Baylor outlasts Vanderbilt in Texas Bowl

Charlie Brewer threw for 384 yards and two touchdowns, the second a tie-breaking 52-yarder in the fourth quarter, and ran for 109 yards and another score to help Baylor beat Vanderbilt 45-38 in the Texas Bowl in Houston on Thursday night.

Brewer connected with Marques Jones for the 52-yard score that that made it 45-38 with less than two minutes left. The Bears then stopped Vanderbilt on 4th-and-5 to secure the victory.

Vanderbilt (6-7) was led by Kyle Shurmur, who threw for 286 yards and a touchdown, and Ke’Shawn Vaughn, who ran for two touchdowns and set a Texas Bowl record with 243 yards rushing — which ranks second in school history.

Pinstripe Bowl: Jonathan Taylor ran for 205 yards and a touchdown and topped the 2,000-yard season mark to help Wisconsin rout Miami 35-3 in New York. Taylor ripped off runs of 39 and 41 yards at Yankee Stadium ,and combined with a defense that forced five turnovers to help Wisconsin (8-5) earn its fifth straight bowl victory. The Badgers scored two touchdowns just 3½ minutes into the game and seemingly knocked the will out of Miami (7-6).

Independence Bowl: Daniel Jones threw for 423 yards and five touchdowns, T.J. Rahming caught 12 passes for 240 yards and two scores, and Duke blew past Temple 56-27 in Shreveport, La..Duke (8-5) scored touchdowns on seven straight drives. Jones set Independence Bowl records with the five touchdown passes and 423 yards passing, and Duke also had the most points in the event’s history. Head coach David Cutcliffe won his fourth Independence Bowl. Anthony Russo passed for 228 yards and a score for the Owls (8-5).

Clemson suspensions: The final ruling on the three Clemson players facing a suspension for the Cotton Bowl came down Thursday. Defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, tight end Braden Galloway and offensive lineman Zach Giella will miss the matchup against Notre Dame after failing drug tests.

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