Before we get beyond Christmas to the playoff, there will be plenty of action worth watching, including Fresno State's Marcus McMaryion against Arizona State and a Wisconsin-Miami matchup in which both teams have a lot to prove.
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In addition to all-conference teams, here are the top players, coaches and freshmen from each Power 5 league.
- Picking winners for every bowl game matchup
- Gophers fire D-coordinator Smith after big loss
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- Gophers' Annexstad treated for hurt midsection
Happy bowl season! Here are the key players and storylines for every game, including the playoff.
From Dec. 15 through Jan. 7, the Celebration Bowl through the CFP National Championship, Adam Rittenberg picks his winners for bowl season.
Demetrius Douglas returned a punt 69 yards for a touchdown, Minnesota's defense held up on the road and the Golden Gophers ran away from Wisconsin for a 37-15 win on Saturday to snap a 14-game losing streak in the rivalry and reclaim Paul Bunyan's Axe.
Isaiah Bowser rushed for 85 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 24 Northwestern turned three turnovers by Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan into 10 points on the way to a 24-14 victory on Saturday that stretched its program-record road winning streak...
Minnesota's maligned defense held Purdue to season-lows in yards and points, and Seth Green had a touchdown rushing and passing for the Gophers in a 41-10 win against the Boilermakers in the cold and snow on Saturday.
Minnesota fired defensive coordinator Robb Smith on Sunday, a day after the team allowed 55 points in a loss at Illinois.