Bryce Petty threw touchdown passes on the first two drives of the second half for No. 9 Baylor and the Bears won their first Big 12 title and a Fiesta Bowl berth with a 30-10 victory over No. 23 Texas in Waco on Saturday.
The final game in Baylor's old stadium became a de facto Big 12 championship game after No. 6 Oklahoma State lost just before they kicked off.
Baylor (11-1, 8-1) had never even had a winning record in the Big 12 before coach Art Briles arrived six years ago. Now the Bears have their first 11-win season and their first outright title in any league since the 1980 Southwest Conference title when Mike Singletary called Floyd Casey Stadium home.
Petty threw for 287 yards, with TDs to Antwan Goodley and Levi Norwood after a 3-3 halftime tie. Malcolm Brown ran for 131 yards for Texas (8-4, 7-2).
Oklahoma 33, Oklahoma State 24 - Blake Bell threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Saunders with 19 seconds remaining to help the No. 18 Sooners spoil the rival Cowboys' Big 12 championship and BCS bowl game hopes with a win in Stillwater.
Bell, playing in place of an injured Trevor Knight, led Oklahoma (10-2, 7-2) on the game-winning 66-yard drive - going 5 of 8 for 57 yards.
Eric Striker ended the game by recovering a fumble for a touchdown for Oklahoma, which has now won at least 10 games in four straight seasons.
Desmond Roland led No. 6 Oklahoma State (10-2, 7-2) with 144 yards rushing and accounted for three touchdowns.
Stanford 38, Arizona State 14 - Tyler Gaffney ran for 133 yards and scored three touchdowns in a dominating first half, leading the No. 7 Cardinal (11-2) back to the Rose Bowl with a victory over the No. 11 Sun Devils (10-3) in the Pac-12 title game in Tempe, Ariz.
Stanford consistently gouged Arizona State for big plays, racking up 517 yards to earn a shot at repeating as Rose Bowl champion.
Arizona State (10-3) stumbled early for the second straight game against the Cardinal and never really recovered to spoil its Rose Bowl hopes.
UCF 17, SMU 13 - Mustangs receiver Keenan Holman figures the warm-weather foes from UCF didn't have to adjust to a bitterly cold day any more than SMU in Dallas.
It was just plain frigid for both teams, and the 15th-ranked Knights (11-1, 8-0) found a way to persevere.
Blake Bortles threw for 242 yards and ran for two touchdowns, and UCF celebrated a BCS bid already in hand by adding the outright American Athletic Conference title to the mix.
The victory came in front of just a few hundred fans who braved the slick roads of a nasty ice storm.
"It's 20 degree weather," said Holman, who scored SMU's only touchdown. "Unless you live in Green Bay, you ain't ready for this. I feel like both teams were on an even playing field."
SMU (5-7, 4-4) saw its record bowl streak end at four seasons in the coldest home game in school history - 24 degrees at kickoff. It matched the 1983 Sun Bowl in El Paso as SMU's coldest game.
Rutgers 31, South Florida 6 - Chas Dodd threw two touchdowns and Paul James ran for two as the host Scarlet Knights (6-6, 3-5 AAC) finally nailed down their eighth bowl bid in nine years with a victory over the Bulls (2-10, 2-6).
Rutgers is expected to play Notre Dame (8-4) in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Dec. 28.
Bowling Green 47, Northern Illinois 27 - Jordan Lynch and the No. 16 Huskies (12-1) failed to take advantage of an opportunity to impress Heisman Trophy voters and earn a BCS bowl game bid.
Matt Johnson threw four of his career-high five touchdown passes in the first half and the Falcons (10-3) routed the Huskies for the Mid-American Conference title in Detroit, ending their shot at playing in a marquee bowl game.