LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 22: Head coach Chris Petersen of the Boise State Broncos watches his team warm up before playing the Arizona State Sun Devils in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium December 22, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boise State won 56-24. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Hurry Up, Dec. 26: College Football Headlines For Monday

Merry Independence Monday or perhaps Boxing Day, depending on which flag you're flying.

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Missouri Vs. UNC Final Score, Independence Bowl 2011: Tigers Storm Shreveport

Quick, close your eyes and guess which team is losing its interim head coach after this game. Actually, you'll need to read the following in order to make an informed decision. OK, so, one team in the 2011 Independence Bowl ran for seven yards per carry throughout its 44 attempts, while the other couldn't break two.

The Missouri Tigers will enter the SEC with a 41-24 win over an ACC team, which is quite the SEC thing to do. The North Carolina Tar Heels have the talent to stand with just about anybody in the country, but Mizzou played with far more interest in the game's outcome.

Quarterback James Franklin finished with 142 yards passing and 132 through the air, along with a pair of touchdowns. Kendial Lawrence tacked on 99 rushing yards, various Tigers caught a pass or two, and Mizzou's defense limited everybody but Bryn Renner to 36 yards on the day.

Larry Fedora inherits a talented team that's clearly in need of direction, or at least not playing in Shreveport anymore.

For more on the 2011 Independence Bowl, visit Missouri blog Rock M Nation and UNC blog Carolina March. Stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news hub throughout bowl season and beyond.

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NFL Draft 2012: Robert Lester Making Mind Up After National Title Game

Alabama graduate Robert Lester won't make up his mind about the 2012 NFL Draft until after the BCS National Championship Game, he says.

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Mike Munchak Returns To Top Of Penn State Coach Wish List, According To Report

Mike Munchak is the next coach on Penn State's candidates list, according to booster chatter.

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Rose Bowl 2012: Wisconsin's Iraq War Vet Hopes To Play

The chance to play in the 2012 Rose Bowl against the Oregon Ducks is a big deal for every one of the Wisconsin Badgers.

However, it could be an extra-special experience for one player in particular, even if he won't play (via the Sacramento Bee).

Greg Russo originally attended UW-Whitewater ('03 - '04) before joining the National Guard and deploying to Iraq for two tours. He enrolled at Wisconsin last year and joined the Badgers as a walk-on in the spring. He was deemed ineligible by the NCAA but won an appeal and the linebacker got his first chance to play against Penn State in the season finale.

Russo doesn't expect to play in the Rose Bowl but expects the atmosphere to be pretty memorable on the sidelines.

"If it is anything like standing on the sideline here at Camp Randall, I'm going to be on edge," he said. "I'll be the one on the sideline, right up to the line, just about falling onto the field."

For more on each bowl game pairing, check out SB Nation's college football bowl game coverage. And visit our many college football blogs. For more on the Wisconsin Badgers head to Bucky's 5th Quarter, and for more on the Oregon Ducks visit Addicted To Quack.

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NFL Draft 2012: Landry Jones Likely To Stay, Bob Stoops' Gut Feels

Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones is still undecided on entering the 2012 NFL Draft, but coach Bob Stoops has a good feeling.

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The Hurry Up, Dec. 26: College Football Headlines For Monday

Merry Independence Monday or perhaps Boxing Day, depending on which flag you're flying.

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