Sunday, January 31, 2010

For God's Sakes, Scrappy, Don't Get Your Clothes Dirty!

From 1931, here's the third Scrappy cartoon, "Sunday Clothes," produced by Charles Mintz and released theatrically by Columbia Pictures, with story by Dick Huemer and animation by Sid Marcus and Art Davis. It was probably co-directed by the three aforementioned artists. In this one, out hero is trying to avoid getting his clothes dirty while going to Sunday school. There are some tough neighborhood kids who have other ideas. Music by Joe De Nat.


How Bout A Bowl....

Of Kellogg's Froot Loops cereal. This early-mid 1960s commercial may very well have been the first for this Kellogg's cereal which still exists today.





Mel Blanc was the original voice of Toucan Sam. He's trying to teach Pig Latin to his nephews.

Jerry and Jack

Here are Jerry Burke at the Hammond electric organ and Jack Imel on the Vibraphone performing "I've Got Rhythm" in this clip from a 1957 ABC telecast of Lawrence Welk's Top Tunes and New Talent, his other weekly ABC show.


Saturday, January 30, 2010

Just A Reminder

Back when this cartoon was first released, cartoons were not just for kids. From 1932, here is a Flip the Frog cartoon entitled "Room Runners." It was produced and directed by Ub Iwerks.




This cartoon, made under the Celebrity Productions flag, was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Tom Brookshier, Ex-Eagles Defensive Back, Pat Summerall's Pre-Madden Broadcast Partner, R. I. P.

Tom (Brookie) Brookshier, who in nine years with the Philadelphia Eagles (1952-61) was twice named an All-Pro defensive back (1959. 1960), then later broadcast National Football League games for CBS, teaming up with Pat Summerall for three Super Bowl telecasts, passed away on Friday from cancer at age 78.

Pat and Tom teamed up to form CBS's top NFL announcing team. This was during the 1970s.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Heartaches By The Number

Here are Bob Lido, Larry Dean, Alvan Ashby, and Larry Hooper performing "Heartaches By The Number" in an excerpt from a late 1959 ABC telecast of The Lawrence Welk Show.






This song was at the time a big Country and Western hit for Ray Price and a big pop hit for Ray's Columbia Records labelmate, Guy Mitchell.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

ALOHA!

Here's a late 1960s commercial for Kellogg's short-lived Puffa Puffa Rice.


Time For A Classic

From 1948, here is a classic MGM Tom and Jerry cartoon entitled "Mouse Cleaning," produced by Fred Quimby and directed by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera. In this one, Tom is warned by Mammy Two-Shoes to keep the house clean while she's gone. Jerry, though, has other ideas.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

They're Taking Them In THIS Young?!

Here is a Screen Gems "Phantasy" cartoon from 1941, "The Cute Recruit." In this one, a young man has trouble deciding whether to join the Army or the Navy. With story by Art Davis, animation by Sid Marcus, music by Eddie Kilfeather, and uncredited voice characterizations by Mel Blanc, this cartoon was released by Columbia Pictures.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Time For A Visit From The Mighty Heroes

Here is a cartoon starring The Mighty Heroes in "The Toy Man," produced in 1966 by Terrytoons in New Rochelle, New York.






The cartoon was originally shown in two parts on a single half-hour CBS network telecast of Mighty Mouse and the Mighty Heroes. The studio was actually owned by the network at that time. This cartoon would be released to theaters by 20th Century Fox in December, 1969. This cartoon was produced and directed by Ralph Bashki.

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Cartwrights: Ben And His Boys Are All Together Again

Pernell Roberts, who portrayed Adam Cartwright on the Bonanza television series for six years (1959-65) and who played the title role on Trapper John, M. D. (1979-86) , passed away on Sunday at his Malibu, California home at age 81.

Mr. Roberts had been suffering from cancer.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

IT'S OFFICIAL: COLTS VS. SAINTS IN SUPER BOWL XLIV

We've got our Super Bowl entries.

