By - Kory Kinslow
We will start with the bowl games. South Carolina will play the University of Miami(FL) in the Duck Commander Independence Bowl. Miami is a pretty decent team, but I believe if you give Steve Spurrier this much time to prepare for one team, he will win it. I see USC by 10. Texas A&M plays West Virginia in the Autozone Liberty Bowl. A&M played like a top 25 team much of the season, but played down to other competition at times. Western Virginia is a decent team, but I think that A&M will win this one in a shoot out by 7.
Arkansas and Texas match up in an old rivalry in the Texas Bowl. Texas has a decent defense, but has not seen a running attack like the Razorbacks have and I believe the Razorback defense is superior to the offense of Texas. Arkansas wins by 17. LSU will play Notre Dame in the Music City Bowl. This will be a very good game, but if the Notre Dame turnover department doesn't clear up it could get ugly. LSU has been on the cusp of something great all year and I believe they will score early and often winning by 21. Georgia will play Louisville in the Belk Bowl.
I believe that this is the first SEC loss we see. I think that Petrinos years at Arkansas give him an insight into the Georgia team and the Cardinals win by ten. Ole Miss plays a very good TCU team in the Chik-Fil-A Peach Bowl. Ole Miss is a good team with a good quarterback, but I personally believe that TCU could beat at least one of the teams in the playoff and will win a close one by 7. Mississippi State plays Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl. I think that the Bulldogs have the defense to stop the Yellow Jacket running attack and win a low scoring and close game by 3.
Auburn plays Wisconsin in the Outback bowl. Wisconsin is very good at the run, but so is Auburn. I think that Auburn is hard to prepare for and Wisconsin plays a lot like an Arkansas team that Auburn beat this year. Auburn wins by 3. Missouri will play Minnesota in the Citrus Bowl. I believe that the defense of Missouri wins out in this one and they win by 21. Tennessee plays Iowa in the Taxslayer bowl. Iowa is going to have a tough time with a very physical Tennessee team and the Vols play hard like they have all year and win by 10. Florida will play East Carolina in the Birmingham bowl. East Carolina is a very good team with a great passing attack. Florida can run the ball some, but have a tough time passing. I think that East Carolina outscores the Gators by 10.
Alabama is the one seed and only team in the College playoff. They start out with Ohio State. Ohio State has a young quarterback with little experience playing and I think Bama feeds on that winning the first game easily. I believe Oregon will beat Florida State handily and will set up the Alabama versus Oregon Championship Game. I think Oregon comes out early with a two touchdown lead in the first quarter, but after that it's all Alabama and they win the game by 14 to win the first tournament championship.
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