2012 New Year's Bowl Games: 5 Things We Learned from Monday

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2012 New Year's Bowl Games: 5 Things We Learned from Monday
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Oregon won its first Rose Bowl in 95 years.

It felt weird seeing no college football bowl games on New Year's Day. Since Jan. 1 fell on a Sunday, the college football world had to take a backseat to the NFL.

But, it was worth the wait. Monday's games were exciting.

In the six games played on Jan. 2, four of them were decided by seven points or fewer. We saw two overtime thrillers, the highest scoring Rose Bowl game in history, and Florida save itself from a losing season.

Here are five things we learned from the New Year's bowl games.

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