New Year's Day bowl games were exciting, but for the most part, were not the close games everyone expected.
While Texas Tech and Northwestern duked it out to a seven-point game, and the Rose Bowl came down to a the final moments, the rest of the college football witnessed major blowouts.
The Rose Bowl was claimed by TCU, two-point winners over Wisconsin, after the Badgers failed to convert a two-point conversion in the closing minutes.
Along with Wisconsin, the rest of the Big Ten also performed miserably, failing to pick up a win for the conference in five total tries.
The conference knew that would be facing difficult competition heading into 2011's debut, but little did they know just how bad it would get.
The first BCS bowl is in the books, and another one is currently playing out, with another one-sided affair beginning to take shape.
All these games and more are included in Bleacher Report's coverage of New Year's Day bowl action.