?The Big Ten, another conference with a tarnished rep, also found redemption in the bowls. Its teams went 3-1. Michigan State, behind strong safety John Miller's two interceptions, hung on to whip greatly improved USC 20-17 in the Rose. It was only the third time in 19 years that the Big Ten has triumphed in Pasadena. Lorenzo White, the Spartans' alltime leading rusher, ran for 113 yards and scored both of his team's touchdowns. Iowa rallied from a fourth-quarter, two-touchdown deficit to beat a good Wyoming team 20-19 in the Holiday, and Michigan played more like the Michigan of yore in defeating Alabama 28-24 in the Hall of Fame. The Wolverines' Jamie Morris rushed for 234 yards and three TDs. Among Big Ten teams only Indiana fell; the Hoosiers were 27-22 losers to Tennessee in the Peach.
? Arizona State buffed up an otherwise lackluster season by holding off overachieving Air Force 33-28 in the Freedom, LSU showed it was as good as many observers suspected by hammering South Carolina 30-13 in the Gator, and Penn State showed it was worse than many thought when it was thrashed 35-10 in the Citrus by Clemson. That was the worst bowl loss ever for the Nittany Lions.