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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#2 - LSU beat Purdue 63-7 in the Citrus Bowl

If FSU fans don't want to take our word for it that giving up 63 points in a bowl isn't a great idea, then maybe they should go have a chat with Purdue.

The Boilermakers went 8-4 during the regular season and made it to the Big 10 title game. As has been the case for everyone in the Big 10 West, their season was a bit of smoke and mirrors. They got blowout by Michigan in the Big 10 title game, but what happened in the Citrus Bowl was sad.

At least Purdue scored a touchdown, unlike FSU. But the blowout, combined with head coach Jeff Brohm leaving for Louisville, were massive red flags in retrospect to how 2023 would go.

Purdue was 4-8 this season and did not make a bowl game.