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Who should be No. 1? After a weird BCS title game and an even weirder season, Florida's victory has to do. Gene Wojciechowski
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David Johnson

Tulsa raced through the rain to another GMAC Bowl win and a couple more records, too. Tarrion Adams rushed for 207 yards and three touchdowns in the 45-13 victory over No. 22 Ball State. StoryBlog

Quan Cosby

Texas QB Colt McCoy connected on a 26-yard touchdown pass to Quan Cosby, lifting the Longhorns to a 24-21 Fiesta Bowl win over Ohio State. Story ... Watch ... Blog
Schlabach: Horns turn tables on OSU

Utah

Utah's climb reached a new summit. The Utes completed an undefeated season with a sweet 31-17 Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama. Story ... Watch ... Blog
Dinich: MWC deserves shot | Woj blog Video

Jevan Snead

Apparently, Jevan Snead would have fit right in with this year's Big 12 QBs. Snead outdueled Texas Tech QB Graham Harrell in a 47-34 shootout at the Cotton Bowl.
Story
... Blog ... Harrell sets TD mark

Matt Stafford

It took some time, but Matt Stafford heated up down the stretch. The Georgia QB tossed three TDs in the final 18 minutes of the Bulldogs' 24-12 win over Michigan St. in the Capital One Bowl. Story ... Watch ... Blog

Joe Ganz

After being knocked around and nearly out in the first half, Nebraska QB Joe Ganz rebounded in the second half, throwing for two TDs in the Cornhuskers' 26-21 win over Clemson in the Gator Bowl. Story ... Blog

Shonn Greene

Shonn Greene has carried Iowa all season, and the Outback Bowl was no different. The Hawkeyes' back ran for 121 yards and three touchdowns in Iowa's 31-10 rout of South Carolina. Story ... Watch ... Blog

LSU

Georgia Tech rolled into the Chick-fil-A Bowl, but LSU rocked on New Year's Eve behind Charles Scott's three rushing touchdowns, flicking the Yellow Jackets aside 38-3. Story ... Blog ... Watch

Dezmon Briscoe

Todd Reesing kept going to the well, and it kept coming up with water. Dezmon Briscoe and Kerry Meier caught 24 of Reesing's 27 passes as Kansas beat Minnesota 42-21 in the Insight Bowl. Story ... Blog

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt won a bowl game for the first time in exactly 53 years, with Bryant Hahnfeldt kicking a 45-yard field goal for a 16-14 win over Boston College in the Music City Bowl. Story ... Blog ... Watch

Oregon State

Depending on the point of view, it was either the ugliest game of the year or a defensive struggle. Either way, Oregon State came away with a 3-0 victory over Pittsburgh in the Sun Bowl. Story ... Blog

Case Keenum

Houston got the better of Air Force in a rematch from earlier in the season, beating the Falcons 34-28 in the Armed Forces Bowl. The win ended the Cougars' 8-game bowl winless streak. Story ... Blog ... Watch

Brian Kelly

The Big East has already lost a number of high-profile coaches, which is exactly why it needs to show Cincinnati coach Brian Kelly some love. Pat Forde
Bennett: "Next man in" QBs lift Cincy

Alabama

Alabama returned to the national stage in 2008. The Crimson Tide probably are here to stay, but a Sugar Bowl win over Utah is a must to prove it. Chris Low
Maisel: Offensive line keeps Tide rolling

Frank Beamer

Frank Beamer and Virginia Tech are back in the Orange Bowl, but the Hokies face a no-win, must-win situation against the Bearcats in Miami. Heather Dinich
Watch Video: McShay breaks down the Orange

Jeremiah Masoli

Led by quarterback Jeremiah Masoli and RBs Jeremiah Johnson and LeGarrette Blount, Oregon ran wild on Oklahoma State to the tune of 310 yards, capturing the Holiday Bowl 42-31. Story ... Watch ... Blog

Chase Clement

Chase Clement did a little of everything in Rice's 38-14 Texas Bowl win over Western Michigan. The Owls' QB threw three TD passes, ran for one and caught one in the rout. Story ... Blog

Da'Rel Scott

Da'Rel Scott came off the bench midway through the 3rd quarter to rush for 174 yards and two 4th-quarter touchdowns, lifting Maryland to a 42-35 win over Nevada in the Humanitarian Bowl. Story ... Watch ... Blog

