Sport: The Bowls

The traditional onslaught of New Year's Day bowl games left television viewers slightly myopic, more than a little dubious about the true merits of some of the top-ranked U.S. college teams.

¶ Louisiana State hardly justified its No. 1 ranking, had trouble getting through and around Clemson's beefy line, blew repeated scoring chances, scratched out a 7-0 victory in the Sugar Bowl only after a botched fourth-down center snap gave L.S.U. an easy scoring chance from Clemson's 11-yd. line.

¶ Texas Christian fumbled eight times, drew key penalties to stop other drives, muddled to...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!