August 14, 2022

Weekly Analysis: post bowl season superlatives

Bowl Season Superlatives

The best game: Oregon over Wisconsin.

The coach I wish I was: Clemson’s Dabo Swinney.

The coach I wouldn’t want to be: USC’s Clay Helton.

The team that impressed: Minnesota.

The team that disappointed: Miami.

The best conference: SEC.

The worst conference: Big 12.

The best team: LSU.

The underrated coach: Kentucky’s Mark Stoops.

The overrated coach: Auburn’s Gus Malzahn.

The biggest upset: Texas over Utah.

The upset no one saw coming: Louisiana Tech over Miami.

The underrated team: Notre Dame.

The overrated team: Oklahoma.

The feel-good story: Tennessee’s six-game win streak.

The horror show: (Tie) Louisiana Tech shutting out Miami, Michigan’s fourth-straight bowl loss.

The jaw-dropping stat: The Big 12 finishing 1-5 in the post season.

The controversial penalty that changed the game: Ohio State flagged for targeting call on Trevor Lawrence.

The team nobody’s talking about: Texas A&M.

The team with an elite offense: Penn State.

The team with an elite defense: Iowa.

The surprising blowout: Notre Dame over Iowa State.

The surprising close game: Florida over Virginia.

The team that got exposed: Ohio State.

The team with a ton of momentum for 2020: Georgia.

The coach with the most to prove: Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh.

The coach who capitalized on bowl game: North Carolina’s Mack Brown.

The dangerous Group of Five team: Cincinnati.

The star player who was a no-show: Ohio State’s Chase Young.

The quarterback who bounced back: Texas’ Sam Ehlinger.

The star player who disappointed: Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor.

The player who boosted his draft status: Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy.

The underrated player who shined: Iowa’s Ihmir Smith-Marsette.

The player who became a household name: Navy’s Malcolm Perry.

Man, they’re good: Alabama.

Wow, they’re bad: Miami.