Derrick Williams

Four years ago, the stench of losing was attached to Penn State. But a special group of seniors cleansed the State College air for the Nittany Lions. Ivan Maisel
Maybin seizes chance | Bowman grows up

Brian Johnson

Season-ending injuries usually aren't a good thing. But a 2005 knee injury signaled a better future for both quarterback Brian Johnson and Utah. Graham Watson
Watson: Speed thrills Utah D

Jeremy Maclin

The Missouri stars shined in overtime. Chase Daniel hit Jeremy Maclin on a 7-yard TD pass, then the Tigers' defense stopped Northwestern to lift Mizzou to a 30-23 win in the Alamo Bowl. Story ... Watch ... Blog

Mike Teel

It was a season of rallies for Rutgers. First, the Scarlet Knights rebounded from a 1-5 start. Then at the Papajohns.com Bowl, Rutgers scored 13 4th-quarter points to beat NC State 29-23. Story ... Watch ... Blog

Daniel Porter

It was a familiar formula for Louisiana Tech in the Independence Bowl. The Bulldogs fell behind early, then came from behind for a 17-10 win over Northern Illinois in Shreveport, La. Story ... Watch ... Blog

Jahvid Best

Few finished the regular season playing as well as Jahvid Best. He was at his best against Miami, but it was a late defensive play that pushed Cal past the Hurricanes in the Emerald Bowl. StoryWatchBlog

Christian Ponder

Florida State scored on the ground, it scored in the air -- even the defense contributed two TDs. The end result was a dominating, 42-13 win for the Seminoles and a forgettable day for Wisconsin. StoryWatchBlog

Pat White

Both North Carolina and West Virginia made big plays and put up plenty of points. But only one had Pat White. The QB ended his illustrious career in style, leading WVU to a 31-30 win over UNC. StoryWatchBlog

Bowling

The gifts might be unwrapped, but the area under the bowl tree isn't bare. Our experts took a look inside the 15 presents left before the new year arrives. Feldman: Predictions
Bloggers: What to watch ... Picks

Jimmy Clausen

Christmas came early for Notre Dame. And the gift under the tree was exactly what the Irish wanted. Notre Dame broke a nine-bowl losing streak with a 49-21 destruction of Hawaii. Story ... Watch ... Blog

Aaron Brown

TCU made a transaction of significant value at the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. The Horned Frogs ran past previously undefeated Boise State for a 17-16 win. Story ... Watch ... Blog take

Southern Miss

Sixty minutes was not enough. But one overtime was. Britt Barefoot's OT kick and a blocked FG helped Southern Miss to a 30-27 win over Troy in the New Orleans Bowl. Recap ... Watch Video ... Blog

Gartrell Johnson

Gartrell Johnson's career day powered Colorado St. vs. Fresno St. RecapWatch
Zona bests BYU, 31-21WatchBlog
Wake tops Navy, 29-19WatchBlog
Grothe, USF blast Memphis, 41-14Watch

gadgetshelenoftroy

PlayStations and camcorders and Trek mountain bikes and Oakleys … and high-end hair dryers (yes, we said hair dryers) fit for kings, these are the bowl gift guide's favorite things. Heather Dinich

Bowl celebration

The most wonderful time of the year is here. Which teams will still be festive after the 34-bowl sprint? The Dash knows. Pat Forde
Watch: Under the radar | Beyond the BCS
Watch: Bowl wishes | Podcast: Ivan, Beano

Moreno, Ringer

Will the offenses dominate the BCS title game? Can Utah deal with Alabama at the line of scrimmage? Our bloggers tackle those issues and more in their first takes on all 34 bowl games. Bowl previews

Oklahoma

Did the BCS get it right? Pat Forde and Ivan Maisel might not agree on that. But they do like some of the BCS matchups. Watch
Watch preview: BCS title game | Rose
Watch preview: Fiesta | Sugar | Orange

Florida, OU

Florida and Oklahoma chose fight over flight. Pending the mere-formality puffs of smoke from the BCS Vatican chimney, they'll get a Miami reward for perseverance -- and dominance. Pat Forde

FEDEX BCS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Miami - Jan. 8, 2009
FOX, 8 p.m. ET
  
BCS BOWL CENTRAL

All 119 FBS teams have been trying to grind their way to the top since Aug. 28. The reward is finally here. Ten talented teams will end their seasons by searching for BCS glory.


