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Champion Buckeyes still loaded next season
3:13 | College Football
Champion Buckeyes still loaded next season
SI.com Staff
Wednesday January 14th, 2015

With Ohio State's national championship victory, we're finally forced to acknowledge that the 2014 college football season is over. But we can always appreciate some of the amazing performances we saw over the last month. From Titus Davis' unbelievable touchdown in the Bahamas Bowl to Ezekiel Elliott's incredible running in the College Football Playoff semifinal and championship games, plenty of players saved their best for last. SI.com combed through those standout performances to honor the best with a spot on the 2014-15 All-Bowl Team.

The two championship game squads, Ohio State and Oregon, each earned three representatives, while fellow playoff contender Alabama got one nomination. No Florida State players made the squad. Georgia and Louisiana Tech were the only other schools to get multiple players on the All-Bowl Team.

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Offense
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    Oregon, Junior
    It wasn't enough to win Oregon a title, but Mariota put up 772 yards and five TDs in two games.

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    Ohio State, Sophomore
    No player shined brighter on the biggest stage than the Buckeyes RB, who had 488 yards in the playoff.

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    Georgia, Freshman
    The freshman continued to prove Georgia will be just fine without Todd Gurley, gaining 266 yards on Louisville.

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    Boise State, Sophomore
    The receiver helped the Broncos upset Arizona in the Fiesta Bowl with 12 catches for 199 yards.

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    The senior had four scores in the Bahamas Bowl, including the most amazing TD of bowl season.

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    Baylor, Junior
    Sure, he's not technically a tight end, but the 390-pounder gave us one of the top plays of bowl season.

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    Oregon, Senior
    Fisher helped pave the way for 433 rushing yards and just two sacks allowed in the playoff.

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    Georgia Tech, Senior
    The senior helped the Yellow Jackets plow forward for an Orange Bowl-record 452 rushing yards. 

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    The center wrapped up a sack-less season with a dominant effort in the Spartan's Cotton Bowl win.

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    Wisconsin, Senior
    Despite a leg injury, the 6-foot-5, 319-pounder helped the Badgers rush for 400 yards in the Outback Bowl.

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    Ohio State, Junior
    Why did Elliott have room to run and Cardale Jones time to throw? Because of Decker and the O-line.

Defense
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    Facing his former school, Bates went off for 4.5 sacks in a Heart of Dallas Bowl victory over Illinois.

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    Clemson, Senior
    Jarrett took over the game, clogging the middle for 3.5 TFLs and a forced fumble in a beatdown of Oklahoma.

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    Missouri, Senior
    The senior dominated Minnesota, racking up 10 tackles, four TFLs, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble.

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    Stanford, Senior
    Vaughters picked up two sacks and added to a potent run defense that held Maryland to 0.6 yards per carry.

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    Arkansas, Senior
    The linebacker made two tackles for loss as the Razorbacks suffocated Texas into 59 yards of offense.

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    Ohio State, Freshman
    Lee stepped up in the playoff with two sacks vs. Alabama and eight tackles and a great pass breakup vs. Oregon. 

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    UCLA, Senior
    A first-team All-America selection, Kendricks kept up his form with 10 tackles and two sacks vs. Kansas State.

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    Oregon, Senior
    Hill filled in wonderfully for Ifo Ekpre-Olomu vs. Florida State, helping to stymie Rashad Greene.

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    Georgia, Freshman
    The freshman picked off two passes to help the Bulldogs take down Louisville, 37-14.

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    Rutgers, Senior
    Waters did it all, making 14 tackles, recovering two fumbles and blocking a kick vs. North Carolina.

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    Louisiana Tech, Sophomore
    Woods' 69-yard pick-six and nine tackles helped the Bulldogs race past Illinois for a 35-18 win.

Special Teams
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    Penn State, Senior
    Ficken booted a 45-yarder to force OT and then clinched the Nittany Lions' win with an extra point.

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    Alabama, Freshman
    He was arguably Alabama's best player vs. Ohio State, averaging 55 yards per punt with five inside the 20.

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    USC, Freshman
    He set the tone for a wild win with a 98-yard kick return TD and then added a 71-yard catch-and-run score.

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    LSU, Freshman
    The highly touted RB racked up 264 all-purpose yards with an 89-yard rushing TD and 100-yard return TD.

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