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GATOR BOWL Florida 24, Ohio State 17 Jan. (Credit: Getty Images)

GATOR BOWL
Florida 24, Ohio State 17
Jan. 2, 2012
Andre Debose returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown as Florida took down Ohio State in the "Urban Meyer Bowl." Next year, Meyer takes over a Buckeyes' program that finished 6-7.

College football bowl tracker

Look back at the results from each of the season's college bowl games.

GILDAN NEW MEXICO BOWL Temple 37, Wyoming 15
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GILDAN NEW MEXICO BOWL
Temple 37, Wyoming 15
Dec. 17, 2011
Bernard Pierce ran for two early touchdowns and Temple quarterback Chris Coyer threw for 169 yards and a touchdown to help Temple roll over Wyoming 37-15 in the New Mexico Bowl. The Owls defense had three interceptions to help Temple (9-4) to the second bowl win in school history. The Cowboys (8-5) are 6-7 in bowl games.

FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL Ohio 24, Utah State
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FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL
Ohio 24, Utah State 23
Dec. 17, 2011
Ohio quarterback Tyler Tettleton scored on 1-yard run with 13 seconds left to give the Bobcats a 24-23 victory over Utah State.

R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL Louisiana-Lafayette 32, San
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R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL
Louisiana-Lafayette 32, San Diego State 30
Dec. 17, 2011
Brett Baer's 50-yard field goal with time expiring won it for Louisiana-Lafayette.

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BEEF 'O' BRADY ST. PETERSBURG BOWL Marshall 20,
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BEEF 'O' BRADY ST. PETERSBURG BOWL
Marshall 20, FIU 10
Dec. 20, 2011
Aaron Dobson caught two touchdowns from Rakeem Cato and Tyler Warner kicked two field goals to lead Marshall.

S.D. COUNTY CREDIT UNION POINSETTIA BOWL No. 16
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S.D. COUNTY CREDIT UNION POINSETTIA BOWL
No. 16 TCU 31, Louisiana Tech 24
Dec. 21, 2011
Casey Pachall highlighted a record-setting game with a 42-yard touchdown pass to Skye Dawson with 4:26 left to lift No. 16 TCU to a 31-24 victory against Louisiana Tech in the Poinsettia Bowl.

MAACO LAS VEGAS BOWL No. 8 Boise State
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MAACO LAS VEGAS BOWL
No. 8 Boise State 56, Arizona State 24
Dec. 22, 2011
Kellen Moore was 23-of-30 for 266 yards and two touchdowns to lead Boise State to a 56-24 win.

SHERATON HAWAII BOWL No. 22 Southern Miss 24,
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SHERATON HAWAII BOWL
No. 22 Southern Miss 24, Nevada 17
Dec. 24, 2011
Southern Mississippi quarterback Austin Davis had a rough night against Nevada, but when it counted the most he carried his team to victory. On third-and-goal in the fourth quarter, he scrambled right and found Kelvin Bolden for the 4-yard score, capping a seven-play, 68-yard drive. He had just 59 yard passing at halftime and finished 18 of 41 for 165 yards.

LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA BOWL Purdue 37, Western Michigan
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LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA BOWL
Purdue 37, Western Michigan 32
Dec. 27, 2011
Purdue used three crucial plays - a pair of successful onside kicks and a kickoff return for touchdown - to get the Big 10 a bowl win. Western Michigan quarterback Alex Cardner finished with five turnovers, including one with two minutes left that helped seal the deal for the Boilermakers.

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BELK BOWL NORTH CAROLINA STATE 31, LOUISVILLE 24
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BELK BOWL
NORTH CAROLINA STATE 31, LOUISVILLE 24
Dec. 27, 2011
Mike Glennon and T.J. Graham were a two-man wrecking crew for the Wolfpack in their Belk Bowl win. Glennon threw for 264 yards and three touchdowns, and Graham caught seven passes for 116 yards and two scores.

MILITARY BOWL TOLEDO 42, AIR FORCE 41 Dec.
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MILITARY BOWL
TOLEDO 42, AIR FORCE 41
Dec. 28, 2011
Air Force's attempt to win the game in regulation by going for a two-point conversion backfired in Toledo's win. The Rockets were led by Bernard Reedy, who caught three touchdowns.

