This year’s national championship game between the #2 Auburn Tigers (12-1) and #1 Florida State Seminoles (13-0) is sure be an excellent match-up. FSU is led by their Heisman trophy winning QB "Famous" Jameis Winston and they look to be unstoppable. On the other side of the ball, the Auburn Tigers are a story of miraculous endings. Against Georgia they won with a Hail Mary pass and against Alabama they won on the final play of the game in most unusual fashion. Here are the highlights:
The next best bowl to watch is the 100th Rose Bowl played on New Years Day. This year’s match is between #5 Stanford (11-2) vs. #4 Michigan State (12-1). Both these two teams are solid, best known for their strong line play.
Of course, there are many other good match-ups too. My favorite will be the Alamo Bowl played on December 30th in San Antonio Texas. It features the #10 Oregon Ducks (10-2) vs Texas Longhorns (8-4).
For Oregon fans this year has been a slight let-down. To begin the season, expectations were very high, so high that for some fans nothing less than a National Championship would do. But realistically, it is an honor for the Ducks to play in the Alamo Bowl. For the Ducks this was a transition year with a new head coach and his staff. Mark Helfrich has had a great first year, and a victory in the Alamo bowl would be a great way to finish.
Before I go, I’d remind everyone that the Ducks still are the leaders in football fashion. Nike has announced the Ducks will once again be wearing new uniforms. Here’s a preview.
And the Motivational videos won’t stop either.
Mike Resch reporting from Eugene Oregon where it never rains, it only pours touchdowns.
Here’s a list of the best of the bowl games. All times are USA Eastern Standard Time (EST)
15:30 Las Vegas Bowl: #20 Fresno State (11-1) vs. #25 USC (9-4)
21:30 Fight Hunger Bowl: Brigham Young (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4)
22:15 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Michigan (7-5) vs. Kansas State (7-5)
18:45 Valero Alamo Bowl: #10 Oregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4)
22:15 Holiday Bowl: #14 Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5)
12:00 Gator Bowl: Nebraska (8-4) vs. #22 Georgia (8-4)
13:00 Capital One Bowl: #19 Wisconsin (9-3) vs. #9 South Carolina (10-2)
13:00 Outback Bowl: Iowa (8-4) vs. #16 LSU (9-3)
17:00 Rose Bowl: #5 Stanford (11-2) vs. #4 Michigan State (21-1)
20:30 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: #15 Central Florida (11-1) vs. #6 Baylor (11-1)
20:30 Allstate Sugar Bowl: #11 Oklahoma (10-2) vs. #3 Alabama (11-1)
19:30 AT&T Cotton Bowl: #13 Oklahoma State (10-2) vs. #8 Missouri (11-2)
20:30 Discover Orange Bowl: #12 Clemson (10-2) vs. #7 Ohio State (12-1)
20:30 BCS National Championship: #1 Florida State (13-0) vs. #2 Auburn (12-1)