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College Football Playoff Picks

College Football Playoff Picks

its that time for everyone’s favorite time of the year, the college football playoff. We got 2 games that will definitely live up to the billing. Both games should be fun to watch today. Its nice to see Oklahoma and Notre Dame back in the playoff. However i look forward to January 7 for the championship game, that Monday Night. Anyway the bowl season is crazy as it has ever been. So here are my picks

(in Dallas) Clemson over Notre Dame

(in Miami) Alabama over Oklahoma

 

So we will see you on January 7 for the National Championship Game

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2018-2019 College Bowl Picks

2018-2019 College Bowl Picks

Well it is that time of the year, time for bowl season and i’m ecstatic for it. Its been a great college football season all around the country. A lot of surprises both good and bad for a bunch of teams. So in that sense lets not waste any more time, here are my college bowl picks:

Saturday December 15:

 

Air Force Reserve Celebration:

Alcorn State over North Carolina A&T

 

AutoNature Cure:

Tulane over Louisiana

 

New Mexico:

North Texas over Utah State

 

Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas:

Fresno State over Arizona State

 

Raycom Media Camellia:

Georgia Southern over Eastern Michigan

 

R+L Carriers New Orleans:

Appalachian State over Middle Tennessee State

 

Tuesday December 18

 

Cheribundi Boca Rotan:

UAB over Northern Illinois

 

Wednesday December 19

 

DXL Frisco:

San Diego State over Ohio

 

Thursday December 20

 

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla:

South Florida over Marshall

 

 

 

 

Friday December 21

 

Makers Wanted Bahamas:

Toledo over Florida International

 

Famous Idaho Potato:

BYU over Western Michigan

 

Saturday December 22

 

Jared Birmingham:

Memphis over Wake Forest

 

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces:

Houston over Army

 

Dollar General:

Troy over Buffalo

 

SoFi Hawaii:

Hawaii over Louisiana Tech

 

Wednesday December 26

 

SERVPRO First Responder:

Boise State over Boston College

 

Quick Lane:

Georgia Tech over Minnesota

 

Cheez-It:

TCU over California

 

Thursday December 27

 

Walk On’s Independence:

Temple over Duke

 

New Era Pinstripe:

Miami (FL) over Wisconsin

Academy Sports & Outdoors:

Vanderbilt over Baylor

 

Friday December 28

 

Franklin American Mortgage Music City:

Purdue over Auburn

 

Camping World:

West Virginia over Syracuse

 

Valero Alamo:

Washington State over Iowa State

 

Saturday December 29

 

Belk:

South Carolina over Virginia

 

Chick-Fil-A Peach:

Florida over Michigan

 

NOVA Home Loans Arizona:

Nevada over Arkansas State

 

Monday December 31

 

Military:

Virginia Tech over Cincinnati

 

Hyundai Sun:

Pittsburgh over Stanford

 

Redbox:

Oregon over Michigan State

 

AutoZone Liberty:

Oklahoma State over Missouri

 

 

SDCCU Holiday:

Utah over Northwestern

 

TaySlayer Gator:

Texas A&M over North Carolina State

 

Tuesday January 1 (Happy New Year)

 

Outback:

Mississippi State over Iowa

 

Playstation Fiesta:

LSU over UCF

 

VRBO Citrus:

Kentucky over Penn State

 

Rose Bowl Game:

Ohio State over Washington

 

Allstate Sugar:

Georgia over Texas

 

 

There you have it, my college bowl picks are up. The playoff preview and national championship games will be posted in a later date. Enjoy the bowl season, sports fans!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

My 2017-2018 College Bowl Picks

My 2017-2018 College Bowl Picks

Well another college football season has reached its end. So its now time for some meaningless bowl games that don’t matter. If your team did not make the postseason, then what is the point. Unless you are a fan of those teams, then its okay. However this is the 2nd annual feature of Chris Wood Sports and i plan to make this a tradition to all sports fans. So here is my college bowl picks:

December 16

Air Force Reserve Celebration

Grambling State over North Carolina A&T

 

R+L Carriers New Orleans

Troy over North Texas

 

AutoNation Cure

Georgia State over Western Kentucky

 

Las Vegas Bowl

Oregon over Boise State

 