BCS: Rose | Sugar | Fiesta | Orange
EAGLEBANK BOWL
Wake Forest
Wake Forest 29, Navy 19
Washington, D.C.
Saturday, Dec. 20
Navy

NEW MEXICO
Colorado State
Colorado St. 40, Fresno St. 35
Albuquerque, N.M.
Saturday, Dec. 20
Fresno State

Rams run over BulldogsHighlights Video
Bowl History: Rams | Bulldogs | New Mexico
MAGICJACK ST. PETERSBURG BOWL
Memphis
South Florida 41, Memphis 14
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Saturday, Dec. 20
South Florida

PIONEER LAS VEGAS
BYU
Arizona 31, BYU 21
Las Vegas
Saturday, Dec. 20
Arizona

R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS
Southern Miss
Southern Miss 30, Troy 27, OT
New Orleans
Sunday, Dec. 21
Troy

SAN DIEGO COUNTY CREDIT UNION POINSETTIA
Boise State
TCU 17, Boise State 16
San Diego
Tuesday, Dec. 23
TCU

Frogs edge Broncos | Highlights Video | Blog
Bowl History: Broncos | Frogs | Poinsettia
SHERATON HAWAII
Hawaii
Notre Dame 49, Hawaii 21
Honolulu
Wednesday, Dec. 24
Notre Dame

MOTOR CITY
Florida Atlantic
FAU 24, Central Mich. 21
Detroit
Friday, Dec. 26
Central Michigan

MEINEKE CAR CARE
West Virginia
WVU 31, UNC 30
Charlotte, N.C.
Saturday, Dec. 27
North Carolina

CHAMPS SPORTS BOWL
Wisconsin
Florida State 42, Wisconsin 13
Orlando, Fla.
Saturday, Dec. 27
Florida State

EMERALD BOWL
Miami
California 24, Miami 17
San Francisco
Saturday, Dec. 27
California

Cal pulls away from MiamiHighlights
Bowl History: Canes | Bears | Emerald
INDEPENDENCE BOWL
NIU
La. Tech 17, Northern Ill. 10
Shreveport, La.
Sunday, Dec. 28
Louisiana Tech

PAPAJOHNS.COM BOWL
NC State
Rutgers 29, NC State 23
Birmingham, Ala.
Monday, Dec. 29
Rutgers

VALERO ALAMO BOWL
Missouri
Missouri 30, Northwestern 23
San Antonio
Monday, Dec. 29
Northwestern

ROADY'S HUMANITARIAN BOWL
Maryland
Maryland 42, Nevada 35
Boise, Idaho
Tuesday, Dec. 30
Nevada

Terps run past Wolf Pack ... Blog ... Highlights
Bowl History: Terps | Pack | Humanitarian
TEXAS BOWL
Western Michigan
Rice 38, Western Michigan 14
Houston
Tuesday, Dec. 30
Rice

PACIFIC LIFE HOLIDAY BOWL
Oklahoma State
Oregon 42, Oklahoma St. 31
San Diego
Tuesday, Dec. 30
Oregon

Ducks run around Cowboys ... Blog ... Highlights
Bowl History: Cowboys | Ducks | Holiday
BELL HELICOPTER ARMED FORCES BOWL
Houston
Houston 34, Air Force 28
Fort Worth, Texas
Wednesday, Dec. 31
Air Force

BRUT SUN BOWL
Oregon State
Oregon State 3, Pittsburgh 0
El Paso, Texas
Wednesday, Dec. 31
Pitt

Beavers shut out Panthers ... Blog takes
Bowl History: Beavers | Panthers | Sun
GAYLORD HOTELS MUSIC CITY BOWL
Boston College
Vanderbilt 16, BC 14
Nashville, Tenn.
Wednesday, Dec. 31
Vanderbilt

Commodores kick Eagles ... Watch ... Blog
Bowl History: Eagles | Dores | Music City
INSIGHT BOWL
Kansas
Kansas 42, Minnesota 21
Tempe, Ariz.
Wednesday, Dec. 31
Minnesota

CHICK-FIL-A BOWL
LSU
LSU 38, Georgia Tech 3
Atlanta
Wednesday, Dec. 31
Georgia Tech

