The regular season is complete and now we move onto championship weekend in College Football. We will see some teams play a one and done just to see who gets into the playoffs. Here’s a preview of what to expect this weekend.
ACC: North Carolina at Clemson– It’s safe to say that nobody would’ve predicted that North Carolina would be in this position right now facing the number one team in the country in the ACC title game. The world will finally get to see quarterback Marquise Williams. He’s quietly put together a very solid season all around and his stellar play has them as champions of their division. Clemson has been the best team in the country all season long. They are a well coached team and DeShaun Watson has put together a season worthy of an invite to New York City for the Heisman. We’ll see these two collide on Saturday night.
Big Ten: Iowa at Michigan State– Iowa has come out of nowhere and dominated this year taking the world of college football by surprise. They are an old school football team. They want to be physical up front with their offensive line, run the football, control the line of scrimmage and they play tough, stout and physical defense. Jordan Canzeri has been a stud all season long. He’s a 5’9 running back that plays a lot bigger than he appears to be in stature. He’s a downhill runner that’s shifty and he’s a difficult guy to bring down. Michigan State is riding into this game with a lot of confidence especially after defeating Ohio State in Columbus a few weeks ago. Connor Cook is 100 percent and the defense is playing well. We’re in for a treat with these two teams in Indianapolis.
Pac-12: Stanford at USC– The Pac-12 wasn’t what it’s been in previous years this year, but this is still a very intriguing match up to watch. Stanford is led by Kevin Hogan, a quarterback who’s very difficult to stop when he gets into his rhythm and he had the best game of his collegiate career Saturday against the rival Notre Dame. It’s been a very up and down year for USC. Steve Sarkisian was fired in season and Clay Helton was promoted and he got them here. I see this game being a dog fight.
SEC: Florida at Alabama– All the Gators needed was a coaching change and they’ve benefitted from it greatly. Under Will Muschamp, Florida had one of the elite defenses in the country. He was fired and Jim McElwain was hired. Florida’s offense improved immensely in 2015 and the balance they’ve shown on both sides of the football has them in Atlanta for the conference title game. Alabama can almost be penciled in almost every year to be in this game. Derrick Henry is now my front runner to win the Heisman. These are the types of games you love to watch. A prolific offense against a stingy Nick Saban coached defense.