December 30, 2012 |
David Ash threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes, the last a 36-yard strike to Marquise Goodman with 2 minutes, 24 seconds left, to give Texas a 31-27 comeback victory over No. 15 Oregon State in the Alamo Bowl in Austin, Texas, on Saturday night. The Longhorns (9-4) never led before Goodman scored his second touchdown on a deep post pattern, one snap after Texas converted a fourth-and-1 play to keep its chances alive. Storm Woods ran for 118 yards and scored two touchdowns for Oregon State (9-4)
December 28, 2012
Rutgers is 5-2 in its seven postseason bowl appearances and is riding a five-game winning streak. Here are the results: W - Dec. 30, 2011, Pinstripe Bowl: Rutgers 27, Iowa St. 13 W - Dec. 19, 2009, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Bowl: Rutgers 45, Central Florida 24 W - Dec. 29, 2008, PapaJohns.com Bowl: Rutgers 29, North Carolina St. 23 W - Jan. 5, 2008, International Bowl: Rutgers 52, Ball St. 30 W - Dec. 28, 2006, Texas Bowl: Rutgers 37, Kansas State 10 L - Dec. 27, 2005, Insight Bowl: Arizona St. 45, Rutgers 40 L - Dec. 16, 1978, Garden State Bowl: Arizona St. 34, Rutgers 18 - Associated Press
December 28, 2012 |
IN THE NEXT 7 days, some fans will snack on the Buffalo Wild Wings and Chick-fil-A bowls, while others will visit San Francisco for the Fight Hunger Bowl. There will be a trip to Memphis for Liberty and Shreveport, Miss., for Independence. Remember, the Alamo Bowl is in San Antonio. From Yankee Stadium to Honolulu, a gluttony of bowl games will be played that have absolutely nothing to do with deciding the national champion. Who cares, football is football. Here is a look at the next 20 bowls: INDEPENDENCE Ohio U. (8-4)
December 5, 2011 |
Penn State discovered Sunday what it had feared since former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was indicted last month on child sexual-abuse charges - that bowl committees would be reluctant to invite the Nittany Lions because of the controversy associated with the scandal. Although they finished tied for the fourth-best record in the Big Ten this season at 9-3, the Nittany Lions had to wait until the TicketCity Bowl, the seventh of the games affiliated with the conference to select, chose them for its Jan. 2 game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
December 5, 2011
WHOA. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Before you go all "We Are" on everyone, consider that it could have been worse. You . . . Me . . . . . . Detroit. As late as yesterday afternoon, no less a sage than Jerry Palm of CollegeBCS.com called it a real possibility, that Jerry Sandusky's alleged misdeeds, and a lack of good ones on the part of Joe Paterno and Penn State brass, would flush the Lions' 9-3 season to literally the last Big Ten bowl invite available - The Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Dec. 27. So chill a little now that your unfairly bewitched football team heads to Dallas for a Jan. 2 bowl against a Houston team that until Saturday had a single-digit ranking and a chance to play in a BCS bowl.
December 6, 2008 |
Ball State fumbled away its perfect season. The 12th-ranked Cardinals coughed it up four times and Buffalo scored off each turnover, routing the previously unbeaten team, 42-24, last night in the Mid-American Conference championship game in Detroit. Ball State (12-1) finished the regular season undefeated for the first time since 1949. The Cardinals entered the game without much of a shot to bust into the Bowl Championship Series, because it trailed Utah in the standings.
November 15, 2008 |
When you think about Penn State's best teams over the last decade or so - which shouldn't take long - 2005 was a good year, 1999 not so much. This year's team is hoping to drink the wine from three seasons ago as opposed to the vintage nine years old. All three teams suffered devastating, last-second defeats as their first losses. Last week, the Nittany Lions fell to Iowa. In 2005, it was Michigan. And in 1999, Minnesota delivered the blow. Each time, their national championship hopes were crushed.
July 11, 2007 |
The Oakland Raiders signed safety Donovin Darius yesterday. Darius could challenge incumbent starter Stuart Schweigert for playing time, adding veteran leadership to a young secondary. Darius, who will turn 32 next month, had been a mainstay in Jacksonville's secondary since he was the club's first-round pick in the 1998 draft out of Syracuse. But the Jaguars released him in June, trying to get younger and faster on defense. He is a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High in Camden.
December 30, 2006 |
South Carolina and Houston put on a record-setting offensive show for the first 30 minutes of the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn. The Gamecocks provided the defense when it mattered most. Defensive end Jordin Lindsey came up with two turnovers for a defense that slowed down Houston in the second half, and South Carolina beat the Cougars, 44-36, yesterday for its first bowl victory under coach Steve Spurrier. "I still believe our defense can play a lot better," Spurrier said.
November 5, 2006 |
His back to the stadium gate, Seth Anagnostis adjusted his red wig and eyed the growing crowd warily. He was not losing his coveted place at the front of the line - a spot that would score him front-row seats in the student section of the Rutgers-UConn football game. "All this is new," Anagnostis said a little incredulously, taking in, with one sweep of his arm, the throng of 100 or so red-clad students behind him 90 minutes before game time. "People who didn't care about football, who never came to games, are here, lining up. People are talking about the team, even during the week.