Several Super-Stars Have Already Qualified For The All-American All-Bowl Team. By Super Scout Max Emfinger

SEVERAL SUPER-STARS HAVE ALREADY QUALIFIED FOR ALL-AMERICAN ALL-BOWL TEAM!

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The Big Bowl Games Are Coming, but Several Super-Stars Have Already Qualified For The All-American All-Bowl Team. As of Saturday Night, there are several Very Impressive Bowl Game Performances.

In an Unbelievable Twist of Fate, The Big Ten and Pac-12 Champions would usually play in The Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, but since The Rose Bowl is in The College Football Playoff Semi-Final System, these Two Teams Played their Game, in Texas, in The Cotton Bowl.

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Ohio State Completely Dominated the Game with a 24-7 Victory as both of their All-American Defensive Ends with a Multitude of Sacks as Sam Hubbard (#6) Recorded 2 1/2 Sacks; while Nick Bose Recorded 2 Sacks. On Offense, The Buckeyes Three All-American Offensive Lineman of OC Billy Price, OG Michael Jordan, and OT Jamarco Jones, also Completely Dominated the Southern Cal Defense.

There is something Very Special about The TCU Horned Frogs and Their Big Comeback Victories in The Alamo Bowl Game. Never count out The Frogs.

In 2015, The Frogs Stormed back from being down 31-0 to win The Alamo Bowl Game. They did it again Thursday night, rallying from 21-3 deficient to beat The #15 Stanford Cardinals by a 39-37 Comeback Victory behind Super-Star Quarterback, Kenny Hill, who had another Incredible Game.

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Hill (#7) Completed 27 of 40 Passes for 314-Yards and Two Touchdowns, Rushed 9 Times for 60-Yards and another Touchdown; plus he Caught One Pass for 27-Yards and another Incredible Touchdown, giving him 401-Yards of Total Offensive Yards and Four Touchdowns. 

Hill landed the Biggest Plays of the Game, but he also had help from Two other Super-Stars in Senior Desmond White and True Freshman Jalen Reagor. Hill Scored The First Horned Frog Touchdown on a 6-Yard Scramble, at the End of the Second Quarter, giving Stanford a 21-10 Lead at Halftime.

Then, his Incredible 27-Yard “Throw-Back” Touchdown Pass, down the Left Sideline, from Wide Receiver Desmon White to make it 27-16 in the Third Quarter, but Hill “Returned The Favor” as he Hit White on an 11-Yard Touchdown to make it 28-23. Stanford then kicked a Field Goal to to Increase their lead to 31-23.

Hill “Put An Unbelievable Charge” into The TCU Fans in the Fourth Quarter with the “Play of The Game” as he Found True Freshman Jalen Reagor, down the Right Sideline with an Incredible 93-Yard Touchdown Pass to Bring The Stanford Lead to 31-29 and Bring The Predominantly Horned Frog Fans in The Alamodome to Attention.

After this Incredible Play, Desmond White Struck-Again as he Returned a Punt 76-Yards for a Touchdown to give The Frogs their First Lead at 36-31, but Stanford Scored again to give the another Go-Ahead Lead at 37-36.

Then Hill led The Frogs down the Field and gave Cole Bunce a Chance to Kick the Winning 33-Yard Field Goal with just over 3 minutes left after Stanford had retaken the lead and With an Apparent Victory.

It was the second time this season that Hill had a Rushing Touchdown, Passing Touchdown, and Receiving Touchdown, in the Same Game, providing a Memorable Finale to his Great College Career. Hill began his career at Texas A&M, where he succeeded Heisman Trophy Winner Johnny Manziel in 2014, but Transferred to TCU after a Tough First Season with The Aggies.

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Although, he was from the Area, Iowa All-Purpose Back and Super-Star Akrum Wadley (#25) had never been to Yankee Stadium, even though he grew up about 20-Miles across the river in New Jersey, but on his first visit, he seemed to bring out the whole town of Newark to cheer him and The HawkeyesWadley gave away 40 or more Game Tickets, and he certainly did not disappoint any of his his hometown fans who were Freezing inside Yankee Stadium to Watch him play.