Gildan New Mexico

Colorado State over Marshall

 

Raycom Media Camellia

Middle Tennessee State over Arkansas State

 

December 19

 

Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton

Florida Atlantic over Akron

 

December 20

 

DXL Frisco

Louisiana Tech over Southern Methodist

 

December 21

 

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla

Temple over Florida International

 

December 22

 

Bahamas

UAB over Ohio

 

Famous Idaho Potato

Central Michigan over Wyoming

 

December 23

 

Birmingham Bowl

South Florida over Texas Tech

 

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Army over San Diego State

 

Dollar General Mobile

Toledo over Appalachian State

 

December 24

 

Hawaii Bowl

Fresno State over Houston

 

December 26

 

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas

Utah over West Virginia

 

Quick Lane Detroit

Duke over Northern Illinois

 

Cactus Bowl

Kansas State over UCLA

 

December 27

 

Walk On’s Independence

Florida State over Southern Mississippi

 

New Era Pinstripe

Iowa over Boston College

 

Foster Farms

Arizona over Purdue

 

Academy Sports & Outdoors Texas Bowl

Texas over Missouri

 

December 28

 

Military

Virginia over Navy

 

Camping World Orlando

Oklahoma State over Virginia Tech

 

SDCCU Holiday

Michigan State over Washington State

 

Valero Alamo

TCU over Stanford

 

December 29

 

Belk Bowl Charlotte

Texas A&M over Wake Forest

 

Hyundai Sun Bowl El Paso

Arizona State over North Carolina State

 

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Kentucky over Northwestern

 

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

New Mexico State over Utah State

 

Goodyear Cotton Bowl

Ohio State over Southern California (USC)

 

December 30

 

TaxSlayer Bowl Jacksonville, Florida

Louisville over Mississippi State

 

AutoZone Liberty Bowl Memphis

Memphis over Iowa State

 

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

Penn State over Washington

 

Capital One Bowl Miami, Florida

Miami, FL over Wisconsin

 

January 1, 2018 (Happy New Year)

 

Outback Bowl Tampa, FL

Michigan over South Carolina

 

Chick Fil-A Bowl Atlanta, GA

Auburn over Central Florida (UCF)

 

Citrus Bowl Orlando, FL

LSU over Notre Dame

 

*The National Semifinal Playoff Games will be picked at a later date

 

There is your college bowl picks, and the games start next week. So enjoy your selves in this holiday season.

My College Bowl Picks (2016-2017)

My College Bowl Picks (2016-2017)

Its been an interesting year in college football, now that the 4 playoff teams have been announced. Now lets see about the other 40+ teams that did not even get consideration for a playoff berth. Lets face it, Alabama was more deserving than Western Michigan, but that is based on the body of work. So here is my list of college bowl picks:

Saturday December 17
Air Force Reserve Celebration (Atlanta, GA)
Gambling State over North Carolina Central
Gildan New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
Texas-San Antonio over New Mexico
Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)
Houston over San Diego State
Raycom Media Camellia (Montgomery, AL)
Appalachian State over Toledo
AutoNation Cure (Orlando, FL)
Central Florida over Arkansas State
R+L Carriers New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
Southern Mississippi over Louisiana Lafayette
Monday December 19
Miami Beach (Miami, FL)
Tulsa over Central Michigan
Tuesday December 20
Boca Raton (Boca Raton, FL)
Western Kentucky over Memphis
Wednesday December 21
San Diego County CU Poinsettia (San Diego, CA)
BYU over Wyoming
Thursday December 22
Famous Idaho Potato (Boise, ID)
Colorado State over Idaho
Friday December 23
Popeyes Bahamas (Nassau, Bahamas)
Eastern Michigan over Old Dominion
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces (Fort Worth, TX)
Louisiana Tech over Navy
Dollar General (Mobile, AL)
Troy over Ohio
Saturday December 24
Hawaii (Honolulu, HI)
Hawaii over Middle Tennessee State
Monday December 26
St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg, FL)
Mississippi State over Miami (OH)
Quick Lane (Detroit, MI)
Boston College over Maryland
Camping World Independence (Shreveport, LA)
Vanderbilt over North Carolina State
Baylor over Boise State
Wednesday December 28
New Era Pinstripe (Bronx, NY)
Pittsburgh over Northwestern
Russell Athletic (Orlando, FL)
West Virginia over Miami (FL)
Foster Farms (Santa Clara, CA)
Utah over Indiana
AdvoCare V100 Texas (Houston, TX)
Texas A&M over Kansas State
Thursday December 29
Birmingham (Birmingham, AL)
South Carolina over South Florida
Belk (Charlotte, NC)
Virginia Tech over Arkansas
Valero Alamo (San Antonio, TX)
Oklahoma State over Colorado
Friday December 30
AutoZone Liberty (Memphis, TN)
Georgia over TCU
Hyundai Sun (El Paso, TX)
Stanford over North Carolina
Franklin American Mortgage Music City (Nashville, TN)
Tennessee over Nebraska
NOVA Home Loans Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
South Alabama over Air Force
Capital ONE Orange (Miami Gardens, FL)
Michigan over Florida State
Saturday December 31
Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus (Orlando, FL)
LSU over Louisville
Taxslayer (Jacksonville, FL)
Kentucky over Georgia Tech
Monday January 2, 2017
Outback (Tampa, FL)
Florida over Iowa
Goodyear Cotton (Arlington, TX)
Western Michigan over Wisconsin
Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
USC over Penn State
Allstate Sugar (New Orleans, LA)
Oklahoma over Auburn

