Bowl Games

Georgia Repeats
Andrew McCleary - Jan 9, 2023

Has anyone considered what would happen if David’s one stone missed the forehead of Goliath? Even those who haven’t spent time in the Bible have been inundated with this underdog story. And who among us doesn’t enjoy a great underdog story? Well, in this national championship game, we all got a 4K view of what […]

10-2 Penn State will take on 10-3 Utah in the 2023 Rose Bowl. The No. 9 Nittany Lions look to secure a win over the No. 7 Utes.

The Penn State Nittany Lions will take on the Utah Utes in the 2023 Rose Bowl on January 2nd. The No. 9 Nittany Lions will be without star wide receiver Parker Washington and stand-out corner Joey Porter Jr. Washington missed the end of the regular season with an injury and will not participate in the […]

LSU vs Purdue

Purdue and LSU come into the 2023 Citrus Bowl with many questions and holes on their respective rosters. The team that can respond quickly to those questions clearly will win the game. As we look at LSU vs Purdue in Florida on Monday, we take a look at the two conference runner-ups. 2023 Cheez-It Citrus […]

Phillip Jordan - Jan 1, 2023

The first college football game of 2023 will be a clash between the SEC and Big Ten in the ReliaQuest Bowl from Tampa, Florida. The annual bowl game formerly known as the Outback Bowl will feature the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Illinois Fighting Illini. Both teams ended the regular season with 8-4 records and […]

Alabama Kansas State
Michael Hanich - Jan 1, 2023

The 2022 AllState Sugar Bowl was going to be a telling of two potential storylines after the game. The first would be the final proper final sendoff for two of college football’s best players in Alabama’s Bryce Young and Will Anderson Jr. Another storyline of the Sugar Bowl was that the Kansas State Wildcats were […]

Georgia Wins The Peach Bowl
Kevin McGuffey - Jan 1, 2023

A Great Second Act For years people complained the College Football Playoff semi-finals were never good. However, 2022 was not one of those years. Let’s be honest Georgia and Ohio State had a very tough task following an epic first semi-final. However, it more than lived up to the hype with another incredible game. Following […]

Nick Lemkau - Dec 31, 2022

Fireworks came early and often in the Fiesta Bowl as TCU jumped to a two-touchdown lead in the first quarter. A pick-six by the TCU defense followed by a 76-yard Horned Frog touchdown drive had the two-score underdogs out in front in the first College Football Playoff Semifinal. Michigan began to find success in the […]

Iowa Wins Music City Bowl
Kevin McGuffey - Dec 31, 2022

A Subpar Sequel For Kentucky You always hear talk in Hollywood that the sequel’s never as good as the original. For the occasional “Empire Strikes Back” or “Godfather 2” there are a ton of “Caddyshack 2’s.” When it was announced Kentucky and Iowa would have a sequel to their Citrus Bowl thriller  364 days earlier […]

Nick Lemkau - Dec 31, 2022

It was widely believed that points would come at a premium in the Music City Bowl. Two of the nation’s top defenses took the field against freshman quarterbacks. Offensive points were, in fact, hard to come by in this one. It was Iowa’s defense that did the scoring against Kentucky in Nashville. At the half, […]

Kevin McGuffey - Dec 31, 2022

Fun Way To Start The Year On paper, the match-up of Tulane and USC is one of the more interesting ones of the entire bowl season. It features a battle of big turnarounds from 2021 and two squads that put points on the board in a hurry. Let’s take a look at both teams and […]

Mike Loveall - Dec 31, 2022

Tennessee staked their claim as the dominant team in orange in Miami on Friday night as the Vols beat Clemson to win the Orange Bowl.

