As the new year begins, John and Zach look back at the best, worst, and most surprising games of the 2019 college football bowl season to date.
The calendar has flipped to 2020 and the college football national championship is officially set, but there’s still plenty of talk about from 2019.
It has been an eventful bowl season to date, highlighted by the College Football Playoff semifinal matchups that largely went as expected. LSU routed Oklahoma like many thought it would, flexing its muscles and showing the gap from the top three to the rest of the nation was as large as well thought it was.
In the second semifinal, Clemson and Ohio State delivered a classic Fiesta Bowl that came down to the wire as many hoped and expected it would. The Buckeyes built a 16-0 lead in the first half, but Clemson showed championship resolve and battled back, ultimately nipping Ohio State 29-23 to win its 29th straight game and clinch its second consecutive birth into the national title game.
It’ll be a Tigers vs. Tigers matchup for all the marbles, but you’ll have to wait a week to hear what our hosts think about the matchup between Dabo Swinney’s Tigers and Ed Orgeron’s Bayou Bengals.
On this edition of the Saturday Blitz Podcast, John and Zach discuss the best and worst of the 2019 college football bowl season to date. Which team had the most impressive win of the bowl season so far? What about the worst loss? And which result surprised our podcasters the most?
John and Zach discuss some of the best performances of the bowl season while also giving in-depth thoughts about the playoff semifinals.
In the final segment, they talk about the New Year’s Day action for the New Year’s Six, offering predictions and thoughts for both the Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl, a couple of games that are projected to be tight contests.
Happy New Year from the Saturday Blitz Podcast. Thank you all for following along throughout 2019, and we’re looking forward to a great 2020.
The Saturday Blitz Podcast is part of the FanSided Radio Network at Spreaker. The show goes live every Wednesday morning. You can reach John Mitchell at @jlmitchell93 and Zach Bigalke at @zbigalke on Twitter.