In this Frigid Pinstripe Bowl Game against Boston College, Wadley Rushed for 88-Yards and a Touchdown; Caught 2 Passes for 24-Yards; and Returned 5 Kickoffs for 171-Yards, giving him an Incredible 283-Yards of Total Offense in the 27-20 Victory. This Bowl Game Sensation was Awarded with The MVP Trophy and also helped Snap a Five-Game Bowl Losing Streak.

Boise State Committed two turnovers that were returned for Touchdowns in the final minute of the First Half, turning a 24-0 Rout in the making into a competitive 24-14 contest and allowing Oregon back into the game, but without any Special Speech from their Head Coach, the Broncos regrouped and responded.

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Super Wide Receiver Cedric Wilson (#1) Caught 10 Passes for 221-Yards and a Touchdown; Freshman Free Safety Kekula Kaniho Returned an Interception 53-Yards for a Touchdown to go with his 3 Solo Tackles and a Sack; and All-American Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch led The Broncos Defense with 12 Tackles, including 10 Solo Tackles, 3 Tackles for a Loss, and 1 1/2 Sacks as #25 Boise State beat Oregon 38-28 in the Las Vegas Bowl.

“New slate. It’s a whole different half. As far as we were concerned, it was 0-0,” said Broncos Super Linebacker Vander Esch.

2017 ALL-AMERICAN ALL-BOWL FOOTBALL TEAM!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger

Scouting Notes I: I have been Selecting College Football Weekly MVP Awards for The Last Fourteen Weeks, but The Player had to be on The Winning Team to Qualify for The Weekly MVP Award.

Scouting Notes II: I have Changed The Standards for Each Position to Qualify for The All-American All-Bowl Football Team. OFFENSE Quarterbacks: Must have 400-Yards; All-Purpose Backs: Must have 200-Yards; Wide Receivers: Must have 175-Yards; Running Backs: Must have 150-Yards. DEFENSE – Linemen and Linebackers: Must have Two Sacks or Two Turnovers; and Defensive Backs: Must have Two Interceptions or Two Turnovers.

Scouting Notes III: The Last Column is My NFL Draft Choice Selection in the 2018 or 2019 Draft.

Scouting Notes IV: At least Two of My First Team All-American Players Decided not to Play in Their Bowl Game with their Team, in Preparation for the 2018 NFL Draft, including DE Bradley Chubb of NC State and CB Denzel Ward of Ohio State.

Scouting Notes V: As of Friday Night of December 29, The Following Players have Already Qualified for The All-Bowl Team On OFFENSE: QB John Wolford of Wake Forest with 468-Yards; QB Kenny Hill of TCU with 401-Yards; QB Quinton Flowers of South Florida with 417-Yards; QB Trace Mcorley of Penn State with 402-Yards; Running QB Ahmad Bradshaw of Army; All-Purpose Akrum Wadley of Iowa; All-Purpose Larry Rose III of New Mexico State; All-Purpose Saquon Barkley of Penn State; WR Cedrick Wilson of Boise State; RB Justin Jackson of Northwestern; OC Billy Price of Ohio State; OG Michael Jordan of Ohio State; OT Jamarco Jones of Ohio State; and RB Alex Delton of Kansas State. On DEFENSE: DE Nick Bosa of Ohio State with 2 Sacks; DE Sam Hubbard of Ohio State with 2 1/2 Sacks; DT Deadrin Senat of South Florida with 3 Sacks; LB William Kwenkeu of Temple with 2 Sacks; LB Leighton Vander Esch of Boise State with 10 Solo Tackles, 3 TFL, and 1 1/2 Sacks; DE J.D. Waggoner and DE JaQuan Bailey of Iowa State with 2 Sacks Apiece; DE MacKendy Cheridor of Georgia State with 2 Sacks and Forced Fumble; DE Curtis Weaver of Boise State with 2 Sacks; DT Youhanna Ghaifan of Wyoming with 2 Sacks; FS Mark McLauren of Mississippi State with 3 Interceptions; FS Kekaula Kaniho of Boise State with 1 Sack and 1 Interception for Touchdown; and CB Julian Blackmon of Utah with 2 Interceptions.

FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN OFFENSE

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Wideout Player MVP – (#28) James Washington

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Freshman Offensive Player MVP – (#23) Jonathan Taylor

Pos  Class Player                    Ht  Wt  40   School       Conference Bowl Game NFL
QB –
SR 
     Baker Mayfield, 6-1, 210, 4.6, Oklahoma    Big-12            Rose Bowl       #1
RB – JR      Bryce Love,          5-10, 196, 4.3, Stanford    PAC-10          Alamo Bowl #1
RB – FR      Jonathan Taylor
, 5-11, 213, 4.42, Wisconsin    Big-10  Orange Bowl W  #1
RB – JR       Kerryon Johnson, 5-11, 212, 4.33, Auburn SEC               Peach Bowl   #1
All-Pur  JR
 Saquon Barkley, 5-11, 230, 4.38, Penn State   Big-10 Fiesta Bowl W #1
FB – SR       Jaylen Samuels,    5-11, 225, 4.49, N.C. State ACC       Sun Bowl W #2 or 3
FLK – SO   A.J. Brown,             6-1, 225, 4.42, Ole Miss  SEC           Bowl Ban    #1 or 2
WR – SR    James Washington, 6-1, 205, 4.4, Okla State Big-12 Camp World  W  #1
TE – JR      Mark Andrews,    6-4, 254, 4.67, Oklahoma     Big-12      Rose Bowl   #1
TE – SR      Tony Fumagalli,  6-6, 248, 4.72,  Wisconsin Big-10 Orange Bowl W #1 or 2
L-OT – SR  Mike McGlinchey, 6-8, 315, 5.15, Notre Dame IND        Citrus Bowl #1
L-OT – SR Quenton Nelson,  6-5, 330, 5.08, Notre Dame IND         Citrus Bowl #1
L-OG – JR Ross Pierschbacher, 6-4, 305, 5.09, Alabama SEC        Sugar  Bowl  2 or 3
L-OG – SR Isaiah Wynn,       6-2, 302, 5.1,      Georgia         SEC        Rose Bowl #2 or 3
OC – SR      Billy Price,            6-3, 312, 5.08,    Ohio State Big-10 Cotton Bowl W #1 or 2
OC – SR      Will Clapp,
 
         6-5, 309, 5.2,      LSU               SEC        Citrus Bowl #2 or 3
R-OG – SR  Braden Smith, 
 6-6, 303, 5.3,       Auburn        SEC         Peach Bowl #2 or 3

R-OG – JR Mitch Hyatt,        6-5, 295, 5.1,       Clemson       ACC        Sugar Bowl #1 or 2
R-OT – JR  Orlando Brown, 6-8, 350, 5.1,      Oklahoma    Big-12     Rose Bowl #1
K-Ret – SO Tony Pollard,     5-11, 200, 4.42    Memphis Amer Ath  Liberty Bowl #1 or 2
Punter –  JR Michael Dickson
, 6-3, 205, 4.82, Texas        Big-12  Texas Bowl W #1 or 2

FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN DEFENSE

Pos  Class Player                    Ht  Wt  40   School       Conference Bowl Game NFL
Q-DE – SR Bradley Chubb, 
6-4, 275, 4.62 N.C. State  ACC        Sun Bowl No Play #1
Q-DE – JR Hercules Mata’afa, 6-2, 252, 4.62, Wash St PAC-10  Holiday Bowl #1 or 2
Q-DT – SO Jeffrey Simmons, 6-4, 307, 4.87, Miss State SEC Taxslayer Bowl #1 or 2
Q-DT – JR Harrison Phillips, 6-4, 295, 4.86, Stanford PAC-10   Alamo Bowl  L #1 or 2
NG – JR  Da’Ron Payne, 
      6-2, 308, 5.1,    Alabama   SEC                 Sugar Bowl #1

