FSU wins Orange Bowl...Stanford halts Rose Bowl drought...Bulldogs beat Huskers

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Associated Press

Posted on January 2, 2013 at 2:35 AM

MIAMI (AP) — Lonnie Pryor ran for a career-high 134 yards and two touchdowns on just five carries as 13th-ranked Florida State beat No. 16 Northern Illinois 31-10 in the Orange Bowl. Pryor scored the first touchdown on a career-long 60-yard run, then ran 37 yards for a clinching touchdown with 10 minutes left. Senior EJ Manuel had 291 passing yards for the 13th-ranked 'Noles, who finish 12-2 with their fifth consecutive bowl victory.

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Eighth-ranked Stanford won the Rose Bowl for the first time since 1972, capping a 12-2 season by allowing just 82 total yards in the second half of a 20-14 win over the Badgers. Stepfan Taylor and Kevin Hogan led the Stanford ground game by combining for 212 yards. Taylor ran for 89 yards and an early touchdown, and Hogan finished with a game-high 123 rushing yards for the Pac-12 champs.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sixth-ranked Georgia outscored No. 23 Nebraska 45-31 to win the Capital One Bowl. Aaron Murray threw five touchdown passes to set a Georgia bowl record, including two in the fourth quarter. Murray passed for 427 yards for the 12-2 Bulldogs.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Eleventh-ranked South Carolina captured the Outback Bowl by rallying past 19th-ranked Michigan 33-28. Dylan Thompson came off the bench to throw a 32-yard touchdown pass with 11 seconds left to rally the Gamecocks, who finished 11-2.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Winning its first bowl since the 1949 Rose Bowl, 21st-ranked Northwestern snapped its nine-game bowl losing streak by beating Mississippi State 34-20 in the Gator Bowl. Quentin Williams returned an interception 29 yards for a touchdown on the third play of the game. Nick Vanhoose set up a late touchdown with a 39-yard interception return to help the Wildcats end the nation's longest postseason losing streak.

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