Florida Football: As Gators can attest to, bowl blowouts have a carry over effect

The five biggest recipients of a bowl blowout in 2022 all struggled in 2023

Dec 30, 2023; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles offensive lineman David Stickle (64)
Dec 30, 2023; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles offensive lineman David Stickle (64) / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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Florida football fans have seen a lot of takes from FSU fans claiming that the Seminoles were robbed of a playoff spot and their performance in the Orange Bowl wasn't indicative of the squad's performance all season long.

And while it is true that a healthy FSU squad doesn't lose to Georgia by 60 points, Seminole fans would be wise to not write off the result entirely. The five teams that got blown out the most during the 2022 bowl season, with Florida being one of them, went a combined 29-33 in 2023.

The following is a look at the five teams that got blown out the most during the 2022 bowl season, how they did in 2023, and why FSU fans should proceed with a bit of caution heading into 2024.

#5 - Alabama beats Kansas State 45-20 in the Sugar Bowl

Of the five teams that will make this list, Kansas State probably feels the most okay about their 2023 season. With that said, 2023 was still a step back for the Wildcats.

Kansas State went 10-4 in 2022 and most notably knocked off TCU in overtime to win the Big 12 Championship. They also had a win over Oklahoma and smacked Missouri 40-12 early in the 2022 campaign.

The red flag, though, should have been Will Howard getting lit up in the Sugar Bowl, and even though Howard returned for 2023, the Wildcats lost four games in 2023 and fell back to 6th in the Big 12.

The Wildcats lost to Missouri and Iowa State, but ended the season on a high note when they beat NC State in the Pop Tarts Bowl.