Bowl season in college football

Let’s dive into toast season. Exciting matchups, some lopsided rivalries and important final tests before the NFL Draft 2022 await us in the next few weeks. Before we turn our attention to the spectacular New Year’s Six Bowls in the next issue, the first few weeks will be devoted to the traditional and sometimes curious bowl games that catch our attention. Here is a selection.

Some draft prospects choose to skip a less appealing bowl game than the New Year’s Six in favor of preparing for the NFL draft right away. Talents from smaller schools, however, are reluctant to miss the last chance to grab the spotlight on a game on national television on ESPN. This is also what makes many games so appealing in the first few weeks. Some favorites from a larger school need to stretch particularly hard to avoid experiencing a debacle against a highly motivated underdog. For new head coaches, on the other hand, it’s a statement, and we’re seeing some new graduates make their debut in college football.

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Gasparilla Bowl: Central Florida Knights vs. Florida Gators

01.00 on 24 December 2021

Raymond James Stadium

Tampa, Fla

TV: ESPN Player

The Gasparilla Bowl has been held around the Christmas holidays since 2008 and this year is experiencing a very special mating. With the Central Florida and Florida Gators, the organizers welcome two of the biggest football programs in their state to the Raymond James Stadium, the venue for the 202 Super Bowl. The current attendance record of 28,987 should definitely be broken with this schedule.

Mo Sanu and TY Hilton have in common that both NFL receivers have already been named MVPs in the Gasparilla Bowl. Jaylon Robinson will now do the same and put one last exclamation point behind his NFL application before going to the combine and other workouts. The wide receiver from Central Florida was considered a pure speedster last summer, but has steadily developed his route running and ball skills. It will not be easy for him in a matchup with none other than Kaiir Elam.

Frisco Bowl: # 24 San Diego State Aztecs Vs. UTSA Roadrunners

01:30 on December 22, 2021

Toyota Stadium

Frisco, Texas

TV: ESPN Player

The Frisco Bowl, in its fourth year, certainly does not get the bear’s share of college football prestige. With UTSA and San Diego State meet two of the best Group-of-Five schools from this year. The newly crowned Conference USA champion against the defeated Mountain West finalist.

Edge Defender Cameron Thomas will win again with his colleagues this time. In addition to prize money, the winner will also get a place in the final Top 25 AP poll at the end of the season.

Cure Bowl: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs. Northern Illinois Huskies

12.00 on 18 December 2021

Camping World Stadium

Orlando Florida

TV: ESPN Player

Many NFL fans still know the pink gloves, shirts and caps for the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Meanwhile, the campaign has given way to yet another among the professionals. In college football, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation gets attention at the Cure Bowl. Here we still see the eye-catching pink.

Last year, Liberty Flames quarterback Malik Willis was named MVP after scoring four touchdowns against Coastal Carolina. This year, the Chanticleers want to put an end to what they see as a disappointing season and this time defeat the MAC champion from northern Illinois. Tight end Isaiah Likely would like to end with one last victory.

Boca Raton Bowl: Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

17.00 on 18 December 2021

FAU stage

Boca Raton, Fla

TV: ESPN Player

Last year, Zach Wilson threw 425 passing yards with a completion rate of 76.5 percent to help his BYU Cougars win. One of the best performances of his season sealed his furious run through the drafting process over the next few months, culminating in the New York Jets’ second overall pick.

want this time Bailey Zappe use his chance for a similar attack. Western Kentucky’s quarterback is the undisputed top scorer in college football with 5,545 passing yards and 56 touchdowns in 13 games. Nevertheless, he is currently experiencing no hype at all for the NFL Draft, and he was not even shortlisted for the Heisman Trophy.

Zappe is an athletic pocket watchman who can read a defense before snapping and intelligently distributes his passes afterwards. He can extend a game with his legs, but also knows when to give the game away and throw the ball in touch. After a big game against the Mountaineers, he can travel to the Senior Bowl with tailwinds. There he has what it takes to take a mighty leap on the NFL teams’ big boards.

Lending Tree Bowl: Eastern Michigan vs. Liberty Flames

23.45 on 18 December

Hancock Whitney Stadium

Mobile, Alabama

TV: ESPN Player

Kareem Hunt and Ben Roethlisberger have been named former Lending Tree Bowl MVPs. Quarterback Malik Willis would like to join this famous group. The Liberty Flames’ tough dual-threat quarterback plays exciting and electrifying, but is no less effective. On the go or standing upright in a clean pocket, Willis throws his passes with great arm talent and is able to attack the entire field.

Mobile quarterbacks with good arms always have a chance to play in today’s NFL. If he can work on his accuracy and mature when it comes to decision making, he has what it takes to be a starter among the professionals with plenty upward for more.

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