At Indianapolis:

Peyton Manning threw for three touchdowns (to Austin Collie [16 yards]in the second quarter, Pierre Garcon [4 yards] in the third, and Dallas Clark [15 yards] in the fourth) as the Indianapolis Colts erased a second-quarter 11-point deficit to defeat the New York Jets 30-17 Sunday to win the American Football Conference Championship. The Colts are heading for their second Super Bowl in four years.

At New Orleans:

Drew Brees threw for three touchdowns (one of 38 yards to Pierre Thomas in the first quarter [he also ran 9 yards for a score], a 9-yarder in the second quarter to Devery Henderson, and a 5-yarder to Reggie Bush in the fourth) and Garrett Hartley kicked the game-winning field goal with 4:45 expired in the first overtime period as the New Orleans Saints defeated the Minnesota Vikings 31-28 to capture the National Football Conference championship on Sunday. The Saints are heading to the Super Bowl for the first time in their forty-three year history.

The Saints and Colts battle each other on February 7 in Super Bowl XLIV, to be played at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hey, Scrappy, Just Say It, Don't Spray It, Huh?

From 1931 here is "The Little Pest," the second cartoon to star Scrappy. Story by Dick Huemer with animation by Sid Marcus and Art Davis. In this cartoon, Scrappy tries to avoid his kid brother Oopie (or Vonsey) as he and his dog Yippy go fishing with disastrous results.






The Max Fleischer influence is felt in this cartoon, since the three men who basically created the character had recently worked for Max in New York City. This cartoon, with music by former New York pianist Joe De Nat, was produced in Los Angeles by Charles Mintz and released by Columbia Pictures. There is some inconsistency with drawings on this cartoon as the three key artists each took a third of the film.

Friday, January 22, 2010

They Just Don't Make Cartoons Like This One Anymore

From 1930, here's an Aesop's Fables cartoon entitled "Laundry Blues," co-directed by John Foster and Manny Davis with music by Gene Rodemich.







It was produced in New York City by the Van Beuren Corporation and distributed by Pathe, whose US operations would within one or two years be taken over by RKO Radio Pictures.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wanna See A '56 Packard?

Here's a TV commercial for the 1956 Packard Executive, which was a very nice looking car. It probably had that electronic push-button drive, too.





This was the last model year for the Detroit-built (or real) Packards. Just months later, the Studebaker-Packard Corporation closed down Packard's Detroit plant and moved manufacturing of the Packard cars to the Studebaker plant in South Bend, Indiana, in which the cars that were made in 1957 and 1958 before the marque was retired for good, were actually altered, badge-engineered Studebakers sold as Packards. Yes, those were the Packardbakers.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Who Did That?!

Here's a 1935 cartoon featuring Scrappy in "The Puppet Murder Case."





This copy is minus opening and end titles.

Produced by Charles Mintz

Story by Art Davis

Animation by Sid Marcus

Music by Joe De Nat

Released by Columbia Pictures

Source: "The Animated Film Encyclopedia" by Graham Webb (McFarland and Company, 2000 and 2006)



Scrappy sure loves to beat the crap out of poor little Oopie in this one. The little monster may have brought this on himself, here.

Monday, January 18, 2010

A Warner Brothers Television Production

Here's another ABC promo from 1960 for The Bugs Bunny Show.


That's One Halo-Fa Note

Another early '50s ad that aired on the Colgate Comedy Hour is one for Halo Shampoo, featuring Goldilocks and The Three Bears.


Brush Your Teeth With Colgate

Here's an advertisement for Colgate Toothpaste that probably aired during an NBC telecast of the old Colgate Comedy Hour sometime during the early-to-mid 1950s.



The gent appearing on this ad was Ed Herlihy, who is best remembered for his many years as a television commercial spokesman for Kraft Foods. He was also a narrator for the old Universal Newsreel as well.

