2008 - 2009
CFN All-Bowl Team &
Top 50 Performers
2008 - 2009
Bowl Central: Previews, Recaps, 5 Thoughts & More
2008 - 2009 CFN All-Bowl Team
QB – Mark
Sanchez, USC vs. Penn State, Rose Bowl
RB – Donald Brown, Connecticut vs. Buffalo, International Bowl
RB – Gartrell Johnson, Colorado State vs. Fresno State, New
WR – Dezmon Briscoe, Kansas vs. Minnesota, Insight Bowl
WR – Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina vs. West Virginia, Meineke Car
TE – Jermaine Grisham, Oklahoma vs. Florida, BCS Championship
OL – Kyle Calloway, Iowa vs. South Carolina, Outback Bowl
OL – Jon Gott, Boise State vs. TCU, Poinsettia Bowl
OL – Bobby Lepori, Fresno State vs. Colorado State, New Mexico
OL – Alex Mack, California vs. Miami, Emerald Bowl
OL – Seth Olsen, Iowa vs. South Carolina, Outback Bowl
DL – Victor Butler, Oregon State vs. Pitt, Sun Bowl
DL – Terrill Byrd, Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech, Orange Bowl
DL – Myron Pryor, Kentucky vs. East Carolina, Liberty Bowl
DL – Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska vs. Clemson, Gator Bowl
LB – Zach Follett, California vs. Miami, Emerald Bowl
LB – Stevenson Sylvester, Utah vs. Alabama, Sugar Bowl
LB – Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri vs. Northwestern, Alamo Bowl
DB – Joe Haden, Florida vs. Oklahoma, BCS Championship
DB – Stephen Hodge, TCU vs. Boise State, Poinsettia Bowl
DB – Jeron Johnson, Boise State vs. TCU, Poinsettia Bowl
DB – Greg Joseph, Florida Atlantic vs. Central Michigan, Motor
PK – Britt Barefoot, Southern Miss vs. Troy, New Orleans Bowl
P – Graham Gano, Florida State vs. Wisconsin, Champs Sports Bowl
KR – David Jones, Kentucky vs. East Carolina, Liberty Bowl
PR – Phillip Livas, Louisiana Tech vs. Northern Illinois,
Coach – Kyle Whittingham, Utah
Top 50 Performers
Of The 2008/2009 Bowl Season
1. Colorado State RB Gartrell Johnson ran
27 times for 285 yards and two touchdowns, and he led the team in
receiving with five catches for 90 yards, in the 40-35 win over Fresno
State in the New Mexico Bowl. He averaged 10.6 yards per carry.
2. Oregon State DE Victor Butler made 11
tackles, four sacks, five tackles for loss, and forced and recovered a
fumble in the Sun Bowl win over Pitt.
3. Missouri LB Sean Weatherspoon made 17
tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, half a sack, broke up a pass, and made
two quarterback hurries in the 30-23 overtime win over Northwestern in
the Alamo Bowl.
4. USC QB Mark Sanchez completed 28-of-35
passes for 413 yards and four touchdowns and he ran seven times for 16
yards and a score in the Rose Bowl win over Penn State.
5. Texas QB Colt McCoy completed 41-of-59
passes for 414 yards and two touchdowns with an interception, and he ran
seven times for 27 yards and a score in the Fiesta Bowl win over Ohio
6. West Virginia QB Pat White completed
26-of-32 passes for 332 yards and three touchdowns with an interception
in the 31-30 win over North Carolina in the Meienke Car Care Bowl.
7. Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen completed 22-of-26 passes for 401 yards
and five touchdowns in the Hawaii Bowl win over Hawaii.
8. Utah LB Stevenson Sylvester made seven
tackles, three sacks, and recovered a fumble in the Sugar Bowl win over
9. Connecticut RB Donald Brown ran 29 times
for 261 yards and a touchdown in the International Bowl win over
10. Kansas WR Dezmon Briscoe caught 14 passes
for 201 yards and three touchdowns in the win over Minnesota in the
11. Utah QB Brian Johnson completed 27-of-41
passes for 336 yards and three touchdowns in the Sugar Bowl win over
12. Cincinnati DE Terrill Byrd made 11
tackles, a sack and four tackles for loss in the Orange Bowl loss to
13. North Carolina WR Hakeem Nicks caught
eight passes for 217 yards and three touchdowns in the loss to West
Virginia in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.
14. California LB Zack Follett made nine
tackles, two sacks, four tackles for loss, and a forced fumble that led
to the winning score in the 24-17 win over Miami in the Emerald Bowl.
15. Florida QB Tim Tebow completed 18-of-30
passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions and ran
22 times for 109 yards.
16. Louisiana Tech LB Weldon Brown led all defensive players with 14
tackles with an interception and a fumble recovery in the Independence
Bowl win over Northern Illinois.
