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Jan. 1: TCU wins Rose Bowl

The undefeated Horned Frogs were the first Mountain West team to play in the "The Granddaddy of Them All," and they withstood 226 rushing yards from Wisconsin in a 21-19 victory. After Wisconsin's Montee Ball scored on a four-yard run to close the gap to two with two minutes remaining, TCU's Tank Carder deflected Scott Tolzien's pass on the potential game-tying conversion attempt (inset).

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