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Georgia Tech blows out Tulsa in Humanitarian Bowl

Posted: Sunday, January 04, 2004

BOISE, Idaho P.J. Daniels ran for 307 yards, the second-highest total in Georgia Tech history, and the Yellow Jackets salvaged their seventh straight winning season by routing Tulsa 52-10 Saturday on a frigid afternoon in the Humanitarian Bowl.

Daniels, who also topped his career high by 67 yards and set a Tech bowl rushing record, ran for four touchdowns to help the Yellow Jackets (7-6) avoid their first losing season since finishing 5-6 in 1996.

Tulsa (8-5) closed the regular season on a five-game winning streak for the school's first bowl berth since 1991, but Saturday's appearance was hardly memorable. The Golden Hurricane didn't score a touchdown until the fourth quarter and finished with 144 total yards. They were sacked seven times and held to minus-56 yards rushing.

No. 7 Ohio State 35, No. 8 Kansas State 28

TEMPE, Ariz. Craig Krenzel matched his career high with four touchdown passes two apiece to Michael Jenkins and Santonio Holmes and No. 7 Ohio State held off No. 8 Kansas State 35-28 in the Fiesta Bowl on Friday night.

Star quarterback Ell Roberson started for Kansas State (11-4) despite being accused of sexual assault by a woman early Thursday. He was awful early in Kansas State's first Bowl Championship Series game, but nearly brought his team back from deficits of 21-0 and 35-14.

After a 3-for-13 start, Roberson completed 20 of 52 passes for 294 yards and one interception. He ran for 32 yards.

Krenzel finished his career 24-3 as a starter at Ohio State (11-2). He is the second player to win consecutive MVP awards in the 33-year history of the Fiesta Bowl. Curt Warner of Penn State did it in the 1980-81 seasons.

No. 16 Mississippi 31, No. 21 Oklahoma State 16

DALLAS Eli Manning threw for 259 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score, leading Mississippi over Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl.

The Rebels' last January win came in the 1970 Sugar Bowl when Manning's father, Archie, threw for a touchdown and ran for another score in a 27-22 victory over Arkansas.

Ole Miss had since played in January only twice, both in the Gator Bowl, losing to Auburn in Archie Manning's final game in 1971 and to Michigan in 1991.

Manning's 1-yard keeper in the fourth quarter capped a 97-yard drive, and ended a streak of 24 straight points by Ole Miss (10-3), which finished with its first 10-win season since 1971.

Clemson 27, No. 6 Tennessee 14

ATLANTA Chad Jasmin ran for a career-high 130 yards and a touchdown, helping Clemson upset Tennessee in the Peach Bowl.

Kyle Browning and Duane Coleman added TD runs, leading the Tigers (9-4) to their fourth straight victory. Browning scored from 8 yards out on a ''fumblerooskie.''

The Volunteers (10-3) lost the Peach Bowl for the second straight season, although the score was a bit closer than the 30-3 rout by Maryland a year ago. In this one, they committed 10 penalties, including two for pass interference, two for unsportsmanlike conduct and two for roughing quarterback Charlie Whitehurst.

Aaron Hunt kicked two field goals for Clemson, which gave the Atlantic Coast Conference its third straight Peach Bowl victory.

Casey Clausen, a four-year starter playing in his final game for the Volunteers, threw for 384 yards and two touchdowns.

But Tennessee got little from its running game, finishing with 38 yards on 26 carries.



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