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College football today - Bowl season updates, highlights, biggest moments and more

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Noah Ruggles wins Rose Bowl for Ohio State with late field goal (0:21)

Noah Ruggles' 19-yard field goal is the deciding score for Ohio State in a 48-45 win over Utah in the Rose Bowl. (0:21)

We've made it past the college football regular season and are heading full steam ahead into the 2021 bowl season, and there are surely going to be plenty of highlights over the next couple of weeks.

From the MVP of bowl season so far to the best on-field plays to the hilarious Cheez-It and mayo showers, we've got it all covered.

Let's get bowling!

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Saturday's bowl games

Outback Bowl
No. 21 Arkansas 24, Penn State 10

True. And an A+ troll.

As smooth as it gets.

Those roller coasters can get pretty intense.

Yeah, this isn't exactly a work of art.

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Penn State fails miserably on fake punt attempt

Penn State runs a fake punt vs. Arkansas but fails miserably to convert as the punter heaves it nowhere near a receiver.

Vrbo Citrus Bowl
Kentucky 20, Iowa 17

We will take any and all videos of players at amusement parks.

Why take the time to peel it?

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
Oklahoma State 37, Notre Dame 35

Looked like Notre Dame was going to steamroll Oklahoma State, but quite the opposite happened.

Spence Sanders, have a day.

So, uh. This happened.

Notre Dame was really feeling it in the first half.

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Chris Tyree hauls in 53-yard TD catch

Jack Coan tosses a pass over the blitz to a wide-open Chris Tyree, who races away untouched for the touchdown.

Rose Bowl Game Pres. by Capital One Venture X
Ohio State 48, Utah 45

Utah's helmets are a work of art.

Secure ball with fingertips. ✔
Get foot in end zone. ✔
Touchdown, Utes. ✔

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Micah Bernard makes superb catch in the corner of end zone for Utah TD

Cam Rising lofts a pass to Micah Bernard, who keeps the one foot in bounds for the touchdown.

Well, it was New Year's Eve.

Can't stop him.

Defense? Nah.

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Utah, Ohio State combine for 5 TDs in under 3 minutes at Rose Bowl

Utah and Ohio State light up the Rose Bowl with five touchdowns in 2 minutes and 31 seconds of game time.

Seems like an accurate comparison.

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Baylor 21, Ole Miss 7

Here's to a full and speedy recovery.

After a shootout in the Rose Bowl, there was one score in the first half of the Sugar Bowl. But it was a doozy.

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Baylor takes 96-yard INT return to the house

Al Walcott intercepts the tipped pass and it takes it 96 yards for a Baylor touchdown.

Matt Corral could have opted out. He wanted to play. And Ole Miss fans showed their appreciation.

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Sugar Bowl crowd gives Corral a standing ovation as he returns on crutches

Matt Corral receives a standing ovation as he returns to the sidelines of the Sugar Bowl on crutches.

Untouched into the end zone.


Bowl season MVP so far

Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud's numbers: 37-of-46, 573 yards, 6 TDs, 1 INT

Runner-up: Stroud's top receiver, Jaxon Smith-Njigba (15 receptions, 347 yards, 3 TDs)

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Stroud's 6 TDs, Smith-Njigba's big game propel Ohio State to Rose Bowl win

C.J. Stroud throws three touchdown passes each to Marvin Harrison Jr. and Jaxon Smith-Njigba. Smith-Njigba finishes with 346 receiving yards in Ohio State's 48-45 Rose Bowl win over Utah.


Best of bowl season

Best moment among the many great moments of the Rose Bowl.

Nothing says Christmas like a big-man scoop and score, right Javon Denis and Georgia State?

No love in the Big Ten?

A-plus troll game, UCF.

You be the judge.

See Spot ... dance?

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
Wake Forest 38, Rutgers 10

If only this play actually counted.

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This hurdle from A.T. Perry didn't count, but it was epic

A.T. Perry flies over a Rutgers defender as he heads toward the end zone, but he had already stepped out of bounds.

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl
Central Michigan 24, Washington State 21

This has to be one the best moments in his life.

