin Jackson ran for 226 yards and three touchdowns and powered Northwestern to only its third bowl victory, 31-24 over No. 22 Pittsburgh in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night.
No team entered the bowl season amid the tumult that enveloped Minnesota, which had to diffuse a player boycott that threatened its participation in this game. Things got smoothed out, and the Golden Gophers proceeded to post a 17-12 upset of Washington State to finish 9-4.
Shannon Brooks caught a tipped pass from Mitch Leidner for a 13-yard, go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter and Minnesota upset Luke Falk and the Washington State Cougars 17-12 in the Holiday Bowl on Tuesday night.
Florida State received a surprise when it checked into its hotel in preparation for the Orange Bowl vs. Michigan. There stood a young Michigan fan, 3, dressed in a Michigan shirt and track pants, belting out a rendition of the Wolverines' iconic fight song The Victors.
Maryland got back in the bowl business in its first year under DJ Durkin, the former Michigan defensive coordinator. Alas, the Terrapins couldn’t finish with a win, falling 36-30 to Boston College in the Quick Lane Bowl.
Patrick Towles threw two touchdown passes and caught a pass for a score in the first half, helping Boston College build a big lead in a 36-30 win over Maryland in the Quick Lane Bowl on Monday.
Going to bowls has a lot of perks for programs. Another game to play, good exposure and extra practice time, among other things. But for the players, it’s all about the SWAG--Stuff We All Get.
Pressed for time during the holiday season? Sure you are! Who isn’t? What with the trip to Toys “R” Us to buy a Mr. Microphone and surfing the web for a good deal on a Zamfir pan flute CD, we all are busy. That’s why I’m here. Let me prioritize the Big Ten bowls for you, from best to worst. You’re welcome. 1. Fiesta Bowl: Ohio State vs. Clemson. Good luck trying to find a better postseason matchup than this. This playoff game between No. 2 seed Clemson and No. 3 Ohio State, the first team to make the playoff
Every game has a storyline, right? So what are they for the 10 Big Ten bowl teams? From Ohio State and its playoff matchup with Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl to Maryland and its battle vs. Boston College in the Quick Lane Bowl, here is what to watch for.
Ten Big Ten teams are bowling this postseason, including a record four in New Year's Six Bowls. The highlighter: No. 3 Ohio State playing No. 2 Clemson in the semifinals.