Curator Sam Burnham Game of the Week SEC Championship - Georgia vs Alabama This may be the game of the year.These are the two best teams in the nation and they will be the two best teams after this game is over. To be honest, at this point, Clemson is the only team that can stay on the field with these two. The Tigers are the only team preventing this game from being the national championship game. Georgia can win this game. It requires a big day by their pass rush and their secondary to hold down Tua Tagovailoa. Alabama has won their last two games while really only playing in the second half. If they try that Saturday, Georgia will repeat as SEC Champs.
Upset Alert - A Two Alarm Week Big XII Championship - Texas vs Oklahoma This isn’t as big of an upset as people are playing it out to be. Texas beat them before and they’ll beat them again. Oklahoma has no defense whatsoever and it shows. The Longhorns will be ready and will handle their business. SEC Championship - Georgia vs Alabama I said Georgia can win and now I’m telling you they will. Georgia has a chip on their shoulder after last year’s game. They’ve got the horses to stay in this race and while I think you’ll see Jake Fromm putting up some numbers, Georgia will win this on the ground. Running the ball and controlling the tempo will help with controlling Tagovailoa and lead them to victory.
Coach Drew Burnham Game of the Week Big XII Championship - Texas vs Oklahoma As a general rule, it is incredibly difficult to beat the same team twice in one season. That is even tougher to do if the first game was close. Add a top 5 rivalry to the mix? Almost impossible. This game should be full of fireworks. I just think that at the end of the day there are too many things adding up against Oklahoma including the pressure of holding on to that playoff spot for dear life. That is pressure that the Horns don’t have to deal with. Look for this one to be a high scoring affair to the bitter end again with the Longhorns making just one more play late. Upset Alert The American Conference Championship - Memphis vs UCF See “Game of the Week” about how hard it is to beat the same team twice in a year. That was a 1-point game in October. The Memphis offense has only grown more volatile since putting 490 yards and 30 points on the Knights. That attack will carry them through this game. Look for Darrell Henderson (1699 yards, 19 touchdowns) to carry the ball 30+ times in a Tiger attempt to manage the clock and keep the UCF offense off the field. I missed this upset by a single point last time I picked it, I can’t be wrong twice right?
Curator’s Picks Utah vs Washington Louisiana-Lafayette vs Appy Texas vs Oklahoma UAB vs MT Stanford vs Cal Memphis vs UCF Alabama vs Georgia Fresno State vs Boise State Northwestern vs Ohio State Clemson vs Pittsburgh
Coach’s Picks Utah vs Washington Louisiana-Lafayette vs Appy Texas vs Oklahoma UAB vs MT Stanford vs Cal Memphis vs UCF Alabama vs Georgia Fresno State vs Boise State Northwestern vs Ohio State Clemson vs Pittsburgh