Vols, Buckeyes and Wolverines score big in bowl wins...Stanford up big
UNDATED - The Outback Bowl was the first bowl game of the day and unranked Tennessee walked all over No. 12 Northwestern, 45-6. Joshua Dobbs of the Vols threw for 166 yards and ran for two touchdowns in the win. Dobbs scored on runs 14 and 18 yards, while Jalen Hurd ran for 130 yards and one TD for the 9-4 Volunteers.
The Wildcats finished the season with a record of 10-3.
- In the Fiesta Bowl, Ohio State defeated Notre Dame 44-28. The Buckeyes end the season with a record of 12-1 while the Irish head home with a final tally of 10-3. The Buckeyes dominated the game despite the fact All-America defensive lineman Joey Bosa missed most of the game after being ejected for targeting. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is 10-2 all-time in bowl games. After four seasons with Ohio State he is 50-4 with a national championship last year.
- In the Citrus Bowl, the Michigan Wolverines beat Florida 41-7. Jake Rudock threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns. Michigan had three touchdown drives of at least 70 yards and finished with 503 yards of offense against a Florida defense that entered the game ranked sixth nationally. The final record for Michigan is 10-3 while the Gators close things out 10-4.
Stanford, ranked No. 5 by the AP, is leading No. 6 Iowa 35-0 in the Rose Bowl. The Cardinal scored three touchdowns in the opening 11 minutes. For Stanford, an appearance in the "Granddaddy of all Bowl Games" is nothing new. This is the Cardinal's third visit in four years. Record-wise Iowa is 12-1 and Stanford is 11-2.
And tonight in the Sugar Bowl is Oklahoma State is going up against Mississippi.