NG – SR Maurice Hurst,       6-2, 280, 4.82,  Michigan Big-10        Outback Bowl #1 or 2
S-DT – JR Christian Wilkins, 6-3, 300, 4.92, Clemson ACC                Sugar Bowl   #1
S-DT – JR Vita “Beast” Vea,
6-5, 344, 5.1, Washington PAC-10       Fiesta Bowl  L #1

S-DE – SO Nick Bosa,            6-3, 270, 4.65, Ohio State  Big-10     Cotton Bowl W  #1
S-DE – SO Clelin Ferrell,      6-4, 265, 4.62 Clemson     ACC                Sugar Bowl     #1
Q-LB – JR Roquan Smith,      
6-0, 225, 4.52,  Georgia   SEC                Rose Bowl      #1
Q-LB – SR Rashaan Evans,    6-3, 235, 4.61, Alabama   SEC              Sugar Bowl  #1 or 2
MLB – JR T.J. Edwards,   
     6-1, 244, 4.67, Wisconsin Big-10  Orange Bowl #1 or 2

MLB – SR Micah Kiser,           6-1, 240, 4.65,   Virginia  ACC      Military Bowl L #2 or 3
MLB – SO Devin Bush, Jr,     5-11, 222, 4.45,  Michigan Big-10   Outback Bowl  #2 or 3
S-LB – SO Devin White,          6-1, 255, 4.62,   LSU         SEC              Citrus Bowl #1 or 2
S-LB – JR Tremaine Edmunds,
6-4, 245, 4.67, VAT     ACC       Camp World L #1 or 2

Q-CB – JR Denzel Ward,        5-10, 191, 4.33, Ohio St Big-10 Cotton Bowl No Play #1
FS – JR Minkah Fitzpatrick, 6-1, 203, 4.42, Alabama   SEC                 Sugar Bowl #1
FS – JR – Justin Reid,               6-1, 204, 4.42,  Stanford  PAC-10 Alamo Bowl L #2 or 3
SS – SO – Darwin James,        6-3, 211, 4.42, Florida St   ACC              Indy Bowl #1
FS-CB – JR Joshua Jackson,  6-1, 192, 4.4, Iowa      Big-10 Pinstripe Bowl  W #2 or 3
Punt Ret – SR Dante Pettis  6-0, 192, 4.4, Washington PAC-10  Fiesta Bowl L #2 or 3
Kicker – SR Matt Gay,         
 6-1, 220, 4.7,     Utah   PAC-10 Heart of Dallas W #2 or 3 

SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN OFFENSE

Pos  Class Player                    Ht  Wt  40   School       Conference Bowl Game NFL
QB – SR    Lamar Jackson,  
6-3, 211, 4.5,  Louisville    ACC      Taxslayer Bowl L #1 or 2
QB – SR    Mason Rudolph, 6-5, 235, 4.8, Okla State   Big-12     Camp World #1 or 2
QB – JR     Drew Lock,          6-4, 225, 4.8, Missouri      SEC             Texas Bowl L #1 or 2
QB – SR     Luke Falk,            6-4, 205, 4.76, Wash St     PAC-10  Holiday Bowl L #2 or 3
QB – SO    McKenzie Milton, 5-11, 184, 4.43 Cent Fla  Amer Ath    Peach Bowl  #2 or 3
QB – SR     Riley Ferguson, 6-4, 210, 4.72  Memphis Amer Ath Liberty Bowl L #2 or 3
RB – JR     Ronald Jones,     6-0, 200, 4.32,  USC      PAC-10     Cotton Bowl L  #2 or 3
RB – JR     Josh Adams,        6-2, 225, 4.38, Notre Dame Indy        Citrus Bowl #2 or 3
RB – JR     Myles Gaskin     
 5-10, 191, 4.4, Washington PAC-10 Fiesta Bowl L #3 or 4
All-Pur – JR  Nyheim Hines, 5-9, 197, 4.31, N.C. State ACC           Sun Bowl W  2 or 3
WR – SR  Anthony Miller  5-11, 190, 4.42, Memphis Amer Ath Liberty Bowl L #2 or 3
WR – JR  Calvin Ridley  
6-1, 190, 4.38,      Alabama      SEC                 Sugar Bowl     #1
WR – SR  Michael Gallup,
6-1, 200, 4.4, Col St  All Mt New Mexico Bowl L 2 or 3
FLK – SO  K’Neal Harry,   
6-3, 216, 4.42,  Arizona St   PAC-10    Sun Bowl #2 or 3
TE – SO     Noah Fant,           6-6, 232, 4.64,  Iowa    Big-10  Pinstripe Bowl W #2 or 3
TE – SR  Mike Gesicki,         
6-5, 250, 4.65, Penn State  Big-10 Fiesta Bowl W #2 or 3
TE – JR  Hayden Hurst
        6-5, 250, 4.65,  S Carolina SEC  Outback Bowl L #2 or 3

