College Football: Top 5 Bowl Games of the 2016 Season

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Dec 30, 2016; El Paso, TX, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels Ryan Switzer (3) celebrates with teammate wide receiver Bug Howard (84) after catching a touchdown against the Stanford Cardinal defense at Sun Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ivan Pierre Aguirre-USA TODAY Sports

The bowl season has been a wild ride.

For the first time all year, Heisman Trophy quarterback Lamar Jackson was a complete non-factor. Meanwhile, Miami Hurricanes coach Mark Richt guided his alma mater to their first bowl win since 2006. History was also made with Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine becoming the all-time leading rusher in school history. The bowl season has also been filled with comebacks, amazing individual performances, and the occasional breakage of a scoreboard.

On the College Football Playoff front, the #2 Clemson Tigers absolutely manhandled the #3 Ohio State Buckeyes. Something we have not been accustomed to seeing to Urban Meyer-coached teams. Also advancing was the #1 team in the county, the Alabama Crimson Tide. While their matchup against #4 Washington Huskies had a unique feel to it, the Tide showed why they are the Tide.

Only one game remains in the college football season. Clemson meets Alabama in Raymond James Stadium on Monday night to crown the champion. For the rest of the bowl season, let’s have a little fun and name the top five bowl games of the 2016-2017 bowl season.

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