New Orleans Bowl (Louisiana-Lafayette 16, Nevada 3) - The Cajuns became the first team to ever win the same bowl game four consecutive years in a row but the primary story centered around senior defensive tackle Christian Ringo who sacked Utah State quarterback Cody Fajardo with 17 seconds remaining to break a record that was set over twenty years ago by Jeff Mitchell. A current Louisiana State Trooper, Mitchell recorded 11 sacks in the 1993 season which had been a ULL record until Ringo's sack put him on at 11.5 on the season. Mitchell was on hand (and in uniform) to watch his record fall.
New Mexico Bowl (Utah State 21, UTEP 6) - Aggies feshman quarterback Kent Myers passed for 68 yards and ran for another 70 with a score on the ground. He was the fourth quarterback to play for Utah State this season because of injuries.
Las Vegas Bowl (Utah 45, Colorado State 10) - As it turns out, all that hype surrounding the Rams' 10-win season was nothing more than just hype. The big story in this one was Utes quarterback Travis Wilson scoring four times. Having struggled throughout the season, Wilson passed for 158 yards and ran for 91. Three of his touchdowns came on the ground and his one through the air came on a 16-yard strike to Delshawn McClellon.
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Air Force 38, Western Michigan 24) - How can you not cheer for the service academies? A year after going 2-10 the Falcons finished the 2014 season with a bowl win and a 10-3 schedule. "We're night and day from where we were last year," Air Force coach Troy Calhoun said. "This is just one season -- we know that. It's a neat accomplishment with amazing contributions by a lot of people."
It was also the first post season win for Air Force since 2010.
Camellia Bowl (Bowling Green 33, South Alabama 28) - You may have never heard of this game before but if you watched it you'll never forget it for a couple of reasons.
First, Jaguars head coach Joey Jones was kicked in the face when Ryan Onkka caught a pass and was rolled out of bounds on the sideline.
South Alabama coach Joey Jones may have suffered a broken nose after this kick to the face, but kept on coaching! https://t.co/kSvCDogsBf— BeanBagSports (@BeanBagSports) December 21, 2014
Second, after trailing the entire game South Alabama took their first lead with 1:20 left in the game. Now trailing 28-27 the Falcons responded with this as their next offensive play.
BTW - Is anyone else bothered by the fact that Bowling Green's uniforms are orange?