CFP Semifinal: Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
Alabama 27,
Cincinnati 6

Facts.

Bearcats could have used him, TBH.

Respect.

CFP Semifinal: Capital One Orange Bowl
Georgia 34, Michigan 11

Hot Dawgs, for sure.

Just how they drew it up.

And they made it look easy.

This about sums it up for Michigan.

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Quay Walker lays big hit on J.J. McCarthy in 3rd quarter

Michigan's J.J. McCarthy tries to run for the first down, but takes a huge hit short of the line from Quay Walker.

The last time Michigan won the national title (shared with Nebraska in 1997), Lloyd Carr was the coach. Friday, he was honored at the Orange Bowl.

Duke's Mayo Bowl
South Carolina 38, North Carolina 21

It finally happened, a mayo shower.

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Shane Beamer gets mayo bath after South Carolina's win

South Carolina coach Shane Beamer is doused in mayonnaise after his team wins the Duke's Mayo Bowl.

And South Carolina made sure to take care of the trophy, unlike last year's winner.

Plenty of mayo to go around it seems. But this was not approved by Dionne Warwick.

But of course, there is still some football being played in addition to the mayo.

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UNC RB finds an opening to rush 63 yards to the house

North Carolina shows signs of life with a long touchdown from British Brooks.

For everything on the best showers of bowl season, check this out.

TransPerfect Music City Bowl
Purdue 48, Tennessee 45 (OT)

It was that kind of fourth quarter.

Sorry, Vols, you don't get a touchdown.

Yep, pretty much a home game for the Vols.

Guessing Purdue Pete took the over.

Now, that's how you show off your threads.

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Michigan State 31, Pitt 21

Not a bad TD throw from Pitt's third-string quarterback.

AKA a scoop and score for Pitt's Cam Bright.

SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl
Wisconsin 20, Arizona State 13

At least he has a good sense of humor.

HOPS.

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Maryland 54, Virginia Tech 10

OK, this is clever. Maryland's social team always brings it.

We co-sign this statement.

More fake punts, please.

The Hokies added the Yankees logo to their helmets, which you can read more about here.

Cheez-It Bowl
Clemson 20, Iowa State 13

His royal highness.

We'll sign up for a Cheez-It shower. Why not?

See the resemblance?

Valero Alamo Bowl
Oklahoma 47, Oregon 32

The passing of the torch is out, and the visor is IN.

We love these father-son moments, especially when it involved the Stoops family.

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl
Houston 17, Auburn 13

The Vulcan has his seatbelt securely fastened.

The excitement levels are way up.

We sure do.

Sure, this math checks out.

Auburn is ready.

So is Houston with its shiny helmets.

And this should be an automatic retweet for everyone.

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Air Force 31, Louisville 28

On this night, it's true.

How do you make several men miss? Just do this.

Or you can always just run right by everyone. That works, too,

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Texas Tech 34, Mississippi State 7

About sums it up for Bulldogs fans.

Oh yeah, these fits are top-notch.

Suppose they have open tryouts for the Masked Rider?

Guaranteed Rate Bowl
Minnesota 18, West Virginia 6

You know by now we love our big-man TDs.

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6-9, 380-lb lineman barrels in touchdown for Minnesota

At 6-9, 380 pounds, Daniel Faalele takes the handoff and runs through a crowd to score a 2-yard touchdown for Minnesota.

This is all of us at the end of the day.

At. Night.

If you're frantically searching the dial for the Holiday Bowl, you're not going to find it. And if you're old enough to know what "searching the dial" means, you probably should rest up for the remainder of Bowl Week.


Quick Lane Bowl
Western Michigan 52, Nevada 24

After Nevada took a 3-0 lead, Sean Taylor did the Wolf Pack one better for Western Michigan.

And the Broncos had some big plays left in their bag of tricks.

Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl
UCF 29, Florida 17

No stopping Ryan O'Keefe on this night: 110 rushing yards, 85 receiving yards, TD.

Frisco Football Classic
Miami (Ohio) 27, North Texas 14

One down, seven to go.

