Sean Clifford, CJ Stroud earn impressive PFF passing grades for efforts during bowl season
Sean Clifford and C.J. Stroud were on fire during their bowl games. Clifford led Penn State to a Rose Bowl win and Stroud had a solid showing during the Peach Bowl.
Clifford ended his Penn State career with a 279 yard passing and 2 touchdown performance. Stroud did everything he could against Georgia with 384 yards passing and 4 scores.
Clifford earned the top grade from PFF for bowl season with a 93. Stroud received the third-highest grade among all the quarterbacks with a 91.9.
PFF’s highest passing grades during bowl season
1. Sean Clifford, PSU- 93.0
2. Bryce Young, BAMA- 92.1
3. CJ Stroud, OSU- 91.9
4. Jordan Travis, FSU- 91.8
5. Austin Reed, WKU- 90.7
6. KJ Jefferson, ARK- 90.0
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Other QBs that earned good grades for their performances were Bryce Young (Alabama), Jordan Travis (Florida State), Austin Reed (WKU), and K.J. Jefferson (Arkansas).
Stroud was not able to lead his team to win in their bowl game, but the future is definitely looking bright for Ohio State. The Buckeyes lost 42-41 after a missed field goal late in the fourth quarter, but will have players like Marvin Harrison Jr returning for 2023.
Penn State won its first meeting with Utah 35-21 on Monday under Clifford’s guidance.