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Each bowl game’s most important player

Baker Mayfield

Late December and early January are heaven for college football fans. We’re set to watch 38 bowl games, plus the College Football Playoff, all in the span of three weeks. Many of these games are exciting matchups between quality teams, and one key player could make the difference in all of them.

Here’s a look at the most important player to watch in each of this season’s slate of bowl games.

Celebration Bowl — Lamar Raynard, QB, North Carolina A&T

Raynard is without a doubt one of the best players in the country you’ve probably never heard of. The junior quarterback led the Aggies to an undefeated season that they’ll be looking to cap off with a win over Grambling State. Raynard is the catalyst, having thrown for 2,707 yards and 26 touchdowns in 11 games thus far this season. NC A&T just produced a dynamic NFL player in Tarik Cohen. Perhaps Raynard could follow in his footsteps.

New Orleans Bowl — Brandon Silvers, QB, Troy

A four-year starter at quarterback, Silvers will be playing the final game of his career at the Superdome. He’s statistically one of the nation’s most accomplished quarterbacks, having thrown for 67 touchdowns and over 10,000 yards in his career. He’ll surpass 3,000 yards passing in this game for the second consecutive season, and he’ll want his sendoff to be a fitting one as he closes out his career.

Cure Bowl — Mike White, QB, Western Kentucky

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Quinton Flowers says he did not intend to offend with gesture

Quinton Flowers

Quinton Flowers and Charlie Strong issued statements on Saturday, a day after the senior quarterback made headlines for his lewd celebration following a touchdown.

In his statement, Flowers says he did not intend to offend with his gesture. His head coach backed him up with some words about his character.

Allow me to call B.S on both of them. How else could you describe Flowers’ celebration? It absolutely was offensive, although many found it to be humorous.

Perhaps Flowers was served a dose of Karma as his team lost 49-42 despite his spectacular 5-touchdown effort.

Quinton Flowers draws attention with questionable touchdown celebration (Video)

South Florida quarterback Quinton Flowers made a rather questionable gesture toward UCF fans while celebrating a touchdown in Friday night’s rivalry game.

After a touchdown run, Flowers appeared to make a lewd gesture directed at the fans as part of his celebration.

Flowers certainly appeared to make some sort of obscene gesture at the fans. It could lead to an interesting situation if South Florida wins and books a spot in the AAC title game next week. Perhaps it will simply blow over and end in an apology, as others have this season.

25 best playmakers in college football

Saquon Barkley

Who are the best skill position players in college football? We’re talking about the guys who have the ability to make big plays every time they’re on the field, whether they’re dual-threat quarterbacks, explosive running backs, speedy wide receivers, dominant defensive backs, or pass-rushers with the ability to blow up any play in the backfield.

Here’s a look at 25 of the best playmakers in all of college football.

Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State

The consensus best running back in college football, Barkley is poised for a big year. He already had one in 2016 after racking up nearly 1,900 yards from scrimmage and 22 total touchdowns en route to a Rose Bowl appearance. An incredible athlete, Barkley possesses great size as well as the agility, speed, and vision to make himself an elite running back at the pro level. He already is one in college.

Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming

To be a quarterback on a list of playmakers, you have to have a great arm and be able to make plays on the move as well. Allen is capable of both. He threw for 3,203 yards and 28 touchdowns, all while adding 512 rushing yards and seven more touchdowns on the ground. He has a great arm, the ability to throw on the run, and he is exciting NFL scouts already.

Marcus Allen, S, Penn State

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10 best quarterbacks in college football

Lamar Jackson

College football is loaded with quality quarterbacks. Many will contend for the Heisman Trophy in 2017, including last year’s winner. A good team generally starts with a good quarterback, after all, so the position is of great importance.

Who are the nation’s best quarterbacks? Here is a list of ten who will dominate in the upcoming season.

10) Jalen Hurts, Alabama

Hurts ranks on this list despite not being the most polished passer in the world. He’s very much a work in progress, but to quarterback the Crimson Tide to a College Football Playoff final in one’s freshman season is no small thing. Alabama reached the title game because of him, too, not in spite of him; Hurts put together some strong performances.

Hurts threw 23 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 15 games, but he didn’t throw a pick in the SEC Championship or the CFP. He ended up throwing for 2,780 yards and rushing for another 954, making him a valuable dual-threat quarterback. He threw for a score and rushed for another in Alabama’s title game loss to Clemson — the only loss Hurts played in last season.

Hurts is on this list as much for what he will do as what he has done. Only a sophomore, he has a bright future ahead of him, and should be even better in 2017.

9) Josh Rosen, UCLA

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