It's College Bowl Season and with this year's Independence Bowl in the can, I figured it would be helpful to see just how much fantastic action we have to look forward to all the way through New Year's Eve.
Jameis Winston's two-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin in the closing seconds of the BCS National Championship Game Monday night was quite the dramatic ending, leading to some outsize reactions from fans watching.
The BCS era came to an end with one of the best games in history as No. 1 Florida State rallied for the game-winning touchdown with just 13 seconds left to secure a 34-31 win over No. 2 Auburn in the BCS National Championship Game.
Trevor Knight wasn’t the Heisman finalist on the field. But he certainly played like one, throwing for 348 yards and four touchdowns as No. 11 Oklahoma upset the two-time defending champion Crimson Tide, 45-31.
Quarterback Connor Cook threw for a career-high 332 yards while the Spartans’ top-ranked defense dominated the second half to lead Michigan State to its first Rose Bowl victory in 26 years.
Although Alabama won’t be playing for a third consecutive national championship, the Crimson Tide can still go out with a big win as two of college football’s most storied programs face off in New Orleans.
While the first week of college bowl games may not have featured college football's biggest names, the games certainly didn't lack for excitement and late-game drama. Here are some of the highlights from this week in college football.