Time For A Shave

Here's a 1950s commercial for Colgate-Palmolive's Rapid Shave.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Jets Shock Bolts In San Diego

At San Diego:

Running back Shonn Greene ran for 128 yards, 53 of those in what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown run in the fourth quarter as the New York Jets ended the San Diego Chargers' 11-game winning streak with a 17-14 road victory Sunday in an AFC divisional playoff game.

The Jets will head to Indianapolis for next Sunday's AFC Championship Game (12:00 Noon Pacific Time/CBS).

Vikes Club 'Boys

At Minneapolis:

Brett Favre threw for four touchdowns as the Minnesota Vikings crushed the visiting Dallas Cowboys 34-3 Sunday in an NFC divisional playoff game.

The Vikings will travel to New Orleans for next Sunday's NFC Championship Game (3:40 PM Pacific Time/Fox).

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Colts Overpower Ravens

At Indianapolis:

Peyton Manning threw two touchdown passes in the final two minutes of the first half---a 10-yarder to Austin Collie with 2:00 remaining, and a 3-yarder to Reggie Wayne with three seconds left---as the Indianapolis Colts overpowered the Baltimore Ravens 20-3 at home in an AFC divisional playoff game on Saturday.

The Colts will host next Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the winner or Tomorrow's New York Jets-San Diego Chargers contest.

With the Colts' win, Giants Stadium, in East Rutherford, New Jersey, has hosted its' last NFL game.

Drew And Reggie Help Saints Bury Cards

The National Football League entered its divisional playoff stage on Saturday.

At New Orleans:

Quarterback Drew Brees threw for three touchdowns and Reggie Bush scored two others, one on a 46-yard run and the other on an 83-yard punt return, as the New Orleans Saints hammered the visiting Arizona Cardinals 45-14 Saturday in an NFC divisional playoff.

The Saints will play host to the winner of Sunday's Dallas-Minnesota contest in next Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Clark and Tony

Here's a commercial for Kellogg's Sugar Frosted Flakes that first aired on the old syndicated Adventures of Superman television show as Clark Kent (George Reeves) looks in on an argument between two kids, the Superman way, of course. Tony the Tiger's in this one, too.


How Bout A Bowl....

Of Kellogg's Pep, a wheat flake cereal that was more or less a competitor to General Mills' Wheaties. Alas, this cereal no longer exists. Here's a commercial from the early 1950s.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Just How DOES It Stay Crunchy Even In Milk?

From circa 1966, here's a vintage Cap'n Crunch commercial.





That's Daws Butler as the voice of the Cap'n himself, with Bill (Bullwinkle) Scott as the notorious barefoot pirate Jean La Foote, and narration at the end by Paul Frees.

Animation produced by Jay Ward Productions.

Don't Forget To Watch Bugs, Folks!

Here's a promo from around 1960 for The Bugs Bunny Show on ABC.





Bugs and his pals were on ABC's prime time schedule for two years before moving to that network's Saturday daytime lineup in 1962.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Want Another Cartoon, Kids?

Time for another cartoon from the Screen Gems studio, distributed by Columbia Pictures. From the "Color Rhapsody" series, we present for your approval, "Up 'n' Atom," made in 1946, but not released until 1947, after Columbia had shuttered its' animation studio. In this one, in his vain pursuit of a cat, a dog gains advice from a wise canine. Advice, which would turn out to be misleading.



Produced by Raymond Katz and Henry Binder

Directed by Sid Marcus

Animation by Roy Jenkins and Ben Lloyd

Layouts by Clark Watson

Backgrounds by Al Boggs

Music by Eddie Kilfeather

Additional Personnel (source: "The Animated Film Encyclopedia" by Graham Webb)

Editor: Richard S. Jensen
Voice Characterizations: Harry E. Lang and Stan Freberg
Cinematography: Frank Fisher
Technicolor
Western Electric Recording

As mentioned earlier, Columbia closed its' cartoon studio at the end of 1946, but backlogged enough films for release from 1947 until 1949. In 1948, Columbia began releasing cartoons produced by United Productions of America, starting with a few Fox and Crow shorts, before releasing cartoons starring such characters as Gerald McBoing Boing and Mister Magoo.

