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Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott leads 2014-15 All-Bowl Team

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Running back Ezekiel Elliott broke out for Ohio State in its Sugar Bowl win over Alabama.

There still is one more game remaining in the college season, but all 38 bowls have been played, and it's time to reward those who had significant outings in their postseason game.

Here is College Football 24/7's All-Bowl Team.

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OFFENSE

QUARTERBACK

BRANDON DOUGHTY, WESTERN KENTUCKY
The bowl: Popeyes Bahamas Bowl, vs. Central Michigan
The skinny: The game rightly will be remembered for an unreal final-play TD by Central Michigan, but Doughty -- the nation's leading passer coming in -- had a memorable game of his own. He finished 31-of-42 for 486 yards, five TDs and no interceptions in the 49-48 win. He recently was granted a sixth season of eligibility.
Other quarterbacks strongly considered: Penn State's Christian Hackenberg (vs. Boston College in Pinstripe Bowl), Oregon's Marcus Mariota (vs. Florida State in Rose Bowl), Baylor's Bryce Petty (vs. Michigan State in Cotton Bowl), Central Michigan's Cooper Rush (vs. Western Kentucky in Popeyes Bahamas Bowl).

RUNNING BACKS

EZEKIEL ELLIOTT, OHIO STATE
The bowl: Sugar Bowl, vs. Alabama
The skinny: Elliott's performance was noteworthy enough -- 20 carries for a career-high 230 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-35 win. Then, when you add in the significance of the game, it becomes even better. His big play was an 86-yard run that provided the eventual winning points, but Elliott -- a sophomore -- played good all-around football all game.


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KAREEM HUNT, TOLEDO
The bowl: Godaddy Bowl, vs. Arkansas State
The skinny: When your name is intertwined with Barry Sanders', you know you have done well. Hunt, a sophomore, torched Arkansas State for 271 yards and five TDs on 32 carries in a 63-44 win. The five TDs tied an all-time record in bowls; one of the previous six record-holders is Sanders, who had five in Oklahoma State's demolition of Wyoming in the 1988 Holiday Bowl. Another is Steven Jackson, who had five when Oregon State beat New Mexico in the 2003 Las Vegas Bowl. Hunt averaged 163.1 yards per game this season, third-most nationally behind Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon and Indiana's Tevin Coleman.

Other running backs strongly considered: Georgia's Nick Chubb (vs. Louisville in Belk Bowl), Georgia Tech's Synjyn Days (vs. Mississippi State in Orange Bowl), Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon (vs. Auburn in Outback Bowl).

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WIDE RECEIVERS

DARREN CARRINGTON, OREGON
The bowl: Rose Bowl, vs. Florida State
The skinny: The relatively unheralded Carrington, a redshirt freshman, had the game of his life against FSU's highly touted secondary. He finished with seven receptions for 165 yards and two touchdowns. As with Elliott, the magnitude of the game makes his performance stand out even more. He set career-highs in receiving yards and touchdowns and tied a career-high in receptions -- in a national semifinal game.

TITUS DAVIS, CENTRAL MICHIGAN, and COREY DAVIS, WESTERN MICHIGAN
The bowl: Titus, Popeyes Bahamas Bowl, vs. Western Kentucky; Corey, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, vs. Air Force
The skinny: We're cheating a bit here by listing two guys, but the Davis brothers deserve it. Central Michigan's Titus, a senior who is one of the best non-Power Five wide receivers in the nation, had six receptions for 142 yards and four TDs in the loss to Western Kentucky; the TD total tied a record for receiving touchdowns in a bowl. Corey, a sophomore, had eight receptions for 176 yards and three TDs; alas, like his brother, Corey's efforts came in a losing cause, against Air Force.

Other wide receivers strongly considered: Baylor's K.D. Cannon (vs. Michigan State in Cotton Bowl), Marshall's Tommy Shuler (vs. Northern Illinois in Boca Raton Bowl), Kansas State's Tyler Lockett (vs. UCLA in Alamo Bowl), Boise State's Thomas Sperbeck (vs. Arizona in Fiesta Bowl).

TIGHT END

MAXX WILLIAMS, MINNESOTA
The bowl: Citrus Bowl, vs. Missouri
The skinny: Williams, a third-year sophomore who has applied for the draft and could be the first tight end selected, set career-highs with seven receptions and 98 yards, and he also had a TD reception. That scoring catch was one of the most memorable plays of the entire postseason.

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OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

OT RONNIE STANLEY, NOTRE DAME
The bowl: Music City Bowl, vs. LSU
The skinny: Stanley, a third-year sophomore, showed off his skill set against LSU's talented defense. He had two knockdown blocks as the Irish controlled the ball and the clock with their ground game against the Tigers, finishing with a 14-minute time-of-possession advantage. The Irish rushed for 263 yards and three touchdowns and won, 31-28, the third-most points allowed by LSU this season. In addition, it was the most points scored against LSU by a non-conference foe since Texas had 35 in the 2003 Cotton Bowl.

