In addition to all-conference teams, here are the top players, coaches and freshmen from each Power 5 league.
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Happy bowl season! Here are the key players and storylines for every game, including the playoff.
- Picking winners for every bowl game matchup
- Gophers fire D-coordinator Smith after big loss
- Gophers RB Brooks won't be charged after arrest
- Gophers' Annexstad treated for hurt midsection
From Dec. 15 through Jan. 7, the Celebration Bowl through the CFP National Championship, Adam Rittenberg picks his winners for bowl season.
Demetrius Douglas returned a punt 69 yards for a touchdown, Minnesota's defense held up on the road and the Golden Gophers ran away from Wisconsin for a 37-15 win on Saturday to snap a 14-game losing streak in the rivalry and reclaim Paul Bunyan's Axe.
Isaiah Bowser rushed for 85 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 24 Northwestern turned three turnovers by Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan into 10 points on the way to a 24-14 victory on Saturday that stretched its program-record road winning streak...
Minnesota's maligned defense held Purdue to season-lows in yards and points, and Seth Green had a touchdown rushing and passing for the Gophers in a 41-10 win against the Boilermakers in the cold and snow on Saturday.
Minnesota fired defensive coordinator Robb Smith on Sunday, a day after the team allowed 55 points in a loss at Illinois.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Minnesota fires defensive coordinator Robb Smith a day after allowing 55 points in a loss at Illinois. Defensive line coach Joe Rossi will serve as coordinator for the rest of the season. The Gophers' defense really struggled during Big Ten play. "These decisions are always difficult, especially when they involve a close friend and colleague," Gophers head coach PJ Fleck said in a prepared statement.
Reggie Corbin rushed for 213 yards and two touchdowns -- both coming on runs of more than 70 yards -- as Illinois defeated Minnesota 55-31 on Saturday.