Time For STILL Another Cartoon, Boys and Girls

From 1942, here is another Screen Gems cartoon from Columbia Pictures. This entry, from the studio's Technicolor "Color Rhapsody" series, is entitled "Song of Victory." This is the cartoon in which Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Hideki Tojo are shown as a vulture, gorilla, and hyena, respectively.



Produced by Dave Fleischer

Supervised by Frank Tashlin

Directed by Bob Wickersham

Story by Leo Salkin

Animation by Bernard Garbutt, Phil Duncan, and William Schull

Layouts by Zack Schwartz

Sets by Clark Watson

Music by Eddie Kilfeather

The story for this cartoon was actually initiated by Frank Tashlin (who left the studio before this film was released) and John Hubley.

Just Because He Doesn't Like Crackers

From 1943, here's another Screen Gems cartoon, released by Columbia Pictures. This time an entry from the studio's black-and-white "Phantasy" series entitled "Polly Wants A Doctor," in which our protagonist becomes a guinea pig for Joe the Goat's recipe ideas.



Produced by Dave Fleischer

Directed by Howard Swift

Story by Dun Roman

Animation by Jim Armstrong and Grant Simmons

Music by Eddie Kilfeather


Another Visit From The Fox and Crow

Here's a Screen Gems (Columbia) cartoon from 1944, entitled "Be Patient, Patient." In this one, the Fox, under doctor's orders, is on a strict milk-and-toast diet. The thieving, derby-topped Crow, tries to take advantage.


Directed by Bob Wickersham

Story by Dun Roman

Animation by Chic Otterstrom and Phil Duncan

Music by Eddie Kilfeather

Additional Personnel (source: The Animated Film Encyclopedia by Graham Webb):

Sets: Clark Watson
Ink and Paint: Elizabeth F. McDowell
Voice Characterizations: Frank Graham
Photography: Frank Fisher
Production Manager: Paul Worth
Released by Columbia Pictures
Technicolor

Lane Change

Maybe all this might not have happened had the Seattle Seahawks not sacked the son of Mr. "Don't talk to me about PLAYOFFS?!"

Time For Another Cartoon, Boys and Girls

From 1943, here's a Screen Gems (Columbia Pictures) "Fox & Crow" cartoon entitled "Way Down Yonder In The Corn," a cartoon in which that derby-wearing Crow disguises himself as a scarecrow so that he can get at farmer Fox's garden.



Produced by Dave Fleischer

Directed by Bob Wickersham

Story by Sam Cobean

Animation by Phil Duncan and Basil Davidovich

Music by Eddie Kilfeather

Additional Personnel:

Layouts by Clark Watson

Voice Characterizations by Frank Graham

Edited by Edward Moore

Production Manager: Albert Spar

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Now A Word From Our Sponsor

Before TIVO, before DVD recorders, there were video cassette recorders. There were two noncompatible formats, VHS and Beta. Here's a 1978 commercial for Sony's Betamax VCR.


Monday, January 11, 2010

It's Pete's Show Now In Seattle

It's official. The Seattle Seahawks have signed Pete Carroll away from Southern Cal.

Time For Another Cartoon, Boys and Girls

From 1946, here is a Screen Gems "Phantasy" cartoon, "The Schooner the Better," released by Columbia Pictures, directed by Howard Swift.





This was the last theatrical black-and-white cartoon from a major American cartoon studio.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Defensive Play In OT Wins Slugfest For Cardinals

At Glendale, Arizona:

Linebacker Karlos Dansby's 17-yard fumble return for a touchdown in overtime lifted the Arizona Cardinals to a 51-45 win over the Green Bay Packers in an NFC Wild-Card game on Sunday. It was the highest scoring playoff game in NFL history. Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner threw for five touchdowns (two each to Larry Fitzgerald and Early Doucet and one to Steve Breaston) in the contest while his Packers counterpart Aaron Rodgers threw for four scores (one each to Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, James Jones, and Spencer Havner) and ran for one himself, but threw one interception and committed the overtime fumble that was run back for the Cards' game-winning score.

