TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lovie Smith will be the next head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to two people familiar with the negotiations. One of the people also said that former Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier will be the Bucs’ defensive coordinator. Smith would replace Greg Schiano (shee-AH’-noh), who was fired Monday after going 11-21 in two seasons in Tampa Bay.
UNDATED (AP) — Connor Cook threw for a career-high 332 yards and two touchdowns as No. 4 Michigan State rallied to beat fifth-ranked Stanford 24-20 at the Rose Bowl. Connor Shaw threw for three touchdowns and scored two others as eighth-ranked South Carolina beat No. 19 Wisconsin 34-24 in the Capital One Bowl at Orlando. Blake Bortels threw for three touchdowns and Storm Johnson ran for three others to lead No. 15 Central Florida’s offense in a 52-42 victory over No. 6 Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl at Glendale, Ariz.
UNDATED (AP) — No. 14 LSU was a 21-14 winner over Iowa in the Outback Bowl in Tampa and Jeremy Hill rushed for 216 yards and two touchdowns. North Texas won the Heart of Dallas Bowl game 36-14 as Derek Thompson threw for 256 yards and two touchdowns against UNLV.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has announced that he will forgo his senior season with the No. 18 Cardinals and enter the NFL draft. Projected as a first-round selection and possibly the first QB taken this spring, Bridgewater passed for 3,970 yards and a school-record 31 touchdowns this season. He had a career-best 447 yards with three TDs in Saturday’s 36-9 rout of Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs pulled out a 3-2 shootout win over the Detroit Red Wings in front of 105,591 fans at Michigan Stadium, the largest crowd ever to watch a hockey game. Tyler Bozak gave the Leafs a 2-1 lead in the third period and provided the deciding shootout goal. The game-time temperature was 13 degrees with a wind chill of zero.