Senior Bowl 2022 – Defense Shines in Fine All-Star Classic
Senior Bowl 2022
The 2022 Reese’s Senior Bowl game produced one of the better classics in recent years. In a game that was dominated by the pass rush, the National team beat the American team, 20-10. The New York Jets coaching staff directed the victory over a squad led by the Detroit Lions.
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Pitt QB Kenny Pickett showed a hot hand with a perfect 6-of-6 passing for 89 yards and a TD pass to Baylor’s Abram Smith. Cincinnati QB Desmond Ridder threw a pair of TD passes to tight ends, Trey McBride and Jake Ferguson on 4 of 5 passing. He also showed fine running skills. Liberty QB Malik Willis rushed for a game-high 54 yards on just four carries. He had a fine week passing, but only average during the game.
The National squad overcame 14 penalties by putting strong pressure on the American team QBs. They registered 8 sacks with an additional five pressures.
This was the second year the All-Star classic was held at Hancock Whitney Stadium on the campus of the University of South Alabama.