TCU, we hardly knew ye. So what’s next for the struggling Big East?
The Fiesta Bowl’s future as a part of the Bowl Championship Series could be decided before the end of May. Officials for the troubled game and the BCS met Saturday at the Big Ten offices.
Both the Ducks and Tigers come in to this game undefeated, having played brutal schedules and passing every test they faced. There’s no question that these are the two best teams in the country.
Wes Byrum gets the question all the time: What would it be like to give Auburn a BCS title with one kick? Luckily, he already knows what it’s like to be the hero — at least on a smaller stage.
And if those bowl-season stats seem bloated, try this: Ohio State and Alabama each spend more than $31 million a year to run their football programs, while nine other teams closing out the season at one of those 35 bowl games spend $20 million plus.
Now that the New Mexico, Humanitarian and New Orleans bowls are over with, the real bowl season begins. I don’t mean to hype the upcoming slate of games up too much, but they will provide a nice taste of what’s to come.
The Fiesta Bowl missed its marquee matchup. Left with little choice after the Orange Bowl took No. 5 Stanford, the Fiesta Bowl ended up selecting four-loss Connecticut to face Big 12 champion Oklahoma.
The Virginia Tech Hokies turned their season around with 11 straight victories, culminating in Tyrod Taylor’s four-touchdown performance Saturday night as No. 12 Virginia Tech beat No. 20 Florida State 44-33 for its third Atlantic Coast Conference title in four years.
Cam Newton left nothing to chance. He ran and passed the Auburn Tigers to a shot at the national championship they were denied six years ago, and he might as well start working on that Heisman pose, too.
Heisman Trophy contender LaMichael James, Kenjon Barner and the fast-paced Ducks negotiated the last speed bump on the way to the BCS national title game, grinding out a 37-20 victory against Oregon State in the Civil War on Saturday.
Geno Smith threw for a career-high 352 yards, Ryan Clarke had three short touchdown runs and No. 23 West Virginia overcame turnover problems to beat Rutgers 35-14 on Saturday and clinch at least a share of the Big East title.
UConn started the season 3-4, but has won four in a row to earn a shot at the big prize.
Connecticut’s Jordan Todman ran for 175 yards and three touchdowns and the Huskies moved a step closer to a BCS bowl berth Saturday with a 38-17 win over Cincinnati.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Louisville and Rutgers are going to play a bowl game of sorts – a postseason elimination bowl. With both teams needing a win to keep their hopes alive, Louisville (5-6, 2-4 Big […]
In an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Bob Kustra angrily responded to Ohio State President Gordon Gee’s statement that TCU and Boise State don’t deserve to be in the Bowl Championship Series title game even if they run the table.