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Time to preview the College Football Playoff Bowl Games & 6 other big bowl game predictions, Thanks to Scout.com with help in the article.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl @ Atlanta, GA 12:30pm ESPN: 9 Ole Miss Rebels vs. 6 TCU Hornfrogs: Analysts- Joe Tessitore, Brock Huard, Tim Tebow, Shannon Spake
The Peach Bowl features Ole Miss that has the nation top ranked scoring defense, but faltered at the end of the season by injuries before beating rival Mississippi State, while TCU was the co-Big 12 champion & was on the outside of the Top 4 spots, this game should be fun to watch, but I do believe Ole Miss will be get healthy & win this game in Atlanta.
Prediction: Ole Miss 38, TCU 27
Vizio Fiesta Bowl @ Glendale, AZ 4pm ESPN: 20 Boise State Broncos vs. 10 Arizona Wildcats: Analysts- Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Todd McShay
The Wildcats last game they got destroyed by Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship Game, while Boise State won the Mountain West Championship, we know Boise State have history in the Fiesta Bowl, but the Wildcats are close to home & this should be a shootout in the desert.
Prediction: Arizona 45, Boise State 40
Capital One Orange Bowl @ Miami, FL 8pm ESPN: 12 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. 7 Mississippi State Bulldogs: Analysts- Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, Maria Taylor
Mississippi State had there best season ever even if it was short of being in the College Football Playoff, while Georgia Tech pushed Florida State to the limit in the ACC Championship, but the Bulldogs will have too much for the mostly running Yellow Jackets to handle.
Prediction: Mississippi State 36, Georgia Tech 17
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic @ Arlington, TX 12:30pm ESPN: 8 Michigan State Spartans vs. 5 Baylor Bears: Analysts- Dave Pasch, Brian Griese, Tom Luginbill
The Cotton Bowl to me have the best matchup within the 4 big bowl games before the CFP Semifinals with Big 12 Co-Champion Baylor & Michigan State. The co-Big 12 champions lead the nation in total offense and scoring offense, hanging up 45 points a game against everyone buy Texas, West Virginia and Kansas State. There aren’t a lot of mistakes – finishing sixth in the nation in turnover margin – and after last year’s Fiesta Bowl loss and with the playoff snub, Baylor should be ready, but Michigan State has no major win this season, but there 2 losses are to 2 of the teams in the CFP(Oregon & Ohio State)
Prediction: Baylor 40, Michigan State 35
College Football Playoff Semifinals
Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual @ Pasadena, CA 5pm ESPN: 2 Oregon Ducks vs. 3 Florida State Seminoles: Analysts- Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox, Tom Rinaldi
What a way to start off a new era of deciding the College Football National Championship, The 2013 Heisman Jameis Winston & defending National Champion Florida State vs. 2014 Heisman Marcus Mariota & the Oregon Ducks in the Granddaddy of Bowl Games, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, while FSU won the National Title last season, the Seminoles has came back on teams left & right to stay undefeated, but that could come to a end mainly if they go down to this Oregon Ducks team.
Prediction: Oregon 34, FSU 29
Allstate Sugar Bowl @ New Orleans, LA 8:30pm ESPN: 1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes: Analysts- Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
The Buckeyes are in New Orleans with a 3rd string QB vs. the Bama 2nd ranked run defense. Two great Coaches(Buckeyes Urban Meyer & Crimson Tide Nick Saban) will make this a close game, but at the end Alabama Offense will be too much for the Buckeyes I believe.
Prediction: Alabama 37, Ohio State 24
Other 6 Bowl Games to Watch
Hyundai Sun Bowl @ El Paso, TX 2pm CBS: Duke Blue Devils vs. 15 Arizona State Sun Devils: Analysts- Verne Lundquist or Carter Blackburn, Gary Danielson, Allie LaForce
Prediction: Arizona State 42, Duke 31
National University Holiday Bowl @ San Diego, CA 8pm ESPN: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. 24 USC Trojans: Analysts- Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Samantha Ponder
Prediction: Nebraska 20, USC 35
Belk Bowl @ Charlotte, NC 6:30pm ESPN: 21 Louisville Cardinals vs. 13 Georgia Bulldogs: Analysts- Anish Shroff, Kelly Stouffer, Cara Capuano
Prediction: Georgia 24, Louisville 20
Outback Bowl @ Tampa, FL 12pm ESPN2: 19 Auburn Tigers vs. 18 Wisconsin Badgers: Analysts- Bob Wischusen, Matt Millen, Quint Kessenich
Prediction: Auburn 28, Wisconsin 17
Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl @ Orlando, FL 1pm ABC: 25 Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. 16 Missouri Tigers: Analysts- Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Jeannine Edwards
Prediction: Missouri 36, Minnesota 30
Valero Alamo Bowl @ San Antonio, TX 6:45pm ESPN: 14 UCLA Bruins vs. 11 Kansas State Wildcats: Analysts- Joe Tessitore, Brock Huard, Shannon Spake
Prediction: UCLA 30, Kansas State 27
We will be on BKD TV with the Preview of the College Football Playoff Championship Game in Arlington, TX.