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  • January 3,2015
  • Pete Fiutak

5 Thoughts TaxSlayer: Tennessee 45, Iowa 28

Jan. 2 TaxSlayer Bowl Tennessee 45, Iowa 28 And You Care Because … Tennessee got up 28-0 and had no problems the rest of the way. Jalen Hurd ran for two touchdowns from three and 29 yards out, and RB Marlin Lane found Vic Wharton for a 49-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Joshua Dobbs took over in […]

  • January 3,2015
  • Pete Fiutak

5 Thoughts Armed Forces: Houston 35, Pitt 34

Jan. 2 Armed Forces Bowl Houston 35, Pitt 34 And You Care Because … Pitt was cruising along up 34-13 with just over six minutes to play, and then Houston pulled off an all-timer of a bowl miracle as Greg Ward Jr. found Deontay Greenberry for a touchdown, the Cougars recovered the onside kick, Ward Jr. found Demarcus […]

  • January 2,2015
  • Pete Fiutak

Ohio State vs. Oregon Top Storylines

Unlike past bowl games that decided national titles, there won’t be several weeks to analyze and scrutinize. There’s just 11 days of turnaround time, and there won’t be any excuses in terms of being back in football shape, health, or time – it’s as if each team gets a week off after a big regular […]

  • January 2,2015
  • Campus Insiders

5 Thoughts Sugar: Ohio State 42, Alabama 35

Jan. 1 Allstate Sugar Bowl Ohio State 42, Alabama 35 And You Care Because … In a wild thriller, Ohio State overcame a 21-6 deficit with timely defense, a power running offense, and several big plays highlighted by Ezekiel Elliott’s 85-yard touchdown run with just over three minutes to play for a 42-28 lead. Alabama came back quickly […]

  • January 1,2015
  • Campus Insiders

5 Thoughts Rose: Oregon 59, Florida State 20

Jan. 1 Rose Bowl Oregon 59, Florida State 20 And You Care Because … Oregon and Florida State traded blows throughout the first half and early in the third, with the Seminoles pulling within 25-20 on an 18-yard Travis Rudolph touchdown catch. And then the wheels came off. Florida State turned the ball over five times overall and […]

  • January 1,2015
  • Pete Fiutak

5 Thoughts Cotton: Michigan St 42, Baylor 41

Jan. 1 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Michigan State 42, Baylor 41 And You Care Because … Up six, Baylor was trying for a late field goal to put it away, but Michigan State blocked it and had late life. Connor Cook found Keith Mumphery for a ten-yard score with 17 seconds remaining, and the Spartan D held to […]

  • January 1,2015
  • Pete Fiutak

5 Thoughts Citrus: Missouri 33, Minnesota 17

Jan. 1 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Missouri 33, Minnesota 17 And You Care Because … Down two, Missouri took over the fourth quarter with a 78-yard touchdown run from Russell Hansbrough and a seven-yard Bud Sasser scoring grab to put away a strong effort from the Gophers. Missouri held a 13-7 lead on two Andrew Baggett field […]

  • January 1,2015
  • Pete Fiutak

5 Thoughts Outback: Wisconsin 34, Auburn 31 OT

Jan. 1 Outback Bowl Wisconsin 34, Auburn 31 OT And You Care Because … Auburn’s Daniel Carlson’s overtime field goal attempt hit off the right upright after Rafael Gaglianone hit a 25-yarder in the extra frame to give Wisconsin the win. Gaglianone also nailed a 25-yarder to force overtime following a long Auburn scoring drive finished off by […]

  • January 1,2015
  • Pete Fiutak

Fiu’s Rose Bowl Stream-of-Consciousness Notes

Pregame– It’s been a strange week in Los Angeles. It doesn’t quite feel like a typical Rose Bowl, and it doesn’t really feel like a playoff game. It feels like a big, big, big non-conference game, but the intensity should probably pick up as the game ramps up. – Both teams were business-like – Florida State […]

  • January 1,2015
  • Campus Insiders

5 Thoughts Orange: Georgia Tech 49, MSU 34

Dec. 31 Capital One Orange Bowl Georgia Tech 49, Mississippi State 34 And You Care Because … Georgia Tech scored the first 14 points of the game on a three-yard Synjyn Days run and a 41-yard Darren Waller touchdown grab, and the O didn’t slow down from there. Mississippi State kept up the pace in the second quarter […]

  • January 1,2015
  • Pete Fiutak

Fiu Final Thoughts: What’s Going To Happen?

– The one takeaway from all else here – I’m in L.A. – is that from the coaches, to the players, to the media, to the buzz, to the atmosphere, to the conversations, no one is quite sure what to make of what this playoff thing really is. It’s the Rose Bowl, but it’s not […]

  • December 31,2014
  • Campus Insiders

5 Thoughts Fiesta: Boise State 38, Arizona 30

Dec. 31 VIZIO Fiesta Bowl Boise State 38, Arizona 30 And You Care Because … Boise State dominated early, and then hung on for dear life late as Arizona QB Anu Solomon was sacked deep in Bronco territory as time ran out. The Broncos got out to a 21-0 first quarter lead as Jay Ajayi tore off touchdown […]

  • December 31,2014
  • Pete Fiutak

5 Thoughts Chick-fil-A Peach: TCU 42, Ole Miss 3

Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl TCU 42, Ole Miss 3 . And You Care Because … TCU dominated from the opening drive with a trick play leading to a 31-yard touchdown pass from RB Aaron Green to Kolby Listenbee to spark 42-0 run before Ole Miss finally got on the board in the fourth quarter on a 27-yard Gary […]

  • December 30,2014
  • Campus Insiders

5 Thoughts Belk: Georgia 37, Louisville 14

Dec. 30 Belk Bowl Georgia 37, Louisville 14 And You Care Because … Nick Chubb and the Georgia running game took over as he ran for 269 yards and two touchdowns, tearing off big run after big run including an 82-yard dash. The two teams traded first quarter touchdown passes with Georgia’s Hutson Mason finding Chris Conley for […]

  • December 30,2014
  • Pete Fiutak

2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl: Ohio State vs. Alabama

Ohio State (12-1) vs. Alabama (12-1) Jan. 1, 8:30, ESPN Here’s The Deal: There’s an argument that TCU probably belonged here, and Baylor certainly did its share of complaining, but it’s Ohio State vs. Alabama. In terms of big, massive, powerful, colossal, ginormous college football franchises, this is about as big, massive, powerful, colossal and ginormous as it […]

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