Synopsis: Stepfan Taylor’s five-yard touchdown run with 1:21 remaining looked to be enough to win the game for Stanford, but a Curt Phillips-led offense drove down the field and scored with just :13 on the clock. This secured the Badgers’ second Rose Bowl win in three years.
Phillips, who made his fourth start of the season, threw for 370 yards and three touchdowns off 47 pass attempts. Montee Ball ended his collegiate career with a 97-yard performance. Taylor had 95 yards rushing and two touchdowns for the Cardinal, while QB Kevin Hogan combined for 260 yards and two scores.
The Badger mascot revealed himself as Bret Bielema, who was calling the plays from a wireless headset within the costume. And oddly enough, all is right in the world.
Fiesta Bowl: Oregon 29, Kansas State 26
Synopsis: Following a Collin Klein touchdown with 2:07 left in the fourth quarter, Marcus Mariota connected with tight end Colt Lyerla for the game-winning score, leaving just 33 seconds on the clock and giving Oregon its second straight BCS bowl win.
Kansas State kicker Anthony Cartele misses two field goals over 50 yards, including a 56-yarder with two seconds left in the game. Mariota combined for 297 yards and two touchdowns, while Klein – a Heisman finalist – threw for 203 yards and three scores, and also added 54 yards on the ground.
During the post-game press conference, Chip Kelly asked a member of the media to pick a card out of a deck. When it came out to be a Cleveland Browns logo, he shuddered and demanded a re-do until the Philadelphia Eagles' card appeared.
New Mexico Bowl: Nevada 47, Arizona 21
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Toledo 27, Utah State 20
Poinsettia Bowl: BYU 34, San Diego State 31
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl: Ball State 27, UCF 20
New Orleans Bowl: ECU 27, LA-Lafayette 21
Las Vegas Bowl: Washington 28, Boise State 27
Hawaii Bowl: SMU 38, Fresno State 35
Little Caesars Bowl: Central Michigan 45, Western Kentucky 17 [Let the Petrino era begin!]
Military Bowl: Bowling Green 27, San Jose State 20 (2OT)
Belk Bowl: Cincinnati 17, Duke 10
Holiday Bowl: UCLA 20, Baylor 16 [Hope you bet the under…]
Independence Bowl: LA-Monroe 27, Ohio 24
Russell Athletic Bowl: Virginia Tech 17, Rutgers 13
Meineke Car Care Bowl: Texas Tech 27, Minnesota 17
Armed Forces Bowl: Air Force 17, Rice 7
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Arizona State 28, Navy 14
Pinstripe Bowl: West Virginia 31, Syracuse 21
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: TCU 35, Michigan State 19
Alamo Bowl: Texas 34, Oregon State 17
Music City Bowl: Vanderbilt 28, North Carolina State 25
Sun Bowl: Georgia Tech 28, USC 14 [Good bye, Lane Kiffin]
Liberty Bowl: Iowa State 31, Tulsa 10
Chick-fil-A Bowl: LSU 35, Clemson 21
Heart of Dallas Bowl: Purdue 24, Oklahoma State [Darrell Hazell FTW]
Gator Bowl: Northwestern 17, Mississippi State 14
Outback Bowl: South Carolina 17, Michigan 7
Capital One Bowl: Georgia 31, Nebraska 24
Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma 27, Texas A&M 20 [Landry Jones for Heisman!]
BBVA Compass Bowl: Pittsburgh 38, Ole Miss 20
GoDaddy.com Bowl: Arkansas State 21, Kent State 14
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