BRIDGEPOINT EDUCATION HOLIDAY BOWL Texas 21, California 10
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BRIDGEPOINT EDUCATION HOLIDAY BOWL
Texas 21, California 10
Dec. 28, 2011
David Ash caught Texas' first TD and threw its second as the Longhorns won the Holiday Bowl

CHAMPS SPORTS BOWL Florida State 18, Notre Dame
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CHAMPS SPORTS BOWL
Florida State 18, Notre Dame 14
Dec. 29, 2011
Florida State forced three turnovers and came back from a 14-0 third quarter deficit to upend Notre Dame.

VALERO ALAMO BOWL No. 15 Baylor 67, Washington
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VALERO ALAMO BOWL
No. 15 Baylor 67, Washington 56
Dec. 29, 2011
Heisman winner Robert Griffin III threw for 295 yards and Terrance Ganaway ran for 200 yards and five touchdowns.

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ARMED FORCES BOWL BYU 24, Tulsa 21 Dec.
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ARMED FORCES BOWL
BYU 24, Tulsa 21
Dec. 30, 2011
Riley Nelson hit Cody Hoffman for a 2-yard touchdown pass with 11 seconds to go to lift BYU past Tulsa.

NEW ERA PINSTRIPE BOWL, at Yankee Stadium Rutgers
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NEW ERA PINSTRIPE BOWL, at Yankee Stadium
Rutgers 27, Iowa State 13
Dec. 30, 2011
Chas Dodd hit Brandon Coleman for an 86-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter and Jawan Jamison ran for two scores to lead Rutgers over Iowa State 27-13 in the Pinstripe Bowl.

FRANKLIN AMERICAN MORTGAGE MUSIC CITY BOWL Mississippi State
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FRANKLIN AMERICAN MORTGAGE MUSIC CITY BOWL
Mississippi State 23, Wake Forest 17
Dec. 30, 2011
Vick Ballard ran for a career-high 180 yards and two touchdowns to lead Mississippi State over Wake Forest 23-17 Friday night in the Music City Bowl — the Bulldogs’ fifth straight bowl victory and second consecutive under coach Dan Mullen.

INSIGHT BOWL No. 19 Oklahoma 31, Iowa 14
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INSIGHT BOWL
No. 19 Oklahoma 31, Iowa 14
Dec. 30, 2011
Blake Bell ran for three touchdowns to help No. 19 Oklahoma survive a late rally and a crashing camera to beat Iowa 31-14 in the Insight Bowl Friday night.

MEINEKE CAR CARE OF TEXAS BOWL Texas A&M
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MEINEKE CAR CARE OF TEXAS BOWL
Texas A&M 33, Northwestern 22
Dec. 31, 2011
Ryan Tannehill threw for 329 yards and a touchdown and Ben Malena ran for two more scores to lead Texas A&M to a 33-22 win over Northwestern in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.

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HYUNDAI SUN BOWL Utah 30, Georgia Tech 27
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HYUNDAI SUN BOWL
Utah 30, Georgia Tech 27
Dec. 31, 2011
John White plowed into the end zone from 8 yards out to give Utah a 30-27 overtime victory against Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl.

AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL Cincinnati 31, Vanderbilt 24 Dec.
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AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL
Cincinnati 31, Vanderbilt 24
Dec. 31, 2011
Isaiah Pead ran for 149 yards and a touchdown, and Ralph David Abernathy IV’s 90-yard kickoff return early in the fourth quarter put Cincinnati ahead to stay as the Bearcats edged Vanderbilt 31-24 in the Liberty Bowl.

KRAFT FIGHT HUNGER BOWL Illinois 20, UCLA 14
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KRAFT FIGHT HUNGER BOWL
Illinois 20, UCLA 14
Dec. 31, 2011
Terry Hawthorne returned an interception 39 yards for Illinois’ first touchdown late in the third quarter and the Illini snapped a six-game losing streak by beating UCLA 20-14 in the Fight Hunger Bowl.

