My College Football bowl predictions for 2009
Florida vs. Cincinatti
Unless the Gators show up complacent like Bama did last year they ought to throttle the Bearcats. However, Brian Kelly is an excellent coach and you can bet he will have his team fired up with the "disrespect factor". After all, they are undefeated from a BCS conference and Texas squeaked out a victory in their Big 12 title game. But Tebow is too much of a competitor and has too much pride to let the SEC championship end his season. He will also have his team fired up for this one and Florida will win.
TCU vs Boise State
I don't know a whole lot about either team but I feel pretty sure the Horned Frogs will CRUSH Boise St. I predict this will be the most lopsided bowl game.
Boise St. 18
Oregon vs. Ohio State
I am not very impressed with the resume of either team, but they both have great playmakers on offense. It could be a high scoring shootout, but in the end the pedestrian Big 10 squad will fall as they alway seem to do.
Ohio State 30
Iowa vs. Georgia Tech
There's no way Iowa's defense can handle the triple option. Tech wins by three touchdowns.
Georgia Tech 42
BCS National Title Game
Alabama vs. Texas
The experts are crowning the Tide before the first snap which is a recipe for disaster most times. I don't want the Alabama team to get cocky and show up like Miami did against us in '92 or against Penn State in '86. Mack Brown is a great coach, the Longhorns are undefeated and have a top ranked defense, and Colt McCoy is the winningest quarterback in NCAA history so nothing should be taken for granted by the Crimson Tide.
However, the Horns have basically had no running game all year, their only offense has been McCoy and his favorite target Jordan Shipley. The defense has had a great year except for the huge amount of yards they gave up to A&M, plus they really haven't faced any great teams this year. Nebraska has no offense, Texas Tech was rebuilding, and Oklahoma was hampered with injuries. They have faced only two elite defenses all season, Oklahoma and Nebraska and narrowly escaped both teams. No disrespect to the Cornhuskers' "black shirt" defense which is awesome, but Texas hasn't seen a defense as deep and talented as Bama's in quite a while. Plus if Nebraska had ANY offense at all they could have won that game last night. Bama has an offense in case nobody noticed. Coach Saban won't let us slip like last year's Sugar Bowl. Plus the fact that Alabama has never beaten Texas will give a bit of historical motivation! The Tide will roll.