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Old 01-01-2015, 07:57 PM
 
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This game went down almost exactly like I thought it would. Oregons
Oregons the wrong team to fix the kind of problems that FSU kept getting away with
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Old 01-01-2015, 09:18 PM
 
Location: So California
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I think they got the final 4 right, even if Oregon destroys Fla St no committee was going to leave them out after 29-0 and champs last year.

Baylor cant say a word after getting a thumping by Mich St. TCU could have a slight argument but who would they replace other then Fla St in the top 4?

I am totally blown away at this score. Is it Oregon is that good or Fla St just is that bad?
Why wouldn't TCU have an argument? That's silly and just showing your bias. Thumping by mich st, please they caught fire and Baylor took it a little to casually.
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Old 01-01-2015, 09:55 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Great OSU/Bama game going on. Buckeyes up by 6 in the 4th quarter. Can they close the deal?
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Old 01-01-2015, 10:49 PM
 
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Why wouldn't TCU have an argument? That's silly and just showing your bias. Thumping by mich st, please they caught fire and Baylor took it a little to casually.
Bias towards what? The fact that so many hate the Big 10 and Ohio St, Mich St and Wisconsin all beat good teams.

Yes, Mich St physically thumped Baylor.

Ohio St just ruined a lot of peoples thoughts about they did not deserve to be in the playoffs.

They just beat the No.1 team Alabama with a 3rd string QB.

Looks to me like the B10 is the best conference in America this year with these wins by Ohio State, Mich St and Wisconsin over good teams from power conferences.


Way to go Buckeyes!!
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Old 01-01-2015, 11:07 PM
 
Location: GIlbert, AZ
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Bias towards what? The fact that so many hate the Big 10 and Ohio St, Mich St and Wisconsin all beat good teams.

Yes, Mich St physically thumped Baylor.

Ohio St just ruined a lot of peoples thoughts about they did not deserve to be in the playoffs.

They just beat the No.1 team Alabama with a 3rd string QB.

Looks to me like the B10 is the best conference in America this year with these wins by Ohio State, Mich St and Wisconsin over good teams from power conferences.


Way to go Buckeyes!!
Hmm hard to argue with this. Congrats on beating Bama. I don't think Oregon will be so easy. Im guessing Oregon will beat Ohio St. by 21 points.
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Old 01-01-2015, 11:26 PM
 
Location: The Bayou City
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Bias towards what? The fact that so many hate the Big 10 and Ohio St, Mich St and Wisconsin all beat good teams.

Yes, Mich St physically thumped Baylor.

Ohio St just ruined a lot of peoples thoughts about they did not deserve to be in the playoffs.

They just beat the No.1 team Alabama with a 3rd string QB.

Looks to me like the B10 is the best conference in America this year with these wins by Ohio State, Mich St and Wisconsin over good teams from power conferences.


Way to go Buckeyes!!
You will lose to Oregon.

The Baylor game was hardly a thumping. Last I checked Baylor lost by 1, racking 41 points against what has been the best defense in the country for the last 2 years. You are definitely right B1G is underrated and the SEC is seriously overrated.
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Old 01-01-2015, 11:34 PM
 
Location: The Bayou City
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Yet they are still ranked in the top ten with three losses. Now they're not who we thought they were. Got it.
You realize LSU, Auburn, Miss St, Ole Miss, and now Alabama all lost their bowl games.. Right? How did that Ole Miss game go against mediocre Arkansas?
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Old 01-01-2015, 11:51 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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So let's see...


Illinois lost to Louisiana Tech (0-1)
Rutgers beat North Carolina (1-1)
Penn State beat Boston College (2-1)

Nebraska lost to USC (2-2)
Maryland lost to Stanford (2-3)
Minnesota lost to Missouri (2-4)

Wisconsin beat Auburn (3-4)
Michigan State beat Baylor (4-4)
Ohio State beat Alabama (5-4)

Iowa has to play Tennessee
Ohio State has to play Oregon



The Big Ten will not finish any worse than 5-6 in their Bowl games. As for the SEC...


