Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Robinson lifts Cowboys, 49-33


— Back in September, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy made headlines by ranting "I'm a man!"

But Zac Robinson is the man for the Cowboys.

Robinson threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores, leading Oklahoma State to a 49-33 Insight Bowl victory over Indiana on Monday night. A sophomore making his 11th college start, Robinson piloted a near-flawless attack in the first half as the Cowboys scored touchdowns on their first five possessions.

"In our preparation, we knew what they were going to line up in pretty much every time," Robinson said. "It was just executing and not turning the ball over."

Robinson completed 24 of 34 passes for 302 yards, and threw an interception. Robinson also ran for 70 yards.

Dantrell Savage ran for 100 yards and a touchdown for the Cowboys (7-6, 4-4 Big 12), who matched their season-high point total. Dez Bryant caught nine passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns.

The loss capped an emotional year for the Hoosiers (7-6, 3-5 Big Ten), whose coach, Terry Hoeppner, died of complications of a brain tumor in June.

Sun: Oregon 56, South Florida 21

El Paso, Texas - Jonathan Stewart set a Sun Bowl record with a career-high 253 yards rushing, and Justin Roper threw four touchdown passes in his first start as Oregon beat South Florida. The Ducks (9-4) scored 28 straight points in the third quarter to snap a four-game postseason losing streak. Oregon made it look easy against the Bulls (9-4) in a matchup of teams that were ranked No. 2 during the season.

Music City: Kentucky 35, Florida State 28

Nashville, Tenn. - Andre Woodson threw four TD passes against a depleted Seminoles defense, and the Wildcats handed Bobby Bowden his first bowl loss in December. Kentucky hadn't ended back-to-back seasons with bowl wins since 1951-52, but the Wildcats pulled off the feat in Nashville one year after surprising Clemson.

Humanitarian: Fresno St. 40, Georgia Tech 28

Boise, Idaho - Clifton Smith rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns, Tom Brandstater threw for a score and ran for another, and the Bulldogs beat another BCS conference team in a bowl game.

Armed Forces: Cal 42, Air Force 36

Fort Worth, Texas - DeSean Jackson and Robert Jordan returned from their first-quarter benchings and caught touchdown passes to help California rally from a three-TD deficit.

Chick-fil-A: Auburn 23, Clemson 20, OT.

Atlanta - Freshman quarterback Kodi Burns threw for a touchdown and scored on a seven-yard run in overtime to lead Auburn.


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