CHICK-FIL-A BOWL Auburn 43, Virginia 24 Dec. 31,
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CHICK-FIL-A BOWL
Auburn 43, Virginia 24
Dec. 31, 2011
Playing without its top quarterback and running back, Auburn used tandems at each position to set a season scoring high and beat Virginia 43-24 in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

TICKETCITY BOWL No. 19 Houston 30, No. 22
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TICKETCITY BOWL
No. 19 Houston 30, No. 22 Penn State 14
Jan. 2, 2012
Case Keenum exposed Penn State's defense, throwing for 532 yards and three touchdowns in the win. The Cougars finish the year 13-1, while Penn State ends a tumultuous season 9-4.

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OUTBACK BOWL No. 17. Michigan State 33, No.
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OUTBACK BOWL
No. 17. Michigan State 33, No. 16 Georgia 30 (3 OT)
Jan. 2, 2012
The Spartans bounced back from a 16-0 halftime deficit to beat Georgia on a field goal. Blair Walsh had the chance to tie the Spartans and send the game to a fourth overtime, but his 47-yard field goal attempt was blocked.

CAPITAL ONE BOWL No. 9 South Carolina 30,
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CAPITAL ONE BOWL
No. 9 South Carolina 30, No. 20 Nebraska 13
Jan. 2, 2012
The South Carolina defense held Nebraska scoreless after the Cornhuskers took a 13-9 lead with 3:33 left in the first quarter. Alshon Jeffrey received for 148 yards and a touchdown in the win.

GATOR BOWL Florida 24, Ohio State 17 Jan.
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GATOR BOWL
Florida 24, Ohio State 17
Jan. 2, 2012
Andre Debose returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown as Florida took down Ohio State in the "Urban Meyer Bowl." Next year, Meyer takes over a Buckeyes' program that finished 6-7.

ROSE BOWL No. 5 Oregon 45, No. 10
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ROSE BOWL
No. 5 Oregon 45, No. 10 Wisconsin 38
Jan. 2, 2012
De'Anthony Thomas carried the ball twice and found the end zone each times, reeling off scoring runs of 91 yards and 64 yards in Oregon's win. Thomas and LaMichael James (159 yards) combined for over 300 yards on the ground.

FIESTA BOWL No. 3 Oklahoma State 41, No.
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FIESTA BOWL
No. 3 Oklahoma State 41, No. 4 Stanford 38 (OT)
Jan. 2, 2012
Justin Blackmon caught three touchdowns in his final college game, and the Cowboys took advantage of a pair of missed Stanford field goals to win in overtime.

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ORANGE BOWL No. 23 West Virginia 70, No.
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ORANGE BOWL
No. 23 West Virginia 70, No. 14 Clemson 33
Jan. 4, 2012
Geno Smith tied the record for any bowl game with six touchdown passes, and the No. 23-ranked Mountaineers set a bowl scoring record as they beat No. 14 Clemson 70-33.

ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL No. 13 Michigan 23, No.
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ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL
No. 13 Michigan 23, No. 17 Virginia Tech 20
Jan. 3, 12, 8:30 p.m.
Brendan Gibbons drilled a 37-yard field goal down the middle in overtime to lift No. 13 Michigan to a 23-20 victory over 17th-ranked Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl.

COTTON BOWL No. 7 Arkansas 29, No. 11
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COTTON BOWL
No. 7 Arkansas 29, No. 11 Kansas State 16
Jan. 6, 2012
Joe Adams had his fourth punt return for a touchdown this season and No. 7 Arkansas matched a school record with its 11th victory, beating No. 11 Kansas State 29-16 in the Cotton Bowl.

BBVA COMPASS BOWL SMU 28, Pittsburgh 6 Jan.
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BBVA COMPASS BOWL
SMU 28, Pittsburgh 6
Jan. 7, 2012
J.J. McDermott ran and threw for first quarter touchdowns and SMU beat Pittsburgh 28-6 in the BBVA Compass Bowl.

BCS CHAMPIONSHIP No. 2 Alabama 21, No. 1
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BCS CHAMPIONSHIP
No. 2 Alabama 21, No. 1 LSU 0
Jan. 9, 2012
Alabama kicked five field goals and Trent Richardson scored a late touchdown as the Crimson Tide pitched the first shutout in BCS National Championship history against LSU.

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