South Carolina beat Miami (1-0)
Texas A&M beat West Virginia (2-0)
Arkansas beat Texas (3-0)
Georgia beat Louisville (4-0)

LSU lost to Notre Dame (4-1)
Ole Miss lost to TCU (4-2)
Mississippi State lost to Georgia Tech (4-3)

Missouri beat Minnesota (5-3)
Auburn lost to Wisconsin (5-4)
Alabama lost to Ohio State (5-5)

Tennessee has to play Iowa
Florida has to play East Carolina



The SEC will not finish any better than 7-5 in their bowl games.
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Old 01-02-2015, 12:04 AM
 
Location: The Bayou City
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Still think TCU is the best team in the country.
Er.. What? You can't be serious.
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Old 01-02-2015, 04:57 AM
 
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Alabama vs. Ohio State -- This is hard to pick because nobody knows just how good the Buckeyes really are at this point. But when I look at the videotape highlights of some recent games, it's pretty clear that while Alabama's got recent history on its side, this is a winnable game for OSU. Alabama's defense in 2011 and 2012 was strong at every position, but since last year, they've been a lot more vulnerable in the secondary. Auburn exposed them with the deep ball on at least three or four different occasions in the Iron Bowl game. By that same token, Ohio State's "third string" quarterback was masterful in throwing the deep route. That's not a good combination for Alabama. Ohio State's consistently been putting up points on almost anyone. Of course they've given up some as well. I know it sounds crazy, but I'm gonna go out on a limb and predict a second consecutive Superdome loss for the Tide. Ohio State 38, Alabama 35.

Oregon vs. FSU -- This game is a little easier to predict. I think FSU's had a remarkable run the last two years, and they deserve to play in this game, but Oregon's going to send them packing. I don't doubt FSU's ability to put up points against Oregon, but they won't be able to keep up with Oregon's offense, and the Noles defense hasn't shown any signs of improvement in recent weeks. If they're waiting to flip the switch, Oregon's absolutely the last team they want to face. Oregon 49 FSU 28.

Assuming things unfold as above, that would leave Oregon against Ohio State. I think the Big Ten got a taste of what Oregon has to offer earlier this year, and I don't think the outcome would be much different. Ohio State's never played a team quite like Oregon, and it's really hard to get used to the pace that the Ducks bring. And unlike 2009 when the two played in the Rose Bowl, Oregon's offensive line would match up well against the Buckeyes this time. Oregon 31 Ohio State 27. Oregon wins its first national championship.
Did I call it, or did I call it?

I was a little surprised at the number of turnovers that FSU committed on offense, but I was not at all surprised with how easily the Ducks moved the ball on a defense that's nothing like the 2013 version of the Noles. The Noles were sloppy on defense all year long and expected to just turn it on on the big stage -- except that it doesn't work like that. By this time of year, you are who you are.

As for Ohio State, all I can say is that I knew going into that game they had a shot against Alabama. Bama just doesn't have the same kind of shut-down defense that their previous championship teams had. The games against LSU and Auburn were major clues that Bama might have some trouble in the finale this year. Alabama looked vulnerable throughout the year against teams that had a good offensive line and could throw down field. And while LSU wasn't really that good on offense, they pushed Bama around the field all night long, which was an indication that Bama's vaunted line strength was overrated. What was clear was that this year's Tide didn't own the line of scrimmage the way that they had before. Part of that is Alabama being slightly less talented, but a lot of that has to do with better recruiting by other programs around the country.

I'm sticking with my prediction in the title game, too. I think Ohio State will be, by far, the toughest opponent for the Ducks outside of Arizona, which somehow seemed to have their number. But I still like the Ducks. All this goes back to what I said a long time ago on another thread: Oregon's been preparing for this moment for a long time. Chip Kelly revolutionized the game a few years ago with his modern version of the pistol. The one problem that Oregon has had in previous years was that they just didn't have enough power to beat the elite teams off the football.

In case you didn't see it last night, those days are over. Oregon's gradually gotten bigger and bigger on the lines. They've also gotten more physical on defense. But even more worrisome, and what gets overlooked, is that Oregon has some really strong backs and receivers to complement their speed. Yes, Oregon's fast, but they're also physical. They're physical enough to bang with any team in the nation - Pac 12, Big 12, Big 10, ACC, or SEC. Doesn't matter. I think Ohio State puts up a good fight, but Oregon will make big plays and win the game. I'll keep the score about the same.
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