Bowl roundup: Stanford dominates Iowa in Rose Bowl
Mississippi beats Oklahoma State in Sugar Bowl
PASADENA, Calif. -- Kevin Hogan threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth and Christian McCaffrey contributed two touchdowns to lead sixth-ranked Stanford to a 45-16 rout of No. 5 Iowa in the 102nd Rose Bowl on Friday in front of 94,268.
McCaffrey, the son of former NFL wide receiver Ed McCaffrey, set a Rose Bowl record with 368 all-purpose yards. He ran 18 times for 172 yards, caught four passes for 105 yards and returned one punt for 63 yards and a kickoff for 28 yards. McCaffrey became the first player in Rose Bowl history with at least 100 yards rushing and receiving.
Hogan completed 12 of 21 passes for 223 yards and one interception. Defensively, the Cardinal held the Hawkeyes to 48 rushing yards while sacking C.J. Beathard seven times and returning an interception for a touchdown.
Stanford began its dominance on the first play from scrimmage. After McCaffrey lined up as a slot back in the shotgun formation, Hogan found the sophomore on a slant route for a 75-yard touchdown pass 11 seconds after the opening kickoff.
No. 12 Mississippi 48, No. 16 Oklahoma State 20
NEW ORLEANS -- Chad Kelly three three of his four touchdown passes to Laquon Treadwell and Mississippi rolled past Oklahoma State in its first Sugar Bowl appearance since 1970.
Treadwell also completed a 45-yard pass on a trick play to continue a scoring drive and left tackle Laremy Tunsil scored a 2-yard touchdown at the end of the first half.
Kelly's four touchdown passes tied a Sugar Bowl record held by three others. Treadwell joined Ike Hilliard as the only other player to catch three touchdown passes in a Sugar Bowl game.
Ole Miss set a school bowl record with 554 yards of offense and its defense was also dominant with 10 pass breakups and 12 tackles for loss.
No. 7 Ohio State 44, No. 8 Notre Dame 28
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 149 yards and tied a Fiesta Bowl record with four touchdowns in his final college game for Ohio State in a romp past Notre Dame at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Elliott, a junior, scored on 2-, 1- and 1-yard runs in the first half, and his 47-yard dash on a counter gave the Buckeyes a 35-21 lead with 6:37 left in the third quarter. Coach Urban Meyer said Thursday that Elliott has declared for the NFL Draft.
Ohio State looked like a team that could repeat as the national champion but for a 17-14 walkoff loss to Michigan State on Nov. 21 that snapped its 10-game winning streak and kept it out of the Final Four. J.T. Barrett passed for 211 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 96 yards as Ohio State opened a 28-7 lead in the second quarter, the largest deficit Notre Dame faced this season.
DeShone Kizer passed for 284 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for a score as Notre Dame suffered its second straight loss.
No. 23 Tennessee 45, No. 13 Northwestern 6
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Volunteers turned to Jalen Hurd to seal a Outback Bowl victory over the Wildcats at Raymond James Stadium.
Tennessee used a stout defense and their powerful rushing attack, which was second best in the Southeastern Conference, to close out the season with a sixth straight win in front of 53,202 fans, most of them wearing Volunteers colors.
Northwestern had its winning streak snapped at five games to finish 10-3, which ties the school record for most wins in a season.
Hurd, voted the Outback Bowl MVP, had a big second half on his way to 130 yards on 24 carries and scored a touchdown.
No. 14 Michigan 41, No. 19 Florida 7
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Jake Rudock threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns and the Wolverines' defense dominated throughout in the rout of the Gators in the Citrus Bowl.
Michigan completed its one-season turnaround under first-year coach Jim Harbaugh. The Wolverines wiped out the stinging memory of the 42-13 loss to Ohio State in the 2015 regular-season finale. More importantly, the program distanced itself from three seasons (2012-2014) in which former coach Brady Hoke went 20-18.
De'Veon Smith had 111 yards on 25 carries for Michigan.
The Gators head back into the repair shop to fix some problems that many of their followers thought were solved in coach Jim McElwain's first season. Florida was routed for the third straight time and all phases of the game contributed.
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