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Posted on: September 17, 2012 4:15 pm

Post Week 3 BCS Predictions

Rose Bowl: Stanford vs Michigan State - USC fell to Stanford on Saturday and I think this could be a sign of things to come. USC still has Oregon and Notre Dame and I think they could lose both of them leaving them with 9 wins. I think Stanford could make it out of Pac-12 with only two losses and they would secure a bid to the Rose Bowl. Josh Nunes was impressive in the win against USC but I was even more impressed by Stepfan Taylor. He was the heart and soul of the team in their big win They would be an At-Large team but the Rose Bowl is known to still keep tradition when picking a team. For the Big Ten, no one has been impressive thus far. The one team that has impressed people, they cannot even go to a bowl game. Someone has to win the Big Ten and I think Michigan State's defense is just too good and they should carry them through the season. I think Andrew Maxwell turns it around after a couple easy games against the bottom feeders in the Big Ten.

Fiesta Bowl - Oklahoma vs Clemson - Oklahoma was not very impressive in their first game against UTEP but I think it was a fluke. Landry Jones has a strong arm and is going to help lead this team to a Big 12 Championship this year. Damien Williams has already rushed for 5 touchdowns in only 2 games. Jones will continue to improve throughout the year and this team should look like a legit contender when the season comes to an end. Clemson has a fairly easy schedule this year. They only have two ranked teams on their schedule right now. If they beat either Florida State or South Carolina, they could find themselves in the BCS once again. Sammy Watkins is back and he is going to be trouble for defenders all season long. This team could go 11-1 in the regular season and it would not surprise me one bit.

Sugar Bowl - LSU vs West Virginia - I think this is a matchup that everyone would love to see. They played last year and LSU won but I think this game could be one of the most interesting games of the bowl season. LSU once against has a stout defense. Les Miles just reloads on defense. There is no question that these guys should be in the conversation for the National Championship, although, I think they are going to lose to Alabama and that's why they are in the Sugar Bowl. I would love to see Geno Smith matchup against this defense though. So far he has been one of the most outstanding quarterbacks of the year. He hasn't played any real tough competition, but when I think he does, he will not have a problem against them. This would be a very intriguing matchup. 

Orange Bowl - Louisville vs Florida State - Someone has to win the Big East right? Louisville barely got by North Carolina on Saturday. Teddy Bridgewater looks to have a very good future as the quarterback at Louisville. I think Louisville will slip up in a couple games but they are still good enough to win the Big East. Louisville should watch out for Pitt if they play like they did against Virginia Tech because that could be a trap game for them. I think USF is the only team that could challenge them for the Big East title. Florida State could potentially go undefeated this year. They have looked nothing short of amazing. EJ Manuel is a sleeper for the Heisman. I really like this Florida State team but they will need to convince the voters they should be in the National Championship game. If they go undefeated, they have my vote.

National Championship Game - Alabama vs Oregon - Who isn't predicting this right now? Alabama has been so dominant that if you are picking against them right now, you are out of your mind. They just put 50 up on Arkansas and shut them out in their own stadium. I know Tyler Wilson wasn't there but still. Their offense is good but I don't think it is great. It is above par in my opinion. Now a team that has an explosive offense is Oregon. They can put points up on you in a hurry. I do not think there is a defense in the Pac-12 that is going to be able to stop them. I would say Stanford is the only team that might have a chance, only because they will try and hold the ball as long as possible to keep it away from Oregon. I still think Oregon goes undefeated. 

And there are my predictions. Tell me what you think. 

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Posted on: September 2, 2012 2:09 pm

Post Week 1 BCS Predictions

Granted we still have a few games left, I still do not think they will change my predictions of what the BCS games will be this January.

BCS National Championship Game: Alabama vs USC

These two teams were dominant in their wins yesterday. Alabama dismantled a Michigan team that was supposed to have an explosive offense. They were missing their star running back Fitzgerald Toussaint but it probably would not have changed the outcome. Alabama may have lost four great defenders, but they do not seem to be missed right now. USC may have the most powerful offense in the NCAA. They showed that by scoring on their first play of the season. Matt Barkley will be on everyone's radar all season.

Rose Bowl: Michigan State vs Oregon

Michigan State did not play the best against Boise State but LeVeon Bell sure seemed to carry the load. He carried the ball 44 times for over 200 yards and over one defender. Wisconsin just snuck by Northern Iowa, Denard Robinson looked awful, and no other team in the Big Ten seemed impressive. I think over time Andrew Maxwell will settle in and become a consistent quarterback. For Oregon, I think the only game that they will lose to, is to USC. De'Anthony Thomas will lead this team to another Rose Bowl.

Sugar Bowl: LSU vs Louisville

LSU has a defense that can carry them through the SEC schedule and an offense good enough to beat most of them. Their offense is not a top 10 offense but it is one that will be good enough. The Big East really does not have a clear favorite. As of right now, it is Louisville. Pitt lost to Youngstown State and every other team in the Big East is mediocre at best. I think that Teddy Bridgewater can lead this team to the Sugar Bowl. 

Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma vs Virginia Tech 

Both of these teams should win their conferences and they are both lead by their Heisman trophy candidates. Landry Jones should be able to get his team 10 wins this season without much of a problem. His toughest games will be against Texas, Oklahoma State, and West Virginia. For Virgnia Tech, Logan Thomas has the chance to take this team far this season. Watch for Virginia Tech to make a potenial championship run this season.

Orange Bowl: Florida State vs West Virginia

Two teams that are going to get so close at winning their conference but fall just short. West Virginia will lose to Oklahoma so they will not win the Big 12. They would have to be happy with this start in a new conference though. Geno Smith will lead this team to one of the their best seasons in recent history. Florida State will likely make the ACC Championship game but lose there. EJ Manuel should do well enough to get them into the Orange Bowl though. They could be very dominant.
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