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New Year's Eve bowl games: Chick-fil-A, Sun, Music City, Liberty ring in 2013

Let Les Miles and Dabo Swinney ring in the new year, but only if Lane Kiffin and Paul Johnson are invited too. Clemson claimed "Death Valley" rights over LSU, Georgia Tech shocked USC, Vandy beat N.C. State to reach nine wins and Tulsa put it on Iowa State.

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Report: USC brawls after Sun Bowl loss

A trip to the Sun Bowl generally wouldn't be a memorable occasion for the USC football program, but events outside the game have brought plenty of attention.

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College football is the best

ACC programs knocked off the preseason No. 1 and No. 3 teams, USC's miserable year ends ignominiously, Vanderbilt wins a ninth game for the first time in 97 years, and Tulsa gets some revenge in Memphis.

College football is awesome.

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Tigers win Chick-fil-A! (The Clemson ones)

The Tigers who wear purple, play in Death Valley, have a very quotable head coach, have tons of NFL Draft prospects and spell out things to "Tiger Rag" won the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl.

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Right in the nuggets

The Chick-fil-A Bowl's most uncomfortable moment had a LSU linebacker downed for a few moments.

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Clemson fan does not want you to sleep in 2013

This Clemson fan has great teeth, wants to swallow your soul.

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NUUUUUUUUUUUUUKE

There is a football in the air. Will Clemson's "Nuk" Hopkins catch it? Well, he already has.

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Sammy Watkins carted off

The Chick-fil-A Bowl started out about as badly for Clemson as it possibly could've.

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Tulsa wins Liberty rematch

Tulsa captured the 2012 Liberty Bowl on Tuesday, defeating Iowa State 31-17, thanks in large part to a dominant ground game.

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USC's business to remain unfinished

The Trojans appeared uninterested in El Paso. The Yellow Jackets took advantage and ended a seven-game losing streak in bowl games.

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IDIOT ON THE FIELD

So THAT'S what Reggie Ball's up to these days.

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Lane Kiffin, unabomber

Besides the Unabomber, of course. Georgia Tech leads USC, 14-7.

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Silas Redd's great catch

It took USC 29 minutes to score on a defense that just fired Al Groh. Just imagine reading that sentence in August!

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Vandy wins *ninth* game

One of the best seasons in Vanderbilt history comes to a close with a win in the Music City Bowl.

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Flag guy vs. wind

The wind in El Paso is listed as 20 to 45 miles per hour. This flag appears to be listed at thousands of pounds right here.

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Tulsa's Liberty Bell helmets

The first six years of Liberty Bowl history actually happened in Philadelphia before moving to Memphis, so everything sort of makes sense here. Though one could totally make a Big East expansion joke, if one were so inclined.

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Vandy lead has James Franklin all kissy

Vandy's offense is enjoying an as-expected derp-y effort from the turnover-prone Wolfpack. N.C. State now has four or more turnovers in five games this season.

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\m/ WINKLES \m/

N.C. State fullback Logan Winkles laid some goal line lead-blocking that helped the Wolfpack bring it within a touchdown against Vanderbilt (it's now 21-14, Dores). He also has the most metal facial arrangement and hair of anyone who has ever set foot in Nashville.

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¿Dónde está Dana Biblia?

Interim N.C. State coach Dana Bible is allegedly in Nashville for the Music City Bowl. You have no reason to believe this to be true.

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Liberty Bowl: Reeeeemix!

We've got a rematch in Memphis! The first time around, Iowa State absorbed some early blows from Tulsa and rode a sturdy defense and turnovers to a 38-23 win in Ames. 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN.

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Music City Bowl: James Franklin demands you watch.

Vanderbilt is trying to win its second bowl since 1955, and N.C. State is trying to win one for the old coaching staff. can the Wolfpack overcome Vandy's homefield advantage to pull the upset? Noon, ESPN.

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USC vs. motivation

Does USC have any desire to play this game? A couple quarters' worth of cut blocks and a redshirt freshman quarterback should give us the answer. CBS, 2 p.m. ET.

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Here we go again, Clemson

Clemson has gone 20-6 since the start of the 2011 season. That is very, very good. But the Tigers folded late against both of the good defenses on their 2012 schedule ... and now they get to take on LSU in a packed, intense Georgia Dome. 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN.

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Liberty Bowl viewing info

The Liberty Bowl features rematch of the season opener between Tulsa and Iowa State.

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Chick-fil-A viewing info

Tajh Boyd and the Clemson offense that ranked No. 6 in points will try to find the endzone against Les Miles' tough defense on New Years' Eve in a matchup of top 15 teams in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

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How to watch the Sun Bowl

Previewing the 2012 Sun Bowl, which features the USC Trojans and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

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Marqise Lee injured before Sun Bowl

The Biletnikoff Award-winning receiver's status for Monday's game is unknown.

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The Karaoke Bowl

What do you do in El Paso? Grab a mic and get funky.

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USC, Georgia Tech get hypnotized

"Hilarity ensues," the team's Twitter account claims. Maybe you had to be there.

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Clemson in cow jail

Under the bored, yet attentive, eye of cow jail guards, ringleader Dabo Swinney's band of cow criminals get their first taste of the inside. Photograph via.

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Georgia Tech without top tackler vs. USC

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets safety Isaiah Johnson will miss the Sun Bowl because of an injury. Who will the Yellow Jackets use to replace their leading tackler?

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Matt Barkley era has ended

A shoulder injury suffered on Nov. 17 against UCLA will keep the senior quarterback out of the Sun Bowl next Monday.

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Bowl picks through New Year's Eve

I'll return after Christmas with my picks for the New Year's Day bowls and the BCS games. Visit SB Nation odds partner OddsShark for lines updates on all bowl games.

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Wingless Tigers

The left-footed punter will miss the Tigers' Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Bowl game against Clemson, according to a report.

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Cow drumline

Behold Atlanta.

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Les Miles, less chikin

Les Miles is getting his LSU team ready for the Chick-Fil-A bowl by hanging out with a cow.

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Tom O'Brien out

N.C. State has announced the termination of football coach Tom O'Brien.

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