There you have it my college bowl picks are up, and the playoff games will be at a later date. Plus the National Championship game will be featured sometime in January. Its been a great year in college football, now its time for bowl season once and for all!!

My 2015 College Football Playoff Preview & Picks

My 2015 College Football Playoff Preview & Picks

Well its the 2nd National playoff in its history, and there is only 1 returning team (Alabama) to the party. The 3 others struggled to make it back, im speaking of Oregon, Florida State, and defending champ Ohio State. So there will be a new champion this time around. This college football season was one of the best in a long time. A lot of upsets that nobody would have predicted. Outcomes and the endings of games that was wild, I mean you could not ask for a better season than this one. The 2015 season will be one for the books, and for the annals of history. Well lets get on for the playoff preview already!!!

Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
Clemson vs. Oklahoma

I was shocked that Oklahoma got in after all that talk about the Big 12 (which don’t have a championship title game still) I felt that Stanford (Pac 12 Champion) should have got in, however the committee got it wrong in spite of Stanford losing twice as suppose to Oklahoma only losing once (to a 4-8 Texas team). At least Clemson was impressive all season long in the Atlantic Coast Conference. I do not have Clemson playing in the championship game, I believe Oklahoma has the fire power to overcome Shaun Watson and that attacking offense of Clemson. Plus the Sooners defense has played very all season in the Big 12, as they were the only defense to shut down opponents week after week. My Pick is: Oklahoma winning over Clemson in this contest.

Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
Alabama vs. Michigan State

Now for the matchup we have all been waiting for, how about them Crimson Tide rolling through opponents all year long in the tough SEC conference. The impressive trio of QB Jacob Coker and RB Derrick Henry (Heisman winner). I think Alabama will have no problem with the Spartans. Its almost if they can do no wrong when it comes to playing there game. As for Michigan State, I did not see anyone in the media giving them a chance in this game. Don’t get me wrong, they have had a great season in there own right in the Big Ten (what a conference) They pulled a great upset vs. Michigan in there house, if not for a bad snap on a pending punt at the end of the game. Also they beat Ohio State at a critical time, when it look like nobody was going to even stop them from getting a 2nd straight national championship. My pick Alabama blows out Michigan State

There is my playoff picks, and sometime next week my National Championship Preview is coming out stay Tuned!!!

