Tag: College Football

College Football Picks (Special Edition)

College Football Picks (Special Edition)

Well the regular season is over, and it was an entertaining one in college football. It is now time for postseason play with the Conference titles games like the ACC, SEC, Big12, Big Ten, C-USA, and others. So here is the picks:

SEC: Alabama over Georgia

C-USA: UAB over Middle Tennessee State

BigTen: Ohio State over Northwestern

Big 12: Oklahoma over Texas

ACC: Clemson over Pittsburgh

American Athletic: UCF over Memphis

Mountain West: Boise State over Fresno State

 

That is all the picks, and it won’t be long before bowl season arrives. Also the final playoff rankings will come out soon. Enjoy the games and i will be back here real soon.

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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 National Championship Playoff Preview + Pick

My National Championship Playoff Preview + Pick

Well that was a good playoff round, so its now time to end it all right here (on the field). Alabama Crimson Tide vs the Clemson Tigers is the teams to be playing for that coveted gold trophy. First for the Clemson Tigers, while i admit they have had a great year (have not lost yet). I was going through highlights and there schedule, it seems to me like not much competition from the ACC and other teams. Even in the playoff game, i thought Oklahoma was going to upset them. However clemson pulled it out with the outstanding play of their Heisman runner up QB DeShaun Watson. Head Coach Dabo Swinney who has been at Clemson for a long time, and has a chance to do something that has not been done since the early 1980’s. Winning a national Championship, except this would be there best ever. However the mighty Crimson Tide of Alabama is in the way. Speaking of Alabama they are coming off a great Cotton Bowl win vs Michigan State. It was no contest at all here, as the Tide has its way with the Spartans. Honestly its too one side to even discuss it. The Tide was rolling with guys like Jacob Coker, Kenyan Drake, and Heisman trophy winner Derrick Henry. The Defense of the Tide (may be the best in a long time) will need to have there way with DeShaun Watson in order to get a national championship for the 1st time since 2012. I believe Alabama will be able to contain Clemson. However if they get into a scoring shootout with Clemson, they will need to have there ducks in a row. It wont be easy for the Tide, however plan yourself a long game as there will be a lot of scoring in this contest. My pick: Alabama barely edging out Clemson win there 16th national championship. Think about the shirts now: 16 championships in 16′ (just an idea)

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!!

My week 3 SEC Football Picks

well another week of college football in SEC Country is about to take place. So here is all the SEC games this week:

All saturday games:

Central Florida over Missouri
Vanderbilt over Massachuteses
Texas Tech over Arkansas
Georiga over South carolina
Ole Miss over Louisiana Lafayette
Miss State over South Alabama
Alabama over Southern miss
LSU over Louisiana Monroe
Oklahoma over Tennessee
Florida Over Kentucky
Texas A&M over Rice

There you have it my week 3 picks, and will catch ya’ll soon

My week 2 SEC Football picks

well here is another week of college football has arrived, so here is my 2nd week of sec picks

All Saturday games:

Alabama over Florida Atlantic
Missouri over Toledo
Tennessee over Arkansas State
Mississippi State over UAB
Kentucky over Ohio
Florida over Eastern Michigan
Arkansas over Nicholls State
Ole Miss over Vanderbilt
Auburn over San Jose State
LSU over Sam Houston State
Texas A&M over Lamar

There you have it my week 2 SEC Football picks are now up

My SEC Football Picks – Week 1

My SEC Football Picks – Week 1

well here is my picks involving SEC Football picks, as the college football season gets underway:

Thursday’s Games
Ole Miss over Boise State
South carolina over Texas A&M
Vanderbilt over Temple

Saturday’s Games:
Kentucky over Tennessee-Martin
Missouri over South Dakota
Alabama over West Virginia
Auburn over Arkansas
Clemson over Georiga
Florida over Idaho
Southern Miss over Miss state

Sunday’s game
Utah State over Tennessee

That is my picks in SEC football, there will be more to come