(20) Wisconsin at (3) Alabama
Wisconsin– They are on the outside looking in of many people’s predictions for the College Football Playoff and I could see them making the final cut when it’s all said and done. Last season, Wisconsin had the best running back in the country and that was Melvin Gordon. He’s now in the NFL so you’re probably wondering, how would you replace him? Meet Corey Clement who will be a huge piece for new head coach Paul Chryst and the Badgers. You replace a good back in Gordon with another good back in Clement. Paul Chryst is back at Wisconsin. He was their offensive coordinator at one time so he comes back to a very familiar environment. He’s one of the better offensive minded guys in college football so he should have no problem bringing some balance to this offense. A true test begins to open the season. A battle with the Crimson Tide of Alabama.
Alabama– We begin another season with Nick Saban’s team ranked in the top three once again which shouldn’t be a surprise to any of us. They lost Amari Cooper but they do so well at plugging players into their system in Tuscaloosa. However, we still don’t know who will be the starting quarterback. I have a very strong feeling it’ll more than likely be Jake Coker. The strength of Nick Saban’s teams are always their defenses. They will have one of the best front sevens in the country. The road to a potential title game begins against the Badgers of Wisconsin at JerryWorld. College Football is back ladies and Gentlemen.
Prediction: This game will feature two of the premiere running backs in all of college football: Corey Clement and Derrick Henry. The outcome will be determined by who runs the football better. This could be a dogfight. A physical battle between both teams. I like Bama in this one. Alabama 20 Wisconsin 16