If you don't have a shot at the championship, your college career might be ending one game earlier than most.
We've seen numerous stars decide to skip their bowl games. Finishing the year with your team is important, but so is preparing for the next level as many players don't want to risk injuring themselves and hurting their draft stock.
Now, you can add the best running back in the nation to that ever-growing list of those who will sit out. Bryce Love has announced he will skip Stanford's bowl game in order to prepare for the draft.
Bryce Love announced he will not play in Stanford’s bowl game. pic.twitter.com/5cqG4FaJYN— Kyle Bonagura (@BonaguraESPN) December 18, 2018
What a career it was for Love.
You'd love to see him suit up for the Sun Bowl against a Pittsburgh team that has had trouble with the run for one final huge performance, but you have to understand why he's sitting out. Love has already seen his stock drop from last season in which he was a Heisman finalist, as he's missed numerous games this season with injury.
Bryce Love announces he won't play in Stanford's bowl game. https://t.co/va3T2EFeSa— NFL Draft (@NFLDraft) December 18, 2018
Any team that drafts Love will be extremely lucky. Love may be sliding in the draft as he failed to live up to the 2,118 yards and 19 touchdowns he had as a junior, but the Wake Forest, NC native is a monster when he's healthy.
Love will go down as one of the best running backs in Stanford history, amassing nearly 4,000 rush yards and 30 touchdowns.