This coming Saturday, the Cardinals will play the New Orleans Saints on the road in an NFC divisional playoff (1:30 PM Pacific Time/Fox).

Dallas will be at Minnesota in the other NFC semifinal next Sunday (10:00 AM Pacific Time/Fox).

Ravens Smother Pats At Foxborough

The National Football League continued their playoffs with two Wild-Card games on Sunday.

At Foxborough, Massachusetts:

Running backs Ray Rice (159 yards) and Willis McGahee (62) each ran for two touchdowns on Sunday as the Baltimore Ravens manhandled the New England Patriots 33-14 on the road. This marked Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady's first home playoff defeat. Next for the Ravens, an AFC divisional playoff game this coming Saturday (5:00 PM Pacific Time/CBS) at Indianapolis.

The New York Jets will play in the other AFC semifinal next Sunday at San Diego (1:30 PM Pacific Time/CBS).

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Cowboys Overpower Eagles For First Playoff Win Since '96

At Arlington, Texas:

Tony Romo completed 23 of 35 passes for 244 yards and two touchdowns and Felix Jones ran 73 yards for another score as the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 34-14 Saturday in an NFC Wild Card playoff game at home. It was the Cowboys' first playoff win since 1996. The Cowboys will travel to Minnesota to fact the Vikings next Sunday in a divisional playoff game.

The winner of Sunday's Green Bay-Arizona contest will be at New Orleans next Saturday.

Jets Ground Bengals In Playoff Opener

The National Football League playoffs commenced Saturday with two Wild-Card games, one in each conference.

At Cincinnati:

Quarterback Mark Sanchez completed 12 of 15 passes for 182 yards and a rating of 139.4 and running back Shonn Greene ran for 135 yards, including 39 for a touchdown as the New York Jets defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 24-14 on the road in an AFC Wild Card playoff game.

The Jets will play next weekend on the road. Whom and where they will play will depend on the results of Sunday's Baltimore-New England contest. If the Ravens win, the Jets will travel to San Diego. It the Patriots win, New York travels to Indianapolis.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Art Clokey, R. I. P.

Art Clokey, the creator of Gumby and the television series Davey and Goliath, passed away on Friday in his sleep at his Los Osos, California home after repeated battles against bladder infections according to his son.


Mr. Clokey was 88 years old.


Maybe He Didn't Moan Enough About Playoffs Like His Dad

Jim Mora, Jr. got the boot today as head coach of the Seattle Seahawks after one season (5-11).

According to this report, the Hawks are going after Southern Cal head coach Pete Carroll.

USF Cans Football Coach

Apparently, the coach got caught doing his Mike Leach/Mark Mangino impersonation.

He was the only coach in the school's football program's 13-year history.

Little Charlie Van Dorens?

One potential factor in the Fox Network's decision to shelve a new show before its' scheduled premiere.

Happy Elvis Presley Birthday!

Today is the 75th anniversary of the birth of Elvis Presley.

Here's Elvis singing "Shake, Rattle, and Roll" and "Flip, Flop, and Fly" in his first national television appearance on Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey's Stage Show on January 28, 1956 over CBS.


Thursday, January 07, 2010

BAMA WINS BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

At Pasadena, California:

Running backs Mark Ingram (116 yards) and Trent Richardson (109) each ran for two touchdowns and the defense knocked Longhorns quarterback Colt McCoy out of the game, and intercepted backup QB Garrett Gilbert four times (though he did throw two touchdown passes in the second half to Jordan Shipley to close the margin to three points) as Alabama (14-0) claimed their 13th national championship---their first since 1992---with a 37-21 victory over Texas (13-1) Thursday night in the Citi BCS National Championship game. It marked the fourth straight BCS national championship for a team from the Southeastern Conference.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Chips Win Double Overtime Thriller

At Mobile, Alabama:

