2014-2015 Bowl Rankings - The Duds

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2014-2015 Bowls

Ranking The Bowls  - The Duds

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

The Duds: Very bad college football games

33. Jan. 2 TaxSlayer Bowl
Tennessee 45, Iowa 28

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 the second with an eight-yard touchdown run and a 19-yard touchdown pass to Von Pearson for a 35-7 halftime lead. Dobbs’ 11-yard scoring dash made it a true rout. Iowa got two Mark Weisman touchdown runs and two C.J. Beathard scoring passes, but the game was never close.

32. Dec. 30 Foster Farms Bowl
Stanford 45, Maryland 21

In horrible and windy conditions, Stanford got its offense moving from the start cranking out a long opening drive finishing up with the first of three Remound Wright short touchdown runs. Maryland’s Wes Brown tied the game at seven with a one-yard score early in the second, but Stanford scored 35 straight points with Kevin Hogan finding Devon Cajuste for touchdown passes from eight and nine yards out and a one-yard Ricky Seale touchdown run to go along with two Wright scores. William Likely took back a kickoff 100 yards for a score to make things look a bit better for the Terps and C.J. Brown ran for a two-yard touchdown in the final minutes.

31. Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
TCU 42, Ole Miss 3
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 Wunderlich field goal. Trevone Boykin threw three touchdown passes with two to Josh Doctson from 12 and 27 yards out and a 35-yarder to Listenbee, and the D got involved with James McFarland intercepting a pass on the Ole Miss goal line for a score. The Rebels managed just 139 yards of total offense

30. Dec. 30 Belk Bowl
Georgia 37, Louisville 14

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 a 45-yard score, and Louisville’s Kyle Bolin connecting with Gerald Christian for a 12-yard score, and then it was all Bulldogs with Marshall Morgan hitting field goals from 41 and 22 yards out and Chubb running for a 31-yard score and Sony Michel running it in from two yards to go up 27-7. Louisville tried to stay alive with a six-yard Brandon Radcliff touchdown run, but it was all Chubb and the running game the rest of the way to close it out.

29. Dec. 26 Quick Lane Bowl
Rutgers 40, North Carolina 21

Rutgers jumped out to a 23-0 first half lead helped by touchdown runs from Josh Hicks and Robert Martin and a 34-yard Andre Patton catch. UNC tried to come back with a 76-yard drive, culminating with a one-yard Marquise Williams touchdown run to start the second half, but the Scarlet Knights answered 34-yard Andrew Turzilli touchdown catch ad a 28-yard Martin run. UNC scored 14 unanswered points late in the fourth, but it was too late.

28. Dec. 27 Military Bowl
Virginia Tech 33, Cincinnati 17

Virginia Tech got four field goals from Joey Slye from 45, 49, 38 and 33 yards out, and J.C. Coleman and Ryan Malleck each scored from a yard out on the way to the win. Cincinnati scored first on a 31-yard Chris Moore catch, and tied it at ten on a 25-yard Andrew Gantz field goal, but the Hokies scored 20 straight points and knocked starting QB Gunner Kiel out of the game. Greg Stroman added a 12-yard fumble return for a Hokie score. Moore made it close in the fourth on a 43-yard touchdown grab, but Slye put it well out of reach with his fourth field goal.

27. Dec. 26 Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl
Louisiana Tech 35, Illinois 18

Louisiana Tech pulled away in the fourth quarter capping off a 74-yard drive with a one-yard Kenneth Dixon touchdown run and putting it away with a 28-yard Blake Martin run for 14 unanswered points and the win. The Bulldogs got up 14-3 on a 16-yard Jarred Craft run and an 80-yard pass play to Dixon, but Illinois controlled things in the middle part of the game with Jon Davis catching a 25-yard touchdown pass and Donovonn Young running for a three-yard score, but Reilly O’Toole was picked off by Xavier Woods for a 69-yard touchdown to keep Tech ahead. Illinois pulled to within three on a 43-yard David Reisner field goal, but the Bulldogs owned the last ten minutes.

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

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