Well we have come to an end to a very exciting year in College football. This is the final week of the regular season and it also features several conference championship games. There are still two teams hoping to become bowl eligible this week as well. Below are the games I will be watching!
9-2 Louisville at 9-2 Rutgers This game has huge BCS implications! The winner should get a BCS berth. The Cardinals have dropped two straight games to Syracuse and UCONN, after a 9-0 start. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a broken wrist last week, but still figures to get the start. He has passed for 3,189 yards and 23 scores on the season. Rutgers is coming off a 27-6 loss at Pitt last weekend. Rutgers allows only 13.7 PPG good for 4th best in the nation. The solid defense, and the running of Jawon Jamison 1,004 yards on the season will make the difference in this one. Rutgers 21 Louisville 17
#21 N. Illinois 11-1 Vs. #17 Kent St. This could be the best game of the weekend! This MAC Championship game features two fo the most exciting teams in the country, that nobody really knows about. There is still a chance that both teams could crash the BCS party if all the stars align. Quarterback Jordan Lynch leads a Northern Illinois offense that averages 40.5 PPG. The Huskies have a very balanced offense. They rush for 245 per game and throw for an additional 237 per game. The Huskies have won 11 straight game after an opening week loss to Iowa 18-17. The Huskies also feature a defense that only allows 17.5 PPG. The Golden Flashes have won ten in a row and feature a dominating rushing attack. The dynamic duo of Dri Archer and Trayon Durham have combined for 2,513 and 28 touchdowns! Both of these teams can play with the big boys from the bigger conferences! The Huskies will get this one. The better defense, with a more balanced offense seals the deal. Huskies 44 Flashes 35
Pittsburgh 5-6 at South Florida 3-8 The Panthers got a big win last saturday over Rutgers to present themselves with this opportunity to get to a bowl with a win. Paul Chryst has done a nice job in his first year at the helm of the Panthers. Tino Sunseri has improved his passing and now owns a 18-2 touchdown to interception ratio. Ray Graham has added 948 yards on the ground to balance the offense. It’s been a very disappointing year for the Bulls. Many considered the Bulls to be a conference champion. They have dropped 8 out of 9 and have lost starting quarterback B. J. Daniels. Panthers get a road win and a bowl invite 27-17.
Cincinnati 8-3 at UCONN 5-6 The Huskies have won two straight with upset victories over Pitt and Louisville. A third upset with a win over Cincinnati this weekend and they suddenly get bowl eligible! The Bearcats have three losses on the year by a combined 16 points. George Winn leads the Bearcats with 1.134 yards rushing and 11 TDs. Both teams give up 17.2 and 18.5 PPG respectively. The Bearcats have significant edge on offense 30.7 to 17.2 per game! Winn makes the difference in this one. Bearcats 33 Huskies 20
UPSET OF THE WEEK…………Georgia 24 Alabama 21
Other notable games………….
Nebraska 24 Wisconsin 23
Stanford 31 UCLA 21
Oklahoma 24 TCU 20
Boise St. 37 Nevada 24
Kansas St. 30 Texas 17
Florida St. 42 Georgia Tech 21