Jan 2, 2013 1:02 AM by Bill Halter

New Years Day College Football Bowl Recap

Six of the 35 college football Bowl Games and two of the BCS Bowls were played on January 1st.

20th ranked Northwestern (10-3) won a Bowl Game for the first time since 1949. The Wildcats beat Mississippi State (8-5), 34-20.

In the Heart of Dallas Bowl, Oklahoma State (8-5) beat Purdue (6-7), 58-14.

10th ranked South Carolina (11-2) threw a 32 yard touchdown pass with 11 seconds left to beat 18th ranked Michigan (8-5), 33-28 in the Outback Bowl.

After narrowly missing out on the National Championship Game, 7th ranked Georgia (12-2) knocked off 16th ranked Nebraska (10-4) in the Capital One Bowl. Georgia junior quarterback Aaron Murray threw five touchdown passes in a 45-31 win.

Wisconsin (8-6) lost the Rose Bowl for a third straight seasons. 6th ranked Stanford (12-2) beat the Badgers 20-14. Wisconsin running back Montee Ball scored a touchdown, he finishes his career with an FBS record 83 touchdowns.

12th ranked Florida State (12-2) stuffed Northern Illinois (12-2) all-purpose threat Jordan Lynch for most of the night and won the Orange Bowl 31-10.

There are still six Bowl Games left to be played including the National Championship Game between Notre Dame and Alabama on January 7.



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