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Dec. 28 bowl games: Louisville, Kansas State, Notre Dame, UNC win Saturday

The last Saturday of the 2013 calendar year ends with a goodbye to the (likely) No. 1 NFL Draft pick and a little bit of excitement along the way to a bunch of blowouts.

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Star power and failure

If field goals are failures, there was a lot of failure on Saturday. Still, Teddy Bridgewater, Ryan Switzer, Tyler Lockett, and (in the booth) Jesse Palmer came up big for fans on the last active college football Saturday of the season.

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Wildcats roll over Michigan

Kansas State rode a strong first half into a win against Michigan.

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Buffalo Wild Wings picks UFC over its own bowl?

If you want to watch the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Buffalo Wild Wings, you might have a hard time doing so.

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Louisville beats up Miami, 36-9

The Hurricanes were no match for Teddy Bridgewater on Saturday night.

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Bridgewater's latest ridiculous throw

The Cardinals lead 22-2 at the half, thanks to plays like these.

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UNC OL Hurst breaks leg in Belk Bowl

Terrible news for the potential high NFL Draft pick. No word on the length of his recovery process yet.

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Tar Heels roll to easy Belk Bowl victory

The Tar Heels returned two kicks for touchdowns and were a consistent force in the Cincinnati backfield.

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Jesse Palmer gave Chris Fowler the Heimlich

We apparently nearly lost the man whose anchoring has cured a million hangovers, but Jesse Palmer was there to save the day.

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Larry Fedora channels Drake

Started 1-5, now we here.

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Switzer ties NCAA record with fantastic touchdown

The freshman also set the UNC career record for punt return touchdowns and punt return yards.

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Notre Dame pulls away late for Pinstripe Bowl win

It wasn't a classic by any stretch, but the Fighting Irish pulled away late to win the Pinstripe Bowl 29-16 over Rutgers.

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Louis Nix's tweets saved the Pinstripe

Notre Dame's 29-16 win over Rutgers in the Pinstripe Bowl was not an enjoyable experience for most of us. But we were lucky to have an informed viewer watching along.

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Notre Dame suspends Atkinson, Brown for bowl

Notre Dame will be without its second-leading rusher and a backup cornerback as it faces Rutgers.

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Will it snow again for the 2013 Pinstripe Bowl?

Snow has made the Pinstripe Bowl interesting the last couple of years, but for 2013 weather is nearly picture perfect for a New York afternoon.

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Howard Schnellenberger sports 'A Coach Divided' hat ahead of Louisville-Miami

In younger days, the legendary coach both created the first Miami football dynasty and led Louisville to its first 10-win season and bowl victory. Saturday will be a complicated day for Schnelly, but everything will turn out just fine for him. Things always do.

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The big Wild Wings Bowl breakdown

High upside? Low downside? Sounds like two 7-5 teams to us! Kansas State and Michigan line up in a wonderfully even matchup in the desert (Dec. 28, 10:15 p.m. ET, ESPN). How much of each team's highs and lows will we see?

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The big Russell Athletic Bowl breakdown

The offenses have the advantage in the Russell Athletic Bowl (Dec. 28, 6:45 p.m. ET, ESPN), but neither unit has been completely safe from itself of late. Do we have a shootout on our hands when Louisville meets Miami, or will only one offense be able to avoid glitches and lulls?

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The big Belk Bowl breakdown

Records and numbers tell you two different stories about the Belk Bowl (Dec. 28, 3:20 p.m. ET, ESPN). Can Cincinnati prove skeptical numbers wrong? Can a young (and seemingly getting younger) UNC squad learn to close games? And what's the over/under on Ryan Switzer punt return touchdowns: three? Four?

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The big Pinstripe Bowl breakdown

In different ways, it's a what-could-have-been season for both Notre Dame and Rutgers. The Fighting Irish beat good teams and lost to mediocre ones, while Rutgers basically lost every good player to injury at some point. Notre Dame is heavily favored in the Pinstripe Bowl (noon ET, Dec. 28, ESPN), but assuming you know what's going to happen in an Irish game this season is pretty foolish.

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Gardner broken foot means freshman Michigan QB

The Wolverines will be without their starting quarterback and kicker against Kansas State.

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Michael Dyer out for Russell Athletic Bowl

Dyer won't be able to suit up against the Hurricanes as he continues to deal with nagging groin and hip injuries.

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Why Michigan-K State could be really fun

Dan Rubenstein finds three intriguing reasons to check out Devin Gardner and Michigan take on Bill Snyder’s Kansas State team in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

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Bob Diaco takes UConn head coach job

The Notre Dame defensive coordinator takes the reins in Storrs.

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Why Louisville-Miami will be a fun watch

Dan Rubenstein reviews the names, stories, and numbers to pay attention to when tuning into the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl between Louisville and Miami.

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Vegas bowl lines, from biggest to tightest

You do not have to watch the Pinstripe Bowl. Just keep telling yourself this. You do not have to watch the Pinstripe Bowl.

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K-State vs. Michigan in Wild Wings

Two teams who've had up-and-down seasons will meet for the first time in Arizona, according to K-State media.

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UNC faces Cincinnati in Belk Bowl

The Bearcats are making a return trip to Charlotte, where they will play the Tar Heels.

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Louisville-Miami Russell Athletic Bowl

The Orlando bowl will pit the potential No. 1 NFL Draft pick, Teddy Bridgewater, against his hometown school.

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Notre Dame, Rutgers to Pinstripe Bowl

Yankee Stadium will host the country's premier independent and a local.

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Irish OC Martin leaving for Miami (OH)

The coach won two national titles at Division II Grand Valley State.

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