It was ruled a TD on the field and confirmed via replay. Thoughts?

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Nate Muersch lays out for spectacular Miami (OH) TD

Brett Gabbert floats in an 11-yard pass to Nate Muersch for a stellar touchdown.

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Army 24, Missouri 22

Game. Winner. Good.

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Army wins it on last-second field goal

Army kicker Cole Talley nails the 41-yard field goal as time expires to win the Armed Forces Bowl.

Army's Jakobi Buchanan was not about to be kept out of the end zone.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl
San Diego State 38, UTSA 24

San Diego State's Jesse Matthews took flight for the first of his two first-half touchdowns.

They're not wrong.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Wyoming 52, Kent State 38

Let's hope you picked the over for this one.

You want fries with that? Yes, please.

Myrtle Beach Bowl Presented by TaxAct
Tulsa 30, Old Dominion 17

Nice way to kick off the Myrtle Beach Bowl, LaMareon James.

Teal field ✔
Blue Cowboy hat ✔
Golden Hurricane victory ✔

Joe Anderson's day gets even better as Tulsa celebrates postgame.

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Louisiana 36, Marshall 21

Make it 13 straight.

Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl pres. by Stifel
Utah State 24, Oregon State 13

When you have your own bowl, you can do this sort of thing.

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Jimmy Kimmel plays the clarinet before his bowl game

Jimmy Kimmel tries his hand at the clarinet before the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl.

Are you also scared of the dark?

Not bad for a first-timer.

LendingTree Bowl
Liberty 56, Eastern Michigan 20

Liberty reminds everyone of that perfect bowl record.

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl
UAB 31, BYU 28

How do you stop this? You don't.

PUBG Mobile New Mexico Bowl
Fresno State 31, UTEP 24

This is what everyone should think of when they think of a QB sneak.

Why you always keep your eyes on the ball.

Cricket Celebration Bowl
South Carolina State 31, Jackson State 10

South Carolina State's celebrations are really just the best.

Not exactly sure what strategy this is, but it's working quite well!

More trolling, please.

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SC State's Shaquan Davis does Deion Sanders' TD dance

SC State QB Corey Fields Jr. finds Shaquan Davis for a touchdown, and Davis proceeds to mimic Deion Sanders' TD dance.

Here we have a very on-brand Deion Sanders.

RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl
Western Kentucky 59, App State 38

Hats off to Bailey Zappe on an incredible year.

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Bailey Zappe breaks Joe Burrow's record with 61st TD pass of season

Bailey Zappe grabs the FBS record for touchdown passes in a season after finding receiver Mitchell Tinsley for his 61st TD pass of the year.

Why don't all the bowls feature skydivers doing this?

House call!

Can we get the story behind this obvious friendship?

How do you prepare for a bowl game? You go bowling.

Tailgreeter Cure Bowl
Coastal Carolina 47, Northern Illinois 41

The best way to celebrate.

We love seeing all the new things teams come up with to celebrate big plays.

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Coastal Carolina's Silas Kelly: King of the ... South?

After Silas Kelly forces a turnover, his Coastal Carolina teammates celebrate by proclaiming him king, "Game Of Thrones" style.

In more of things that did not go according to plan.

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This trick play from Northern Illinois did not go as planned

Northern Illinois tries to take a trick play from "The Longest Yard," but it doesn't go as planned.

A good dog and a good chant: What more could you want?

The Chanticleers are definitely hyped up for Friday's game.

And they're cleaning up nicely.

Bahamas Bowl
Middle Tennessee 31, Toledo Rockets 24

In case it hasn't been clear all season, we love big-man plays.

Well. It's not what you want.

This touchdown is a thing of beauty.

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Matt Landers makes a great catch on 90-yard Toledo TD

Dequan Finn airs it out to Matt Landers, who bobbles the ball before pulling it in and racing away for an 90-yard score.

Keep all these amazing catches coming.

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Amazing one-handed grab helps set up MTSU TD

Jarrin Pierce makes a sensational catch as Middle Tennessee State marches down the field before Frank Peasant runs in for a touchdown.

Look at these views!