Oklahoma State beat Stanford University 41-38 in overtime at the Fiesta Bowl, giving Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck a loss in what may have been his final college game.
Quinn Sharp kicked the winning 23-yard field goal at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, after Stanford freshman kicker Jordan Williamson missed a 35-yard field goal attempt as time expired in the fourth quarter and a 43-yard kick to start overtime.
Brandon Weeden threw three touchdown passes to Justin Blackmon as third-ranked Oklahoma State finished the season with a 12-1 record. No. 4 Stanford fell to 11-2. The Fiesta Bowl matchup featured college football’s two highest-ranked teams outside the Bowl Championship Series title game between No. 1 Louisiana State and No. 2 Alabama.
Luck, a two-time Heisman Trophy runner-up, is projected as the top pick in this year’s National Football League draft. He completed 27-of-31 passes for 347 yards and two touchdowns.
The University of Oregon beat Wisconsin 45-38 earlier today to earn the second Rose Bowl win in school history and the first since 1917. It was the highest-scoring game in the Rose Bowl’s 98-year history.
The University of Houston beat Penn State 30-14 in the TicketCity Bowl, the Nittany Lions’ first postseason game without Joe Paterno as coach since 1962. Michigan State topped Georgia 33-30 in triple overtime in the Outback Bowl, Florida defeated Ohio State 24-17 in the Gator Bowl, and South Carolina beat Nebraska 30-13 in the Capital One Bowl.
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