Ranking 150 Top Players & Best Performances Of The Bowl Season

Ranking 150 Top Players & Best Performances Of The Bowl Season

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Ranking 150 Top Players & Best Performances Of The Bowl Season


What were the 150 best performances and who were the top players of the 2017-2018 bowl season? 


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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.

 

150. WR Scotty Washington, Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M, Belk Bowl

Nine catches for 138 yards and a score

149. DE J.D. Waggoner, Iowa State vs. Memphis, Liberty Bowl

Four tackles, two sacks, three tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries

148. LB Anthony Flory, Appalachian State vs. Toledo, Dollar General Bowl

Game-high eight tackles, one quarterback pressure, one interception

147. WR Desmon White, TCU vs. Stanford, Valero Alamo Bowl

Three catches for 33 yards and a score, two punt returns for 54 yards and a score

146. WR Marquise Brown, Oklahoma vs. Georgia, Rose Bowl

Eight catches, 114 yards, one score

145. QB Josh Allen, Wyoming vs. Central Michigan, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

11-of-19, 154 yards, three touchdowns

144. WR Steven Dunbar, Houston vs. Fresno State, Hawaii Bowl

Ten Catches for 197 yards

143. DT Youhanna Ghaifan, Wyoming vs. Central Michigan, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Five tackles, two sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss

142. WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, USF vs. Texas Tech, Birmingham Bowl

Three catches for 133 yards and a score

141. LB Kyzir White, West Virginia vs. Utah, Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl

13 tackles, one sack, 1.5 tackles for loss

140. LB Azeez Al-Shaair, FAU vs. Akron, Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl

13 tackles, one sack, 2.5 tackles for loss

139. QB Jake Bentley, South Carolina vs. Michigan, Outback Bowl

19-of-32, 239 yards, two scores, one pick

138. LB Brandon Smith, Penn State vs. Washington, Fiesta Bowl

Seven tackles, half a tackle for loss, one fumble recovery

137. WR Hakeem Butler, Iowa State vs. Memphis, Liberty Bowl

Five catches for 111 yards and a score

136. LB Mike McCray, Michigan vs. South Carolina, Outback Bowl

Nine tackles, four tackles for loss

135. RB D.J. Knox, Purdue vs. Arizona, Foster Farms Bowl

11 carries for 101 yards and a score, three catches for 36 yards

134. WR Anthony Mahoungou, Purdue vs. Arizona, Foster Farms Bowl

Six catches for 118 yards and two scores

133. DT Ed Oliver, Fresno State vs. Houston, Hawaii Bowl

Four tackles, two tackles for loss, one rushing score

132. S Jessie Bates III Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M, Belk Bowl

Seven tackles, half a tackle for loss, one punt return for a 59-yard score

131. WR Jalen Reagor, TCU vs. Stanford, Valero Alamo Bowl

Five catches for 169 yards and a score

130. LB Jeffrey Allison, Fresno State vs. Houston, Hawaii Bowl

Game-high 13 tackles, one tackle for loss

129. LB Leon McQuaker, NMSU vs. Utah State, NOVA Home Loans New Mexico Bowl

Game-high 13 tackles, two tackles for loss

128. RB Juwan Washington, San Diego State vs. Army, Armed Forces Bowl

Five carries for 44 yards, four kickoff returns for 140 yards and a score

127. QB Kyle Kempt, Iowa State vs. Memphis, Liberty Bowl

24-of-38, 314 yards, two scores

126. LB Jonathan Cook, Memphis vs. Iowa State, Liberty Bowl

Nine tackles, one broken up pass, one fumble recovery

125. RB LaJuan Hunt, Utah State vs. NMSU, NOVA Home Loans New Mexico Bowl

20 carries, 133 yards, one score


124. WR Theo Howard, UCLA vs. Kansas State, Cactus Bowl

Eight catches for 119 yards and a score

123. WR Tyre McCants, USF vs. Texas Tech, Birmingham Bowl

Six catches for 88 yards and two scores, one run for 30 yards

122. WR James Washington, Oklahoma State vs. Virginia Tech, Camping World Bowl

Five catches for 126 yards and a score

121. LB Airius Moore, NC State vs. Arizona State, Hyundai Sun Bowl

Ten tackles (team-high), one interception

120. RB Myles Gaskin, Washington vs. Penn State, Fiesta Bowl

14 carries for 98 yards, two touchdowns

119. LB Matthew Adams, Fresno State vs. Houston, Hawaii Bowl

12 tackles, one sack, one broken up pass, two tackles for loss

118. RB Justice Hill, Oklahoma State vs. Virginia Tech, Camping World Bowl

23 carries for 120 yards and a score

117. WR Jordan Lasley, UCLA vs. Kansas State, Cactus Bowl

Eight catches for 128 yards and a score

116. RB Devin Singletary, FAU vs. Akron, Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl

26 carries for 124 yards and three scores

115. 
LB Jordan Fuller, Ohio State vs. USC, Cotton Bowl

Team-high ten tackles

114. LB Kyahva Tezino, San Diego State vs. Army, Armed Forces Bowl

Game-high 17 tackles

113. LB Chris Lammons, South Carolina vs. Michigan, Outback Bowl

Nine tackles, three broken up passes, one fumble recovery

112. WR Deontay Burnett, USC vs. Ohio State, Cotton Bowl

12 catches for 139 yards

111. DT Christian Wilkins, Clemson vs. Alabama, Sugar Bowl

Eight tackles, helped hold Alabama to 141 rushing yards

110. WR Allen Lazard, Iowa State vs. Memphis, Liberty Bowl

Ten catches for 142 yards and a score

10. LB Cameron Smith, USC vs. Ohio State, Cotton Bowl

Ten tackles, one tackle for loss

108. P Drue Crisman, Ohio State vs. USC, Cotton Bowl

Seven punts for 321 yards (45.9 yard average)

