Independence Bowl

Most of college football's marquee attractions are playing in bowl season

Most of college football's marquee attractions are playing in bowl season

If anyone had a good reason to skip the bowl season, it was Josh Allen.

The Wyoming quarterback had been sidelined since mid-November with an injured shoulder. As a potential first-round pick in next spring’s NFL draft, he had little to gain from facing Central Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

But Allen insists that he never considered sitting out.

“I’m not that type of guy,” he said. “I want to play.”

It was just last year that two of college football’s marquee names — Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey — chose to forgo the postseason in favor of preparing for the draft.

The trend has continued this winter, but not to the extent many people...

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