My 2015 NCAA College Football Bowl Picks

My 2015 NCAA College Football Bowl Picks

what a season in college football, and I promise more coverage next season. I just need to figure out a hopeful day of the week because they got games from Tuesday to Saturday. Well there have been fantastic games all season, and now comes the bowl games. I will have a separate post for the playoffs when it is close to getting here. So, Here is my picks:

Saturday December 19
AFR Celebration Bowl:
Alcorn State over North Carolina A&T

Gildan New Mexico Bowl:
Arizona over New Mexico

Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl:
Utah over BYU

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl:
Appalachian State over Ohio

AutoNation Cure Bowl:
Georgia State over San Jose State

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl:
Arkansas State over Louisiana Tech

Monday December 21
Miami Beach Bowl:
South Florida over Western Kentucky

Tuesday December 22
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl:
Utah State over Akron

Marmot Boca Raton Bowl:
Temple over Toledo

Wednesday December 23
San Diego County CU Poinsettia Bowl:
Boise State over Northern Illinois

GoDaddy Bowl:
Bowling Green over Georgia Southern

Thursday December 24
Popeyes Bahamas Bowl:
Middle Tennessee over Western Michigan

Hawaii Bowl:
Cincinnati over San Diego State

Saturday December 26
St. Petersburg Bowl:
Connecticut over Marshall

Hyundai Sun Bowl:
Miami(FL) over Washington State

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl:
Washington over Southern Mississippi

New era pinstripe Bowl:
Duke over Indiana

Camping World Independence Bowl:
Virginia Tech over Tulsa

Foster’s Farms Bowl:
UCLA over Nebraska

Monday December 28
Military Bowl:
Pittsburgh over Navy

Quick Lane Bowl:
Minnesota over Central Michigan

Tuesday December 29
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl:
Air Force over California

Russell Athletic Bowl:
North Carolina over Baylor

Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl:
Colorado state over Nevada

AdvoCare v100 Texas bowl:
LSU over Texas Tech

Wednesday December 30
Birmingham Bowl:
Memphis over Auburn

Belk Bowl
Mississippi State over North Carolina State

Franklin American Mortgage Music city Bowl:
Texas A&M over Louisville

National Funding Holiday Bowl:
Southern California over Wisconsin

Thursday December 31 (New Year’s EVE)
Chick fil a Bowl:
Florida state over Houston

Friday January 1, 2016
Outback Bowl:
Tennessee over Northwestern

Buffalo Wild wings Citrus Bowl:
Florida over Michigan

BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl:
Ohio State over Norte Dame

Rose Bowl Game:
Stanford over Iowa

Allstate Sugar Bowl:
Mississippi over Oklahoma State

Saturday January 2
Taxslayer Bowl:
Georgia over Penn state

AutoZone Liberty Bowl:
Arkansas over Kansas State

Valero Alamo Bowl:
TCU over Oregon

Motel 6 Cactus Bowl:
Arizona State over West Virginia

There you have it all over the bowls, except for the playoff ones which are coming soon. Now time to enjoy some of this college football!!!

My National Championship Preview and Pick

My National Championship Preview and Pick

well its Ohio State vs. Oregon, and its been a great season for both. Only one can be a winner, and this is now a true national Championship game. Ohio State is being led by a 3rd string QB Cardale Jones (only playing in his 4th game) after J.T. Barrett got hurt in the season finale vs. Michigan. They went on to destroy Wisconsin in the BigTen Title game. Overall there season is great, however they will say the big ten is down mostly due to lack of elite teams in the conference. Coach Urban Meyer has done a great job rallying the troops after Braxton Miller got hurt days before the season opener. I say good luck to Ohio State because they will need it. I am picking Oregon to win it, especially after letting the 2010 title game vs Auburn get away at the end. There offense is one of the best in college football, scoring wise that is. Look what they did to Florida State in the Rose Bowl, reducing there offense to a pedestrian. Jameis Winston had no answer for the Oregon Ducks, as there defense swarmed the Seminoles. Also shutting down there playmakers and Ohio state will need to bring there ‘A’ game in order to make this a close game. I pick oregon to win it, and they better get it done.

 

Now the offseason begins after this monday night!!

College Football Picks

College Football Picks

its been a very interesting and impactful year in college football. The Bowl season has been entertaining at least for me here. Now finally comes the playoffs in college football involving 4 teams. People say there should have been at least 6, maybe even 8 teams. I would like to see them expand it, however that will be a long ways from happening. Like around 2026 for even consideration for it. Here is my picks:

Rose Bowl:

Oregon (#2) over Florida State (#3)

Sugar Bowl:

Alabama (#1) over Ohio State (#4)

 

There it is your college football picks for this season. Look for my NFL Playoff picks coming later this week. Happy New Year 2 u!!