L-OT – JR Michael Deiter,        6-6, 328, 5.12,  Wis  Big-10 Orange Bowl W #2 or 3
L-OG – JR Beau Benzschawet, 6-5, 317, 5.12,  Wis  Big-10 Orange Bowl W #1 or 2  
OC – SR  Mason Cole,            6-4, 297, 5.0,    Michigan     Big-10  Outback Bowl #2 or 3
R-OG – SO Michael Jordan,
6-6, 310, 5.12,  Ohio State  Big-10 Cotton Bowl W #1 or 2

R-OT – SR Jamarco Jones,  6-5, 310, 5.2,     Ohio State Big-10 Cotton Bowl W #2 or 3  
K-Ret – JR Kavontae Turpin, 5-9, 160, 4.32, TCU       Big-12    Alamo Bowl W #3 or 4
Punter – JR Mitch Wishnowsky,
6-2, 220, 4.86, Wash PAC-10 Fiesta Bowl  L #2 or 3

SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN DEFENSE

Pos  Class Player                    Ht  Wt  40   School    Conference  Bowl Game NFL
Q-DE – JR Arden Key,            6-5, 238, 4.56, LSU           SEC                  Citrus Bowl   #1
Q-DE – JR Austin Bryant,     
6-4, 265, 4.64,  Clemson   ACC             Sugar Bowl #1 or 2
Q-DE – SR Marquis Haynes, 6-3, 235, 4.53, Ole Miss   SEC       Bowl Ban       #2 or 3
Q-DE – JR Jeff Holland,     
  6-2, 249, 4.62, Auburn     SEC               Peach Bowl #2 or 3
Q-DT – JR Rasheem Green, 6-4, 275, 4.82,  USC          PAC-10   Cotton Bowl L  #2 or 3
S-DT – JR Trenton Thompson, 6-3, 295, 4.92, Georgia SEC              Rose Bowl #2 or 3
S-DE – SR Mat Boesen,         6-4, 249, 4.74, TCU            Big-12    Alamo Bowl W #2 or 3
S-DE – JR Chase Winovich, 6-3, 253, 4.66,  Michigan Big-10   Outback Bowl    #2 or 3
S-DE – JR Montez Sweat,    6-6, 241, 4.72,   Miss State SEC Taxslayer Bowl W #2 or 3
S-DE – JR Sam Hubbard,    6-5, 266, 4.76,   Ohio State Big-10  Cotton Bowl W #1 or 2
Q-LB – SO Michael Pinckney, 6-1, 228, 4.53, Miami     ACC    Orange Bowl L 1 or 2
Q-LB – SR Shaquen Griffin, 6-1, 223, 4.52, UCF            Amer Ath   Peach Bowl  2 or 3
Q-LB – SR Dorian O’Daniel, 6-1, 220, 4.56, Clemson    ACC               Sugar Bowl #2 or 3
MLB – JR Cameron Smith,       6-2, 250, 4.72,   USC     PAC-10   Cotton Bowl#2 or 3
MLB – JR Ty Summers,           6-2, 242, 4.68,      TCU     Big-12    Alamo Bowl W #2 or 3
MLB – SR Josey Jewell,       6-2, 236, 4.65,   Iowa         Big-10  Pinstripe Bowl W #2 or 3
MLB – JR  Leighton Vander Esch, 6-4, 240, 4.7, Boise Mt W LasVegas Bowl W #3 or 4