17. Kentucky DT Myron Pryor made seven
tackles, a sack, and forced the fumble that led to the game-winning
score in the Liberty Bowl win over East Carolina.
18. Oregon QB Jeremiah Masoli completed
18-of-32 passes for 258 yards and a touchdown with an interception, and
he ran 16 times for 106 yards and three touchdowns in the Holiday Bowl
win over Oklahoma State.
19. Iowa RB Shonn Greene ran 29 times for 121
yards and three touchdowns in the Outback Bowl win over South Carolina.
20. Texas WR Quan Cosby caught 14 passes for
171 yards and a touchdown in the Fiesta Bowl win over Ohio State.
21. Rice QB Chase Clement completed 30-of-44
passes for 307 yards and three touchdowns, led the team with 72 rushing
yards and a touchdown on 12 carries, and caught a pass for 13 yards and
a score in the Texas Bowl win over Western Michigan.
Florida State P/PK Graham Gano averaged 48.2 yards per punt on five
punts with four put inside the 20 and two at the one in the Champs
Sports Bowl win over Wisconsin.
23. Notre Dame WR Golden Tate made six catches
for 177 yards and three touchdowns in the Hawaii Bowl win over Hawaii.
24. Florida WR Percy Harvin caught five passes for 49 yards and ran nine
times for 122 yards and a touchdown in the BCS Championship win over
25. Houston LB Marcus McGraw made 15 tackles with a forced fumble and a
tackle for loss in the Armed Forces Bowl win over Air Force.
26. TCU S Stephen Hodge made 11 tackles, one
sack, an interception, and three tackles for loss in the 17-16 win over
Boise State in the Poinsettia Bowl
27. Florida CB Joe Haden made 10 tackles and broke up two passes in the
BCS Championship win over Oklahoma.
28. Troy LB Boris Lee made 13 tackles and two sacks in the New Orleans
Bowl loss to Southern Miss.
29. California RB Jahvid Best ran 20 times for
186 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Miami in the Emerald Bowl.
30. Nebraska DT Ndamukong Suh made eight
tackles, two sacks, four tackles for loss, and came up with a blocked
kick in the Gator Bowl win over Clemson.
31. Florida Atlantic QB Rusty Smith completed
20-of-35 passes for 306 yards and two touchdowns in the Motor City Bowl
win over Central Michigan.
32. Virginia Tech RB Darren Evans ran 28 times
for 153 yards and a touchdown in the Orange Bowl win over Cincinnati.
33. Nevada WR Mike McCoy caught 13 passes for
172 yards in the loss to Maryland in the Humanitarian Bowl.
34. Oklahoma DT Gerald McCoy made four
tackles, a tackle for loss, and an interception, while clogging up the
middle, in the BCS Championship loss to Florida.
35. Penn State LB Navorro Bowman made eight
tackles, five tackles for loss, and a sack in the Rose Bowl loss to USC
36. Air Force LB Chris Thomas led all defenders on 16 tackles with two
tackles for loss in the Armed Forces Bowl loss to Houston.
37. Florida Atlantic S Greg Joseph made 12 tackles, a tackle for loss,
and broke up two passes in the 24-21 Motor City Bowl win over Central
38. Boise State S Jeron Johnson led all
tacklers with 14 stops and an interception in the Poinsettia Bowl loss
State LB Greg Jones led the way with 12 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss
in the Capital One Bowl loss to Georgia
40. California C Alex Mack in the win over
Miami in the Emerald Bowl.
41. Maryland LB Alex Wujciak made 12 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles
for loss in the Humanitarian Bowl win over Nevada.
42. Iowa RT Kyle Calloway in the win over
South Carolina in the Outback Bowl.
43. Oklahoma State WR Dez Bryant caught 13
passes for 167 yards and a touchdown in the Holiday Bowl loss to Oregon.
44. Maryland RB DaRel Scott ran 14 times for
174 yards and two touchdowns in just over a quarter in the
Humanitarian Bowl win over Nevada.
45. South Florida QB Matt Grothe completed
17-of-24 passes for 236 yards and three touchdowns, and he led the team
with 83 rushing yards on 15 carries in the win over Memphis in the St.
46. Utah WR Freddie Brown made 12 catches for
125 yards in the Sugar Bowl win over Alabama.
47. USC WR Damian Williams caught 10 passes for 162 yards and a
touchdown in the Rose Bowl win over Penn State.
48. Central Michigan WR Antonio Brown had 13 yards rushing, 92
receiving, with a score, 38 yards on punt returns and 75 on kickoff
returns in the Motor City Bowl loss to Florida Atlantic.
49. Central Michigan S Bobby Seay made 14
tackles in the Motor City Bowl loss to Florida Atlantic.
50. Georgia Tech S Morgan Burnett led all tacklers with 14 with 1.5
tackles for loss in the Chick-fil-A Bowl loss to LSU.