Bowl Games

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Iowa Kentucky
Kevin McGuffey - Dec 29, 2022

A Rare Bowl Rematch In doing projections for Last Word On College Football one thing is always mentioned. Bowls don’t want the same two teams playing in consecutive years unless it’s the playoff. Through an odd turn of events, that’s exactly what we have in Nashville this year. Let’s look at Iowa and Kentucky and […]

Maryland North Carolina State

It’s hard to know what gets the most anticipation for Duke’s Mayo Bowl. Is it the two teams? Or is it knowing that one of the two head coaches is going to get dumped with a bucket of mayonnaise as his team wins? As we get two teams that have a long history against each […]

Duke dominates UCF to win the 2022 Military Bowl 30-13. Sophomore quarterback Riley Leonard earned Military Bowl MVP in the contest.

Duke won the 2022 Military Bowl against UCF 30-13 on December 28th. In our preview of this game, we stated that the UCF would have to rely heavily on an injured John Rhys Plumlee and the Blue Devil would need to stop him. Duke did just that and kept its offense front and center like […]

A late-game push kept things interesting into the wee hours of the morning, but Texas Tech wins the Texas Bowl by a score of 42-25.
Andrew McCleary - Dec 29, 2022

A matchup between Texas Tech and Ole Miss surely was going to be a shootout right? Both of these teams ranked near the top of the national rankings when it came to plays run per game. Neither team is ever worried about the time of possession, so we were destined for a track meet at […]

Badgers Cowboys
Michael Hanich - Dec 28, 2022

The first-ever meeting between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Oklahoma State Cowboys was supposed to be one of the most anticipated matchups in this postseason among non-New Year’s Six games. The 2022 Guaranteed Rate bowl game between the Badgers and the Cowboys was heavily impacted by the series of opt-outs from the NCAA transfer portal […]

The 2022 Alamo Bowl will feature the #20 Texas Longhorns and the #12 Washington Huskies on Thursday, December 29th in the Alamodome.

The 2022 Alamo Bowl will feature the #20 Texas Longhorns and the #12 Washington Huskies on Thursday, December 29th. It has been a bowl season of offenses this year and the Alamo Bowl is poised to continue the trend. The Longhorns had a rocky season to get to eight wins, but have made it back […]

David Knight, Editor - Dec 28, 2022

The Gator Bowl will feature two programs that have had up-and-down seasons. Notre Dame and South Carolina have each had big wins and head-scratching losses in 2022. They both ended the season with positive momentum, so it will be interesting to see who can sustain that on Friday and head to the offseason on a […]

Orange Bowl Preview
Mike Loveall - Dec 28, 2022

Our Orange Bowl Preview looks at two teams at different points in their program journeys and how that affects one of the marquee bowl games.

Mike Norvell and Brent Venables meet again as Florida State matches up with Oklahoma in the 2022 Cheez-It Bowl in Orlando.
Brandon Eisenman - Dec 28, 2022

The 2022 Cheez-It Bowl matches up the 6-6 Oklahoma Sooners against the 9-3, and 13th-ranked Florida State Seminoles. Noles head coach Mike Norvell is no stranger to OU head coach Brent Venables, as they faced each other multiple times while Venables was still the defensive coordinator at Clemson. 2022 Cheez-It Bowl Preview In the Sooners’ […]

UCLA Faces Pittsburgh

The Sun Bowl gets us the postseason version of the Haves and the Have Nots as UCLA faces Pittsburgh in El Paso this week. Sun Bowl UCLA (9-3) vs Pitt (8-4) Friday December 30th; 2pm eastern Sun Bowl Stadium; El Paso, Texas First, we have to pay due respect to this game. The Sun Bowl […]

Iowa Kentucky
Nick Lemkau - Dec 28, 2022

Exactly 364 days prior to this year’s Music City Bowl, Iowa and Kentucky went down to the final minute in Orlando in the 2022 Citrus Bowl. Kentucky’s game-winning touchdown drive ended the first college football game of the New Year. Now for the second time this calendar year, the Hawkeyes and Wildcats meet again. This […]

A shootout broke out between the Chanticleers and the Pirates. But in the end, East Carolina wins the Birmingham bowl by the score of 53-29.
Andrew McCleary - Dec 28, 2022

