Week 12 Match-ups

Had a terrible week last week going 2-4, bringing my total on the year to 36-21.


Have quite a few match-ups this week that are a little under the radar, but could play a major role in the playoff picture.


Ohio State Minnesota

Ohio St – 4.75

Minnesota – 3.95


Ohio State has looked very dominant since the VT game.  JT Barrett is playing very well and has that offense rolling.  I really believe this Ohio State team is better than last years Ohio State team.  Minnesota has been a real surprise so far, starting strong like they usually do, but continuing that strong play in the Big10, which they usually do not do. Ohio State is just much more talented and a much better team than Minnesota.  Minnesota keeps it close with the game being at home and Ohio State coming off a big game last week.


Prediction: Ohio State sails past Minnesota 42-31



Clemson Georgia Tech

Clemson – 4.34

Georgia Tech – 4.25


This an under the radar game and rivalry.  Clemson has the nation’s #1 rated defense (F/+) and GT has the #2 rated offense (F/+).  Both teams are better than many expected.  This should  be a battle.  I’m giving the unorthodox offense and the homefield advantage a good amount of leverage here in this one as I think Clemson will have trouble stopping the option. If Watson plays for Clemson that could be a deal breaker, as Clemson’s offense is immensely better when he is playing.


Prediction: Georgia Tech stuns Clemson 30-28



Mississippi St Alabama

MSU – 4.72

Alabama – 4.99


Alabama survived a scare last week and was very fortunate to come out of Death Valley with a win over LSU, keeping their playoff hopes alive.  This week they get the #1 team in the nation to come to Tuscaloosa.  Alabama is a vastly different team at home than they are on the road this year, particularly their offense. Alabama is much more talented than Miss State and has been playing better the last few weeks.  This will be a very good game with a LOT of rushing.  Simms has fewer mistakes than Prescott.


Prediction: Alabama knocks off Miss State 31-24



Nebraska Wisconsin

Nebraska – 4.54

Wisconsin – 4.60


Another game that can knock a team out of the playoff picture.  Wisconsin has really turned it on as of late, and Nebraska is starting to look like the Nebraska of old (Black Shirt Defense and strong running game).  Camp Randall is one of the toughest places to play and can get quite rowdy.  I expect a very loud crowd this weekend and a very staunch Wisconsin defense to show up.  Keep an eye out on both of the RB’s in this game Abdullah for Nebraska and Gordon for Wisconsin. Both are good and should have good days.


Prediction: Wisconsin outlasts Nebraska and takes control in the B1G West 31-28



Auburn Georgia

Auburn – 4.51

Georgia – 4.49


Georgia gets arguably the best player in College Football back after a 4 game suspension this week, Todd Gurley. It should be a big boost to Georgia who will need his running ability, and ability to take over a game against Auburn. There should be a lot of running room for him in this game as Auburn’s defense has been suspect this year.  Should be a lot of scoring on both sides as both have good offenses and neither have good defenses. Playing between the hedges makes a big difference in this game for Georgia.


Prediction: Georgia outscores Auburn 42-38



Florida State Miami

FSU – 4.62

Miami – 4.26


Huge Rivalry game. FSU is playing to stay in the playoff picture, and Miami is playing to stay in the ACC hunt.  FSU is on a 25 game winning streak and Jimbo has not lost to Miami since he has taken over.  However all streaks eventually come to an end.  Will this be the game? Miami is coming into this game extremely hot, and has been getting better every game.  FSU has been playing sloppy and turning the ball over at an alarming rate and getting down against good teams. If they keep that up, eventually that will run out. FSU has an advantage on both lines and they have Jameis Winston, Miami has home field advantage and Duke Johnson.  This will be a classic FSU-Miami rivalry game like we saw in the late 80’s and early 90’s.


Prediction: Florida State sneaks by 34-31



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