Weatherford Democrat

January 6, 2013

Notre Dame, ‘Bama cap bowl season

Bowl Championship Series tilt punctuates holiday dream fare


Weatherford Democrat

WEATHERFORD —  

By GREG WEBB

sports@weatherforddemocrat.com

Whether the bowl season has been enhanced by a plethora of dramatic-ending games, or the college gridiron diversions have merely slaked year-long thirsts of waiting fans, the matches of the past week have set the stage for the ultimate contest.

Local football aficionados, and the casual score-minders alike, will likely pay a bit of extra attention to Monday night’s college season finale. 

Kapron Lewis-Moore, who played his prep football at Weatherford High School before heading north to South Bend, represents to first former Roo to participate in the lofty, attention-getting contest for the national title.

During his tenure at Notre Dame, Lewis-Moore has been part of the Irish rise from obscure mediocrity, to respectability, to attaining the pinnacle of college football notoriety.

The Irish will face the Alabama Crimson Tide on Monday, in the Discover BCS National Championship Bowl, set for resolution at Sun Life Stadium, in Miami, Fla.

If some of the previous bowls of the season are any indication, chances are the game will live up to its billing. Regardless of the progression or the outcome, any championship game usually carries with it a healthy dose  of self-generated excitement. And with the resurgence of Notre Dame football after a couple of decades on the downside, facing the defending champ Alabama, the potential eye-candy on Monday could leaves die-hard college football fans already looking ahead to next fall.

There have been some blisterings applied since the bowl season began in the week preceding Christmas, the most recent in memory being the number Texas A&M did on Oklahoma, Friday. But there have also been plenty of heart-thumping (and breaking) dramatics, with Arizona’s late, two-touchdown shocker over Nevada or the Longhorns’ comeback against Oregon State. A brief look back...

 

New Mexico Bowl 

Arizona 49, Nevada 48

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Utah State 41, Toledo 15

 

Poinsettia Bowl

BYU 23, San Diego State 6

 

Beef O’Brady’s Bowl

Central Florida 38, Ball State 17

 

New Orleans Bowl

UL/Lafayette 43, E. Carolina 34

 

MAACO Bowl

Boise State 28, Washington 26

 

Hawaii Bowl

SMU 43, Fresno State 10

 

Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl

Cent. Mich. 27, Wstn. Kentucky 24

 

Military Bowl

San Jose State 29, 

Bowling Green 20

 

Belk Bowl

Cincinnati 48, Duke 34

 

Holiday Bowl

Baylor 49, UCLA 26

 

Independence Bowl

Ohio 45, UL/Lafayette 14

 

Russell Athletic Bowl

West Virginia 13, Rutgers 10

Meineke Car Care Bowl

Texas Tech 34, Minnesota 31

 

Armed Forces Bowl

Rice 33, Air Force Academy 14

 

 New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Syracuse 38, West Virginia 14

 

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

Arizona State 62, Navy 28

 

Alamo Bowl

Texas 31, Oregon State 27

 

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

Michigan State 17, TCU 16

 

Music City Bowl

Vanderbilt 38,  

No. Carolina State 24

 

Sun Bowl

Georgia Tech 21, USC 7

 

Liberty Bowl

Tulsa 31, Iowa State 17

 

Chick-fil-A Bowl

Clemson 25, LSU 24

 

Heart of Dallas Bowl

Oklahoma State 58, Purdue 14

 

Gator Bowl

Northwestern 34, Miss. State 20

Capital One Bowl

Georgia 45, Nebraska 31

 

Outback Bowl

South Carolina 33 Michigan 28

 

Rose Bowl

Stanford 20, Wisconsin 14

 

Orange Bowl In Miami

Florida State 31, 

Northern Illinois 10

 

Sugar Bowl

Louisville 17, Florida 23

 

Fiesta Bowl

Oregon 35, Kansas State 17

 

Cotton Bowl

Texas A&M 41, Oklahoma 13

 

BBVA Compass Bowl

Mississippi 38, Pittsburgh 17

 

Sunday, Jan. 6

GoDaddy.com Bowl In Mobile

Kent State (11-2) v 

Ark. State (9-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

 

Monday, Jan. 7

BCS National Championship

 In Miami

Notre Dame (12-0) v Alabama (12-1), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)