There are a lot of big rivalries going on in college football tomorrow, and with the exception of Notre Dame/USC (Since Matt Barkley is out), they should all shape out to be pretty great games. Now if only I wasn’t going shopping in Westlake. Anyways, starting with “The Game”, here’s Week 13.
#19 Michigan versus Ohio State
(8-3, 6-1 Big Ten)
(11-0, 7-0 Big Ten)
Ohio State deserves to be ranked based off of the season they’ve had. A lot of these games have been classics like the #1 versus #2 game in 2006, and others have been romps (like in 2008, 2009, 2010). Dernard is going to be out to finish a strong season, but without star rusher Fitzgerald Toussaint this might be difficult. Especially since this is in Columbus. Looks like I’m going to let my Dad down again. I wanted them to win too.
My Pick: Ohio State
#5 Oregon versus #15 Oregon State
(10-1, 7-1 Pac-12)
(15) Oregon St
(8-2, 6-2 Pac-12)
Well I certainly wasn’t expecting Stanford to beat Oregon, least of all in their house. Oregon State has also been a pleasant surprise all season leading to them perhaps becoming a strong national title contender for next year if they play their cards right. I know this is in Corvallis, but this is still Oregon we’re talking about. The Ducks will quack to another BCS bowl, but Stanford took their spot in the Pac-12 Title game away from them.
My Pick: Oregon
#21 Oklahoma State versus #13 Oklahoma
(21) Oklahoma St
(7-3, 5-2 Big 12)
(8-2, 6-1 Big 12)
I really don’t see Oklahoma State winning this game. Especially facing Oklahoma’s offense in Norman.
My Pick: Oklahoma
You never know though. Look at the Apple Cup today.
#4 Florida versus #10 Florida State
(10-1, 7-1 SEC)
(10) Florida St
(10-1, 7-1 ACC)
You can never tell with these two can you. Both are good teams, but they win ugly in a lot of their games. They’ve also surprisingly made a return to national prominence, which is great, but one of these two has to go down. Look for Florida to make more plays, considering that they’ve faced much tougher teams in the SEC.
My Pick: Florida
#8 Stanford versus #17 UCLA
(9-2, 7-1 Pac-12)
(9-2, 6-2 Pac-12)
This game has Pac-12, perhaps even national ramifications to it. Both teams are coming off of strong wins, and it’s tough to go against either one. Look for Stanford to get the victory here, as they show why they don’t need Andrew Luck to win Pac-12 Titles.
My Pick: Stanford
#12 South Carolina versus #11 Clemson
(12) South Carolina
(9-2, 6-2 SEC)
(10-1, 7-1 ACC)
Sigh I remember when South Carolina was a national title contender. Now barring a major collapse, a team they beat, Georgia, will be traveling to the SEC championship to play Alabama. This is familiar, OH YAH IT HAPPENED LAST FREAKIN YEAR. Sorry about that. Anyways South Carolina may be down a Lattimore, but they can still find ways to exploit Clemson. Call it blind faith, but I’m pulling for Spurrier to finish the season strong.
My Pick: South Carolina
My Record: 29-20
Let’s see what happens, tune in next week for more picks!