WOW! Catch your breath, four down, two to go!

What a great day of college football on New Year’s Day!  One for the Big 12 and one for the big 10 in the day’s first bowl games.  20 Northwestern defeated Mississippi State 34 -20 in the Gator Bowl.  This was their first bowl win since the 1949 Rose Bowl and they halted a 9 game losing bowl skid. Congrats to Northwestern.

In the Heart of Dallas Bowl, Oklahoma State hammered Purdue 58 – 14. Chalk one up for the Big 12!

Then, two losses for the Big 10.

In the Capital One Bowl, 7 UGA derailed 16 Nebraska, 45 – 31 behind the leadership of Junior QB Aaron Murray.  Murray has 3 consecutive seasons of 3000+ yards passing.  Not even the great Peyton Manning accomplished that.  Will Murray return or declare for the draft?

In the best bowl game so far, 10 South Carolina outlasted 18 Michigan, 33 – 28.  WOW!  What a ball game.  Congrats to South Carolina and the old ball coach (Steve Spurrier)!  South Carolina wins 11 games for the second year in a row, the first time that has ever happened at the University of South Carolina.  QB Connor Shaw (hobbled), backup QB Dylan Thomas, Ace Sanders and Jadeveon Clowney (is he the best player in America?) put on a show.  This game had 4 lead changes in the final fifteen minutes of play.  The hit by Clowney on the Michigan QB that not only jarred the ball loose but sent his helmet flying was something to see.  Ace Sanders returns a punt for a TD and catches a TD pass.  Marcus Lattimore on the sideline, cheering his teammates on.  This game was superb!  Michigan bids farewell to QB,RB Denard Robinson after four years.  Again, what a game!

Next up, Brent and Herbie in beautiful Pasadena, CA for the Rose Bowl.  One of my “other” teams in action, 6 Stanford.

Stay tuned…

After today, bit of a breather.  One game a night and then the NFL wild card games on Sunday before Monday night BCS National Championship game.

Rose Bowl and Orange Bowl still to come today on New Year’s Day everyone!

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