Louisville 31, Southern Mississippi 28: Jeremy Wright had a 95-yard kickoff return and Chris Philpott kicked a 36-yard field goal with 6:30 left as the Cardinals won the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Tonight's bowl game
Utah vs. Boise State (8 p.m., ESPN): The Maaco Bowl in Las Vegas is the first bowl game of the season to match two ranked teams. Kellen Moore has thrown 33 TD passes for Boise State.
Syracuse: Punter Rob Long will have to undergo post-operation treatment after doctors found malignant cells in a brain tumor removed a week ago.
Kelly top coach: Oregon's Chip Kelly has been voted AP Coach of the Year after leading the second-ranked Ducks to an undefeated record and a spot in the BCS national title game.
Compiled from News and wire service reports.