College Football 2008: Wrapup and Predictions

(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)

So attended my very first bowl game last night. I’d have to say that I got my money’s worth, and then some. In a hard-fought, tight game, Texas scored a dramatic late touchdown to put away Ohio-State 24-21.

Games like the one last night are great if your team wins, heart-breaking if they lose. I felt bad for Buckeye Fan last night, but then again, better them than me! I’m still trying to recover from the trauma of Lubbock, after all.

Now, looking forward, I will predict that Florida will beat Oklahoma decisively to win the national championship. Looking at the bowl results from this year makes it apparent that there wasn’t a whole lot of defense being played in the Big 12 South this year, in large part because Big 12 officials refuse to call holding.

Notice for instance that when the refs called holding four times on Texas Tech in the Cotton Bowl, Ole Miss tore into their offense like a Rottweiler with a tasty rag-doll. Michael Oher, of the amazing Blind Side book by Michael Lewis, has now taken his final college snap for the Ole Miss Rebels. Some mock drafts have him going in the early first round, which will provide a storybook ending to what has already been an incredible ride.

This season certainly seems to make the case for a college football playoff. Just imagine if USC and Texas were scheduled to meet after dispatching Penn State and Ohio State. LET’S GET READY TO RUMMMMMBLE!!!!

Utah’s upset of Alabama would be even more exciting by pitting them against a Virginia Tech this week- the Cinderella season continues!

Obama is right- 8 teams, play them off. Florida, Oklahoma, Southern Cal, Utah and Texas all have arguments for a number one ranking. There’s only one proper way to settle this: on the field.

For Thursday, I’ll predict Florida 38, OU 21. Mind you, what I want is OU 3, Florida 2, but that doesn’t seem likely. Leave your prediction in the comments, and the closest guess will be the reigning JPGB football pronostication king.

One Response to College Football 2008: Wrapup and Predictions

  1. Patrick says:

    I don’t want to predict…knowing that OU’s secondary isn’t as sharp as it should be. If OU gets the lead early, I think they can hold them off, as OU has a devestating run game (assuming the O-Line doesn’t forget how to block). OU also has a problem with coming up short in Bowl games lately…sigh.

    But I still think the Pac 10 is overrated.

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