2012 bowl games results
Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl: UCF 38, Ball State 17
The Knights dominated the Cardinals in their final game as a member of Conference USA. Blake Bortles threw for 271 yards and three touchdowns and the red-shirt sophomore also rushed for a career-high 80 yards and scored on a 6-yard run in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, Dec. 21.
Holiday Bowl: Baylor 49, No. 17 UCLA 26
The Bears' Nick Florence threw for two scores and completed 10 of 13 passes for 188 yards, giving him 4,309 for the season to break Robert Griffin III's school record of 4,293 set in his Heisman Trophy-winning season of 2011. The Bruins' loss in San DIego on Thursday, Dec. 27 was their third straight.
Orange Bowl: No. 13 Florida State 31, No. 16 Northern Illinois 10
The Seminoles' Lonnie Pryor rushes for a 60-yard touchdown against the Huskies. The victory in Miami on Tuesday, Jan. 1 was the first for Florida State in a BCS bowl since the glory days of 2000, when it beat Virginia Tech for the national title.
Chick-fil-A Bowl: No. 14 Clemson 25, No. 9 LSU 24
Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired and Clemson got one last impressive drive from Tajh Boyd and company to record its first 11-win season since its 1981 national championship team with the victory in Atlanta on Monday, Dec. 31.
Gator Bowl: No. 21 Northwestern 34, Mississippi State 20
Behind huge interceptions early and late, including this one returned for a TD by Quentin Williams, the Wildcats snapped college football's longest postseason losing streak in Jacksonville, Fla., on Tuesday, Jan. 1. Northwestern hadn't won a bowl since 1949, a nine-game skid that was tied with Notre Dame for the longest in NCAA history.
Outback Bowl: No. 11 South Carolina 33, No. 19 Michigan 28
Quarterback Dylan Thompson #17 of the South Carolina Gamecocks cheers after a touchdown against the Michigan Wolverines in the Outback Bowl January 1, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. South Carolina won 33 - 28.
Military Bowl: No. 24 San Jose State 29, Bowling Green 20
The Spartans notched their first 11-win season since 1940, finishing with a seven-game winning streak and put aside the distractions surrounding the departure of coach Mike MacIntyre before the game with the victory in Washington on Thursday, Dec. 27.