? By virtue of its 24--21 victory over Michigan State
in the Champs Sports Bowl, Boston College won 11 games for the first time since
1940. The Eagles also extended the nation's longest active bowl winning streak
? With its 44--27 triumph over Memphis in the New
Orleans Bowl, Florida Atlantic, a seventh-year program making its first
postseason appearance, was the only one of five Florida schools to win its
? TCU beat Houston 20--13 in the Texas Bowl, winning
its third consecutive bowl game for the first time since the late 1930s.
? Playing for the first time since Oct. 13, when his
clock-management mistake against Oregon State cost Cal a shot at the No. 1
ranking, Kevin Riley was 16 of 19 for 269 yards and three touchdowns and ran
for a score as the Bears rallied over Air Force 42--36 in the Armed Forces
? Making an early bid for the 2008 starting quarterback
job, Kodi Burns scored on a seven-yard run in overtime as Auburn defeated
Clemson 23--20 in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Alternating with senior Brandon Cox,
Burns carried 13 times for 69 yards.
? Defensive lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna blocked a
28-yard field goal attempt on the final play to preserve a 17--16 victory for
BYU over UCLA in the Las Vegas Bowl.
7 Consecutive postseason wins for Utah, which knocked
off Navy 35--32 in the Poinsettia Bowl.
31 NCAA-record bowl victories for Alabama, the latest a
30--24 win over Colorado in the Independence Bowl. With the victory the Crimson
Tide avoided consecutive losing seasons for the first time in 50 years.