BCS National Title Game '11

BCS National Title Game '11
BCS National Championship 1/10/11 Oregon vs Auburn

Thursday, January 3, 2013

January 3rd- Fiesta Bowl Prediction

I will be attending the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in Glendale. The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl is probably the second best bowl game this season. Both Oregon and Kansas State had a chance to punch their ticket to Miami for the BCS National Championship, but choked it away in the third to last week of the season and found themselves playing each other in the desert instead.

1. Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Glendale, AZ) 01/03  8:30 PM ET ESPN
#4 Oregon vs #5 Kansas State

Bowl Prediction total record: 18-12
Bowl Prediction analysis record: 4-4

Valero Alamo Bowl

Prediction: Texas 34, Oregon State 24
Result: Texas 31, Oregon State 27

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

Prediction: TCU 27, Michigan State 23
Result: Michigan State 17, TCU 16

Chick-fil-A Bowl

Prediction: LSU 34, Clemson 27
Result: Clemson 25, LSU 24

Outback Bowl

Prediction: South Carolina 32, Michigan 21
Result: South Carolina 33, Michigan 28

Capital One Bowl

Prediction: Georgia 37, Nebraska 27
Result: Georgia 45, Nebraska 31

Rose Bowl Game Presented by Vizio

Prediction: Prediction: Wisconsin 28, Stanford 24
Result: Stanford 20, Wisconsin 14

Discover Orange Bowl

Prediction: Florida State 31, Northern Illinois 17
Result: Florida State 31, Northern Illinois 10

Allstate Sugar Bowl

Prediction: Florida 31, Louisville 13
Result: Louisville 33, Florida 23

January 3, 2013

9. Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Glendale, AZ)  8:30 PM ET ESPN
#4 Oregon vs #5 Kansas State 

- This is the matchup everyone wanted to see in the BCS National Championship game. Both teams were upset though and now find themselves facing each other in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. This is clearly the second best matchup after the BCS National Championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame. These two teams were originally supposed to meet in Eugene at the beginning of this season, but Kansas State dropped out of the game a few years ago. Leading Kansas State wide receiver Chris Harper will also be playing his former school after transferring Oregon after his freshman season. With all these side stories, these teams play two completely different styles of football. The Oregon Ducks run a fast-paced spread offense that gives a majority of the defenses they face complete nightmares. The lethal Duck offense is led by redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota who has 30 passing touchdowns and just six interceptions on the season. The Duck offense also has talented senior running back Kenjon Barner and the always dangerous De'Anthony Thomas. This Duck offense averages 49.7 points per game and 540.8 yards per game. Oregon also had one of their best defenses this season as they held opponents to 22.7 points per game. 

The Kansas State Wildcats are in their first BCS Bowl game since 2004 and are looking to knock off the Ducks. The Wildcat offense is led by Heisman finalist quarterback Collin Klein. Klein has 22 rushing touchdowns this season and also passed for 15. The Wildcat offense also includes running back John Hubert and wide receivers Chris Harper, Tyler Locket and Tramaine Thompson. The Wildcat defense led by linebacker Arthur Brown has been stellar this season holding opponents to 22.2 points per game and 121.5 rushing yards per game. Everything about this game is going to be interesting. It will be interesting to see if the the Wildcat defense can shutdown the Duck rushing attack and if Kansas State's pro-style methodical style offense can wear down the Duck defense. It is going to be a good one in Glendale. 

Prediction: Oregon 41, Kansas State 30

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