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Post Week 1 BCS Predictions

Posted on: September 2, 2012 2:09 pm
 

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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