Best of the 2006 Bowls
Dec. 19, Poinsettia Bowl,
TCU completely shut down Garrett Wolfe, holding the nation's leading rusher to 28 yards.
Dec. 21, Las Vegas Bowl
Behind senior QB John Beck (375 yards, two TD passes), BYU rolled up 550 yards of offense.
Dec. 22, New Orleans Bowl
Sun Belt Player of the Year Omar Haugabook threw for 217 yards and four TDs and ran for 92 yards and an additional score.
Dec. 23, PapaJohn's.com Bowl
Behind RB Benjamin Williams, South Florida jumped to a 14-0 lead and nabbed its first bowl victory.
Dec. 23, New Mexico Bowl
In the game's biggest play, Matt Castelo caused a fumble at the goal line and Damaja Jones returned the ball to the New Mexico 37.
Dec. 23, Armed Forces Bowl
Eric Weddle ran for a touchdown with over a minute left and picked off a pass to end the game.
Dec. 24, Hawaii Bowl
Hawaii's Colt Brennan broke the NCAA single-season record for touchdowns, throwing five second-half TDs to finish with 58 on the season.
Dec. 26, Motor City Bowl
Just three weeks after losing head coach Brian Kelly to Cincinnati, Central Michigan earned its 10th win of the year.
Dec. 27, Emerald Bowl
FSU senior RB Lorenzo Booker finally lived up to lofty hype, running for 91 yards and two touchdowns while catching five balls for 117 yards.
Dec. 28, Independence Bowl
Sophomore Jason Ricks finished an up-and-down season on a high note, nailing a 27-yard kick with 8.9 seconds left.
Dec. 28, Holiday Bowl
Cal RBs Marshawn Lynch and Justin Forsett combined for 235 yards and three touchdowns, while QB Nate Longshore threw for 235 yards and a score.
Dec. 28, Texas Bowl
Rutgers earned its 11th win (and notched its first bowl win ever) by once again riding RB Ray Rice.
Dec. 29, Music City Bowl
Andre Woodson finished a breakout junior season by throwing for 299 yards and three touchdowns and earning the game's MVP award.
Dec. 29, Sun Bowl,
Oregon State trailed by 14 points with 12:08 left, but rallied for its eighth win in nine games. The Beavers scored with 22 seconds left, and then Yvenson Bernard converted a gutsy two-point conversion.
Dec. 29, Liberty Bowl
In his 50th (and last) start, Houston QB Kevin Kolb threw for 386 yards and three touchdowns. But it wasn't enough as Gamecocks QB Blake Mitchell threw for 323 yards and four scores.
Dec. 29, Insight Bowl
The Red Raiders made the greatest comeback in bowl history, overcoming a 31-point, third-quarter deficit. Two days later, Minnesota fired coach Ron Mason.
Dec. 29, Champs Sports Bowl
Maryland QB Sam Hollenbach threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns.
Dec. 30, Meineke Car Care Bowl
Walk-on kicker Steve Aponavicius made a career-best 37-yard field goal on the final play for the victory.
Dec. 30, Alamo Bowl
Freshman Colt McCoy finished a brilliant season by throwing for 308 yards and two touchdowns.
Dec. 30, Chick-fil-A Bowl
The Bulldogs rallied from an 18-point, deficit. Senior LB Tony Taylor had two key interceptions.
Dec. 31, MPC Computers Bowl
Larry Coker led the 'Canes to a tight win in his last game. QB Kirby Freeman threw for 272 yards and two touchdowns.
Jan. 1, Outback Bowl
With Joe Paterno watching from the press box while recovering from a broken leg, Penn State held Tennessee to a season-low in scoring.
Jan. 1, Cotton Bowl
Auburn's offense suffered, but its defense came to play. The Tigers held high-octane Nebraska to 230 total yards of offense.
Jan. 1, Capital One Bowl
Wisconsin claimed its 12th win of the season.
Jan. 1, Gator Bowl
Wideout Calvin Johnson put on a clinic, catching nine balls for 186 yards and two touchdowns, but West Virginia scored the final 21 points.
Jan. 1, Rose Bowl
After playing to a 3-3 tie in the first half, USC exploded for 29 second-half points. Dwayne Jarrett caught 11 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns.
Jan. 1, Fiesta Bowl
In one of the greatest bowl games ever, first-year Boise State coach Chris Petersen unveiled a bevy of trick plays to outlast the Sooners in overtime (including a brilliant "Statue of Liberty" play on the winning two-point conversion).The Broncos finished as Division I-A's only undefeated team (13-0).
Jan. 2, Orange Bowl
In coach Bobby Petrino's last game, the Cardinals scored the game's final 14 points to earn their 12th win of the year. Brian Brohm threw for 311 yards.
Jan. 3, Sugar Bowl
As expected, Notre Dame just had no answer for LSU's speed. Tigers QB JaMarcus Russell easily outplayed Brady Quinn.
Jan. 6, International Bowl
In the first bowl game played outside the U.S. since 1937 -- the game was played in Toronto -- Brian Kelly earned his first win as head coach of Cincinnati just a month after taking the job.
Jan. 7, GMAC Bowl
The Golden Eagles scored 21 second-quarter points and never looked back.
Jan. 8, BCS National Championship Game
Heavy underdog Florida spanked undefeated Ohio State, holding the Buckeyes to 82 yards total offense.