S-LB – SR Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, 6-0, 240, 4.62, OU  Big-12           Rose Bowl #2  or 3
S-LB – SR Uchenna Nwosu, 6-2, 240, 4.65,  USC            PAC-10  Cotton Bowl L #2 or 3
SLB – JR Malik Jefferson,   6-2, 240, 4.62,  Texas          Big-12           Texas Bowl W #2

Q-CB – JR Mike Hughes,      5-11, 185, 4.4,    Central Fla Amer Ath    Peach Bowl #2 or 3
FS – JR Jaquan Johnson,    5-11, 190, 4.45,  Miami         ACC        Orange Bowl L #3 or 4
SS – JR Deshon Elliott,           6-2, 210, 4.46, Texas         Big-12     Texas Bowl#2 or 3
SS – SR Amani Watts,           5-10, 210, 4.44, Texas A&M SEC        Belk Bowl L #2 or 3
S-CB – JR Donte Jackson,          5-11, 175, 4.33,  LSU       SEC             Citrus Bowl #2 or 3
Punt Ret – JR, Christian Kirk  5-11, 200, 4.42, A&M      SEC       Belk Bowl L #1 or 2
Kicker – SR Daniel Carlson,
6-4, 223, 4.86,  Auburn      SEC             Peach Bowl #2 or 3

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1. Clemson (12-1) – For the Third Consecutive Year, Clemson has made the College Football Playoff. It is the Second Time The Tigers have been the #1 Overall Seed, as they also claimed the top spot in 2015. A Decisive 38-3 ACC Championship Victory over Miami “Sealed the Deal” for Clemson, which only has one Loss on its Record, a 27-24 Road Loss to Syracuse in a Game in which Clemson Quarterback Kelly Bryant (#2 on the Left) was Injured.

Bryant has been Outstanding in the six games since the Syracuse loss, completing 125-of-186 passes (67 percent) for 1,303 yards, nine touchdowns and just two interceptions. Clemson entered selection day with eight wins over teams with a .500 or better record, including victories over Auburn and Miami.

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2. Oklahoma (12-1) – The Sooners have not been ranked worse than #5 since the selection committee unveiled their initial 2017 Rankings in Week 10 and with Heisman Trophy Winner, Baker Mayfield, they have Some Very Impressive Wins, including Two Wins over TCU and One in Fort Worth; Ohio State in Columbus; Oklahoma State; and West Virginia.

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Baker Mayfield is The Hottest Quarterback in the Country, but The Georgia Pass Defense will be The Best Pass Defense that he has faced all year. The Bulldogs are Ranked Second in The Country Against the Pass, allowing 158.3-Yards Per Game, with only Four Teams able to Complete better than a 60-Per Cent Pass Completion.

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Offensive Lineman CO-MVP – (#78) Orlando Brown

3. Georgia (12-1) The Georgia Bulldogs made the jump from #6 to #2 after a Great  Victory over Auburn in the SEC Championship Game. They avenged their only loss of the season, which was a 40-17 Loss  at Auburn. Georgia put itself in position to make The Playoffs after a Huge Victory on the road over Notre Dame in Week #2 and with the exception of their loss to The Auburn Tigers, The Georgia Bulldogs Rolled-Through The SEC Conference as they Won by an Average of 29 Points in their Seven Regular Season SEC Victories.

Inside Linebacker Roquan Smith (6-1, 225, 4.54) was The Anchor of The Georgia Defense and was Selected as The SEC Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press and also The Coaches. Smith has sometime been Labeled as being “Undersized” but tell that to Ball-Carriers who have met him in a Game this Season. Smith has been a “Wrecking-Ball” at the second level for The Bulldogs, leading the team with 45 tackles.