107. QB J.T. Barrett, Ohio State vs. USC, Cotton Bowl

11-of-17, 114 yards, 16 carries for a team-high 66 yards and two scores

106. S Khaleke Hudson, Michigan vs. South Carolina, Outback Bowl

Team-high ten tackles, one sack, two broken up passes

105. CB Jace Whittaker, Arizona vs. Purdue, Foster Farms Bowl

12 tackles (10 solo stops), 1.5 tackles for loss, three broken up passes

104. WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Stanford vs. TCU, Valero Alamo Bowl

Five catches for 61 yards and three touchdowns

103. WR Gregory Phillips, Purdue vs. Arizona, Foster Farms Bowl

14 catches for 149 yards and two touchdowns

102. CB Julian Blackmon, Utah vs. West Virginia, Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl

2 tackles, two interceptions

101. QB J’Mar Smith, Louisiana Tech vs. SMU, DXL Frisco Bowl

15-of-23, 216 yards, three touchdowns, nine carries for 15 yards and a score

100. TE Tommy Sweeney, Boston College vs. Iowa, New Era Pinstripe Bowl

7 catches for 137 yards and a score

99. S Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama vs. Clemson, Sugar Bowl

Three tackles, one tackle for loss, one broken up pass

98. RB Zack Moss, Utah vs. West Virginia. Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl

20 carries for 150 yards and one score

97. QB Jalen Hurts, Alabama vs. Clemson, Sugar Bowl

16-of-24, 120 yards, two scores, 11 carries for 40 yards

96. TE Cam Serigne, Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M, Belk Bowl

Nine catches for 112 yards and a score

95. CB Kendall Sheffield, Ohio State vs. USC, Cotton Bowl

Three tackles, one tackle for loss, four broken up passes

94. RB Matt Colburn, Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M, Belk Bowl

21 carries for 150 yards and a score

93. RB/QB Malcolm Perry, Navy vs. Virginia, Military Bowl

16 carries for 114 yards and two scores

92. QB Nic Shimonek, Texas Tech vs. USF, Birmingham Bowl

32-of-59 for 416 yards and three scores with two picks

91. WR N’Keal Harry, Arizona State vs. NC State, Hyundai Sun Bowl

Nine catches for 142 yards and a score

90. LB Jaboree Williams, Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M, Belk Bowl

11 tackles, one fumble recovery, one interception

89. 
LB Anthony Wint, FIU vs. Temple, Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

Game-high 11 tackles, one tackle for loss, one broken up pass

88. RB, LJ Scott, Michigan State vs. Washington State, San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

18 carries for 110 yards, two scores


87. DE Jordan Harold, Missouri vs. Texas, Academy Sports +Outdoors Texas Bowl

Seven tackles, two sacks, 3.5 tackles for loss

86. RB AJ Dillon, Boston College vs. Iowa, New Era Pinstripe Bowl

32 carries for 157 yards and a score

85. QB Ian Book, Notre Dame vs. LSU, Citrus Bowl

14-of-19, 164 yards, two touchdowns, one pick, 11 carries for 36 yards

84. QB James Blackman, Florida State vs. Southern Miss, Walk-On’s Independence Bowl

18-of-26, 233 yards and four scores, and six carries for 29 yards

83. QB Josh Jackson, Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma State, Camping World Bowl

22-of-41, 248 yards, one score, one pick, 16 carries for 50 yards and two touchdowns

82. LB Marcel Spears, Iowa State vs. Memphis, Liberty Bowl

Game-high 11 tackles, one sack, 2.5 tackles for loss

81. LB Travis Howard, TCU vs. Stanford, Valero Alamo Bowl

Game-high ten tackles, two broken up passes, a quarterback hurry

80. S Damon Webb, Ohio State vs. USC, Cotton Bowl

Five tackles, one interception for a 35-yard touchdown

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

10 catches for 221 yards and a score

78. DT Deadrin Senat, USF vs. Texas Tech, Birmingham Bowl

Five tackles, three sacks

77. LB Joe Gaziano, Northwestern vs. Kentucky, Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Six tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, two broken up passes, three quarterback hurries

76. RB Bryce Love, Stanford vs. TCU, Valero Alamo Bowl

26 carries for 145 yards and two touchdowns

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

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

74. RB Justin Jackson, Northwestern vs. Kentucky, Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

32 carries for 157 yards and two scores

73. DE Montez Sweat, Mississippi State vs. Louisville, TaxSlayer Bowl

Four tackles, one sack, three tackles for loss

72. WR Auden Tate, Florida State vs. Southern Miss, Walk-On’s Independence Bowl

Five catches for 84 yards and three scores

71. S Amani Hooker, Iowa vs. Boston College, New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Game-high 12 tackles

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

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

69. RB Jalin Moore, Appalachian State vs. Toledo, Dollar General Bowl

22 carries for 125 yards and three scores

68. LB Markus Bailey, Purdue vs. Arizona, Foster Farms Bowl

11 tackles (10 solo stops), one tackle for loss

67. WR Keke Coutee, Texas Tech vs. USF, Birmingham Bowl

11 catches for 187 yards and one score, two kick returns for 62 yards

66. QB Ahmad Bradshaw, Army vs. San Diego State, Armed Forces Bowl

1-of-3, six yards, 32 carries for 180 yards and two scores

65. S Tre Flowers, Oklahoma State vs. Virginia Tech, Camping World Bowl

12 tackles (game-high), ten solo stops

64. RB Nyheim Hines, NC State vs. Arizona State, Hyundai Sun Bowl

16 carries, 72 yards, three scores, one catch for 28 yards

63. QB Lamar Jackson Louisville vs. Mississippi State, TaxSlayer Bowl

13-of-31, 171 yards, two scores, four picks, 24 carries for 158 yards and a score

62. S Johnathan Abram, Mississippi State vs. Louisville, TaxSlayer Bowl

Nine tackles, 1.5 sacks, two tackles for loss, two broken up passes

61. S Jaquan Johnson, Miami vs. Wisconsin, Orange Bowl

Game-high 11 tackles

60. RB Akrum Wadley, Iowa vs. Boston College, New Era Pinstripe Bowl

22 carries for 88 yards and a score, two catches for 24 yards, and five kickoff returns for 171 yards

59. LB Trevon Young, Louisville vs. Mississippi State, TaxSlayer Bowl

Ten tackles (nine solo), one sack, three tackles for loss, one hurry

58. DE Sam Hubbard, Ohio State vs. USC, Cotton Bowl

Four tackles, 2.5 sacks, 3.5 tackles for loss

57. LB Jay Jay Wilson, Arizona State vs. NC State, Hyundai Sun Bowl

13 tackles (game-high)

