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Outback, Fiesta, Citrus, Rose, and Sugar Bowl Matchup Previews January 1st

Can the FIghting Irish powered by Senior standouts on defense get the win over Oklahoma State? They will need Kurt Hinish to help stop the run.

Hello Justin Berendzen (@jrberendzen on Twitter) with my Outback, Fiesta, Citrus, Rose, and Sugar bowl previews 

Outback Bowl-Penn State University vs University of Arkansas 

The Nittany Lions against the Razorbacks in this one. Penn State’s offense has Jahan Dotson who has 1,182 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. The Razorbacks defensively have redshirt senior defensive back Montaric Brown who holds 53 tackles, 10 PBUs, and 5 interceptions. Arkansas’s offense has redshirt senior running back Trelon Smith who has 592 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns. Defensively for the Nittany Lions, they have junior linebacker Brandon Smith who has 81 tackles, 9 TFLs, and 5 PBUs.

Fiesta Bowl- University of Notre Dame vs Oklahoma State University 

Notre Dame against Oklahoma State in Arizona. Oklahoma State’s offense has redshirt senior running back Jaylen Warren who has 1,134 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively for the Fighting Irish, they have junior defensive lineman Isaiah Foskey who has 47 tackles, 11.5 TFLs, and 10 sacks. Notre Dame’s offense has sophomore tight end Michael Mayer who has 768 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns. Defensively for the Cowboys, they have senior linebacker Malcolm Rodriguez who has 112 tackles, 14 TFLs, and 3 forced fumbles.

Citrus Bowl- University of Iowa vs University of Kentucky 

Kentucky is up against Iowa in this one. The Wildcats offense has junior wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson who has 1,164 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns. Junior linebacker Jack Campbell has 129 tackles and 8 PBUs for the Hawkeyes. For the Iowa offense, they have junior running back Tyler Goodson who has 1,151 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns. Kentucky’s defense possesses senior defensive back Yusuf Corker who has 73 tackles and 8 PBUs.

Rose Bowl- Ohio State University vs University of Utah 

Buckeyes against the Utes in Pasadena, California. Ohio State’s offense has sophomore running back TreVeyon Henderson who has 1,165 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns. Defensively for the Utes, they have junior linebacker Devin Lloyd who has 106 tackles, 22 TFLs, 6 PBUs, and 4 interceptions. The Utah offense has sophomore running back Tavion Thomas who has 1,041 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns. Defensively for the Buckeyes they have freshman defensive back Denzel Burke who has 33 tackles and 11 PBUs. 

Sugar Bowl- University of Mississippi vs Baylor University 

Ole Miss is up against Baylor. Baylor offensively has senior running back Abram Smith who has 1,429 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. Senior defensive lineman Sam Williams holds 56 tackles and 12.5 sacks for the Rebels. Ole Miss offense includes senior wide receiver Dontario Drummond who has 924 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns. The Bears defense has Terrel Bernard who has 86 tackles, 10.5 TFLs, 5.5 sacks, and 3 PBUs.

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