College Football Bowl Game Capsules

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Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Jordan Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score to help the Vanderbilt Commodores beat the North Carolina State Wolfpack, 38-24, in the Music City Bowl. Vanderbilt finished with only 225 yards of total offense, but its defense forced five turnovers. Rodgers was 16-of-25 for 108 yards in Vanderbilt's seventh straight victory. Zac Stacy had 107 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries for the Commodores (9-4), who tied a school single-season record for wins, last accomplished in 1915. Mike Glennon amassed 383 passing yards for North Carolina State (7-6), but was picked off three times.

Final Score: Georgia Tech 21, Southern California 7

El Paso, TX (Sports Network) - Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score, helping the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets snap a streak of seven consecutive losses in bowl games with a 21-7 victory over the USC Trojans in the Hyundai Sun Bowl. Washington carried the ball 16 times for 46 yards for the Yellow Jackets (7-7), who won a bowl game for the first time since 2004. He also completed 3-of-5 passes for 49 yards. Vad Lee rushed for 52 yards on 10 carries and connected on 2-of-5 passes for 26 yards and a touchdown for Georgia Tech, which made its 16th consecutive bowl appearance, the fourth-longest active streak in the nation. Freshman Max Wittek completed 14-of-37 passes for 107 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions for the Trojans (7-6), who were back in a bowl game following a two-year NCAA-imposed bowl ban. Wittek was starting in place of Matt Barkley, who missed the game due to a sprained right throwing shoulder.

Final Score: Tulsa 31, Iowa State 17

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Alex Singleton scored three rushing touchdowns and Tulsa scored the final 24 points of the game to conquer Iowa State, 31-17, in the Liberty Bowl. Cody Green passed for 93 yards on 11-of-23 completions and scored once on the ground for the Golden Hurricane (11-3), who finished the year having won four of their last five games and tied a school record for victories in one season. Trey Watts posted 149 yards on 25 carries and Thomas Roberson added two catches for 35 yards as Tulsa recorded its most wins in one season since going 11-3 in 2008. The Conference USA program also avenged a 38-23 loss at Iowa State on Sept. 1. Freshman signal-caller S.B. Richardson and Steele Jantz combined for 170 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions on 14-of-28 efficiency for the Cyclones (6-7), who ended up losing four of their last five contests. Ernst Brun led all receivers with 102 yards on four receptions, including a 69-yard TD catch, while Jeremy Reeves posted a 31-yard interception return for another score.

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