Unfortunately, the 2019 edition of college football bowl season has just about come to an end with only the national title game left to be played Monday. It was full of exciting matchups and several games that created interesting storylines.
Now that the majority of bowl games are in the books, it is time to reflect on them and pick out the best games.
Tom Fornelli of CBS did it for us, as he ranked all 39 of the bowl games.
We all know how we felt about Kentucky’s big win over Virginia Tech, but how was that game viewed in Fornelli’s eyes?
Out of the 39 bowl games, Fornelli ranked Kentucky’s 37-30 win as the #1 bowl game this year.
“Our lone walk-off winner. Well, it was almost a walk-off winner. This was a rare occasion where a team not only scored the game-winning touchdown in the final seconds but tacked on another score with a fumble return as time expired to rub it in (and simultaneously break the heart of anybody holding a ticket that has “Under 46” written on it). Lynn Bowden ran the ball down defenses throats all season long despite the fact every defense he faced knew it was exactly what he was going to do, but then he busted out the 13-yard touchdown pass to Josh Ali with 15 seconds left to win the game and catapult the Belk Bowl to No. 1 in our 2019-20 Bowl Season Rankings. This in the last Belk Bowl for the foreseeable future”
Kentucky faced multiple injuries this season starting with Terry Wilson. Lynn Bowden took over the QB duties and proceeded to lead this team on a run that no one saw coming.
He then caps off his college career with a game winning TD pass and that wild finish is why Kentucky ended up with the #1 ranked bowl game according to Fornelli.
You can see where the other 38 bowl games were ranked here.