Now this was a Holiday Bowl. Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli
ran through and over Oklahoma State's defense for three touchdowns and threw for another to lead the No. 15 Ducks to a 42-31 win over the No. 13 Cowboys in a wild, record-setting Holiday Bowl on Tuesday night in San Diego. Masoli, who quickly moved up from No. 3 on the depth chart this season due to injuries, scored on option keepers of 1, 41 and 17 yards in the third quarter, then threw a 20-yard scoring pass to Jaison Williams
in the fourth quarter. Masoli, who ran over OSU free safety Quinton Moore
on his 41-yard jaunt, gained 106 yards on 16 carries and threw for 258 yards.
Texas Bowl: Rice 38, Western Mich. 14
Rice took out more than 50 years of postseason frustration on Western Michigan in the Texas Bowl. Chase Clement
threw three TD passes, ran for a score and caught a TD pass from Jarett Dillard
to lead the Owls to a win over the Broncos.
Humanitarian Bowl: Maryland 42, Nev. 35Da'Rel Scott
got out of the doghouse in time to run over Nevada. Benched for 2 1/2 quarters for breaking curfew, Scott ran for 174 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns in 14 carries and Maryland held off the Wolf Pack
in Boise, Idaho. Scott's 49-yard touchdown sprint early in the fourth quarter broke a 28-all tie and his 2-yard TD gallop put the Terps up 14 points. Colin Kaepernick
kept Nevada (7-6) close, finishing 24-for-47 for 370 yards and three touchdowns.
Miami QB Marve decides to transfer
Quarterback Robert Marve
is leaving Miami, ending weeks of speculation about his future and adding to the tumultuous start of the Hurricanes' offseason. Marve started 11 of 13 games for the Hurricanes, but also served two suspensions. He asked coach Randy Shannon
for his release Monday night, and the school announced that Marve was leaving Tuesday. "I had to get out," Marve told the AP from his family's home in Tampa. "I just decided that I can't play for Coach Shannon." The release conditions mean that he can't play for teams in the ACC, the SEC or the state of Florida. Marve said he will try to fight to soften the terms of the release.
Florida's Percy Harvin
ran routes and caught passes, his most work since spraining his right ankle last month against Florida State
. Coach Urban Meyer
said the Landstown High star is probable for next week's BCS national title game against No. 2 Oklahoma. ... Army introduced Rich Ellerson
as coach. Ellerson said he's already made some decisions on his new staff and plans to bolster recruiting. ... Southern Cal
fullback Stanley Havili
is academically ineligible for the Rose Bowl
. ... Alabama's Attorney General's office is looking into alleged contact involving Alabama offensive tackle Andre Smith
and an agent. Smith's suspension from the Sugar Bowl reportedly stemmed from dealings with an agent by either Smith or a family member. ... Auburn's Sen'Derrick Marks
says he will skip his senior season to be NFL
-draft eligible. ... Oregon State coach Mike Riley
agreed to a contract extension through the 2015 season. ... UCLA
defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker
has been hired as New Mexico State's head coach. He becomes the seventh black head coach in FBS... Western Michigan coach Bill Cubit
agreed to a new five-year contract.