BCS Matchups 2010
Coach Mack Brown and Colt McCoy Celebrate the Big 12 Championship
Mark Ingram and Greg McElroy Embrace in SEC Championship Game versus Florida
The BCS Matchups Have Been Announced
We know the matchup in the Bowl Championship Series. To no ones surprise, Alabama will face Texas in the Citi BCS Championship game to be played on January 7th.
On January 1st, the first two BCS matchups will take place with Oregon facing Ohio State in the Rose Bowl and Cincinnati taking on Florida in the Sugar Bowl.
The Fiesta Bowl on January 4th will feature two non-BCS and undefeated schools in Texas Christian University versus Boise State.
The Orange Bowl on January 5th will see Iowa face Georgia Tech.
Here is a preview of the matchups.
Alabama vs. Texas
BCS Championship Game in Pasadena
This is the matchup most people were not expecting for the BCS Championship but it will do. Texas is led by star QB Colt McCoy. Alabama is led by star RB Mark Ingram. Both teams have struggled toward the tail end of the season. Alabama was taken to the wire with rival Auburn. Texas had all it could handle with in-state rival Texas A&M and in the Big 12 Championship game versus Nebraska. Alabama is listed as a slight favorite at the time of the posting. Both teams are strong on the offense and defense side of the ball. My prediction is Texas 34 Alabama 31.
TCU vs. Boise State
The first ever non-BCS conference teams, Texas Christian and Boise State will take place in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Both teams come into the game with undefeated records. Boise State is 13-0 and TCU is 12-0. Boise State has been in a BCS game before back in 2006 season when it finished undefeated. They defeated Oklahoma in Fiesta Bowl that year. TCU comes into the game with the 5th ranked rushing offense. It looks it will be an offensive showdown. My prediction - TCU 49 Boise State 45.
Cincinnati vs. Florida
The fairy tale ending to QB Tim Tebow's career will take place at the Superdome in New Orleans. The Sugar Bowl matchup of Florida and Cincinnati will showcase two very offensive minded teams. Cincinnati Head Coach Brian Kelly could be coaching his final game for the Bearcats as he is rumored to become the Head Coach at likes of Notre Dame or other big name schools that have job openings. My prediction is Florida will manhandle Cincinnati by the score 45 to 32.
Georgia Tech vs. Iowa
The 2010 Orange Bowl in South Florida will see the 11th ranked offense in Georgia Tech take on the 11th ranked defense in Iowa. Georgia Tech plays a very nifty spread offense under Head Coach Paul Johnson. Iowa started the season at 9-0 until they were upset by Northwestern. Iowa was very lucky to have been undefeated that long into the season when they barely beat the likes of Arkansas State and Northern Iowa. My prediction - Georgia Tech 33 Iowa 24.
Ohio State vs. Oregon
Well, the classic Big Ten/Pac-10 showdown will take place at the Rose Bowl this year. Ohio State will bring its smash mouth football into Pasadena against an unlikely Pac-10 opponent in Oregon. Both teams will run the ball on you. Ohio State possesses a great combination QB in Terrell Pryor. Oregon is led by combination QB Jeremiah Masoli. The defenses are strong too. My prediction is Ohio State 28 Oregon 24.