PlayStation Fiesta Bowl Players To Watch
QB Joe Burrow, Jr. LSU: It really is an amazing story. Burrow wanted to be the Ohio State quarterback, but Dwayne Haskins turned into a passing-yardage machine and a Heisman finalist. Burrow went to LSU, took over the gig, and turned into the ultimate game manager, running for 375 yards and seven scores and throwing for 2,500 yards and 12 touchdown with four picks. As long as he’s moving the chains, he’s doing his part.
LB Devin White, Jr. LSU: The Butkus Award winner could’ve and should’ve followed the lead of CB Greedy Williams, but he’s not skipping this to get ready for the NFL. With 115 tackles, three sacks, 12 tackles for loss and five broken up passes, he’s a complete defender with blazing speed and a huge pop when he gets to the ball.
QB Darriel Mack, Fr. UCF: The freshman had to somehow step in for heart-and-soul leader McKenzie Milton, and after a rough start, he came up big. He struggled when he had to take over in the USF game – after Milton suffered a horrific broken leg – but he balled out against Memphis for 348 yards and two scores, and ran for 59 yards and four touchdowns. But the Memphis defense was awful – LSU will be fully trained on keeping the 6-3, 230-pounder from taking over.
DE Titus Davis, Sr. UCF: The outside linebacker of last season had a good 2017, coming up with 67 tackles and 1.5 sacks. The hybrid defensive end of this season had a fantastic 2018, making 59 tackles while leading the way with 6.5 sacks and 16 tackles for loss. Cincinnati got hit for three of those sacks, and now it’s up to Davis to end his career with another performance like that.