Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports ranked all 40 bowl games and the games the Utah Utes and BYU Cougars played in both made an impression.
The Poinsettia Bowl, in which the Cougars knocked off the Wyoming Cowboys 24-21, was ranked No. 11.
Speaking of the close finish, he wrote, “There is a law in college football that BYU can only play in close games. I’m grateful it exists, and I was grateful for this game.”
The Utes’ 26-24 win over the Indiana Hoosiers in the Foster Farms Bowl landed at No. 9 on the list.
Discussing the Utah win, he wrote, “I didn’t have high hopes for this one before the games started, and that was a result of my own stupidity. All Indiana games are crazy. It doesn’t matter who it’s playing, or where. Things are going to be hectic, and this game was in the right ways.”
The 52-49 Rose Bowl thriller between Penn State and USC came in at No. 1.