Pitt Beats UCLA

In the sports writing world, we call this lede re-write number three. That is what Pitt and UCLA created at the Sun Bowl. In a back-and-forth game that seemed over when UCLA scored with 34 seconds left,  Pitt beats UCLA 37-35 in El Paso Friday. Among The Missing The Panthers went in missing many of […]

Maryland Mayo Bowl

It’s a good thing that dousing the winning head coach in mayo has become a critical part of the postgame celebration for the Duke’s Mayo Bowl. It’s entertaining. The football on Friday was not. NC State and Maryland set postseason football back a decade as Maryland survives the slow-paced Mayo Bowl 16-12. The offenses were […]

Michael Hanich - Dec 30, 2022

This Saturday will be a tale of two teams in the 2022 Allstate Sugar Bowl.  The Alabama Crimson Tide (10-2) had a significantly underwhelming college football season by not making the CFP despite having elite playmakers on both sides of the ball. The Kansas State Wildcats (10-3), on the other hand, surpassed expectations for a […]

Minnesota wins the Pinstripe Bowl to close out another nine-win season. Here's the good, the bad, and the ugly from an exciting game.
Lindsay Higgins - Dec 30, 2022

Despite suffering two key injuries during the game, Minnesota wins the Pinstripe Bowl over Syracuse, 28-20. Here’s the good, the bad, and the ugly from the Gophers’ exciting season finale: Minnesota Wins the Pinstripe Bowl Star running back Mohamed Ibrahim played only the first half, and still managed to set new school records for single-season […]

The Washington Huskies beat the Texas Longhorns 27-20 in the 2022 Alamo Bowl. The rushing attack for the Huskies proved to be the difference.

The Washington Huskies were able to beat the Texas Longhorns 27-20 in the 2022 Alamo Bowl. As expected, it was difficult for the Longhorns to overcome the loss of both star running backs to opt-outs. Without a solid running back option, Texas couldn’t convert on third-and-short most of the night. Leaving missed opportunities on the […]

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The Crimson Tide offense will see big changes. Alabama hired Notre Dame Offensive Coordinator Tommy Rees for the same position. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
Michael Hanich - Dec 30, 2022

The offense of the Alabama Crimson Tide needed a hard reset. Many in Tide Nation were relieved when Bill O’Brien took the offensive coordinator job for the New England Patriots after two good, but underwhelming seasons. Statistically, Alabama was one of the top offenses in the nation but it failed expectations in the big moments […]

2023 Kentucky Spring Recruiting
Kevin McGuffey - Dec 30, 2022

Picking Up Good Players Late Over the last few years, the December early signing period is where most recruits commit. Kentucky was no exception as they picked up 18 pledges. However with student-athletes using the transfer portal more than a Doctor Strange movie the February period still remains important. Coaches still find many players at […]

Nick Lemkau - Dec 30, 2022

Three-year starting quarterback and Big Ten West Champion are just two of the accomplishments listed in his bio on the team website. It also includes 37 games played and 31 games started. However, what isn’t listed might be Spencer Petras’ most important accolade. Leadership through adversity. Few Hawkeyes have ever traversed their collegiate path with […]

Craig McMichael - Dec 30, 2022

Georgia’s National Signing Day came to a close on Wednesday. Georgia signed 26 recruits to the Class of 2023. The Bulldogs have the #2 ranked class in the country. The class is made up of six 5-star and 17 4-star commits. 2023 is Kirby Smart‘s sixth Top 3 class in his eight years at Georgia. […]

Samuel Rowland - Dec 30, 2022

When newly hired Nebraska head coach Matt Rhule took over Scott Frost‘s regime in November of 2022, the Cornhuskers recruiting class was ranked 60th nationally and last in the Big Ten. Five months later, they are the 23rd-ranked class in the nation.  As well as a transfer portal ranking of 19th. This jump in class rankings was due […]

Nick Lemkau - Dec 30, 2022

Iowa tight ends coach Abdul Hodge has done incredible work in just his first full season with the Hawkeyes. The former Iowa linebacker joined the coaching staff in March of 2022 and has already put together a solid tight ends group for next season. It began with landing Erick All from Michigan in the transfer […]

Wake Forest's 2023 Schedule

In the midst of the made-for-tv announcement of ACC football schedules, comes some new guidance on out-of-conference schedules. Wake Forest’s 2023 schedule is set, but there may be changes in the OOC schedules down the road. The Schedule For the purposes of creating tv content, the ACC turned the announcement of the upcoming football schedules […]

Iowa Transfer Portal
Nick Lemkau - Dec 30, 2022

Just over three months ago, Wisconsin fired its head coach after a 2-3 start to the season. The dismissal of Paul Chryst was a surprise to many given his track record in Madison. He was 67-26 since the 2015 season, leading the Badgers to three Big Ten title games and a Rose Bowl. The shaky […]