56. LB Jawuan Johnson, NIU vs. Duke, Quick Lane Bowl

12 tackles, one sack, 4.5 tackles for loss, one broken up pass

55. WR DaeSean Hamilton, Penn State vs. Washington, Fiesta Bowl

Five catches for 110 yards and two scores

54. 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

53. S Quin Blanding, Virginia vs. Navy, Military Bowl

16 tackles (game-high)

52. QB Marcus McMaryion, Fresno State vs. Houston, Hawaii Bowl

33-of-48, 342 yards, one interception, nine carries for 50 yards and two scores

51. RB Larry Rose III, NMSU vs. Utah State, NOVA Home Loans New Mexico Bowl

16 carries for 132 yards and a game-winning score, team-high six catches for 48 yards

50. WR Danny Davis, Wisconsin vs. Miami, Orange Bowl

Five catches for 56 yards and three scores

49. WR Mercole Hardman, Georgia vs. Alabama, CFP National Championship

Two catches for 80 yards and a score, two carries for ten yards and a touchdown, three kick returns for 40 yards.

48. QB Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State vs. Virginia Tech, Camping World Bowl

21-of-32, 351 yards, two touchdowns

47. LB Kendall Joseph, Clemson vs. Alabama, Sugar Bowl

Game-high ten tackles, one tackle for loss, one fumble recovery

46. OT Michael Deiter, Wisconsin vs. Miami, Orange Bowl

Helped hold Miami to just one sack, main blocker along with Jon Dietzen for the Badger ground game

45. LB Roquan Smith, Georgia vs. Alabama, CFP National Championship

Game-high 13 tackles, one sack, 2.5 tackles for loss

44. S Tarvarius Moore, Southern Miss vs. Florida State, Walk-On’s Independence Bowl

14 tackles with a tackle for loss and a broken up pass

43. DE Anfernee Jennings, Alabama vs. Clemson, Sugar Bowl

Five tackles, one sack, three tackles for loss

42. QB Manny Wilkins, Arizona State vs. NC State, Hyundai Sun Bowl

25-of-40, 352 yards, three scores, three picks, eight carries for 13 yards and a score

41. DT Da’Shawn Hand, Alabama vs. Clemson, Sugar Bowl

Five tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss

40. QB Daniel Jones, Duke vs. NIU, Quick Lane Bowl

27-of-40, 252 yards, two touchdowns, 16 carries for a team-high 86 yards and one score

39. 
LB Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State vs. Oregon, Las Vegas Bowl

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

38. QB Brian Lewerke, Michigan State vs. Washington State, San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

13-of-21 for 213 yards and three touchdowns, 14 carries for 73 yards

37. LB T.J. Brunson, South Carolina vs. Michigan, Outback Bowl

Game-high 13 tackles, two sacks, two tackles for loss

36. DE Da’Ron Payne, Alabama vs. Clemson, Sugar Bowl

Two tackles, one interception, one touchdown catch

35. 
RB Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin vs. Miami, Orange Bowl

26 carries for 130 yards, one catch for 13 yards

34. QB Ryan Finley, NC State vs. Arizona State, Hyundai Sun Bowl

24-of-29, 318 yards, one touchdown

33. QB Zach Abey, Navy vs. Virginia, Military Bowl

0-1, 13 carries for 88 yards, five touchdowns

32. QB Alex Delton, Kansas State vs. UCLA, Cactus Bowl

7-of-10 passes for 52 yards and a score, and 20 carries for a game-high 153 yards and three scores

31. S Steven Parker, Oklahoma vs. Georgia, Rose Bowl

Six tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, one brilliant fumble recovery for a touchdown

30. QB McKenzie Milton, UCF vs. Auburn, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

16-of-35, 242 yards, two touchdowns, 13 carries for 116 yards, one score

29. QB Alex Hornibrook, Wisconsin vs. Miami, Orange Bowl

23-of-34, 258 yards, four scores

28. LB Te’von Coney, Notre Dame vs. LSU, Citrus Bowl

Game-high 17 tackles, one quarterback hurry

27. WR Miles Boykin, Notre Dame vs. LSU, Citrus Bowl

Three catches for 102 yards and a brilliant game-winning touchdown

26. OT Orlando Brown, Oklahoma vs. Georgia, Rose Bowl

Along with guard Ben Powers on the left side, blasted away for 242 yards of OU rushing offense and Rodney Anderson’s 201-yard day

