Florida State rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit and used a pair of touchdown passes by EJ Manuel and two field goals from Dustin Hopkins to slip past Notre Dame, 18-14, in the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando on Thursday night.
The victory was FSU's fourth straight bowl win. FSU receiver Rashad Greene was named the game's MVP.
The No. 25 Seminoles started four freshmen on their offensive line and gave up five sacks, but FSU's defense picked off Notre Dame quarterbacks Tommy Rees and Andrew Hendrix three times and also piled up four sacks of its own.
David Ash threw for one touchdown and caught a TD pass to lead Texas to a 21-10 victory against California in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego.
The Longhorns (8-5) had five takeaways and sacked Cal's Zach Maynard six times.
The Golden Bears (7-6) are winless in five games against the Longhorns dating to 1959.