NCAA Football: Championship Saturday Picks and Predictions
There is a great slate of College Football games this weekend. While the amount of games is not very high, the talent on display is great. Conference Championship Day with six games that have a ton on the line. Let’s take a look at our favorite NCAA Football Week 14 picks:
USC Trojans -3 over Stanford Cardinal
The Trojans blasted Stanford in Week 2 of the season. While Sam Darnold and Ronald Jones should be enough to win the Pac-12 title, look for this to be a closer game than last time. If the Trojans can slow down Bryce Love, they should be in good shape forcing the Cardinal to pass the football. Look for USC to win this game by a touchdown or so on Friday night.
Central Florida Knights -7 over Memphis Tigers
The total in this game is 84.5. That is a ton of points, but two of the top scoring teams in America will get together. The Knights are looking to complete a perfect regular season. Central Florida has all the momentum coming off a big win at home over South Florida. The Knights are back at home in this game, and McKenzie Melton is not to be denied. Look for Central Florida to win by two scores in this game.
Oklahoma Sooners -7 over TCU Horned Frogs
Baker Mayfield and the Oklahoma Sooners are looking to cement their spot in the College Football Playoffs. In the first meeting between these two teams, the Sooners showed they were the better team. If Mayfield takes care of the football, it should not be a problem for them to win this game as well. The Sooners score 40+ and beat TCU and get to the Final 4 of College Football.
Georgia Bulldogs +3 over Auburn Tigers
The Georgia Bulldogs have revenge on their mind. This game is played in Atlanta, and not Auburn, where the Tigers smoked them last time. Look for Kirby Smart to have a game plan in mind that gets Nick Chubb and Sony Michel open with more space to run the football. The great run of Auburn has been impressive, but look for it to end a little short of their goal, as the Dawgs down the Tigers.
Clemson Tigers -10 over Miami Hurricanes
In the Atlantic Coast Conference title game – this is going to be all Clemson. Many are overlooking Clemson because there is no DeShaun Watson. This team may not be as talented as the team from last season, but they are still national title contenders. Clemson is going to bury Miami, who is coming off a blowout loss to Pittsburgh. Rough landing for the Hurricanes with back to back losses.
Wisconsin Badgers +7 over Ohio State Buckeyes
The Wisconsin Badgers are one of two unbeaten teams left in College Football. While Wisconsin is not going to beat the Buckeyes- a touchdown point spread is too much. Look for the athletes of Ohio State to take over late in this game, and Urban Meyer and his Buckeyes ruin all the Big Ten’s plans to get into the playoff. If Ohio State wins, the Big Ten will likely be left out.
Enjoy the weekend of College Football. What a great slate of games, with a ton on the line. At the end of the day Saturday, we should have a pretty good idea what four teams will be heading to the College Football Playoffs! Best of luck!