August 19, 2022

Weekly Analysis: post bowl season superlatives

Bowl Season Superlatives

The best game: Ohio State over Utah.

The coach I wish I was: Georgia’s Kirby Smart.

The coach I wouldn’t want to be: Penn State’s James Franklin.

The team that impressed: Baylor.

The defensive slugfest: Minnesota over West Virginia.

The offensive shootout: Purdue over Tennessee.

The team that disappointed: Mississippi State.

The best conference: Big Ten.

The worst conference: Pac-12.

The best team: Georgia.

The underrated coach: Kentucky’s Mark Stoops.

The overrated coach: Ole Miss’ Lane Kiffin.

The underrated player: Georgia’s Stetson Bennett.

The breakout performance: Western Kentucky’s Bailey Zappe’s six touchdown passes.

The biggest upset: Texas Tech over Mississippi State.

The upset no one saw coming: UAB over BYU.

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

The blowout everyone predicted: Wake Forest over Rutgers.

The underrated team: Oklahoma State.

The overrated team: Alabama.

The feel-good story: Georgia’s first National Title since 1980.

The horror show: Virginia Tech’s blowout loss to Maryland.

The team nobody’s talking about: Michigan State.

The team with an elite offense: Ohio State.

The team with an elite defense: Baylor.

The team that was desperate for a win: Kansas State.

The surprising blowout: South Carolina over North Carolina.

The surprising close game: Ohio State over Utah.

The best comeback game: Oklahoma State over Notre Dame.

The defense that got exposed: Michigan.

The coach with the most to prove: West Virginia’s Neal Brown.

The dangerous Group of Five team: Louisiana.

Cool in the clutch: Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud.

Give that coach a raise: Arkansas’ Sam Pittman.

Man, they’re good: Georgia.

Wow, they’re bad: Florida.