The BCS bowl games kick off today and I have made my picks:
Sugar Bowl: Louisville vs. Florida
I think Florida will destroy Louisville in this match-up. Another example of SEC dominance.
Orange Bowl: Northern Illinois vs. Florida State
Although I would love to see Northern Illinois win here, I think Florida State will take it. I think depth of schedule is the key here and Northern Illinois lacks the experience of playing against top-tier teams.
Fiesta Bowl: Oregon vs. Kansas State
Very torn over this game. I am going to choose Oregon based on their experience in big games, but would not be surprised if Kansas State has figured out the Oregon offense.
Rose Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Stanford
Motivations will be high for Wisconsin with Bielema leaving and for Stanford for losing to Notre Dame and losing their shot at the National Championship game. I think Stanford dominates here.
BCS National Championship: Notre Dame vs. Alabama
Despite being a Notre Dame fan, I think Alabama wins this match up. Nick Saban has too much time to prepare and I think that is the difference maker.