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Bowl Game Recaps

Florida v. Michigan

Grayson Shively, SportsWriting Editor

As we conclude this years season of football it comes down to a top 10 battle between #10 Florida and #7 Michigan in the Chick-Fil-A Peach bowl. This is a big bowl game for both teams as this is a New Year's six bowl game and whoever comes out on top will end their season a for sure top 10 team in the country. Both teams come into the game with different mindsets. Michigan comes in hoping to take away th...

North Texas v. Utah State

David Manche, Online Editor

On Dec. 15, North Texas played Utah State in the New Mexico Bowl. Utah State dominated with a score of 52-13, landing seven touchdowns and a field goal to beat North Texas’ two touchdowns. Utah State successfully executed eight kicks, while North Texas managed to get one of two. The passing leaders were #10 Jordan Love for Utah State going 21/43 for 359 yards, 4 touchdowns and an interception, and #17 Ka...

App St v. Middle Tennessee

Camille Radhakrishnan, Staff Reporter

Appalachian State (App St.)  won the New Orleans Bowl Game against Middle Tennessee. The final score was 45 - 13. For App St. Z. Thomas scored three touchdowns and had two interceptions, M. Williams scored two touchdowns, C. Peoples scored one touchdown, C. Sutton scored two receiving touchdowns, and T. Hennigan scored one receiving touchdown. B. Stockstill scored two touchdowns for Middle Tennessee...

Georgia Southern v. Eastern Michigan

Meredith Herriford, Staff Reporter

The 2018 Raycom Media Camellia Bowl was one of four bowl games to kick off the first weekend of college bowl game season. The Georgia Southern University Eagles battled the East Michigan Swoops for the title of Camellia Bowl champions. The passing leaders were #4 Shai Werts for the Eagles going 4/7 for 33 yards and #9 Mike Glass III for the Swoops going 17/25 for 204 yards and 3 touchdowns. The rus...

Tulane v. Louisiana Lafayette

Olivia Turner, Editor-In-Cheif

On Dec. 18 Tulane beat Louisiana Lafayette 41-24 in the Cure Bowl. The passing leaders were #12 Justin McMillan for Tulane, going 11/18 for 145 years and one touchdown, and #7 Andre Nunez for LA-Lafayette, going 8/17 for 136 yards and one touchdown. The Rushing leaders were #10 Darius Bradwell for Tulane, with 35 carries for 150 yards with two touchdowns, and #4 Raymond Calais for Louisiana Lafayette,...

UAB v. Northern Illinois

Mike Marshall, Assistant Sportswriting Editor

On Dec. 18 the UAB Blazers played the Northern Illinois Huskies in the Boca Raton Bowl. The game ended with Blazers on top 37-13. The passing leaders were #17 Tyler Johnston III for the Blazers, going 17/29 for 373 yards 4 touchdowns and an interception, and #15 Marcus Childers for the Huskies, going 22/29 for 179 yards. The leading rushers were #28 Spencer Brown for the Blazers, with 25 touches fo...

Ohio v. San Diego State

Mason Taylor, Staff Reporter

On Dec. 19, the Ohio Bobcats played the San Diego State Aztecs in the Frisco Bowl. The final score was 27-0, with the Bobcats winning against the Aztecs. The passing leaders were #12 Nathan Rourke for Ohio, going 10-22 for 206 yards with a touchdown and an interception, and #9 Ryan Agnew for San Diego State, going 11-24 for 126 yards with an interception. The rushing leaders were #45 A.J. Ouellette...

FIU v. Toledo

Mike Marshall, Assistant Sportswriting Editor

On Dec. 21 the FIU Panthers played the Toledo Rockets in the Bahamas Bowl. The Panthers came out on top winning 35-32. The passing leaders were #8 Christian Alexander for the Panthers going 17/26 for 209 yards and a touchdown and #12 Eli Peters for the Rockets going 22/38 for 264 yards and 3 touchdowns. The rushing leaders were #2 Anthony Jones for the Panthers with 15 touches for 92 yards and 3 t...

Houston v. Army

Savanna Montgomery, Staff Reporter

On Dec. 22nd Houston played Army. The game ended with the Black Knights crushing the Cougars 70-14. The passing leaders were #13 Clayton Tune for Houston, going 21/32 for 230 yards and one touchdown, and #8 Kelvin Hopkins Jr. for Army, going 3/3 for 70 yards. The rushing leaders were #21 Patrick Carr for Houston, with 9 carries for 52 yards, and #8 Kelvin Hopkins Jr. for Army, with 11 carries for 1...

