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What a way to kick off (no pun intended) the New Year. Some of the year's biggest bowl games went down yesterday, including the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl between UCF and Baylor (pictured) and the Rose Bowl between the No. 4 and No. 5 teams in the country. Whether you were nursing a NYE hangover or just looking to bring in 2014 with some pigskin, there were plenty of reasons to stay on the couch and catch yesterday's action.

In the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, UFC and Baylor went all out, putting up major numbers as the No. 15 Knights dealt the No. 6 Bears a 52-42 upset. We gotta admit that we didn't see that one coming. Earlier in the day, the Rose Bowl was decided as No. 4 Michigan State dropped No. 5 Stanford 24-20. The Outback Bowl was also noteworthy, as No. 16 LSU had to grind it out to beat Iowa 21-14. Catch all of these games and more after the jump.

That's not all though, there was also some thrilling action on the hardwood last night. The duo of Blake Griffin and Chris Paul came together big for the Clippers in a 112-85 thrashing of Charlotte, and Toronto's Kyle Lowry continued to impress with 13 points and 14 in assists in the Raptors' win over Indiana.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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Chris Paul
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CP3 Dishes it Out in the Jordan CP3.VII

Shoe: Jordan CP3.VII "Clippers Home"
Player: Chris Paul
Game: LAC vs. Charlotte
Key Stat: 17 points, 14 assists

$125

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Chris Paul
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Jeremy Hill
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Jeremy Hill Rushes for 216 Yards, 2 TDs

Shoe: Nike Alpha Pro TD
Player: Jeremy Hill
Game: LSU vs. Iowa (Outback Bowl)
Key Stat: 216 yards, 2 TD

$95

Jeremy Hill
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Kyle Lowry
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Kyle Lowry's Efficiency Propels Raptors Past Pacers

Shoe: Peak Kyle Lowry
Player: Kyle Lowry
Game: Toronto vs. Indiana
Key Stat: 13 points, 14 assists

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Kyle Lowry
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Blake Bortles
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Blake Bortles Works Magic Through the Air and Ground in UCF Win

Shoe: Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4 TD
Player: Blake Bortles
Game: UCF vs. Baylor (Tostitos Fiesta Bowl)
Key Stat: 301 passing yards, 3 passing TD, 93 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD

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Blake Bortles
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Blake Griffin
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Blake Griffin Dominates in the Jordan Super.Fly 2 PE

Shoe: Jordan Super.Fly 2 "White/Red" PE
Player: Blake Griffin
Game: LAC vs. Charlotte
Key Stat: 31 points, 12 rebounds

$105

Blake Griffin
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Blake Griffin
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Derek Thompson
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North Texas Rolls By UNLV Thanks to Derek Thompson

Shoe: Nike Vapor Talon Elite Low
Player: Derek Thompson
Game: North Texas vs. UNLV (Heart of Dallas Bowl)
Key Stat: 256 yards, 2 TD

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Derek Thompson
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Connor Shaw
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Connor Shaw Leads Gamecocks to Win with 4 Total TDs

Shoe: Under Armour Cam Highlight MC "Camo" PE
Player: Connor Shaw
Game: South Carolina vs. Wisconsin (Capital One Bowl)
Key Stat: 312 passing yards, 3 passing TD, 47 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD

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Connor Shaw
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Connor Shaw
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Connor Cook
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Connor Cook Saves Spartans in Discontinued Nike Cleats

Shoe: Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4 TD
Player: Connor Cook
Game: Michigan State vs. Stanford (Rose Bowl)
Key Stat: 332 yards, 2 TD

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Connor Cook
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Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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