2014-2015 Bowl Rankings - The Disasters

2014-2015 Bowl Rankings - The Disasters. Horrible exhibitions that killed the love of bowl games.

2014-2015 Bowls

Ranking The Bowls  - Disasters

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

The Disasters: The ammo for the "too many bowls" crowd

39. Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl
Rice 30, Fresno State 6

Rice got out to a 16-3 first quarter lead helped by two Driphus Jackson touchdown passes with a 14-yarder to Jordan Taylor and a 69-yard big play to Mario Hull, and it was smooth sailing from there. Jackson found Dennis Parks for a 40-yard touchdown in the third, and Derik Dillard ran for a one-yard score in the fourth after a 58-yard dash on a short pass play, but the real story turned out to be the Owl defense that allowed just to Kody Kroening field goals with a 44-yarder in the first quarter and a 40-yarder in the second.

38. Dec. 29 AdvoCare Texas Bowl
Arkansas 31, Texas 7

Arkansas came up with a totally dominant performance, allowing just 59 yards of total Texas offense with 44 of them coming on a late second quarter scoring drive, finishing with a nine-yard Tyrone Swooped run. The Hogs were up 17-0 before giving up the points with a defensive fumble recovery for a score and a 36-yard Demetrius Wilson catch. Brandon Allen threw two touchdown passes with a five-yarder to Keon Hatcher late in the second quarter – and then the defense took over. The Hogs closed it out early in the fourth on a one-yard Jonathan Williams run.

37. Dec. 20 R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
UL-Lafayette 16, Nevada 3
UL-Lafayette got all the points it needed in the first quarter to win the New Orleans Bowl for a fourth consecutive year. The Ragin’ Cajuns opened the scoring with a 17-yard touchdown pass from Terrance Broadway to C.J. Bates just four minutes in, and relied on the defense the rest of the way. Nevada pulled within 10-3 on a Brent Zuzo field goal in the second quarter, but never got closer than that. The Wolf Pack was shut out over the final 32 minutes, with all of the second-half scoring coming off the foot of Cajun PK Hunter Stover.

36. Dec. 29 Russell Athletic Bowl
Clemson 40, Oklahoma 6

Clemson came out roaring Artavis Scott taking a pass from Cole Stoudt 65 yards for a score on the team’s first play from scrimmage. It wasn’t any better for Oklahoma the rest of the way as Ben Boulware came up with a 47-yard pick six and Stoudt threw two more touchdown passes and ran for another on the way to a 40-0 lead. OU finally got on the board in the final minutes on an 11-yard Alex Ross run – but the extra point was blocked.

35. Dec. 20 Gildan New Mexico Bowl
Utah State 21, UTEP 6
After spotting UTEP an early 3-0 lead on a Jay Mattox field goal, Utah State never trailed beyond the opening quarter. QB Kent Myers got the Aggies on the board with a 48-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter, and the Miners never got closer than 14-6 in the second half. Utah State slammed the door on UTEP’s comeback bid, while locking up its third straight bowl victory, when RB Joe Hill plunged in from 11 yards out with 93 seconds left on the clock.

34. Dec. 20 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl
Utah 45, Colorado State 10
Utah scored the first 14 points and the final 24 points of a wire-to-wire demolition of Colorado State in the Las Vegas Bowl. QB Travis Wilson got the Utes into the end zone on the game’s first drive, rushing for his first of three touchdowns on the afternoon. RB Devontae Booker chipped in with 162 rushing yards and a long score in the second quarter, as Utah owned the line of scrimmage throughout. The Rams closed to within 21-10 just before halftime, but were blanked over the final two quarters, 24-0, and never threatened down the stretch.

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

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