Houston came into the Peach Bowl today against Florida State as a 7 point underdog. The Cougars won the AAC this year and could’ve been in the mix for a spot in the College Football Playoff before a loss to UConn late in the season. Florida State was without their starting QB Everett Golson but many thought it would be an easy win for the Seminoles.
Houston QB Greg Ward Jr showed out on the big stage against the vaunted Seminole defense that had been dominant all year. Ward went down with an injury late in the game but backup quarterback Kyle Postma came in to score a touchdown late in the forth quarter to put FSU away for good.
Florida State quarterback Sean Maguire struggled throwing four interceptions against the Cougar defense that seemed to give him fits all day long.
With the win Houston has a lot of momentum heading into to 2016. With Ward and coach Tom Herman returning the Cougars will likely be in the top ten once the preseason polls come out. Ward could be a darkhorse Heisman candidate as well.
Florida State has now ended two straight years with a bowl loss. Last year FSU lost to Oregon in the College Football Playoffs.