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College Sports

College Football: Oregon edges Wisconsin in Rose Bowl

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert faked a handoff and went on the run of his life in the fourth quarter of the Rose Bowl.

Oregon’s 6-foot-6 quarterback gracefully stiff-armed Wisconsin linebacker Jack Sanborn at the line of scrimmage. He surged downfield, found his blockers and sprinted to the green-painted end zone.

Herbert scored his third rushing touchdown of the 106th Rose Bowl on that thrilling 30-yard run with 7:41 to play Wednesday night, and No. 7 Oregon held off No. 11 Wisconsin 28-27.

Herbert passed for 138 yards without a touchdown, and Oregon (12-2) managed just 204 yards of offense — the fewest by any Rose Bowl team in 40 years.

The Ducks still managed to win, surviving six lead changes and big special-teams mistakes by both schools.

While the offense sputtered, the Ducks scored 21 points off the Badgers’ four turnovers, including Brady Breeze’s early 31-yard fumble return for a TD off a botched punt.

Alabama 35, Michigan 16

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jerry Jeudy could have sat out Alabama’s bowl game and still almost certainly would have been a first-round draft pick.

He played instead — and if this was his finale, his stock likely soared.

Mac Jones threw three touchdown passes, Jeudy became the first Alabama player to top 200 receiving yards in a bowl game and the ninth-ranked Crimson Tide topped No. 17 Michigan 35-16 on Wednesday in the Citrus Bowl.

Jones connected with Jeudy for an 85-yard score on Alabama’s first snap, DeVonta Smith and Miller Forristall added touchdown grabs in the second half for the Crimson Tide (11-2), which trailed 16-14 at the break. Najee Harris ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns for Alabama.

Jeudy finished with six catches for 204 yards. Jones completed 16-of-25 passes for 327 yards.

Shea Patterson completed 17-of-37 passes for 233 yards and a touchdown for Michigan (9-4).

Minnesota 31, Auburn 24

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — With the clock winding down on a dominating performance in the Outback Bowl, Minnesota fans broke into a chant of “Row The Boat, Row The Boat, Row The Boat.”

Tyler Johnson had 12 receptions for 204 yards and two touchdowns, No. 16 Minnesota outrushed the ninth-ranked Auburn 215 yards to 56 and sneaked by the Tigers, 31-24, on Wednesday.

Georgia 26, Baylor 14

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — George Pickens caught 12 passes for 175 yards and a touchdown, and No. 5 Georgia defeated eighth-ranked Baylor 26-14 in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday night.

Jake Fromm completed 20-of-30 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns without an interception for Georgia (12-2), which was back in the Sugar Bowl for a second straight season, having lost to Texas last year.

Texas 38, Utah 10

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Sam Ehlinger and the Texas Longhorns finally looked like the team everyone thought they could be when the season began.

Ehlinger passed for three touchdowns, ran for another and the Longhorns took out a season of frustration on No. 12 Utah with a dominant 38-10 Alamo Bowl win Tuesday night.

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