Record: 5-5

Heart of Dallas Bowl,

Dec. 26

Louisiana Tech 35,

Illinois 18

Bulldogs DE Houston Bates racks up 4 ½ sacks against Illinois, his former team.

Quick Lane Bowl, Dec. 26

Rutgers 40,

North Carolina 21

Rutgers' Josh Hicks rushes for 202 yards and Robert Martin has 100 yards with two TDs.

Pinstripe Bowl, Dec. 27

Penn State 31,

Boston College 30 (OT)

The Nittany Lions rally from a 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit and win after the Eagles miss a PAT in overtime.

Holiday Bowl, Dec. 27

Southern Cal 45,

Nebraska 42

The Trojans hold off a late rally as the teams combine for 1,040 yards of offense.

Foster Farms Bowl, Tuesday

Stanford 45, Maryland 21

Playing near its campus, the Cardinal outrushes the Terrapins 206-17.

Outback Bowl, Thursday

Wisconsin 34,

Auburn 31 (OT)

Melvin Gordon runs for 251 yards and three TDs, and the Tigers missed a 45-yard field goal in overtime.

Cotton Bowl, Thursday

Michigan State 42,

Baylor 41

A blocked field goal helps the Spartans complete a remarkable rally from 20 points down in the fourth quarter.

Citrus Bowl, Thursday

Missouri 33, Gophers 17

The Tigers rush for 337 yards and take advantage of three lost fumbles by the Gophers.

Sugar Bowl, Thursday

(national semifinal)

Ohio State 42, Alabama 35

Cardale Jones throws for 243 yards as the Buckeyes upset the top-ranked Crimson Tide.

TaxSlayer Bowl, Friday

Tennessee 45, Iowa 28

The Volunteers drove for TDs their first four possessions to jump out to a 28-0 lead.

CFP National Championship Game,

Jan. 12

Ohio State vs. Oregon

7:30 p.m., Arlington, Texas • ESPN