Quarterback Dan LeFevour, in his final college football game, threw a touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter to Bryan Anderson and ran for another score in the first overtime period, while Andrew Aguila kicked five field goals, including the winner from 37 yards in the second overtime period, as Central Michigan (12-2) defeated Troy (9-4) 44-41 in the GMAC Bowl, ending the Mid-American Conference's bowl losing streak at 14 games.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Hawkeyes Swat Yellow Jackets In Orange Bowl

At Miami:

Quarterback Ricky Stanzi threw for two early touchdowns as Iowa (11-2) downed Georgia Tech (11-3) 24-14 in Tuesday night's FedEx Orange Bowl.

Big Unit Calls It A Career

It has been common knowledge that he planned to hang up his glove after 22 years.

A New Order In Washington

It appears that Dan Snyder has decided to go with strong personalities rather than yes-men to turn around the Deadskins' misbegotten fortunes.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Buckin' Broncos Top Frogs In Battle Of Unbeatens

At Glendale, Arizona:

In one of the two bowl games to match two unbeatens, Boise State (14-0) reached into its' bag of tricks again on Monday night as they defeated TCU (12-1) 17-10 in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Brandyn Thompson ran back an interception 51 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter and running back Doug Martin ran for the winning touchdown from two yards out in the fourth quarter. That last score was made possible earlier in the Broncos' drive by a successful fake punt on fourth down as Kyle Brotzman (who also kicked a 40-yard field goal and both extra points) threw a completed pass to Kyle Efaw for 30 yards. The Broncos become only the second team in the history of top-flight college football to finish the season 14-0.

Bills Dump Coaching Staff

The bloodletting of NFL head coaches continued on Monday as the Buffalo Bills fired the entire coaching staff. Interim head coach Perry Fewell (also fired) will still interview for the head coaching job. The Bills finished the season on Sunday at 6-10. They have not had a winning season since 2004 and haven't made the playoffs since 2000.

'Skins Skin Coach

At expected Monday, the Washington Redskins canned head coach Jim Zorn after they finished 4-12 in the season concluded on Sunday. Under the ex-Seattle Seahawks quarterback, the Deadskins were 12-20.

They have talked to former Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan about their now-vacant head coaching position.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

NFL Playoff Field Set

The National Football League's regular season concluded on Sunday.

Here are the seedings for each conference as well as next weekend's playoff schedule:

AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE:

1. Indianapolis (won AFC South Division title and home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs)

2. San Diego (won AFC West division and first-round bye. The Chargers, like the Colts, will host a divisional playoff game on January 16 or 17)

Next Saturday:

The New York Jets (#5, AFC Wild Card) will visit the Cincinnati Bengals (#4, AFC North Division champions) in the early playoff game on Saturday (1:30 PM Pacific Time/NBC)

Next Sunday:

The Baltimore Ravens (#6, AFC Wild Card) will travel to Foxboro, Massachusetts and pay a visit on the New England Patriots (#3, AFC East Division champions) in the early playoff game (10:00 AM Pacific Time/CBS)



NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE:

1. New Orleans (won NFC South Division and home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs)

2. Minnesota (won NFC North Division and a first round bye. Like the Saints, the Vikings will host a divisional playoff game on January 16 or 17)

Next Saturday:

The Philadelphia Eagles (#6, NFC Wild Card) will travel to Arlington, Texas for an encounter with the NFC East Division champions Dallas Cowboys (#3) in Saturday's late game (5:00 PM Pacific Time/NBC)

Next Sunday:

The Green Bay Packers (#5, NFC Wild Card) will take on the Arizona Cardinals (#4, NFC West Division champions) in Sunday's late game at Glendale, Arizona (1:30 PM Pacific Time/FOX)


Niners End String Of Consecutive Losing Seasons With Win At St. Louis Over Punchless Rams

At St. Louis:

Frank Gore ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns and Vernon Davis, with a touchdown reception, tied the NFL single-season record for TD catches by a tight end as the San Francisco 49ers (8-8) ended a string of six straight losing seasons with a 28-3 road victory over the St. Louis Rams (1-15), who finish with the league's worst record and will get the first overall pick in this April's NFL collegiate draft.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Red Raiders Overtake Spartans In San Antonio

At San Antonio, Texas:

In a battle of teams that underwent all sorts of recent turmoil, Texas Tech (9-4), with Ruffin McNeill as interim head coach, replacing the fired Mike Leach, defeatedMichigan State (6-7) , minus 14 players suspended in the aftermath of a November dormitory brawl, by the score of 41-31 in Saturday's Valero Alamo Bowl. Backup quarterback Steven Sheffield (replacing an injured Taylor Potts---who had thrown for an Alamo Bowl-record 372 yards and two touchdowns) marched the Red Raiders downfield in eight plays, culminating in the game-winning 11-yard touchdown pass to Detron Lewis in the fourth quarter.

Hogs Tops Pirates In OT

At Memphis, Tennessee:

Alex Tejada's overtime field goal from 37 yards lifted Arkansas (8-5) to a 20-17 win over East Carolina (9-5) Saturday in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

Dexter McCluster Leads Ole Miss To Victory In Sloppy Cotton Bowl

At Arlington, Texas:

Running back Dexter McCluster ran for 182 and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score from two yards out on a direct snap with 4:03 remaining as Ole Miss defeated Oklahoma State 21-7 Saturday in the error-plagued A T & T Cotton Bowl. Both teams finished the season at 9-4.

UConn Too Much For Gamecocks

At Birmingham, Alabama:

Andre Dixon ran for 126 and a touchdown Saturday as Connecticut (8-5) defeated South Carolina (7-6) 20-7 in the Papajohns.com Bowl in a game that probably wasn't as close as the final score indicated.

Bulls Trample Huskies In Toronto, Eh?

At Toronto:

Running back Mike Ford ran for 207 yards and a touchdown and quarterback B. J. Daniels tossed two TD passes to A. J. Love as South Florida (8-5) dominated Northern Illinois (7-6) 27-3 Saturday in the International Bowl.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Tim Tebow Leads Gators To Sugar Bowl Win In Florida Finale

At New Orleans:

In his final game in a Florida uniform, quarterback Tim Tebow threw for a career-high 482 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 51 yards and another score as the Gators (13-1) smothered previously undefeated Cincinnati (12-1) 51-24 Friday night in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Terrelle Pryor Powers Bucks Past Ducks In Pasadena

At Pasadena, California:

Quarterback Terrelle Pryor threw for a career-high 266 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another 72 yards as Ohio State (11-2) knocked off Oregon (10-3) 26-17 Friday in the Rose Bowl. This ended the Buckeyes' string of three straight defeats in BCS bowl games. The Ducks' defeat ended a 2-5 bowl season for Pacific-10 Conference schools, with the two Los Angeles schools providing the two victories.

Late FG Lifts JoePa's Gang Past Bayou Bengals

At Orlando, Florida:

Collin Wagner's 21-yard field goal with 57 seconds remaining lifted Penn State (11-2) to a 19-17 win over LSU (9-4) Friday in the Capital One Bowl.

'Noles Help Bobby Bowden Go Out A Winner

At Jacksonville, Florida:

Jermaine Thomas ran for two touchdowns as Florida State (7-6) scored 20 unanswered points in defeating West Virginia (9-4) 33-21 in Friday's Konica Minolta Gator Bowl. The game was Bobby Bowden's finale as the Seminoles head coach as FSU completed their 33rd consecutive winning season. Bobby's record at Florida State: 389-129-4.

Auburn Foils Northwestern Trick Play To Win Outback Bowl In OT

At Tampa, Florida:

Wes Byrum kicked a 21-yard field goal in overtime, then his teammates foiled a fake field goal attempt as Auburn defeated Northwestern 38-35 in overtime in Friday's Outback Bowl. Both teams finished the season at 8-5.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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