OT TAYLOR DECKER, OHIO STATE
The bowl: Sugar Bowl, vs. Alabama
The skinny: Despite using a quarterback making just his second career start, Ohio State's offense dominated Alabama's touted defense. The Buckeyes rang up 537 yards and averaged 6.9 yards per play, and Decker, a junior, was one of the main reasons for the success.

G KYLE COSTIGAN, WISCONSIN
The bowl: Outback Bowl, vs. Auburn
The skinny: C Dan Voltz left early with an injury, but Costigan made sure the line didn't miss a beat, clearing the way for 400 rushing yards in a 34-31 overtime victory. Costigan played injured, and his performance caught the eye of Badgers interim coach Barry Alvarez. "Costigan was coming in and out of the huddle, he's hopping on one leg, and he wouldn't come out of the game," Alvarez told reporters. "That's how legends are made."


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G SHAQ MASON, GEORGIA TECH
The bowl: Orange Bowl, vs. Mississippi State
The skinny: Mason is known for his run blocking, and he was at his road-grading best in the Yellow Jackets' 49-34 win. Tech ran for 452 yards and six touchdowns against a defense that had been allowing just 126.5 yards per game and had surrendered just 11 rushing TDs.

C DAVID ANDREWS, GEORGIA
The bowl: Belk Bowl, vs. Louisville
The skinny: The Bulldogs ran all over the Cardinals, who came in as the nation's No. 2 rushing defense. But Andrews helped clear the way as Georgia amassed 305 yards on the ground; Louisville had been allowing just 93.1 yards per game.

Other linemen strongly considered: UCLA C Jake Brendel (vs. Kansas State in Alamo Bowl), Michigan State OT Jack Conklin (vs. Baylor in Cotton Bowl), Ohio State G Pat Elflein (vs. Alabama in Sugar Bowl), Rutgers G Kaleb Johnson (vs. North Carolina in Quick Lane Bowl), Toledo C Greg Mancz (vs. Arkansas State in GoDaddy Bowl), UCLA OT Conor McDermott (vs. Kansas State in Alamo Bowl), Oregon C Hroniss Grasu (vs. Florida State in Rose Bowl).

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DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

DE HOUSTON BATES, LOUISIANA TECH
The bowl: Heart of Dallas Bowl, vs. Illinois
The skinny: Talk about a fairy-tale ending to a college career. Bates, a senior, finished off his in grand style, with six tackles, 4.5 sacks, 5.5 tackles for loss and a quarterback hurry. The best part? Bates did it against his former team: He played this fall as a graduate transfer for the Bulldogs after leaving Illinois. The 4.5 sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss are tied for third-most in a bowl in history .

DT GRADY JARRETT, CLEMSON
The bowl: Russell Athletic Bowl, vs. Oklahoma
The skinny: Clemson's defense dominated until the midway point of the fourth quarterback, by which point the 40-6 contest was far out of reach. Jarrett, a senior, had four tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a quarterback hurry.


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DE MARKUS GOLDEN, MISSOURI
The bowl: Citrus Bowl, vs. Minnesota
The skinny: Golden, a senior, was overshadowed this season by Mizzou junior DE Shane Ray, but he took the spotlight with a big outing against Minnesota. Golden finished with 10 tackles, 1.5 sacks, four tackles for loss, a forced fumble and three quarterback hurries.

Other linemen strongly considered: Florida DE Dante Fowler Jr. (vs. East Carolina in Birmingham Bowl), Arizona State DE Marcus Hardison (vs. Duke in Sun Bowl), San Diego State DT Christian Heyward (vs. Navy in Poinsettia Bowl), Virginia Tech DE Dadi Nicolas (vs. Cincinnati in Military Bowl), USC DE Leonard Williams (vs. Nebraska in Holiday Bowl).

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LINEBACKERS

JACKSON DILLON, MEMPHIS
The bowl: Miami Beach Bowl, vs. BYU
The skinny: Dillon, a sophomore from tiny Ringling, Okla. (his high school has 213 students -- not seniors, students -- in grades 7-12), had a huge game as the Tigers held off BYU in overtime. Dillon plays the "Dawg" position for the Tigers, which is a hybrid outside linebacker/end role, and set career-highs in tackles with 11, in sacks with two and in tackles for loss with three. He also had a forced fumble in the 55-48 win.

ERIC KENDRICKS, UCLA
The bowl: Alamo Bowl, vs. Kansas State
The skinny: Kendricks, a senior who won the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker, lived up to his billing in a 40-35 victory. He had 10 tackles, two sacks and three tackles for loss as the Bruins hung on for the win.

DARRON LEE, OHIO STATE
The bowl: Sugar Bowl, vs. Alabama
The skinny: Lee, a redshirt freshman, showed off his speed and aggressiveness in the Buckeyes' upset of the Tide. He had seven tackles, two sacks and three tackles for loss, and seemingly was around the ball on every running play.

