Friday's bowl games
Armed Forces Bowl -- BYU 24, Tulsa 21: Riley Nelson threw three TD passes to Cody Hoffman, the last with 11 seconds left, as BYU wrapped up its fifth 10-win season over the past seven years.
Pinstripe Bowl -- Rutgers 27, Iowa State 13: Chas Dodd hit Brandon Coleman for an 86-yard TD pass late in the fourth quarter and Jawan Jamison ran for two scores to lead Rutgers.
Music City Bowl -- Mississippi St. 23, Wake Forest 17: Vick Ballard ran for a career-high 180 yards and two touchdowns to lead Mississippi State to its fifth straight bowl victory and second consecutive triumph under coach Dan Mullen.
Insight Bowl -- Iowa vs. Oklahoma: The Hawkeyes staggered to the finish, losing three of their last five games. They did not make the Top 25 in the polls at the end of the regular season, but did earn another trip to Tempe, Ariz., for this bowl game.
Today's bowl games
Meineke Car Care of Texas Bowl -- Northwestern vs. Texas A&M, (noon, ESPN): It's the last game for the Aggies as a member of the Big 12. Texas A&M will move into the SEC next season. Both teams enter the game with 6-6 records.
Hyundai Sun Bowl -- Georgia Tech vs. Utah (2 p.m., Ch. 4): This is the 15th straight bowl appearance for Georgia Tech.
However, the team has lost the last six of them. The Yellow Jackets opened the season 6-0 but slid to 8-4 from there.
AutoZone Liberty Bowl -- Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt (3:30 p.m., Ch. 7): The Bearcats rebounded from a 4-8 season in 2010 to 9-3 in '11. That was good enough for a share of the Big East title. Vanderbilt is playing in its fifth bowl game in history.
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl -- Illinois vs. UCLA (3:30 p.m., ESPN): UCLA lost the Pac-12 championship game to Stanford to finish 6-7, and needed a special exemption to get into a bowl game with a sub-.500 record. Illinois started the season 6-0, and finished it 6-6. Both of these teams have fired their coaches.
Chick-fil-A Bowl -- Virginia vs. Auburn (7:30 p.m., ESPN): Auburn took a bit of a spill from last season, when it went undefeated and won the national championship.
Syracuse: Defensive end Chandler Jones is skipping his final season of eligibility and entering the NFL draft. Jones, who made the announcement on Friday, was a 2011 All-Big East first-team pick.
Compiled from News and wire service reports.