OUTBACK BOWL
South Carolina
Iowa 31, South Carolina 10
Tampa, Fla.
Thursday, Jan. 1
Iowa

Hawkeyes humble Gamecocks ... Blog ... Watch
Bowl History: Gamecocks | Hawkeyes | Outback
CAPITAL ONE BOWL
Georgia
Georgia 24, Michigan State 12
Orlando, Fla.
Thursday, Jan. 1
Michigan State

KONICA MINOLTA GATOR BOWL
Nebraska
Nebraska 26, Clemson 21
Jacksonville, Fla.
Thursday, Jan. 1
Clemson

ROSE BOWL GAME PRESENTED BY CITI
Penn State
USC 38, Penn State 24
Pasadena, Calif.
Thursday, Jan. 1
USC

USC cruises past Penn St. ... Blog ... Watch
Bowl History: Lions | Trojans | Rose
FEDEX ORANGE BOWL
Cincinnati
Virginia Tech 20, Cincinnati 7
Miami, Fla.
Thursday, Jan. 1
Virginia Tech

Hokies shut down Bearcats ... Blog ... Watch
Bowl History: Bearcats | Hokies | Orange
AT&T COTTON BOWL
Ole Miss
Ole Miss 47, Texas Tech 34
Dallas
Friday, Jan. 2
Texas Tech

Rebels shock Red Raiders ... Blog
Bowl History: Rebels | Red Raiders | Cotton
AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL
Kentucky
Kentucky 25, East Carolina 19
Memphis, Tenn.
Friday, Jan. 2
East Carolina

Wildcats rally past Pirates ... Watch ... Blog
Bowl History: Wildcats | Pirates | Liberty
ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL
Utah
Utah 31, Alabama 15
New Orleans
Friday, Jan. 2
Alabama

Utes pour it on Tide ... Highlights ... Blog take
Bowl History: Utes | Tide | Sugar
INTERNATIONAL BOWL
Buffalo
UConn 38, Buffalo 20
Toronto
Saturday, Jan. 3
Connecticut

TOSTITOS FIESTA BOWL
Ohio State
Texas 24, Ohio State 21
Glendale, Ariz.
Monday, Jan. 5
Texas

Last-second TD lifts Horns ... Blog ... Highlights
Bowl History: Buckeyes | Horns | Fiesta
GMAC BOWL
Ball State
Tulsa 45, Ball State 13
Mobile, Ala.
Tuesday, Jan. 6
Tulsa

FEDEX BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Florida
Florida 24, Oklahoma 14
Miami, Fla.
Thursday, Jan. 8
Oklahoma

BOWL OVERVIEW
From the EagleBank Bowl to the FedEX BCS Championship Game, ESPN.com is your guide throughout the bowl season.

Bowls: Overview | Schedule
BOWL LEADERS
Which QBs are passing their bowl tests? Which RBs are rushing to bowl glory? Which receivers are the catch of the bowl season? We're tracking it all. See which players are posting the biggest bowl numbers. 2008-09 Bowl leaders
COLLEGE BOWL MANIA

Think you know who will win all 34 bowl games this season? Put your prognosticating skills to the test in College Bowl Mania, featuring both confidence-style and straight-up selections. Track your picks
SPORTSNATION VS. BLOGGERS
Ready for a challenge? Here's your chance to put your bowl prognostication skills to the test against ESPN.com's college football bloggers. SportsNation will go against a blogger on each bowl game. Make your picks and see who wins. Make your picks
PICK CENTER
Need help picking the bowl games? NCAA Football Pick Center is a service for ESPN Insiders where fans can take a look at two different simulation models to get an idea of how every college football game each week may turn out. Pick Center: Bowl Games
ESPN RADIO
Hear all five BCS bowls -- including the FedEx BCS National Championship Game - -and much more this bowl season on ESPN Radio. Check out the schedule. ESPN Radio schedule
BOWL CHALLENGE CUP
Which conference will rack up the best record during the 2008 bowl season? ESPN.com tracks how the conferences fared in our annual Bowl Challenge Cup. (Records through Jan. 8)
Conferences W-L
Pac-10 5-0
SEC 6-2
Big East 4-2
C-USA 4-2
Mountain West 3-2
Big 12 4-3
Sun Belt 1-1
ACC 4-6
WAC 1-4
Big Ten 1-6
MAC 0-5