Kevin Lewis is a retired NFL linebacker.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Real BCS Championship Game.......College Picks


Heisman hopefuls Tim Tebow and Mark Ingram will receive the award based on the winner of this game. The clash of the titans, and maybe the most highly anticipated game in 10 years. Defending National Champs Florida maybe better on defense and more balanced on offense than they were last year. Bama is definitely better on defense but have truly underperformed on offense this year.For the people that think Ingram will run wild on Florida are delusional. Who has done it. They are the #1 defense in the country 2 years in a row because they know how to stop the run. Bama had the edge the 1st 7 games of the season because of their lights out style of play. But they became human in the Tenn game. A game in which they were dominated in every phase of the game except special teams. That's when Florida caught their stride and began to dominate and beat down opponents.They blew out Georgia and haven't looked back sense. The key to this game is Julio Jones. Bama is undefeated because of his 7catches against Tenn and his 9 catches last week. Jones will need to make 3 huge plays in order for Bama to win. But, Florida has the #1 passing d in the country. Sorry Bama fans if u aint a Gator ur Gator Bait!!! 34-23 Gators

Oregon St at Oregon

This game will be an offensive battle with Masoli and James of Oregon versus the Rodger brothers of Oregon St.Both schools have almost an identical schedule with almost the same record. The Beavers beat Stanford while the Duck's lost to them. The Duck's destroyed USC as the Beavers lost a heart breaker to them. Both teams have good QB's and even better RB's. In their toughest battles the teams defenses have struggled. This "Back yard Battle" will come down to the offense that has the ball last. Because they are at home, with the best QB , the Duck's will win. 37-31 Oregon

GTECH vs Clemson

Paul Johnson's offense sputtered last week against their rival Georgia. They were held to a season low 205 yards rushing. GTECH's defense was beaten down by a Bulldog running game as well. Clemson was also dominated in the running game by South Carolina. Clemson also had their lowest output in the running game only managing 48 yards. Both Teams have to go back to the drawing board and try to figure out what adjustments need to be made. GTECH's defense won't get that much better in the running game but Clemson struggles running the ball. Heisman candidate CJ Spiller only manages 76 ypg on the ground. Clemson victory: Run the ball,run the ball, stay off the ground on defense. GTech victory: run your offense, prevent 20+ yard plays. GTECH wins. 34-24 GTECH

*****UPSET ALERT*****
Cincy at Pitt

Tony Pike's back with a vengeance. He should be a name at least being mentioned for the Heisman. Cincy has play makers all over the field on offense lead by speedy Gilyard. He's a big play receiver that has shown he also is a danger in the special teams game. The only weakness of this Cincy team is their weak defense. A defense that gives up way to many yards (350ypg) per game. The problem with Pitt's loss to WVU last week was this week. Wannstedt wasn't able to get his group focused on WVU with Cincy just on the horizon. Pitt comes in with their 3 headed monster of QB Stull, RB Lewis and WR Baldwin. Stull has had a steady hand because of the big play ability of Baldwin and Lewis. Lewis was the first back o a 1000 yards in the country. Baldwin will end up with a thousand yards in this game in a run 1st offense. But the most underrated and sometimes the most important player on their offense is unknown TE/FB/HB/WR Dickerson. He has 45 receptions and is a go to 3rd down and emergency target for Stull. He compares easily to the super athletic Hernandez of Florida. But the reason why Pitt will beat Cincy will be because of their pass rush. Pitt's getting almost 4 sacks a game lead be DE Romeus. The skilled finesse type of offense of Cincy will be bruised and battered by the #1 pass rushing attack in the country. 30-24 Pitt

*****UPSET ALERT*****
Houston at ECU

Greenville,NC - Dowdy-Fickelyn Stadium, home of the ECU Pirates is one of the most underrated stadiums in the country. Ask any player that has played their and they'll tell you it's one of the rowdiest places they have ever played. This will play a huge role against a Houston offense that has to communicate a lot to run their high powered offense. ECU's QB Pickney has gotten better every year and has consistently proven that no game is bigger than he is. Case Keenum should be making the trip to New York this year but he won't. He's throwing for 350 yards per game. This is insane. Keenum had thrown for over a thousand yards by the 3rd game of the year. This offense is clearly the best pasing offense in the country. But Houston has struggled dearly on defense. ECU averages one upset a year and it's their last chance this year for one. ECU wins. 28-24 ECU

Texas at Nebraska

Colt McCoy needs a huge game in order to be crowned Heisman this year. He has had a great year and has lead a less than star studded Texas to an undefeated season. Texas hasn't been all offense this year. Their defense has took care of business and is ranked #2 in the country. They have been able to hold powerful offenses like OSU and TT to their worst games of the year. Nebraska has been also lead by their defense this year. DT Suh has dominated every opponent this season. But Nebraska could of easily lost half of the games they won. Texas has flat out blew past all of their competition this year. 45-20 Texas

WVU at Rutgers

This almost made one of the upset picks of the week. But, it's hard to understand how Rutgers was blown out by a weak Syracuse team. WVU's duo of Brown and Devine will be to much for Rutger's to handle. Rutgers will be able to score because of a well coached and creative offense. But it won't be enough for the explosive and battle tested WVU offense. 31-20 WVU

Cal at Washington

Cal will control this game from start to finish. Why? For the same reason Washington has won and lost all year. Inconsistency at QB. Yep NFL scouts may be high on him but Jake Locker is a big risk taker. Those risks have gotten him 18 TD's but also brought him 11 INT's. They are a 4-7 team that has beaten heavy weights USC and Arizona. But, have lost to Notre Dame and a bad UCLA. Cal RB Shane Vereen will dominate the line of scrimmage the entire game. This should be a blow out. 38-17 Cal


USF has underachieved again this year. The talent they are able to put on the field warrants more wins then they are getting. It may be time for a coaching change. UCONN has been able to deal with the death of their teammate Jazz and were still able to rally to win a big game in South Bend.UCONN will have a hard time throwing the ball against the speed and athletic ability of both DE's Pieer-Paul and Selvie. USF BJ Daniels has been the surprise of the year. He will be a dark horse for the Heisman next season. Watch this game and you'll see why. USF wins. 28-27 USF

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