Smith has showed off a well-rounded skill set, making plays all over the field with an impressive combination of Athleticism and Physicality!

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The Georgia Bulldogs are the Very First Non-Alabama SEC Team to make the College Football Playoff.

4. Alabama (11-1) – There was Absolutely No Way the Playoff Selection Committee could “Leave-Out” The One-Loss Alabama Crimson Tide. Before they loss at Auburn, The Crimson Tide had been Ranked #1 or #2 in Every Single 2017 Playoff Ranking. The Auburn Tigers were The Hottest Team in the Country in November, taking down two #1 Teams at home, so a 26-14 loss to Auburn certainly isn’t the worst loss among the teams in the playoff field.

After Ohio State beat Wisconsin in The Big-10 Conference Championship Game, the Biggest Question was whether the Committee would Value Better Wins and a Conference Championship for Ohio State or Alabama with fewer losses and perhaps a more Convincing Eyeball Test as being a Better Team than Ohio State with Two Losses.

Despite not playing in the SEC Championship and a relative lack of perceived quality wins, Alabama beat Florida State when The Seminoles were ranked #3 in the AP Top 25 Poll and In addition, had wins over LSU and Mississippi State.

It took an 11th Hour Decision by the Selection Committee to keep The Alabama Playoff Streak Alive, as The Crimson Tide made the Playoffs for the Fourth Consecutive Year. This is their lowest final ranking in the playoff era, after entering the playoff ranked No. 1 in 2014 and 2016, and No. 2 in 2015.

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The Crimson Tide has the Best Defensive Back in The Country with Junior Free Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. The Potential #1 Draft Choice Won The Jim Thorpe Award as the #1 Defensive Back in the Country; plus he has also Won The Chuck Bednarik Award as The #1 Defensive Player in The Country.

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Auburn Running Back Kerryon Johnson (#21) was Selected as The SEC Offensive Player of the Year by Both The Coaches and again by the Associated Press. Johnson rushed for 1,320-Yards and Scored a SEC-Best 19 Touchdowns despite missing two entire games and most of another one. Johnson is the fourth Auburn player to win Offensive Player of the Year since the Award was Instituted in 2003.

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While Super Senior Offensive Guard Braden Smith (#71) Received The Jacobs Blocking Trophy for the Best Blocking Offensive Lineman in The SEC. Smith, who was a Near Unanimous First-Team All-SEC selection by the AP earlier this week, is Auburn’s first Jacobs Trophy Award Winner since 2010, when Lee Ziemba claimed the award. He joins Ziemba, Kendall Simmons, and Marcus McNeill as Auburn’s Jacobs Trophy winners since 2000.

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Citrus Bowl: LSU VS Notre Dame at 1:00 PM ET on January 1 – Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida – ABC TV – RADIO – WDGL-FM

Image result for McGlinchey and Nelson PhotosThe LSU Tigers Defense will Face The Toughest Two All-American Notre Dame Offensive Linemen in Left Guard Quenton Nelson (#56) and Left Offensive Tackle Mike McGlinchey (# 68) in The Orlando Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2018.

2017 and 2018 Bowl Game Schedule

Autonation Cure Bowl: Georgia St 27 – Western Kentucky 17 on December 16

New Mexico Bowl: Marshall 31 – Colorado State 28 on December 16

Las Vegas Bowl: Boise State 38 – Oregon 28 on December 16

Boca Raton Bowl: Florida Atlantic 50 – Akron 3 on December 19

Frisco Bowl: Louisiana Tech 51 – SMU 10 on December 20

Gasparilla Bowl: Temple 28 – Florida International 3 on December 21

Bahamas Bowl: Ohio 41 – UAB 6 on December 22

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Wyoming 37 – Cent Michigan 14 on December 22

