Texas Football: Bowl season proves playoff expansion is necessary

TCU is going to the National Championship. After many argued the Horned Frogs were undeserving of a playoff spot, Sonny Dykes’ team defeated the No. 2 Michigan Wolverines.

Michigan dominated all season, including their regular season finale against No. 4 Ohio State. Many thought Saturday’s game would bring more of the same for Jim Harbaugh’s team. TCU shocked the college football world.

In the following game, Georgia had to come from behind after being shredded for most of the game. If not for a missed field goal, the No. 1 Bulldogs would be watching the championship with No. 2 Michigan in front of a television at home.

Bowl season produced more impressive finishes. No. 5 Alabama looked like a national championship contender against No. 9 Kansas State. The Crimson Tide was not afforded the opportunity to compete for a title.

No. 16 Tulane upset the No. 10 USC Trojans, once again illustrating teams have to show up and play each game.

We’ll never know who would eventually be crowned champions if the 2022 playoff had more than four teams. The issue needs to be remedied moving forward.

Story originally appeared on Longhorns Wire