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Posted on: December 8, 2009 11:32 pm
 

Early BCS Bowl Picks

Orange Bowl: Iowa vs. Georgia Tech

Prediction: Georgia Tech's offense will be a big test for Iowa. Jonathan Dwyer has a nice game but falls up short as Iowa pulls off somewhat of an upset. 

Score: Iowa 24, Georgia Tech 21

Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs. Oregon

Prediction: Oregon's offensive weapons will be too much for Ohio State to handle. The up-and-down Terrelle Pryor has a down game and Oregon D takes advantage of the opportunity.

Score: Oregon 24, Ohio State 14

Fiesta Bowl: TCU vs. Boise State

Prediction: Kellen Moore and the Boise State offense will be exploited by an aggressive TCU defense. The TCU offense led by Andy Dalton will do enough to get the job done.

Score: TCU 28, Boise State 21

Sugar Bowl: Cincinnati vs. Florida

Prediction: Tim Tebow, in his final game, won't accept a second consecutive loss. In a high scoring game that will be the most entertaining, Florida's offense will have a fun game vs. Cincinnati's weak defense.

Score: Florida 38, Cincinnati 17

National Championship Game: Alabama vs. Texas

Prediction: Alabama is the favorite and for good reason... their defense is rock solid and their offense can light up the scoreboard. They have a Heisman candidate in sophomore running back Mark Ingram. However, the Longhorns want this game badly after knowing they could've won it all last season. Colt McCoy is a Heisman candidate as well, and he's got a great target in Jordan Shipley. The Longhorns defense gets it done in the upset.

Score: Texas 23, Alabama 21
Posted on: September 5, 2009 3:47 pm
 

(A Few) College Football 2009-2010 Predictions

Champions: Florida Gators

Why not? They have the best player in the league in Tim Tebow, a strong defense led by guys Brandon Spikes and Carlos Dunlap, and a head coach who knows how to win in Urban Meyer. Defending champs as well.

Runner Up: Texas Longhorns

Colt McCoy will be able to rally his troops to a Big 12 Title and a spot in the championship game, but I see Florida as a better team. Texas will have a strong year though, which should include a win over the Oklahoma Sooners.

Heisman: Jahvid Best

Everyone is picking Florida and Texas to meet in the championship game, so I wanted to go out on a limb for my Heisman pick. I'm going with California running back Jahvid Best, who's combination of speed and agility make him a yardage machine. He'll rack up impressive numbers that I think will top the Big Three quarterbacks.

Heisman Voting Results:

1. Jahvid Best, RB
2. Tim Tebow, QB
3. Colt McCoy, QB

Posted on: December 12, 2008 11:28 pm
 

BCS Championship Game Preview: UF vs. OU

Oklahoma Sooners logoFlorida Gators logo

Oklahoma Sooners (1) vs. Florida Gators (2)

After the dust settled, the two top teams in college football have emerged to play in the national championship in January. On one side, the offensive juggernaut that is Oklahoma. Led by Heisman candidate Sam Bradford and star tailback DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma tends to make scoring look easy. On the other side, the Florida Gators will attempt to show why Tim Tebow-Percy Harvin is the best combination in college football today. With the dual threat quarterback Tim Tebow and the speedy, athletic Percy Harvin, the Sooners' defense will be up for a challenge. Two great coaches in Bob Stoops (OU) and Urban Meyer (UF).

Oklahoma Sooners: Players to Watch

1. player photo Sam Bradford, QB

If Oklahoma wants to win this game, Sam Bradford will have to play the game of his life. Against a tough Gator defense, Bradford must keep his calm throughout the game and continue to make smart decisions as he has all year.

2. player photo Manuel Johnson, WR

Coming back from injury, Manuel Johnson is slowly looking like his old self. With Florida focusing mainly on teammate Juaquin Iglesias, Johnson could be in store for a big game.

3. player photo Chris Brown, RB

Anyone who didn't know who Chris Brown was now knows. The second half of the Sooners' great run game will look to rush for over 100 yards for the fourth time in five games.

Florida Gators: Players to Watch

1. player photo Tim Tebow, QB

Dual threat quarterback Tim Tebow will have to play like his Heisman self against a physical Oklahoma defense. As long as his offensive line plays well, Tebow is a huge threat in the backfield, passing or rushing.

2. player photo Percy Harvin, WR/RB

Another dual threat, Harvin is one of the most feared players in college when he has his hands on the ball. With his speed and athleticism, Percy can take it in for six any time he touches the ball.

3. player photo Louis Murphy, WR

One of Tebow's trusted targest, Louis Murphy is a reliable receiver when Harvin is not avaiable. Look for Murphy to see the ball a lot with Harvin getting a lot of attention from the Sooners' defense.

Predicted Scoring:

1st- Tim Tebow 24 yard pass to Louis Murphy (UF 7, OU 0)Heisman anyone? Forget Tim Tebow, Sam Bradford throws for more than 300 yards again. (Getty Images)
        Sam Bradford 11 yard pass to Jermaine Gresham (UF 7, OU 7)
        Sam Bradford 7 yard pass to Chris Brown (OU 14, UF 7)

2nd- Percy Harvin 17 yard run (UF 14, OU 14)
         Jimmy Stevens 39 yard FG (OU 17, UF 14)
         Tim Tebow 4 yard run (UF 21, OU 17)
         Jimmy Stevens 37 yard FG (UF 21, OU 20)
         Tim Tebow 40 yard pass to Percy Harvin (UF 28, OU 20)

3rd- Chris Brown 5 yard run, 2 pt conversion failed (UF 28, OU 26)
        Mossis Madu 2 yard run, 2 pt conversion good (OU 34, UF 28)
        Sam Bradford 19 yard pass to Juaquin Iglesias (OU 41, UF 28)
        Tim Tebow 21 yard pass to Percy Harvin (OU 41, UF 35)

4th- Jimmy Stevens 42 yard FG (OU 44, UF 35)
        Percy Harvin 66 yard run (OU 44, UF 42)
        Tim Tebow 47 yard pass to Louis Murphy, 2 pt conversion good (UF 50, OU 44)
        Sam Bradford 30 yard pass to Jermaine Gresham (OU 51, UF 50)
         
Final: Oklahoma Sooners 51, Florida Gators 50

 
 
 
 
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