Wake Forest v. Memphis

Emma Daman, Staff Reporter

On Dec. 22 Wake Forest played Memphis in the Birmingham Bowl. Wake Forest came back from an 18-point deficit beating Memphis with a tight score of 37-34. Therewith five lead changes and 907 yards of offense in the game. The passing leaders were #12 Jamie Newman for Wake Forest, throwing 22/40 for 328 yards with a touchdown, and #3 Brady White for Memphis, throwing 15/27 for 171 yards with a touchdown....

Louisiana Tech v. Hawaii

Mike Marshall, Assistant Sportswriting Editor

On Dec. 22 the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs played the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors in the Hawaii  Bowl. The game ended with the Bulldogs winning 31-14. The passing leaders were #8 J'mar Smith for the Bulldogs, going 19/31 for 285 yards a touchdown and an interception, and #13 Cole McDonald for the Rainbow Warriors, going 10/20 for 85 yards and 2 interceptions. The rushing leaders were #23 Jaqwis Dancy for the B...

Miami v. Wisconsin

Allison O’Hara, Staff Reporter

On December 27th Miami FL played Wisconsin. The Badgers swept the Hurricanes 35-3. 3 of the touchdown passes were on consecutive possessions, two which were thrown to #6 Danny Davis III and the other was thrown to  AJ Taylor. Their quarterback, Alex Hornibrook went 258 yards completing 23 of 34 passes went throwing 4 touchdown passes. Jonathan Taylor finished the game with 130 yards, the most rushin...

Vanderbilt v. Baylor

Doug Wright, Staff Reporter

The Baylor Bears beat Vanderbilt in the Texas bowl 45-38 in a contested game. Quarterback Charlie Brewer for the bears came up huge with 384 yards passing and 2 touchdowns, the second a tiebreaking 52-yarder in the fourth quarter, and ran for 109 yards and another score. His dual-threat presence of passing and running just was too much for Vanderbilt and it fell short. Vanderbilt’s running back, Ke...

Purdue v. Auburn

Mike Marshall, Assistant Sportswriting Editor

On Dec. 28 the Purdue Boilermakers played the Auburn Tigers in the Music City Bowl. The Tigers won the match up 63-14. The passing leaders were #11 David Blough for the Boilermakers, going 22/37 for 184 yards and 2 interceptions, and #8 Jarrett Stidham for the Tigers, going 15/21 for 373 yards and 5 touchdowns. The rushing leaders for were #8 Markell Jones for the Boilermakers, with 10 touches for 35 yards, a...

South Carolina v. Virginia

Jacob Turner, Staff Reporter

On Dec. 29, South Carolina played Virginia. The game ended in a shut out for the Cavaliers, who won 28-0. The passing leaders were #19 Jake Bentley for South Carolina, who went 17/40 for 218 yards, and #3 Bryce Perkins for Virginia, who went 22/31 for 208 yards. Rushing leaders were #5 Rico Dowdle with 6 carries for 21 yards for South Carolina, and #1 Jordan Ellis with 26 carries for 106 yards for Vi...

Nevada v. Arkansas State

Kennedy Gayheart, Executive Producer

On December 29th, Nevada and Arkansas State met at the Arizona Stadium to face off in the Arizona bowl. After the game was taken to overtime, Nevada came out on top for a 16-13 win. Nevada’s #6 Ty Gangi threw for 200 yards a touchdown and 2 interceptions. Arkansas State’s #15 Justice Hansen threw for 275 yards and 3 interceptions. The leading rushers were #6 Warren Wand for Arkansas State with 16...

Alabama v. Oklahoma

Doug Wright, Staff Reporter

In the semifinal game with the winner heading to the national championship, Alabama won 45-34 in a game that looked to be a potential blowout. Tua Tagovalioa was on fire burning Oklahoma’s defense with an outing of 318 yards and four touchdowns. In just the first 17 minutes they were ahead 28-0. Kyler Murray, Heisman trophy winner and Oklahoma’s quarterback lost in the battle of College’s be...

Notre Dame v. Clemson

Mike Marshall, Assistant Sportswriting Editor

On Dec. 29 the Notre Dame Fighting Irish played the Clemson Tigers in the Cotton Bowl. The Tigers beat the Fighting Irish 30-3. The passing leaders were #12 Ian Book for the Fighting Irish, going 17/34 for 160 yards and a touchdown, and #16 Trevor Lawrence for the Tigers, going 27/39 for 327 yards and 3 touchdowns. The rushing leaders were #2 Dexter Williams for the Fighting Irish, with 16 touches...

