What a day it was in college football yesterday. There were some great bowls. Here are the 3 bowls from yesterday.
Rose bowl – in the “grand daddy of them all” and the 100th version of it, we saw Michigan State face off against Stanford, a usual in this game. The score was 24-17 in favor of Michigan .St, and Stanford kicked a field goal to lessen the deficit to 4. Michigan .St failed to do anything on their drive and punted it to Stanford. On a tough 4th and 1, Michigan. St’s #1 Defense stopped them from going anywhere and won. The tackle that stopped him was by backup LB Kyle Elsworth filling in for superstar captain Max Bullough. Elswoth went airborne and tackled the runner In his tracks. Elsworth won defensive MVP and offensive MVP went to QB Connor Cook. Cook had 332 yards and 2 TD’s.
In the Capital One bowl, South Carolina faced off against Wisconsin. This game was a close one but South Carolina won 34-24. QB Connor Shaw had 312 yards and 3 TD’s.
In the Tostitos Fiesta bowl two high scoring offenses showed off Ina great matchup, Baylor vs Central Florida. UCF was the youngest franchise to make a BCS Bowl game. It was Baylor’s 1st bowl also. They’ve been around since 1899! The game was very high scoring but ended in a UCF 52-42 win. UCF QB Blake Bortles threw for 301 yards and 2 TD’s while RB Storm Johnson ran for 124 and 3 TD’s. Baylor QB Bryce Petty threw for 356 and 2 TD’s.
In the NHL Winter Classic in the Big House football stadium. Home of the Michigan Wolverines. That stadium holds the top 2 records for capacity. Well, that was broken at the game and it was ‘snowin and went into a shootout. Talk about getting your money’s worth. The Maple Leaves came out with a 3-2 win and they won the shootout 2-1 in 3 rounds.
Happy late new year!!