Tommy Armstrong Jr. threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Nebraska cap a losing season by beating UCLA 37-29 in the Foster Farms Bowl on Saturday night in Santa Clara, Calif.
The Cornhuskers (6-7) scored 30 consecutive points after falling behind 21-7 early to overpower the Bruins (8-5) and provide a happy ending to coach Mike Riley's first season.
Stanley Morgan Jr. gave Nebraska the lead for good with a one-handed, 22-yard catch in the third quarter and Imani Cross, Terrell Newby and Andy Janovich all ran for scores for the Cornhuskers.
Armstrong completed 12 of 19 passes for 174 yards and ran for 76 more to lead the way for Nebraska, which had a season-high 326 yards rushing.
UCLA's Josh Rosen passed for 319 yards and two TDs.
Virginia Tech 55, Tulsa 52: Frank Beamer built a powerhouse at Virginia Tech thanks to a ferocious defense and terrific special teams.
In an unexpected twist, his final game with the Hokies was all about offense.
But the 69-year-old coach wasn't complaining, only laughing and smiling after Virginia Tech's victory over Tulsa in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La.
"It was different," Beamer said. "But all I know is we won the football game."
Michael Brewer passed for 344 yards, Isaiah Ford had 227 yards receiving and Virginia Tech (7-6) held off a rally by Tulsa (6-7) in the final minutes.
Beamer finished with a 238-121-2 record at Virginia Tech over 29 seasons.
Virginia Tech was playing in a bowl for the 23rd straight season. The first game of that streak also was in the Independence Bowl in 1993, when the Hokies beat Indiana 45-20.
"The first time I came to Shreveport I left here a happy guy," Beamer said. "The last time I come to Shreveport I'll leave here a happy guy."
"I may come back to Shreveport just for the hell of it."
Duke 44, Indiana 41 (OT): Ross Martin kicked a 36-yard field in overtime, and the Blue Devils held off the Hoosiers at Yankee Stadium for their first bowl victory in 54 years.
After Martin made his kick on the first possession of the extra period, the Hoosiers' Griffin Oakes missed a 38-yard attempt to hand the Blue Devils (8-5) their first bowl victory since the 1961 Cotton Bowl and drop Indiana to 6-7.
Oakes' try sailed above the right upright and was ruled wide. He protested that it was good, but the kick could not be reviewed and Duke's players poured onto the field to celebrate.
Washington State 20, Miami (Fla.) 16: Luke Falk threw two touchdown passes to lead the Cougars (9-4) to a victory over the Hurricanes (8-5) in snowy El Paso, Texas.
Washington State (9-4) won a bowl game for the first time since the 2003 Holiday Bowl.
Heart of Dallas Bowl
Washington 44, S. Mississippi 31: Myles Gaskin broke a third-quarter tie with an 86-yard run and finished with a season-high 181 yards and four TDs to help the Huskies (7-6) beat the Golden Eagles (9-5) in Dallas.
Gaskin, the game's most valuable player, gained 170 yards in the second half on 17 carries after being held to 11 yards on nine rushes in the first half.
St. Petersburg Bowl
Marshall 16, Connecticut 10: Chase Litton completed 23 of 34 passes for 218 yards and a TD as the Thundering Herd (10-3) beat the Huskies (6-7) in St. Petersburg, Fla. Nick Smith kicked three field goals for Marshall, including a 32-yarder with 1:44 to play that was part of a 13-play, 80-yard march that lasted 6:35.