The 2010 College Football season kicks off tonight. After the jump are our predictions for the BCS Bowl Games, the Heisman and a few other details.
BCS Title Game: Alabama (BCS #1) vs. Ohio State (BCS #2)
Rose: Oregon (Pac-10) vs. Boise St. (At Large)
Fiesta: Nebraska (Big 12) vs. UConn (Big East)
Orange: Virginia Tech (ACC) vs. Iowa (At Large)
Sugar: Florida (At Large) vs. Texas (At Large)
Heisman: Kellen Moore (Boise St.)
Schools No One Cares About: Michigan (7-5) and Notre Dame (8-4)
I did not want to, but the schedules compelled me to pick the chalk title game. It should come down to two road games for both teams. Alabama travels to Arkansas and LSU. Ohio State goes to Wisconsin and Iowa. Right now, I would not bet against those teams in any of the four games. Thus, they are in the title game. I like Alabama to win that. They run the ball and play defense better than anyone else. As an increasingly old-school Big Ten fan that attracts me.
The only other real upsets I have are Nebraska and UConn. I like Oklahoma on paper, but don’t trust Stoops. I think Texas is due for a down year, which for them is two losses and a BCS bowl bid. Nebraska’s defense carries them. UConn has a stretch where they go at Rutgers, at Louisville, home vs. West Virginia and home vs. Pittsburgh. If they can win 3/4 the Big East is theirs.
Kellen Moore wins the Heisman because too many people want Boise St. to succeed and they won’t make the title game after losing.
Jason’s 2010 College Football Predictions (Note: Those above? Those are Ty Duffy’s. You know, the author of the post.)
Title game (head): Alabama vs. Ohio State
Title game (heart): Alabama vs. Boise State
Other random predictions:
Rich Rodriguez fired after (maybe during) 6-win season
Notre Dame surprises with a 10-2 regular season record, BCS Bid
Florida struggles, finishes 8-4
Mark Richt loses his job. Georgia starts 7-1 but finishes by losing three of four
Heisman winner: Terrelle Pryor