Utah v. Northwestern

Cece Balog, Buisness Manager

Northwestern beat Utah 31-20 in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 31. They rallied back after trailing 20-3 at the end of the first half. Northwestern scored 28 points in the third quarter. #18 Clayton Thorson of Northwestern completed 21/30 for 241 yards and 2 touchdowns. #25 Isaiah Bowser of Northwestern had 23 carries for 70 yards. The leading receiver for Northwestern was #81 Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman wi...

Texas A&M v. NC State

Savanna Montgomery, Staff Reporter

On Dec. 31 Texas A&M played NC State. The game clock hit all 0's the Aggies crushing the Wolfpack 52-13. The passing leaders were #15 Ryan Finley for NC State, going 19/32 for 139 yards and one touchdown, and #11 Kellen Mond for Texas A&M, going 14/26 for 140 yards and one touchdown. The rushing leaders were #25 Reggie Gallaspy for NC State, with 14 carries for 79 yards, and #5 Trayveon Willi...

Missouri v. Oklahoma State

Mike Marshall, Assistant Sportswriting Editor

On Dec. 31 the Missouri Tigers played the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the Liberty Bowl. The Cowboys beat the Tigers 38-33. The passing leaders were #3 Drew Lock for the Tigers, going 23/38 for 373 yards and 3 touchdowns, and #14 Taylor Cornelius for the Cowboys, going 26/44 for 366 yards 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. The leading rushers were #34 Larry Rountree III for the Tigers, with 27 touches...

Texas v. Georgia

Victoria Bravo, Staff Reporter

The NCAA ringed in the new year with the Sugar Bowl. This year’s Sugar Bowl was the 85th edition. The Texas Longhorns went head to head with the Georgia Bulldogs with Texas ultimately winning 28-21. The passing leaders were #11 Sam Ehlinger for Texas going 19/27 for 169 yards and #11 Jake Fromm for Georgia going 21/35 for 224 yards, 3 touchdowns, and an interception. The rushing leaders for the gam...

Washington v. Ohio State

Jason Ranft, Sports Brodcast Editor

On Jan. 1 the 6 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes topped the 9 ranked Washington Huskies 28-23 in the 105 Rose Bowl game, the “Granddaddy of them all”. This was also the Final Game for legendary coach Urban Meyer. It was his 17 season of being a head coach and his 7 seasons coaching for Ohio State. His overall record ended up being 187-32, tied third-most all-time for the highest win percentage of coach...

Kentucky v. Penn State

Omar Hassan, Brodcast Editor

On New Year’s Day, a battle between Blue and White was considered a game until the end. The Penn State Nittany Lions and the Kentucky Wildcats went to head-to-head for the VRBO Citrus Bowl title. Coach Mark Stoops has led the Wildcats to a 9-3 record and finished in the SEC East. While Coach James Franklin led the Nittany Lions to a 9-3 record as well but finished 3rd in the Big Ten East. While ...

LSU v. UFC

Sydney Cobb, Staff Reporter

No. 11 Tigers start the new year ending No. 8 Knights winning streak. For many people, New Year's is about quitting old habits and leaving them in the old year. However, not everyone started off the year on a positive note, including the UFC Knights, who left their 25 game win streak back in 2018. Passing leader Joe Burrow played his best game running a total 394 yards for the Tigers, which is more t...

Syracuse v. West Virginia

Winston Abedi, Staff Reporter

Syracuse had a 34-18 bowl win over the West Virginia Mountaineers. The West Virginia Mountaineers faced the Syracuse Orange in the Camping World bowl on Dec. 28. The Mountaineers lead 18-17 into the final quarter, the Orange responded by scoring 17 points in the first 5 minutes of the fourth quarter. The game resulted in a 34-18 Syracuse win over the Mountaineers, the Orange were dominant on the off...

TCU vs. California

Griffin Shively, Staff Reporter

On Dec. 26, TCU and California played in the Cheez-It Bowl. The game was very low scoring game due to many turnovers and failed 3rd down conversions. The game ended with TCU winning 10-7 after a field goal in overtime. Throughout the game, TCU struggled with their passing game and the game-changer for them was Junior running back Sewo Olonilua who rushed for 194 yards with 1 touchdown. Their rushing...

Marshall v. South Florida

Drew Pennington, Staff Reporter

On Dec. 20, the Marshall Thundering Herd faced the South Florida Bulls in Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl. Marshall ended up winning the bowl 38-20. Marshall’s quarterback Isaiah Green threw 221 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead the Herd’s to a bowl victory. Keion Davis on 14 carries ran 94 yards and was awarded with 2 touchdown runs. Green was on point this game, 17 completions on 25 attempts, pas...