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Monday - 12/31/2012, 10:20am  ET

By The Associated Press

1934 -- Columbia upsets Stanford 7-0 in the Rose Bowl when Al Barabas scores in the third quarter on a 17-yard hidden-ball play.

1935 -- Bucknell beats Miami 26-0 in the first Orange Bowl.

1991 -- Georgia Tech routs Nebraska 45-21 in the Citrus Bowl to finish as college football's only unbeaten team (11-0-1).

1992 -- Miami beats Nebraska 22-0 in the Orange Bowl, the first shutout of the Cornhuskers since 1973, and finishes with a 12-0 record.

1993 -- No. 2 Alabama wins its first national championship in 13 years and deprives Miami of its fifth title as the Crimson Tide defense humbles the No. 1 Hurricanes 34-13 in the Sugar Bowl.

1993 -- Florida State beats Nebraska 27-14 in the Orange Bowl to set an NCAA record by winning eight consecutive bowl games.

1999 -- Ron Dayne rushes for 246 yards and a record-tying four touchdowns as Wisconsin beats UCLA 38-31 in the Rose Bowl.

2000 -- Georgia's Hap Hines kicks a 21-yard field goal in overtime to complete the greatest comeback in bowl history. The Bulldogs pull out a 28-25 victory over Purdue after trailing 25-0 early in the second quarter in the Outback Bowl.

2001 -- South Carolina, winless in 1999, caps the most dramatic one-year turnaround in Southeastern Conference history by winning the Outback Bowl 24-7 over Ohio State and finishing with an 8-4 record.

2005 -- David Greene, the winningest quarterback in NCAA history with 42 victories, passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns in his last game as Georgia beats Wisconsin 24-21 in the Outback Bowl.

2006 -- Seattle's Shaun Alexander sets the NFL mark for touchdowns in a season with 28 and wins the league rushing title with 1,880 yards. He breaks Priest Holmes' mark of 27 set in 2003 with a 1-yard run, the 100th touchdown of his career.

2006 -- New England's Doug Flutie converts the NFL's first successful drop kick in 64 years during a 28-26 loss to Miami.

2007 -- Bob Knight earns career victory No. 880 for the Division I men's record he shared with former North Carolina coach Dean Smith. His Texas Tech Red Raiders blows a 20-point lead but withstands a 3-point miss at the buzzer to beat New Mexico 70-68.

2007 -- Boise State, after tying the game with 7 seconds to go in regulation, stuns No. 7 Oklahoma 43-42 in overtime to win the Fiesta Bowl. The No. 9 Broncos win on Ian Johnson's 2-point conversion run after receiver Vinny Perretta throws a fourth-down touchdown pass to Derek Schouman.

2008 -- Sidney Crosby's shootout goal gives Pittsburgh a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres in the outdoor Winter Classic in front of a league-record 71,217 fans. In elements more suited for football than hockey, Crosby wins the NHL's second outdoor game -- and first in the United States -- at Ralph Wilson Stadium, home to the NFL's Buffalo Bills.

2008 -- Southern California beats Illinois 49-17 in the Rose Bowl. The blowout gives the Trojans 11 wins for an unprecedented sixth straight season and makes them 5-1 in their last six bowl games, all of them BCS affairs.

2009 -- The Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-4 in the cold at Wrigley Field in the NHL's Winter Classic. A crowd of 40,818 attend the game.

2009 -- Southern California beats Penn State 38-24 to become the first team to win three consecutive Rose Bowls.

2010 -- Florida State scores 20 straight points to knock off West Virginia 33-21 in the Gator Bowl. It's the final game of Bobby Bowden's storied 44-year career as a head coach. Bowden finishes with a 389-129-4 record and a 33rd consecutive winning season.

2010 -- Tim Tebow passes for a career-high 482 yards and three touchdowns, runs for 51 yards and another score, as fifth-ranked Florida overwhelms No. 4 Cincinnati 51-24 in the Sugar Bowl. Tebow finishes with 533 total yards -- more than anyone in Bowl Championship Series history.

2010 -- Boston's Marco Sturm caps a late comeback with an overtime goal as the Bruins beat Philadelphia 2-1 in the Winter Classic, the first NHL game at Fenway Park.

2011 -- San Antonio win its fourth in a row 101-74, handing Oklahoma City its most-lopsided loss of the season. The Spurs improve to 29-4 -- one of the 10 best starts in NBA history.

2011 -- No. 3 TCU completes a perfect season with its first Rose Bowl victory, 21-19 over fourth-ranked Wisconsin.

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