MARCUS MALLET, TCU
The bowl: Peach Bowl, vs. Mississippi
The skinny: TCU's defense dominated the game, as the Rebels finished with 129 yards of offense, including just 9 on the ground. Fellow senior LB Paul Dawson gets most of the headlines -- and deservedly so, as he is one of the best in the nation -- but Mallet had a huge game against Ole Miss: 10 tackles, one tackle for loss and a forced fumble, which he also recovered.

Other linebackers strongly considered: Virginia Tech's Deon Clarke (vs. Cincinnati in Military Bowl), Navy's Jordan Drake (vs. San Diego State in Poinsettia Bowl), Oklahoma State's Seth Jacobs (vs. Washington in Cactus Bowl), Arizona State's Antonio Longino (vs. Duke in Sun Bowl), Rice's Alex Lyons (vs. Fresno State in Hawaii Bowl), Air Force's Jordan Pierce (vs. Western Michigan in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl), Tennessee's Jalen Reeves-Maybin (vs. Iowa in TaxSlayer Bowl), Wisconsin's Joe Schobert (vs. Auburn in Outback Bowl), Stanford's James Vaughters (vs. Maryland in Foster Farms Bowl), Utah State's Zach Vigil (vs. UTEP in New Mexico Bowl), Oregon's Tony Washington (vs. Florida State in Rose Bowl).

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DEFENSIVE BACKS

CB DONTE DEAYON, BOISE STATE
The bowl: Fiesta Bowl, vs. Arizona
The skinny: As usual, the Broncos' freewheeling offense got most of the notice, but Boise State's defense did a solid job against Arizona's high-powered offense, especially in the first half of a 38-30 victory. Deayon, a junior who is 5-foot-9 and just 155 pounds, played big, finishing with six tackles, an interception and two pass breakups.

CB TROY HILL, OREGON
The bowl: Rose Bowl, vs. Florida State
The skinny: One issue with Oregon heading into the Rose Bowl was how well its secondary would play without star CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, who suffered a season-ending injury during practice last month. Turns out, the secondary held up fine, with Hill a prime example. Hill, a senior, had nine tackles (which tied a career-high), a tackle for loss and two pass breakups. He now has 19 pass breakups for the season. Hill is from Youngstown, Ohio, so he should have some extra motivation in the national title game.

S ERICK DARGAN, OREGON
The bowl: Rose Bowl, vs. Florida State
The skinny: Dargan, a senior, had a strong season and that carried over to the Rose Bowl. He had eight tackles, an interception (his Pac-12-leading seventh), a pass breakup and a forced fumble. Dargan also leads the Ducks in tackles this season.

S MAX REDFIELD, NOTRE DAME
The bowl: Music City Bowl, vs. LSU
The skinny: Redfield's run-support skills came to the fore against LSU, as he had a career- and game-high 14 tackles in the Irish's 31-28 upset. Redfield, a sophomore, was credited with the tackle that stopped a fake field-goal attempt at Notre Dame's 1-yard line late in the first half.

Other defensive backs strongly considered: LSU S Jamal Adams (vs. Notre Dame in Music City Bowl), Georgia Tech S Jamal Golden (vs. Mississippi State in Orange Bowl), Iowa CB Desmond King (vs. Tennessee in TaxSlayer Bowl), Florida CB Brian Poole (vs. East Carolina in Birmingham Bowl), Louisiana-Lafayette CB Corey Trim (vs. Nevada in New Orleans Bowl), Rutgers S Lorenzo Waters (vs. North Carolina in Quick Lane Bowl).

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SPECIALISTS

K JOEY SLYE, VIRGINIA TECH
The bowl: Military Bowl, vs. Cincinnati
The skinny: Slye kicked 16 field goals during the regular season but was just 2-of-8 from 40 yards and beyond. He was 4-of-4 against the Bearcats, including successful kicks from 45 and 49 yards, in a 33-17 win.

P J.K. SCOTT, ALABAMA
The bowl: Sugar Bowl, vs. Ohio State
The skinny: He might have been Alabama's MVP against the Buckeyes. Scott, a freshman from Denver, was called on seven times and responded in a big way, averaging 55.0 yards per attempt. He boomed a 73-yarder and dropped five inside the 20. Too bad for Alabama that its defense couldn't keep Ohio State pinned down.

KR LEONARD FOURNETTE, LSU
The bowl: Music City Bowl, vs. Notre Dame
The skinny: Fournette, a true freshman, is 6-foot-1 and 230 pounds, but he looked like a 180-pound sprinter on a 100-yard kickoff return in the second quarter against the Irish. A guy that big should not be that fast. He also scored on an 89-yard run and finished with 264 all-purpose yards on just 13 touches.

Other specialists strongly considered: Oklahoma P Jed Barnett (vs. Clemson in Russell Athletic Bowl), Duke PR Jamison Crowder (vs. Arizona State in Sun Bowl), Nebraska P Sam Foltz (vs. USC in Holiday Bowl), USC KR Adoree Jackson (vs. Nebraska in Holiday Bowl).

Mike Huguenin can be reached at mike.huguenin@nfl.com. You also can follow him on Twitter @MikeHuguenin.

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