2014-2015 Bowl Rankings - Bowls. That's It.

2014-2015 Bowl Rankings - Bowls. That's It. Just bowls. No more, no less this college football bowl season.

2014-2015 Bowls

Ranking The Bowls  - The Solids

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Ranking The 2014-2015 Bowls:
The Classics | The Terrific | Worth The Watch
Bowls. Nothing More | The Duds  | The Disasters

The Solids: Okay bowl games. They had their moments

26. Jan. 2 TicketCity Bowl
Oklahoma State 30, Washington 22

Oklahoma State came out humming and got all it needed in the first half, taking a 24-0 lead into the locker room as Mason Rudolph threw touchdown passes from 28 yards out to James Washington and 47 yards away to Brandon Sheperd, but the highlight was a one-yard scoring run from DT James Castleman. Washington tried to fight back with Jaydon Mickens scoring on a 31-yard run and catching a 16-yard touchdown pass, and John Ross returned a kickoff 96 yards for a score after one of two Ben Grogan field goals, but it wasn’t enough as the Cowboys were able to hang on in the final minutes.

25. Jan. 1 Rose Bowl
Oregon 59, Florida State 20

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 four times in the third, and the Ducks took advantage ripping off 34 unanswered points with Darren Carrington catching touchdown passes from 56 and 39 yards out, Marcus Mariota and Thomas Tyner each running for scores, and in the signature play, Tony Washington returning a fumble 58 yards for a score after Jameis Winston slipped and fell on his back. The Seminoles never threatened to make it a game over the last 20 minutes.

24. Jan. 4 GoDaddy Bowl
Toledo 63, Arkansas State 44

Toledo ran wild behind five Kareem Hunt touchdown runs, but the defense game started out with a Rocket fumble recovery for a score from Trent Voss just ten seconds into the game. Arkansas State bounced back with a 44-yard Booker Mays touchdown catch just over a minute later, but then it was all Hunt with scoring dashes from four, 44, 29, six and one yard out, along with a 67-yard fumble return for a score from Allen Covington for a 42-17 lead. ASU kept making it interesting with Mays catching a 55-yard touchdown pass and Money Hunter returning a pick 94 yards for a touchdown. Mays pulled the Red Wolves to within 11 on a 27-yard fourth quarter catch, but Damion Jones-Moore ran for scores from ten and 29 yard away to help the Rockets put the game away.

23. Dec. 23 Boca Raton Bowl
Marshall 52, Northern Illinois 23

Rakeem Cato and Tommy Shuler played pitch-and-catch all night long including a six-yard touchdown pass in the third for a 31-13 Marshall lead on the way to an explosive win. NIU scored first on a 19-yard Juwan Brescacin catch, but Deandre Reaves answered with a 93-yard kickoff return for a score – the Herd didn’t trail the rest of the way. Cato ran for two scores and threw for three scores, and NIU couldn’t keep up the pace with Christian Hagan hitting three field goals for the Huskies and Cameron Stingily running for a 24-yard touchdown. Cato touchdown passes from 11 yards out to Angelo Jean-Louis and 27 yards away to Deon-Tay McManus put the game away.

22. Dec. 20 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Air Force 38, Western Michigan 24
With 10 minutes left in the final quarter, Air Force S Dexter Walker returned a fumble 60 yards to thwart a Western Michigan rally and seal the Falcons’ tenth win of the season. The Broncos were on the march toward a possible lead when LB Spencer Proctor stripped QB Zach Terrell for the game’s pivotal play. Air Force reached the end zone again a little over four minutes later to turn what had been a close contest for much of the first 50 minutes into a blowout. Terrell hit WR Corey Davis on a 51-yard strike to close the night’s scoring, but it was too little, too late for Western Michigan.

21. Jan. 3 Birmingham Bowl
Florida 28, East Carolina 20

In a sloppy game with six combined turnovers, Florida overcame some key mistakes and held on late after coming up with a 21-7 halftime lead on a 29-yard pick six from Brian Poole, a two-yard Adam Lane run, and a 13-yard Treon Harris pass to Brandon Powell. East Carolina started off the scoring with a three-yard Justin Hardy catch, and stayed alive in the third on a four-yard Cam Worthy scoring play, but the Gators got a little breathing room on an 86-yard Harris pass play to Ahmad Fullwood. The Pirates kept pushing, but could only manage two Warren Harvey field goals the rest of the way.

Ranking The 2014-2015 Bowls:
The Classics | The Terrific | Worth The Watch
Bowls. Nothing More | The Duds  | The Disasters

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