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College Football Bowl Roundup: Michigan stung in Outback finish


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Quarterback Dylan Thompson came off the bench to throw a 32-yard touchdown pass with 11 seconds left Tuesday in Tampa, Fla., enabling South Carolina (11-2) to tie a school record for victories with a 33-28 win over No. 19 Michigan in the Outback Bowl.

Thompson replaced Connor Shaw during the winning drive, covering the final 43 yards after Shaw began the march from his own 30. Devin Gardner’s third touchdown pass of the game had given Michigan a 28-27 lead.

Shaw threw for 227 yards and two touchdowns after missing South Carolina’s regular season finale with a left foot sprain.

Gardner threw for 214 yards in his fifth start for Michigan (8-5) since Denard Robinson injured his right elbow late in the season. Robinson took some snaps at QB but lined up mostly at running back and rushed for 100 yards on 23 carries.


More pain for Wisconsin

Stepfan Taylor rushed for 89 yards and an early TD, Kevin Hogan passed for 123 yards and No. 8 Stanford (12-2) won its first Rose Bowl since 1972, beating Wisconsin 20-14 in Pasadena, Calif.

Usua Amanam made the decisive interception near midfield with 2:30 to play.

The Big Ten champion Badgers (8-6) lost the Rose Bowl in heartbreaking fashion for the third consecutive season. Montee Ball rushed for 100 yards and his FBS-record 83rd touchdown, but Wisconsin managed only 82 yards after halftime.


Bulldogs bulldoze Huskers

Aaron Murray threw five TD passes to set a Georgia bowl record, including two in the fourth quarter, as the Bulldogs (12-2) beat Nebraska 45-31 in Orlando, Fla.

Murray, the game’s MVP, shook off a pair of first-half interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, and passed for 427 yards against Nebraska (10-4), which boasted the nation’s top-ranked passing defense.


Boilermakers buried

Clint Chelf threw three of Oklahoma State’s five touchdown passes as the Cowboys (8-5), who also forced five turnovers, dominated Purdue (6-7) 58-14 in Dallas.


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