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Not going to go into a lot of detail, but here is my top five for the non-BCS bowls
1. Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma- AT&T Cotton Bowl
Look for a lot of offense as these two former rivals collide in Dallas. This should be a good measuring stick to see just how far Texas A&M has come in its year in the SEC.
2. LSU vs. Clemson- Chick-Fil-A Bowl
The high powered offense of Clemson collides with the rugged defense of LSU in Atlanta, but the real question I ask when these two collide is who has the real "Death Valley"? Maybe I should ask Steve Spurrier...
3. South Carolina vs. Michigan- Outback Bowl
Speaking of Steve Spurrier, his Gamecocks have the tough task of containing Michigan and do everything man Denard Robinson. Look for Jadaveon Clowney and South Carolina's defense to pull out all the stops in this Big Ten/SEC mathup.
4. Georgia vs. Nebraska- Capital One Bowl
This one should be interesting to see if these two teams can put aside their tough championship game losses and put together a good football game. If they can expect a lot of offense from both sides in this one.
5. Texas vs. Oregon State- Valero Alamo Bowl
Honestly this 5th game is just a toss up, you could honestly make an argument for a few other games, but I'm going to go with the mathup of the Longhorns and the Beavers. Oregon State was a pleasant surprise to this season, as they were able to rebound from a tough last two years and put together a 9 win season. Meanwhile Texas probably had greater aspirations for this season, but didn't live up to the hype. It'll be interesting to see if they can put everything aside and go out and compete in this football game.
Now I know this year's BCS bowl games aren't the greatest, but here is my best look at the top BCS bowl games out there.
1. Notre Dame vs. Alabama- BCS National Championship
Talk about a defensive battle. Notre Dame and Alabama have been two of the premier defenses in the nation this year. Look for this one to focus on the run game. Alabama has two 1,000 yard tailbacks in Eddie Lacey and T.J. Yeldon, whereas Notre Dame has a balanced attack that features Theo Riddick and Cierre Wood, as well as QB Everett Golson. This won't be the flashiest game out there to watch, but if your looking for good, old-fashioned smash mouth football, this game will feature that and then some.
2. Oregon vs. Kansas State- Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
If your looking for offense, you've come to the right place. These two teams feature explosive offenses that focus mainly on running the football. Colin Klein and John Hubert lead the way for Kansas State, with each rushing for over a combined 1,600 yards this season. Meanwhile for Oregon, it may be easier to list who hasn't ran the football this year, but Kenjon Barner, Marcus Mariota, and DeAnthony Thomas have combined to form a three-headed monster that has put up over 2,800 yards this season. Expect the scoreboard in this game to need repairs after these two high octane offenses collide in the desert.
3. Florida State vs. Northern Illinois- Discover Orange Bowl
Now I know a lot of folks think this game will be heavily favored for Florida State due to the caliber of opponent Northern Illinois is, but in the words of the famous Lee Corso," Not so fast my friends", this matchup is more even than what most realize. Florida State is one of the most inconsistent teams in the nation, when they show up they are an impressive football team, but when they don't they one of the most vulnerable teams in the nation. Northern Illinois may not have a fantastic resume coming into this game, but they are playing some of the best football in the nation now, and their QB Jordan Lynch is one of the most explosive playmakers in the country. He has thrown for over 2,900 yards through the air, but the most impressive part of his game is his ability to run the football, where he has over 1,700 yards and 19 touchdowns. Look for Jordan Lynch to give the Seminoles all they can handle.
4. Stanford vs. Wisconsin- Rose Bowl
Put all records aside, these two teams are playing their best football at the right time. Stanford is currently on a seven game win streak, the last four of which came against ranked opponents. Meanwhile, Wisconsin finds itself in the Rose Bowl for the 3rd consecutive year after a total beatdown of Nebraska in the Big Ten Championship game, and although their record doesn't reflect it, this team still deserves to play in this game. Look for a lot of rushing yards and a lot of defensive playmakers as these two collide in Pasadena.
5. Florida vs. Louisville- Allstate Sugar Bowl
Florida was one Notre Dame loss to USC from facing Alabama in the title game. Now instead of getting their crack at the Crimson Tide, they now have to settle for Louisville. Expect a massive beatdown by the Gators in this matchup. Not to say that Louisville is a bad team, but this team is hobbling into this game, and the Gators are probably coming off of their best performance of the season against Florida State. The Gators just have too much defense, and if this offense rests and recovers like it should, this game could get ugly in a hurry for the Cardinals.