Birmingham Bowl: South Florida 38 – Texas Tech 34 on December 23

Armed Forces Bowl: Army 42 – San Diego State 35 on December 23

Dollar General Bowl: Appalachian State 34 – Toledo 0 on December 23

Hawai’i Bowl: Fresno State 33Houston 27 on December 24

Heart of Dallas Bowl: Utah 30 – West Virginia 14 on December  26

Quick Lane Bowl: Duke 36 – Northern Illinois 14 on December 26

Cactus Bowl: Kansas State 35 – UCLA 17 on December 26

Independence Bowl: FSU 42 – Southern Mississippi 13 on December 27

Pinstripe Bowl: Iowa 27 – Boston College 20 on December 27

Foster Farms Bowl: Purdue 38 – Arizona 35  on December 27

Texas Bowl: Texas 33 – Missouri 16 on December 27

Military Bowl: Navy 49 – Virginia 7 on December 28

Camping World Bowl: Oklahoma State 30 – Virginia Tech 21 on December 28

Alamo Bowl: TCU 39 – Stanford 37 on December 28

Holiday Bowl: Michigan State 42 – Washington State 17 on December 28

Belk Bowl: Wake Forest 55 – Texas A&M 52 on December 29

Sun Bowl: North Carolina State 52 – Arizona State 31 on December 29

Music City Bowl: Northwestern 24 – Kentucky 23 on December 29

Arizona Bowl: New Mexico State 26 – Utah State 20 on December 29

Cotton Bowl: Ohio State 24 – Southern Cal 7 on December 29

Taxslayer Bowl: Mississippi State 31 – Louisville 27 on December 30

Liberty Bowl: Iowa State 21 – Memphis 20 on December 30

Fiesta Bowl: Penn State 35 – Washington 28 on December 30

Orange Bowl: Wisconsin 34 – Miami 24 on December 30

Outback Bowl: South Carolina vs. Michigan, 12 p.m. ET on Jan. 1

Peach Bowl: Auburn vs. Central Florida, 12:30 p.m. ET on Jan. 1

Citrus Bowl: Notre Dame vs. LSU, 1 p.m. ET on Jan. 1

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Rose Bowl (CFB Playoff Game): Georgia Against Oklahoma, 5:00 P.M. ET on January 1, 2018

Sugar Bowl (CFB Playoff Game): Clemson Against Alabama, 8:45 P.M. ET on January 1, 2018

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About maxemfingerrecruiting

My mission and goal is to search for that hidden high school football talent that has not been found yet. I then evaluate him and try to help him to get some publicity. In 2003, 2004, 2005. and 2006, I hosted my Annual 7on7 National Championship. My goal was to get great athletes to one area where I could evaluate them and then help them with college coaches. The only drawback was that college coaches wanted to see the hidden gems in a game-type highlight film and so the college coaches suggested to me that I host a real All-American Bowl Game so that they could view these talented players in a highlight film, playing against other talented players. It's noted that the NCAA doesn't allow the college coaches to attend All-American Games or practices and so the Game Film is a great tool for the college coaches. In 2005, I hosted my 1st Annual All-American Bowl Game. In nine games in nine years, my wife and I have helped 549 HS football players to get a scholarship that came to our first Bowl Game practice without a single scholarship offer. This also does not count over 1,000 players who we have helped that did not play in our game, including over 100 players in the 2010 Recruiting Season. My Super Elite Top Gun Camp idealogy, is of course, to get as many Top Football Players to a Top Gun Camp so that all of my coaches and I can evaluate them, rate them, rank them, and promote them. There will always be "Diamonds in the Rough" to be found. My First Annual Max Emfinger's Super Elite Top Gun Camp was in July of 2010. The Camp was amazing and loaded with unknown and known talent. Many of them were invited to play in our 2011 All-American Bowl Game Classic. In 2007, in my 3rd Annual All-American Bowl Game, a player by the name of Kareem Jackson came to our first Monday practice, without a single scholarship offer. Jackson decided to come out early and he became a #1 Draft Choice in the 2010 NFL Draft for the Houston Texans.
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