Oregon capped off a crappy bowl season for the Pac-10. The Ducks were smothered 26-17 by team sweater-vest tonight in the Rose Bowl. It wasn’t all that great of a game, just like many of the other games that Pac-10 teams decided to NOT show up for. As a whole they went 2-5, and the only teams that seemed to actually want to play were USC and UCLA. I guess there’s something in the water in Socal, like salt, but something went wrong for everybody else. Arizona, Oregon State, Oregon, Cal, and Stanford all seemed to forget how to play. I was especially disappointed in the Arizona performance, and was glad I only caught a quarter of the game. They must have been thinking about their New Years Eve plans more than the game. Personally I thought we’d do a lot better, but I guess it proves that the Pac-10 isn’t as strong as I thought. I truly thought Stanford, Oregon, and Oregon State would pull out wins. I guess if there was a playoff setup we wouldn’t have made it anywhere… Anyways, now we can move to a new decade. One that will hopefully be a stronger one for the Pac-10!
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I’m far from a college football expert, or could really even tell you much about many of the teams, but I am pretty pumped to see the obvious Bama and Gators match up, and one of my all time favorite rivalries the Civil War Oregon vs. Oregon State! MCeezy wrote about how rivalry week is somewhat deceiving, but these two games are about as heated as rivalries can get! Hopefully they will play out that way! Same with my NFL picks the home teams are in bold.
Oregon State (+9.5) Over Oregon
I don’t think the Beavers will win this game, but Moevao has said that they are looking for revenge from last years upset. I didn’t feel it was a big upset last year, but what do I know! I feel they will pull out all the tricks they have in the playbook to keep this one close, and hopefully it ends up like 2007′s double OT battle. I understand that the Ducks are the more talented team, but in a rivalry anything can happen. Also besides the Beavers having to contain Lamichael James and Jeremiah Masoli they should see a small dose of Legarrette Blount in his first game back from the suspension. He should give them that big back to pound the football on the ground, which they haven’t had most of this season. MCeezy predicted he’d be back for their most important game, and it looks like he was right! I can’t figure out why this line is so high since the Beavers ARE at home, and ARE a good team!
Alabama (+6) Over Florida
I guess I’m writing about this game because I was in Florida last week, and it seems like it was all I really heard about for most of the week! After hearing the hype over there I’ve decided to pick my second straight underdog! I think that in college football the home field makes much more of a difference than it does in the pros. I’m not confident that Bama can actually pull this one out, but since they are the #2 team in the country they deserve to be at least within a FG on the spread at home! Florida and their 22 straight wins will probably win this game, but I like many others love to see an upset. I don’t dislike Tebow especially since he has proven that he is an amazing leader, but i don’t have quite the same type of love as Sportsguyby has for him! Losing Dunlap to the DUI, should make it a little easier for Bama to move the ball, and should give them a little more time to throw. I see this one ending closer than last years SEC title game!
While the top teams are busy playing the likes of Mississippi State, Hawaii, Tennessee, and Oregon State, #8 TCU and #16 BYU are squaring off in Provo. Being a pretty devout USC fan, my Saturdays usually revolve around the Trojans. However, with about 7 minutes until kickoff, my TV figures to remain on the much-maligned Versus channel. As much as I want to watch Jacquiz Rogers run circles around the men of Troy, I’d rather see Harvey Unga running through a sea of Horned Frogs. Now, at the time of writing this, TCU has just scored their second TD jumping out to a 14-0 lead. They clearly have the edge right now, but don’t count out the Cougars just yet. If they can get the crowd at Lavell Edwards back in the game, we could be in for a finish that could rival Utah-Air Force and Clemson-Miami. Expect some signature plays from guys like Jeremy Kerley, Jerry Hughes, Max Hall, and Unga, that we’ll probably be seeing next spring during ESPN’s coverage of the NFL Draft.
Is TCU-BYU the biggest game of the day? The only other matchup of ranked teams was #24 Oklahoma vs. #25 Kansas. Weigh in below….
UPDATE: BYU is listless, and the first play I saw after switching to USC-OSU was a Jacquiz Rogers fumble. On second thought….