It's that time of year again when College Football hosts it's annual Bowl Games to see which teams are the best and who will be crowned National Champion. This year, there are some elite match ups and I want your opinions on them.
Let's start with #8 UCF vs. #11 LSU in the Fiesta Bowl.
Being from Florida, I have watched almost every UCF Game this year. They are HOT. However, in the final regular season rivalry match up against USF, their quarterback suffered a season and potentially career ending injury to his Right Knee and Leg. So do they truly have what it takes to take down a powerhouse team like LSU? In my opinion, no. LSU's Defense is incredible and not to mention their offense can get going QUICK. My prediction? LSU beats UCF 35-17.
The second game that we will look at will be #10 Florida vs. #7 Michigan in the Peach Bowl.
As a Florida Gator fan, this hurts me to even see us playing Michigan. So far, throughout history, Florida is 0-4 against Michigan including a 41-7 loss back in 2016 and a 33-17 loss back in 2017. Florida's Offense is struggling to stay hot but their Defense is killing it. Therefore, I think this actually gives Florida a shot but will it be enough to finally win against Michigan? My prediction? Florida beats Michigan 35-31.
The third game that we will look at will be #9 Washington vs. #6 Ohio State in the all-so famous Rose Bowl.
This match up is going to be one for the books! Both of these teams have incredible powerhouse Offenses and Defenses. But, with Ohio State's head coach Urban Meyer leaving the program after the game, will it effect them? I believe it will not but it has to at least be in the back of their heads. They've played each other 11 times since 1995 with Ohio State beating Washington 8 of those 11 times. Therefore, my prediction is Ohio State beats Washington 38-31.
We can't finish this topic without visiting the College Football Playoff Games!
1.) #2 Clemson vs. #3 Notre Dame in the CFP Semifinal at the Cotton Bowl Classic.
Clemson has looked extravagant all season long while Notre Dame has had it's struggles but somehow finished the regular season undefeated. In my opinion, Clemson's Defense is TOO strong for Notre Dame's unbalanced Offense. My prediction? Clemson demolishes Notre Dame 42-21.
2.) #1 Alabama vs. #4 Oklahoma in the CFP Semifinal at the Orange Bowl.
Alabama has struggled this season with injuries and tight games but has always found a way to escape a loss and ranking change. However, Oklahoma's Heisman Winning Quarterback looks like he may be able to dismantle the Crimson Tide. Will Alabama's Defense be able to slow down and potentially stop Oklahoma's fast paced Offense? My prediction? UPSET ALERT! Oklahoma narrowly beats Alabama 49-42.
You've heard my Thoughts and Predictions so let me hear yours!