25. QB Trace McSorley, Penn State vs. Washington, Fiesta Bowl

32-of-41, 342 yards, two scores, two picks, 12 carries for 60 yards

24. RB Dorian Brown, Ohio vs. UAB, Bahamas Bowl

12 carries, 152 yards, four touchdowns

23. OT Isaiah Wynn, Georgia vs. Oklahoma, Orange Bowl

Along with guards Ben Cleveland and Kendall Baker, tackle Andrew Thomas, and center Lamont Galliard, opened the holes for 317 rushing yards and over nine yards per carry.

22. QB Jason Driskel, FAU vs. Akron, Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl

19-of-25, 270 yards, two scores, 13 carries for 67 yards and two scores

21. 

LB Shaquem Griffin, UCF vs. Auburn, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Game-high 12 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 3.5 tackles for loss

20. QB Keytaon Thompson, Mississippi State vs. Louisville, TaxSlayer Bowl

11-of-20, 127 yards, one pick, 27 carries for 147 yards and three scores

19. LB Roquan Smith, Georgia vs. Oklahoma, Rose Bowl

Game-high 11 tackles, one tackle for loss

18. RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State vs. Washington, Fiesta Bowl

18 carries for 137 yards two scores, seven catches for 38 yards

17. QB Khalil Tate, Arizona vs. Purdue, Foster Farms Bowl

17-of-26, 302 yards, five touchdowns, one pick, 20 carries for a team-high 58 yards

16. RB Nick Chubb, Georgia vs. Oklahoma, Rose Bowl

14 carries, 145 yards, two scores

15. QB Elijah Sindelar, Purdue vs. Arizona, Foster Farms Bowl

33-of-52, 396 yards, four touchdowns, one interception

14. S Mark McLaurin, Mississippi State vs. Louisville, TaxSlayer Bowl

Team-high 11 tackles, one broken up pass, one tackle for loss, three interceptions

13. 
QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma vs. Georgia, Rose Bowl

23-of-35, 287 yards, two touchdowns, one pick, one catch for a two-yard score

12. QB Nick Starkel, Texas A&M vs. Wake Forest, Belk Bowl

42-of-63, 499 yards, four scores, one pick

11. QB Jake Fromm, Georgia vs. Oklahoma, Rose Bowl

20-of-29, 210 yards, two touchdowns

10. WR Christian Kirk, Texas A&M vs. Wake Forest, Belk Bowl

13 catches for 189 yards and three scores, one carry for ten yards, one kick return for four yards, two punt returns for 16 yards

9. P Michael Dickson, Texas vs. Missouri, Academy Sports +Outdoors Texas Bowl

11 punts for 452 yards (41.1 yards per kick), ten inside the 20

8. QB Kenny Hill, TCU vs. Stanford, Valero Alamo Bowl

27-of-40, 314 yards, two touchdowns, two picks, nine carries for 60 yards and a score, and one catch for 27 yards and a touchdown

7. QB John Wolford, Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M, Belk Bowl

32-of-49, 400 yards, four scores, 15 carries for 68 yards and a touchdown

6. LB Lorenzo Carter, Georgia vs. Oklahoma, Rose Bowl

Ten tackles, half a sack, the blocked field goal in overtime that led to the game-winning score

5. QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama vs. Georgia, CFP National Championship

14-of-24 passes for 166 yards and three scores with a pick, 12 carries for 27 yards, and that 41-yard overtime game-winner – all after the first half.

4. RB Rodney Anderson, Oklahoma vs. Georgia, Rose Bowl

26 carries, 201 yards, two scores

3. QB Quinton Flowers, USF vs. Texas Tech, Birmingham Bowl

17-of-34, 311 yards and four touchdowns, 14 carries for 106 yards and a score

2. RB Rashaad Penny, San Diego State vs. Army, Armed Forces Bowl

14 carries for 221 yards and four scores, two kickoff returns for 62 yards

1. RB Sony Michel, Georgia vs. Oklahoma, Rose Bowl

11 carries for 181 yards, three touchdowns – including the game-winner, four catches for 41 yards and a score

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