Week 14 Predictions: Championship Week
As it usually does, rivalry week whooped me. It was the worst week of the year. #smh
Last week: 6-5 (54.5%)
This week: 8-1 (88.9%)
Overall: 101-45 (69.2%)
Championship week is usually a week to get back on track with the picks. These games are usually blowouts regardless of the teams.
Utah vs. Washington (Pac-12 Championship) – Washington beat the Utes by two touchdowns months ago. Both teams have three close losses, but one of Utah’s is to the team they are playing. Going with the Huskies.
Washington 28, Utah 17
Washington 10, Utah 3 – SUCCESS!
Texas vs. Oklahoma (Big 12 Championship) – Texas has three losses, all by five points or less. The Longhorns also beat Oklahoma earlier this season. Oklahoma has an offense and literally no defense. Oklahoma is playing to stay in the CFB Playoff race. That’ll be enough for them to get revenge. We ain’t letting Texas be back just yet.
Oklahoma 41, Texas 35
Oklahoma 39, Texas 27 – SUCCESS!
Memphis at UCF (AAC Championship) – This is so cute.
UCF 34, Memphis 21
UCF 56, Memphis 41 – SUCCESS!
Alabama vs. Georgia (SEC Championship) – If Alabama wins, we only get one of these teams in the CFB Playoff. If Georgia wins, we’re probably getting both. But what if both lose?
Alabama 38, Georgia 14
Alabama 35, Georgia 28 – SUCCESS!
Fresno State at Boise State (Mountain West Championship) – They play this one on the blue rug, so naturally the potato people will win.
Boise State 27, Fresno State 16
Fresno State 19, Boise State 16 – FAILURE
Clemson vs. Pittsburgh (ACC Championship) – I do not care how good Clemson is, they should be punished for this. They can’t be blamed for their conference, but they can be blamed for playing in that conference.
Clemson 56, Pitt 13
Clemson 42, Pitt 10 – SUCCESS!
Northwestern vs. Ohio State (Big Ten Championship) – Are you kidding me? This is a conference championship game? Why do we pretend that teams with wins over bad teams are better than teams with losses to good teams? I will never pick Northwestern to win anything for as long as I live. #RememberThe2010OutbackBowl
Ohio State 31, Northwestern 17
Ohio State 45, Northwestern 24 – SUCCESS!
Other Games of Note
Akron at South Carolina – This is not really a game of note, other than the fact that it involves a team from the SEC on the same day as the SEC Championship Game. I bet the stadium is 44% full.
South Carolina 38, Akron 7
South Carolina 28, Akron 3 – SUCCESS!
Drake at Iowa State – I’ll be honest, this game is only here to help my pick percentage. Who knew Drake played football? I thought he just sat courtside at NBA games.
Iowa State 45, Drake 0
Iowa State 27, Drake 24 – SUCCESS!
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