Three B1G players make ESPN's 2015 All-Bowl team
Contrary to popular belief, it wasn’t all bad for the B1G this bowl season.
Despite some the conference’s poor showing, there were still some monster team and individual performances that were worth recognizing.
ESPN came out with its 2015 All-Bowl team, which was expectedly highlighted by the likes of Deshaun Watson, O.J. Howard and Christian McCaffrey.
The team did feature a few B1G players that had dominant efforts of their own. Jehu Chesson (Michigan), Jack Cichy (Wisconsin) and Pat Elflein (Ohio State) were all recognized for their standout performances.
Chesson owned his matchup against future NFL first-rounder Vernon Hargreaves III and racked up 118 yards and a touchdown. The All-B1G receiver’s effort helped Michigan to a convincing Citrus Bowl victory for its 10th win of the season.
Cichy earned a spot on the postseason team despite the fact that he only played one half because of a previous targeting suspension. His three straight sacks helped Wisconsin stymie USC’s high-flying passing attack and close out a 23-21 Holiday Bowl victory.
Elflein’s blocking paved the way for a monster game for Ezekiel Elliott and J.T. Barrett. By game’s end, the Buckeyes racked up 496 yards and 44 points in a comfortable victory against Notre Dame.
Perhaps the only two B1G snubs were two running backs. Elliott scored four touchdowns thanks to Elflein, and Indiana tailback Devine Redding set a Pinstripe Bowl record with 227 rushing yards in the absence of Jordan Howard.
To see the complete team, click here.