The Birmingham Bowl pitted two highly talented programs from the Group of Five against each other for the first time in their respective histories. Coastal Carolina had interim head coach Chad Staggs fill in with the departure of Jamey Chadwell. And if that amount of pending changes to the Chanticleer program weren’t enough to deal […]

Buffalo 2022 Camellia Bowl
Phillip Jordan - Dec 28, 2022

The Buffalo Bulls held on late to win the 2022 Camellia Bowl 23-21 over the Georgia Southern Eagles. The Bulls were led by wide receiver Justin Marshall with 11 catches for 127 yards and one touchdown, and he was awarded the Bart Starr MVP trophy. Buffalo quarterback Cole Snyder had a big day as well […]

The 2022 Holiday Bowl kicks off Wednesday night and should be full of offense. The North Carolina Tar Heels and Oregon Ducks face off.
David Knight, Editor - Dec 27, 2022

As the bowl season really heats up this week, one of the more entertaining games on the docket is North Carolina vs Oregon. The Holiday Bowl has itself a very intriguing matchup between the ACC and PAC 12. Each of these teams has big-name quarterbacks and explosive offenses. Both teams also come into the contest […]

The 8-4 Duke Blue Devils face off against the 9-4 Golden UCF Knights in the 2022 Military Bowl on December 28th in Annapolis, Maryland.

The 2022 Military Bowl will feature Duke and UCF on Wednesday, December 28th. This is the first-ever meeting for these two teams that will face off in Annapolis this week. After taking two years off, the Blue Devils will take on the Golden Knights, both teams being carried by their offenses this season. Let’s take […]

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Nebraska running backs
Samuel Rowland - Dec 27, 2022

On Monday, the Nebraska Cornhuskers had their first Spring practice under new leadership. For head coach Matt Rhule, it still is a work in progress. This is due to his emphasis on  “establishing standards” for what he wants his team to look like in Spring practice. The Nebraska running backs are going to play a […]

Spring Ball No Complacency at Texas
Bill O'Connell - Dec 27, 2022

There’s no quarterback controversy on the Forty Acres.  Just ask the head coach. Steve Sarkisian is not concerned about the looming battle between Quinn Ewers and Arch Manning.  That might not be the real contest, anyway.  A fight for the starting spot is taking shape between Ewers and redshirt freshman Maalik Murphy.  Those were the […]

Brody Brecht Iowa
Nick Lemkau - Dec 27, 2022

On Friday, Iowa wide receiver Brody Brecht took to social media to announce his decision to step away from the football team. His announcement came following Iowa Baseball’s home victory over Western Michigan, in which he was the winning pitcher. The two-sport athlete has been in the Iowa football program since 2021 where he has […]

Kevin McGuffey - Dec 27, 2022

Huge Day For The Program Call it the “Will Levis” effect but Friday’s Kentucky football pro day was certainly different than previous years. Representatives from all 32 NFL teams, including several head coaches were on hand. In addition, more than 90 media members watched the festivities. If that wasn’t enough for the first time the […]

Kirby Smart added Clemson's Brandon Streeter and Texas A&M's Darrell Dickey as Georgia analysts for the 2023 season.
Craig McMichael - Dec 27, 2022

Kirby Smart made two big hires this week, bringing in Brandon Streeter and Darrell Dickey as offensive analysts. The former offensive coordinators bring strong resumes and coaching pedigrees. They fill important staff voids as Georgia seeks its third championship in three years. Here is a closer look at the two men Georgia brought in as analysts. […]

Wake Forest Defensive Secondary

With the many player changes at Wake Forest for 2023, one of the more significant changes is on the coaching staff. Head coach Dave Clawson went out and got more help for the defensive secondary during the off-season. It’s one of a number of indicators that the Wake Forest defensive secondary must improve if the […]

Greatest Big 12
Andrew McCleary - Dec 27, 2022

With just 16 teams remaining, only one team can claim the title of the greatest Big 12 champion ever. In case you missed it, here is how we reached this point. Is there any way a Cinderella run is possible for any of the lower-ranked seeds remaining? There is only one way to find out […]

Nick Lemkau - Dec 27, 2022

Takeaways from Kirk Ferentz’s Spring Press Conference Spring practice began in Iowa City on Wednesday, and with it came insight into the program’s development into the new season. Head coach Kirk Ferentz addressed the media in his Spring press conference, giving updates on ascending players, position competitions, and the new starting quarterback, Cade McNamara.  The […]