Your all-time BCS bowl single game yardage leader-Tim Tebow
The Bowl Blitz
Outback Bowl Northwestern 35, Auburn 38, Overtime
- The teams combined for 9 turnovers (7 INTs, 2 lost fumbles), 1037 yards gained, 10 TDs, 11 punts and 15 penalties for 165 yards (Auburn was flagged 12 times for 140 yards).
- Perhaps inspired by the successful gamble of Idaho's Robb Akey, Northwestern's Coach Pat Fitzgerald went for the win in OT by calling a fake FG run, the attempt was stopped at the Auburn 2 yard line.
- Northwestern's QB Mike Kafka was 47/78 for 532 yards 4 TDs, 5 INTs and rushed for 34 yards and a TD.
Gator Bowl West Virginia 21, Florida State 33
- The bowl win was number Bobby Bowden's 22nd. He finishes his career trailing only Joe Paterno in bowl wins (24). Florida State finished its season 7-6 which gave Bowden 33 straight winning seasons.
- Noel Devine had 168 yards rushing, 28 receiving yards and 1 TD for West Virginia.
- Florida State QB E.J. Manuel was an efficient 17/24 for 189 yards passing and also added 70 yards rushing and 1 TD.
Capital One Bowl Penn State 19, LSU 17
- Penn State K Colin Wagner kicked four short FGs (26, 18, 20, 21) including the game winner from 21 yards out with 57 seconds left to play.
- Joe Paterno picked up his record 24th bowl win in his record 36th bowl appearance. Les Miles dropped his first bowl game as LSU's coach (4-1 overall).
- The teams combined for 15 punts due to atrocious field conditions-a new Capital One Bowl record.
Rose Bowl Ohio State 26, Oregon 17
- Ohio State ended a three game BCS bowl losing streak (now 5-3 overall in the BCS) with the win and won their first Rose Bowl since 1997. The Big 10 is now 9-11 (.450) in the BCS. Oregon dropped to 1-1 in BCS play. The Pac 10 is 9-5 (.643) in the BCS.
- Rose Bowl MVP Terrelle Pryor had 338 total yards and 2 passing TDs.
- Ohio State held the ball for a Rose Bowl record 41:37 and ran 89 plays. Oregon only ran 53 plays and was outgained 419-260.
Sugar Bowl Cincinnati 24, Florida 51
- Seemingly playing against air in the first half and a stiff a/c breeze in the second half in the Superdome, Gators QB Tim Tebow put up a BCS bowl record 533 total yards (482 passing). He was 31/35 passing and threw 3 TDs and ran for another score. Florida gained a Sugar Bowl record 659 yards.
- Florida held a 30-3 halftime lead and scored 23 straight points to start the game and 14 straight after the Cincy FG to put the game away early in the 3rd quarter. The Gators are the only team thus far in the bowl season to eclipse half a hundred on the scoreboard
- Cincy falls to 0-2 in the BCS and the Big East is now 6-6 (.500) all-time in the BCS. Florida is now 5-1 in BCS games and improved the SEC's record to 13-5 (.722) in the BCS.
It is very safe going with Lincoln's bowl picks. He is 9-2. Me...not so much, 5-10.
Bowl Challenge Standings
MWC 4-0 1.000 Pt. differential: 68
Sun Belt 1-0 1.000 (Dwight Dasher swagger boost override) Pt. differential: 10
Independents 1-0 1.000 Pt. differential: 22
Big 10 3-2 .600 Pt. differential: 13
Big 12 3-2 .600 Pt. differential: -8
ACC 3-3 .500 Pt. differential: 24
SEC 3-3 .500 Pt. differential: 21
Big East 2-2 .500 Pt. differential: -16
C-USA 2-3 .400 Pt. differential: -19
WAC 1-2 .333 Pt. differential: -41
Pac 10 2-5 .286 Pt. differential: -60
MAC 0-3 .000 Pt. differential: -14