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Syracuse, Texas, Arizona State, Rice, and Michigan State Win Bowl Games

UNDATED (AP) - Syracuse's football team said goodbye to the Big East in style. Prince-Tyson Gulley ran for 217 yards and had three touchdowns and Syracuse scored twice on safeties as the Orange pasted West Virginia 38-14 in a snowy Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. Jerome Smith added 158 yards rushing. Syracuse finished its final Big East season 8-5. The Orange will enter the Atlantic Coast Conference on a roll after finishing this season with six wins in its last seven games, capped by its second postseason victory at Yankee Stadium in the last three years.

In other bowls:

-- Texas rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat Oregon State 31-27 in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio. David Ash hit Marquise Goodwin on a 36-yard TD with 2:24 left for the winning score. Ash tossed a pair of TDs for the Longhorns, who finished 9-4.

-- Taylor Kelly threw four touchdown passes and ran for a fifth score to lead Arizona State to its first bowl win in seven years, a 62-28 rout of Navy in the Fight Hunger Bowl. Offensive MVP Marion Grice ran for 159 yards and two touchdowns for the Sun Devils. Both Arizona State and Navy finished 8-5.

--Backup quarterback Driphus Jackson came off the bench to throw for 264 yards and two touchdowns as Rice whipped Air Force 33-14 in the Armed Forces Bowl at Fort Worth. Jackson replaced Taylor McHargue, who left with an apparent head injury after a helmet-to-helmet collision with about five minutes left in the first half. Jordan Taylor caught both of Jackson's touchdown passes and finished with nine receptions for 153 yards and three scores.

--Saturday's bowl slate concluded with Michigan State rallying from a 13-0 halftime deficit to beat TCU 17-16 in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Tempe. Spartans kicker Dan Conroy booted the game-winning 47-yard field goal with 1:01 left. Michigan State finished 7-6.

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