Ranking The Top Players & Best Performances Of The Bowl Season

Ranking The Top Players & Best Performances Of The Bowl Season

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Ranking The Top Players & Best Performances Of The Bowl Season


What were the best performers and top players of the bowl season? Check out the running list of who have been the biggest stars so far – updated after each bowl. 


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Part stats, part performance, part big plays at the big times, here are the top performers and best players – so far – of the 2017-2018 bowl season.

14. RB Tyler King, Marshall vs. Colorado State, New Mexico Bowl

Six carries for 106 yards and a 90-yard score

13. WR Deon Yelder, WKU vs. Georgia State, Cure Bowl

Five catches for 112 yards and two touchdowns

12. LB Joel Iyegbuniwe, WKU vs. Georgia State, Cure Bowl

12 tackles, one sack, 2.5 tackles for loss

11. WR Tyre Brady, Marshall vs. Colorado State, New Mexico Bowl

Six catches for 165 yards and a score

10. S Kekaula Kaniho, Boise State vs. Oregon, Las Vegas Bowl

Three tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one 53-yard pick six

9. QB Conner Manning, Georgia State vs. WKU, Cure Bowl

20-of-28 for 276 yards and a touchdown, and ran eight times for 24 yards

8. WR Damion Willis, Troy vs. North Texas, New Orleans Bowl

11 catches for 135 yards and two scores

7. RB Josh Anderson, Troy vs. North Texas, New Orleans Bowl

22 carries for 113 yards and two scores

6. RB Keion Davis, Marshall vs. Colorado State, New Mexico Bowl

19 carries for 142 yards and a score, and retuned a kick for 23 yards

5. WR Cedrick Wilson, Boise State vs. Oregon, Las Vegas Bowl

10 catches for 221 yards and a score

4. QB Brett Rypien, Boise State vs. Oregon, Las Vegas Bowl

21-of-38 for 362 yards, two scores and two interceptions

3. LB Darius Harris, Middle Tennessee vs. Arkansas State, Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

12 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, two broken up passes

2. LB Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State vs. Oregon, Las Vegas Bowl

12 tackles, a sack, three tackles for loss and a forced fumble

1. QB Brandon Silvers, Troy vs. North Texas, New Orleans Bowl

24-of-31 for 305 yards and four scores with a pick with a rushing touchdown

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