|"Hello, is Stan there?" "Stan who?" "STANFORD FOOTBALL, BITCH!"|
Li'l Strut: #1 Florida State vs. #4 Michigan State – Florida State will cruise through its schedule 13-0 and run away with the ACC Championship, again. The Seminoles actually have a chance to be better this year than last year, especially on offense, which is scary. Michigan State will enter the game as B1G Champs at 12-1 after losing an early season contest at Oregon. The Spartans will give Florida State its toughest contest yet, but FSU wins. FLORIDA STATE 31-20.
#2 Auburn vs. #3 STANFORD FOOTBALL – Looking at the schedules, I would be surprised if any team other than Florida State from a Power Five Conference goes undefeated this year. That being said Auburn will enter the game 12-1 as the SEC Champion. Stanford will arrive with a 12-1 record and as the PAC 12 Champ after dropping a game it should not have, but winning all the big games. This will be an epic game, especially with how tough STANFORD FOOTBALL has played against spread options like Oregon, but Auburn’s athleticism will win in the end. AUBURN 27-21.
National Championship Game – #1 Florida State vs. #2 Auburn – I know. This rematch would be a nightmare, which could only be exceeded by an All-SEC title game. This game will be different, though. Auburn’s defense will be improved and will not repeat last year’s mistakes. FSU will fall short in its bid to repeat. AUBURN 35 – 31.
Damman: Man, how fun is this going to be? An actual playoff in college football? New Year’s Day is going to be the ultimate hangover cure with two playoff games. The matchups will be #1 Florida State vs #4 Ohio State and #2 UCLA vs #3 Alabama. FSU will run the table and be a slam dunk #1. UCLA will also run the table. Alabama will lose one along the way but still win the SEC and get in. My beloved Buckeyes will lose in OT at Penn St in a heartbreaker but will have wins over 3 10-win teams (Navy, Michigan State and Wisconsin in the conference title game) and along with strong year from the B1G will make it. I have FSU beating Ohio St (reverse psychology) and UCLA beating Alabama. FSU will repeat as champions over UCLA. They are just too loaded.
Drew: Florida State - Most talented team in college football with the best player in college football.
Ohio State - Most talented team in the B1G and by far the fastest team in the B1G. The speed that Meyer promised is now coming into place and I think it's going to make the conference look very slow. Improved down with a pretty weak schedule outside of @MSU at night...they should be in the playoff.
Oklahoma - I see them running that schedule. I know G$ likes to hate on Stoops...but, I see him taking this team to the playoff.
Alabama - Still loaded...OBVZ if they lose @ Tennessee they won't be in this like my HOT TAKE...but, their schedule is weak. They should make it as one SEC team definitely will.
Champion - Florida State.....Back to Back. Too much talent.
Larry: (Bama, Ohio, Stanford and Oklahoma). In the first ever playoff Stanford will take down Bama. It’s a proven fact that when Stanford plays STANFORD FOOTBALL they cannot lose and they will be able to match Bama’s strength on the Oline and Dline which will lead them to a win. Stanford 21, Bama 17.
G$: STANFORD FOOTBALL - OBVZ
South Carolina - Getting rid of Clowney was addition by subtraction and we need one more hilarious run at the top by Ol' Ball Coach
Baylor - Bryce Petty isn't winning the Heisman if they aren't in the tournament
Michigan State - Best program in the Big Ten and no one else comes close
Champion - STANFORD FOOTBALL over Baylor...too much STANFORD FOOTBALL. I have it on good authority that we're going to get 15 straight STANFORD FOOTBALL games this Fall.
Nibbles: Auburn - Auburn faces much less competition in the SEC West due to Alabama losing 2/3rd’s of their defense and starting quarterback. Ole Miss should challenge, while A&M takes a step back. The SEC title game should be a cakewalk with the East still being weak.
Florida State - The conference schedule is pathetic with only one ranked opponent in Clemson. Oklahoma State and Notre Dame add some non-conference strength, but neither have the horses to keep up with an offense of Winston, Karlos Willliams, Rashad Greene, and Nick O’Leary. The defense returns 6 starters from last year with experience to fill the gaps.
Michigan State - The conference schedule works well for MSU, getting Michigan and OSU at home. Playing at Eugene in Week 3 will tell us everything we need to know about the Spartans this year. I’m putting my money on the offense moving the ball better this year with 7 of 11 returning starters (including Cook and Langford). The defense lost 6 to graduation, but returns the nation’s best defensive end in Shlique Calhoun as well as half of last year’s No Fly Zone secondary that ranked #3 in pass defense.
Oklahoma - The out of conference is a cakewalk with Louisiana Tech, Tulsa, and Tennessee. In conference ranked opponents include Kansas State and Baylor. The team returns most of the defense as well as Trevor Knight who comes off of a huge performance against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. 4 out of 5 offensive lineman return, paving the way for an easy path to the playoff.
National Champion – Oklahoma. I would expect a Florida State / Michigan State matchup with FSU’s balanced offense having no trouble in moving the ball enough to outpace MSU’s conservative offense. The FSU defense returns too much talent and experience to give the Spartan offense room to make plays. Oklahoma will overtake Auburn with a defense that returns 9 of 11 and was ranked 22 in scoring defense last year. A Florida State and Oklahoma matchup favors Oklahoma whose defense will be tested against the high powered offenses of the Big 12, as well as Auburn in the prior week. To pull off the upset, the offense will require as good of a performance as it showed against Auburn a year prior. The conversion of Blake Bell to TE this year will provide an additional weapon that defenses (including FSU’s) will have difficulties defending.
The Wig Master: In no particular order, the playoff teams: Florida St (sneaks in after a loss to Florida), Oregon, Alabama, and Baylor.
Oregon wins the 2014 National Championship. It’s time to finish the job for the Ducks. I am hesitant to commit, but you can only be on the doorstep for so long before you finally break on through. Besides, I am interested in what Nike has to roll out for the playoffs. Well, that’s all for me. The pleasure, once again, GMoney, was all mine. See you all on Full Beer Day, January 1, 2015.
Great work, gentlemen, but it's time for me to drop trou on you and make some money. Yes, peeps, it is the return of the MAC Glory Hole of the Week! If you doubt my superpower of predicting MAC football games against the spread then you must hate winning 74% of your bets. Yes, I went 10-3.5 last year. Not sure what the half was for but I'll take it. To start off the season right, we must pick against a team that has 14 freshmen on their two deep including a true freshman QB. That's why I'm taking Purdue -10 at home vs. Western Michigan. Purdue was awful last year but Darrell Hazell can coach and getting off to a good start in 2014 will be big. They take care of the Broncos easily on Saturday. But if they don't, WHOA, he's going to be on a hot seat already.
I'll be in Oxford tomorrow enjoying the shit out of life and taking my kid to her first football game. MUCK FARSHALL. But before we get to that...BEAT DEFIANCE! C-A-T-S C-A-T-S C-A-T-S CA-TS CATS CATS CATS! That's how we rip off a set of Cat-Jacks on the internet, bitch.