The college football season provided fans with a bittersweet day on Tuesday. An entertaining five-game slate of bowl games on New Year’s Eve, the final football games of 2019. While it’s sad to see football end in 2019, the year ended with a bang thanks to some incredible performances.
The fireworks started early in the Belk Bowl with the Kentucky Wildcats and Virginia Tech Hokies combining for 67 points. The Hokies seemed destined for a celebration until Wildcats quarterback Lynn Bowden Jr. capped off his record game and collegiate career on the perfect note.
The Sun Bowl and Liberty Bowl provided some heart-racing finishes as well. Both came down to the fourth quarter and put some incredible talent on display with several offensive players standing out. Meanwhile, Wyoming dominated the Arizona Bowl with running back Xazavian Valladay delivering a performance for the ages.
Texas arrived for the Alamo Bowl with everyone expecting No. 11 Utah to cruise. Instead, quarterback Sam Ehlinger ended an underwhelming seasons with a performance that will give the program and fan base hope for 2020 following a blowout win.
Here are the standout players from college football’s New Year’s Eve bowl games.
Lynn Bowden Jr, quarterback, Kentucky Wildcats