|Posted on November 30, 2012 at 2:40 PM|
Pac 12: #16 UCLA 24 @ #8 Stanford 28
Yes, UCLA preformed much worse than this at home against Stanford last week, but as I mentioned last week, I think that it was in UCLA's best interest to lose that game. This time the Bruins get closer, but fall on the road.
MAC: #21 Northern Illinois 35 vs. #17 Kent State 31
In a game that could send the winner to the conference's first BCS game with both coaches potentially leaving after the year, Northern Illinois behind QB Jordan Lynch takes the win. If Kent State wins, the Flashes are all but assured of going to the BCS, N Illinois could be in or out with a win.
SEC: #3 Georgia 17 vs. #2 Alabama 27
Winner goes to Miami to play Notre Dame for the national title. Before the season began, I had Georgia (with 1 loss) upset an undefeated Alabama and head to the title game. However, I never felt that Georgia was better than Bama and the sad loss to South Carolina remains in my head. I can't take Georgia.
#18 Texas 24 @ #6 Kansas State 41
I feel bad for Kansas State. They lose to A&M in the Big 12 title game in '98 to end a chance at a national championship (and a BCS bid) and this year to Baylor. Snyder is one of my favorite coaches of all time and I like the Wildcats to take down Texas and win the Big 12.
Big Ten: Wisconsin 21 vs. #12 Nebraska 30
In what may be the only Big Ten championship game to ever feature an unranked team, I hope for the sake of the conference and Rose Bowl, that Nebraska wins. I think they will though. The Huskers are on a roll since the D didn't make the trip to Columbus and they will come out on top.
ACC: Georgia Tech 20 vs. #13 Florida State 42
Similar to the Big Ten game, I hope for the sake of the ACC and the BCS that Georgia Tech loses. A team that lost by 21 to Middle Tennessee should not be in a BCS bowl and Florida State will take care of that issue.
C-USA: UCF 24 vs. Tulsa 21
I take a score similar to the one from the previous matchup in Tulsa this season. UCF fell by 2 on the road and I like the Knights full body of work more than Tulsa's.