Li'l Strut: Ohio State 35, Georgia 27 . Georgia will win the SEC Title by beating Alabama, who will come into the SEC Title game after a relatively weak schedule compared to previous years. Ohio State will roll through the B1G and beat Nebraska in the B1G title game. This game will be a battle of offenses, pitting the Braxton Miller centric Buckeyes against Georgia’s two pronged attack led by Aaron Murray and Todd Gurley. In the end, OSU’s speedy pass rush and experienced secondary will provide the Buckeyes the late edge needed to raise the crystal ball.
EXTRA CREDIT HUGE UPSET!!! Ole Miss @ Alabama (9/28). Bama will overlook this game after starting the season with Virginia Tech and a revenge game against Texas A&M. Ole Miss has a lot of experience back on both sides of the ball and a rush defense that was in the top 25 last year. Match that up against the Tide’s inexperienced offensive line and you may have the season’s biggest upset.
Damman: Alabama 24, Ohio State 21. I haven’t mentioned my beloved Buckeyes yet…and you will all pay for it now! But seriously, look at their schedule. Who in the hell is going to beat this team? The only possible road blocks are at Northwestern, at Michigan and the B1G Championship Game. But they will be at least a touchdown favorite in those games. With Braxton coming into his own even more this year, growing with the wide receivers to have a passing game to go with the already lethal running game. Having said that, Alabama will be too much for the Bucks. After dropping a game to A&M early, Saban gets really pissed and they rip through the rest of the schedule before an epic title game.
Drew: The Ohio State Buckeyes 33, Alabama Crimson Tide 30. In a game that will be one of they most hyped to ever happen, these two storied programs will be undefeated and carrying two seasons worth of momentum into the game. The game will match the hype and the Buckeyes will win on a late 22 yd scramble into the end zone by Braxton. The Level of Mad that will come pouring out of the Michigan faithful will be glorious.
The Wig Master: Alabama over Ohio State. Not since 2004 (USC) has a team went AP preseason #1 to title. And 3 titles in a row seems to be absurd. But to pick any team over Bama would be considered a ‘Bold Prediction.’ Being in Buckeye country I appreciate the hype, but feel they may be better suited to take down the almighty “Speed Conference” next season. The following excerpt comes from an article breaking down the SEC and compares each team to an alcohol:
If It Were an Alcohol, It Would Be… A Top-Shelf Open Bar at a Wedding
The Holy Grail. You have unlimited access to premium alcohol all evening, and the bartender on the left side of the room is feeling generous with his pours. Your biggest concern: Will they stop serving drinks during dinner? This is important, and you should take note of this early. Outside of this small bit of planning, it does not get any better.
Alabama over Ohio State…see you there.
EXTRA CREDIT HUGE UPSET!!! For the gambler in you, count on the following ‘big’ upset: Vandy over Georgia on Saturday, October 19 at Vanderbilt.
Enjoy the season, enjoy the weather, enjoy the last year of the BCS, and as always, enjoy full beer day, January 1, 2014.
GSaul: Alabama 35, Oregon 17. Nick Saban has the Tide rolling to their third BCS championship in as many years. The Ducks are favored by more than a touchdown in 11 of their 12 games, with the road trip to Stanford being the lone exception.
EXTRA CREDIT HUGE UPSET!!! Kent State knocks off LSU in Baton Rouge on September 14 behind the electrifying play of the Golden Flashes’ RB/KR Dri Archer.
|He must have just watched my extra point make.|
G$: Oregon 34, South Carolina 23. I don't actually believe that this will happen but I'll be damned if I fall in line with the rest of you idiots. But if for some insane reason this IS the BCS title game, you will never ever hear the end of it. Remember how Drewser is a Simmons fudge-packer? I do but I'm utilizing the Ewing Theory for Oregon this year. Now that mental defective, Chip Kelly, is just waiting to get fired by the Eagles, Mark Fighting Hellfish (Hey funboys, get a room!) will lead the Ducks to the title. And I base my prediction for who loses the national title game on which coach is photographed shirtless the most in the offseason. Good job, Steve!
EXTRA CREDIT UPSET ALERT!!! I like Cal to beat Northwestern and Northern Illinois to beat Iowa this weekend. At least one of these will happen.
There you go. College Football Preview Week is over and the season is officially underway. Oh yeah, DIG IT! As for gambling picks from me, I'm not big on wagering during week one but like I said the other day, WMU is up to 28.5 dogs at Sparty. That's too damn much. Enjoy the games this weekend and Iceman will be back on Tuesday to recap the action. Go Buffalo!