Criticized for his play in big games, Daryll Clark (above) passed for 216 and a touchdown and directed the game-winning drive for a field goal as Penn State[up arrow] slipped by LSU[down arrow] 19--17 in the Capital One Bowl.
C.J. Spiller accounted for 172 yards and a TD on 20 touches as Clemson[up arrow] beat Kentucky[down arrow] 21--13 in the Music City Bowl. Spiller was the only player in the country to score a touchdown in every game this season.
Southern Miss[up arrow] fell to Middle Tennessee State[up arrow] 42--32 in the New Orleans Bowl, but the Golden Eagles' Damion Fletcher became only the ninth player in Division I-A history to rush for 1,000 yards in four consecutive seasons.
Playing in gusts of up to 55 mph, Max Hall threw for 192 yards and three TDs as BYU[down arrow] beat Oregon State[down arrow] 44--20 in the Las Vegas Bowl.
Florida State[up arrow] rallied from a 14--3 deficit to beat West Virginia[down arrow] 33--21 in the Gator Bowl as retiring coach Bobby Bowden (right) clinched his 33rd consecutive winning season.
With its 37--27 Poinsettia Bowl victory over Cal[down arrow], Utah[up arrow] won its ninth straight bowl game. During the streak the Utes have beaten teams from the ACC, Big East, Pac-10 and SEC.
No program has appeared in the Insight Bowl more than Minnesota[up arrow], which has played in three of the last four. Unfortunately for the Gophers they are winless in those three trips to the desert, the latest a 14--13 loss to Iowa State[down arrow].