New Year's Day
Outback Bowl
Pre-game pick:
Auburn 31, Northwestern 23
Actual score: Auburn 38, Northwestern 35 (OT)
The skinny: Northwestern rallied from 14-point deficits twice and lost the game in overtime with a failed version of the fumblerooskie. The best bowl game of the season.

Gator Bowl
Pre-game pick:
West Virginia 38, Florida 34
Actual score: Florida State 33, West Virginia 21
The skinny: E.J. Manuel, filling in for Christian Ponder, threw for 189 yards and ran for a touchdown as the Seminoles sent Bobby Bowden out as a winner.

Capital One Bowl
Pre-game pick:
Penn State 23, LSU 20
Actual score: Penn State 19, LSU 17
The skinny: Penn State, and especially quarterback Daryll Clark, lacked a signature win this season. But Clark led the Nittany Lions on a game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter.

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Rose Bowl
Pre-game pick:
Oregon 27, Ohio State 23
Actual score: Ohio State 26, Oregon 17
The skinny: Terrelle Pryor played the best game of his young career, throwing for a career-high 266 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for 72 yards.

Sugar Bowl
Pre-game pick:
Florida 37, Cincinnati 23
Actual score: Florida 51, Cincinnati 24
The skinny: Tim Tebow capped his remarkable career by breaking Vince Young's BCS bowl record for total offense (533 yards). Tebow threw for 482 yards on 31-of-35 passing.