NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — Results and box scores from the NCAA college football bowl games that took place on Wednesday, Dec. 31.
The highlight on the day came in the 2014 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, where No. 6 TCU scored a 42-3 blowout victory over No. 9 Ole Miss.
The Rebels (9-4) got off to a very slow start and conceded 14 first quarter points, while senior quarterback Bo Wallace had a disastrous opening 15 minutes after he was picked off twice.
A 28-0 lead at halftime quickly increased to 42-0 in the third quarter as the Horned Frogs jumped all over Ole Miss on every play to limit their chances.
TCU (12-1) was angry and surprised at being snubbed by the college football playoff committee, after falling three places from third to sixth in the CFP final rankings, but head coach Gary Patterson wasn’t going to say too much.
“I don’t think I have to say anything,” he told reporters after the one-sided contest.
Wallace threw three interceptions and was sacked five times in the very sloppy first half, while Ole Miss was held to just 129 total yards and only 10 first downs in the defeat.
Also on New Year’s Eve, No. 20 Boise State (12-2) upset No. 10 Arizona (10-4), 38-38, to lift the VIZIO Fiesta Bowl crown after a very entertaining contest at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
With the win, the Broncos improved to 3-0 in the Fiesta Bowl, as Jay Ajayi finished with 134 yards rushing and three touchdowns in the final college game. He ended his collegiate career with 1,823 rushing yards and 28 TDs, which are both school records.
The other bowl game on Wednesday saw No. 12 Georgia Tech (11-3) running away with the Capital One Orange Bowll after outscoring No. 7 Mississippi State (10-3), 49-34.
On their way to the upsetting win, the Jackets outscored the Bulldogs 21-0 to setup the win after taking a slight lead at halftime.
Synjyn Days rushed for 171 yards and three touchdowns, while Justin Thomas rushed for 121 yards and three scores, and also passed for 125 yards and another score for Georgia Tech in the victory.
Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott threw for 453 yards, which is a Capital One Orange Bowl and career record to go along with his three touchdown passes and one interception.
De’Runnya Wilson had nine catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns for the Bulldogs.
College Bowl Games Results – Dec. 31
CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL
No. 6 TCU 42 (12-1) , No. 9 Ole Miss 3 (9-4)
VIZIO FIESTA BOWL
No. 20 Boise State 38 (12-2) , No. 10 Arizona 30 (10-4)
CAPITAL ONE ORANGE BOWL
No. 12 Georgia Tech 49 (11-3) , No. 7 Mississippi State 34 (10-3)