August 9, 2022

Weekly Analysis 2020-21: Bowl season superlatives

Bowl Season Superlatives

The best game: Liberty over Coastal Carolina.

The coach I wish I was: Iowa State’s Matt Campbell.

The coach I wouldn’t want to be: Florida’s Dan Mullen.

The team that impressed: Ohio State.

The team that disappointed: Miami.

The Heisman favorite: Alabama’s DeVonta Smith.

The best conference: Big 12 (5-0) in bowl games.

The worst conference: ACC (0-6) in bowl games.

The best team: Alabama.

The underrated coach: Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy.

The overrated coach: Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly.

The underrated player: Buffalo’s Kevin Marks.

The biggest upset: Ole Miss over Indiana.

The upset no one seen coming: Kentucky over NC State.

The team that wants to hit the reset button: Auburn.

The blowout everyone predicted: Texas over Colorado.

The underrated team: Northwestern.

The overrated team: Clemson.

The feel-good story: Northwestern’s Mike Hankwitz win No. 400 as a Collegiate coach.

The horror show: Louisiana Tech’s bowl game-low, three points.

The team nobody’s talking about: BYU.

The team with an elite offense: Alabama.

The team with an elite defense: Northwestern.

The surprising blowout: Ball State over San Jose State.

The surprising close game: Georgia over Cincinnati.

The defense that got exposed: Clemson.

The coach with the most to prove: Houston’s Dana Holgorsen.

The dangerous Group of Five team: Louisiana.

Cool in the clutch: Ohio State’s Justin Fields.

Man, they’re good: Alabama.

Wow, they’re bad: Florida Atlantic