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Old 12-04-2011, 09:29 PM
 
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Default Bowl Predictions

I have a feeling I will change these, but I will start this thread any and make the official city-data bowl predictions thread.

BCS Title Game: Hard game to pick and I'm a biased LSU fan. I'll be honest and say that I think the first game was one that Alabama probably should have one. It also showed the Tide's real strengths: physically they are the strongest team in the nation. They bruise the hell out of teams for 3 quarters and run them right over in the 4th.

LSU's at a disadvantage when it comes to the lines, but that disadvantage is not all that great. LSU can hold its own, as they proved in November. The real advantage for LSU is overall team speed, although Alabama's speed is deceptive. LSU probably has more ways to beat teams than Alabama does. Not so much on offense, but they make huge plays on defense, and on special teams.

This game will come down to coaching and execution (duh). I think that if Alabama holds on to the football, and especially if they can find ways to soften up LSU's defense on the run just enough to get Richardson going early, the Tide will probably win the game. If LSU can make some big plays and maybe find ways to get creative on offense (as the Mad Hatter only can), then I think LSU will win. I hate to do this, but I'm probably going to take Alabama in a game that starts out slow, but opens up a little bit in the second half: 17-13.

As for the rest...

Rose: Oregon over Wisconsin 38-35.

Fiesta: Oklahoma St. over Stanford 45-24

Sugar: Michigan over VT 28-17

Orange: Clemson over West Virginia 35-21

Alamo: Baylor over Washington 42-21

Insight: OU Sooners over Iowa 38-21

Outback: Georgia over Michigan St. 31-21* (good matchup, could go either way)

Cotton: Arkansas over Kansas St. 38-35* (*really good matchup, could definitely go either way).

Haven't really had time to analyze the teams yet, so I might change my picks, but this is what my gut says right now.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:35 PM
 
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Good thread. I'm sure I'll post my picks sometime.


You should join the bowl pick 'em.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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BCS Title Game: I'll take Alabama in a close one. I picked LSU the last time around but I think Alabama will find a way to win this one.

Rose: Oregon over Wisconsin

Fiesta: Oklahoma St. over Stanford-Stanford's defense will have a hard time stopping OSU so I think OSU will win by at least two TD's in that game.

Sugar: Michigan over VT

Orange: Clemson over West Virginia

Alamo: Baylor over Washington

Insight: OU Sooners over Iowa

Outback: Georgia over Michigan St.

Cotton: Arkansas over Kansas St.-I really like Kansas State but I think Arky will be too much for them. Arky's defense will find a way to stop Collin Klein, or at least slow him down....lol.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Funny picture of Oregon's backfield at Disneyland (Space Mountain)

http://twitter.com/KBDeuce4/status/1.../photo/1/large
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Wisconsin bests Oregon in "Beef Bowl"

This really isnt a surprise.
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Fiesta: Oklahoma St. over Stanford-Stanford's defense will have a hard time stopping OSU so I think OSU will win by at least two TD's in that game.
Way to go Okie St...

I'm usually for the other orange team but real happy for the Cowboys.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:40 PM
 
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I was really wrong about Houston. I thought they were kind of like Hawaii was a few years ago, but turns out they're more like TCU.
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:59 PM
 
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I'm picking Alabama in the BCS Game.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:00 PM
 
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I was really wrong about Houston. I thought they were kind of like Hawaii was a few years ago, but turns out they're more like TCU.
Penn State isn't all that good, especially without their QB & all the other distractions.

Houston probably was somewhere in between Hawaii of 2006 (was that the year?) and TCU of 2010. They were much better than 2011's TCU or Hawaii.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:02 PM
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Penn State isn't all that good, especially without their QB & all the other distractions.

Houston probably was somewhere in between Hawaii of 2006 (was that the year?) and TCU of 2010. They were much better than 2011's TCU or Hawaii.
From what they were saying, Penn St. had the 5th ranked passing defense in the nation and Keenum shredded them.

I'm gonna pick Bama in a squeaker over LSU tonite....
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