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Heartland College Sports All-Big 12 Bowl Team for 2022-23

The 2022 college football season is officially in the books. It was a fun and great season for the Big 12 as TCU represented the conference in the national championship game. This past season there were eight Big 12 teams who made a bowl game. During those bowl games, there were some memorable performances and here I will highlight them within our Heartland College Sports All-Big 12 bowl team.

Awards

Coach: Sonny Dykes (TCU)

Offensive MVP: QB Jalon Daniels (Kansas)

Defensive MVP: DL Dylan Horton (TCU)

 

Offense

QB Jalon Daniels (Kansas)

Jalon had a game for the ages in the Liberty Bowl. Against Arkansas, Daniels threw for over 540 yards and had a whopping five passing touchdowns. He also added another score on the ground as well. Despite the loss, Jalon was still my MVP of this bowl season.

RB Jovantae Barnes (Oklahoma)

Before this game, I wasn’t familiar with Barnes, but he certainly made a name for himself in the Cheez-It Bowl against Florida State with 108 rushing yards and a touchdown.

RB Emari Demercado (TCU)

Emari had a great game in the Fiesta Bowl against Michigan where he rushed for 150 yards and a touchdown. He also added another 69 yards against Georgia in the title game.

WR Quentin Johnston (TCU)

While he didn’t have a big championship performance, Quentin had a great one in the semifinal game against Michigan catching six passes for 163 yards and a score.

WR Luke Grimm (Kansas)

Grimm had a monster game against Arkansas. Against the Razorbacks, he caught 10 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown.

 

WR Casey Cain (Texas)

Casey had his breakout game of the year in the Alamo Bowl against Washington as he hauled in four passes for 108 yards.

TE Mason Fairchild (Kansas)

Kansas keeps on taking up all the spots now with Mason Fairchild on the list. He had a big game catching six passed four 80 yards and a score.

Texas Tech Offensive Line

I must give credit to the Red Raiders for their performance in the Texas Bowl. Against Ole Miss, they ran for 242 yards and kept Tyler Shough pretty clean in the pocket as well.  

Defense

DL Dylan Horton (TCU)

DL Brock Martin (Oklahoma State)

DL Jereme Robinson (Kansas)

DL Lonnie Phelps (Kansas)

LB Dillon Doyle (Baylor)

LB Dee Winters (TCU)

LB Jaylan Ford (Texas)

DB Jason Taylor II (Oklahoma State)

DB Bud Clark (TCU)

DB Millard Bradford (TCU)

DB Dadrion Taylor-Demerson (Texas Tech)

Special Teams

K: Ty Zetner (Kansas State)

P: Michael Turk (Oklahoma)

Returner: Loic Fouonji (Texas Tech)

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