Bowl season takeaways — What we discovered from every recreation

Bowl season is lastly upon us! Our reporters are breaking down the most effective of the video games from notable performances, breakout gamers and a lot extra.

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Friday Dec. 16

Hometown Lenders Bahamas Bowl: UAB 24, Miami (Ohio) 20

Junior working again Jermaine Brown Jr.’s massive day led the way in which as UAB secured a 24-20 victory over Miami (Ohio), giving incoming head coach Trent Dilfer some momentum to construct off heading into 2023. Brown ran 24 occasions for 116 yards and two touchdowns to assist the Blazers win with out the providers of FBS-leading rusher DeWayne McBride, who opted out of the sport. Brown’s fourth-down landing run with 1:33 left within the recreation put UAB in entrance to remain — the sport’s fourth lead change within the second half. Regardless of dropping the turnover battle (3-0), UAB pulled out the victory with the assistance of six gamers combining for 4 sacks.

— Blake Baumgartner

Duluth Buying and selling Treatment Bowl: No. 24 Troy 18, No. 25 UTSA 12

What a end for Troy first-year head coach Jon Sumrall, closing out a 12-2 season by scoring 18 unanswered factors to beat UTSA on Friday for the Trojans’ eleventh straight win. Troy had simply 153 whole yards and didn’t cross midfield within the first half, however 5 takeaways, together with two interceptions and a compelled fumble on UTSA quarterback Frank Harris, who was sixth within the FBS in passing coming into the sport, was an excessive amount of to beat for the Roadrunners. The Trojans grew to become the primary group to win a bowl recreation with lower than 175 yards of offense since UCLA within the 2002 Las Vegas Bowl towards New Mexico. — Dave Wilson