College Bowl Predictions: Oklahoma State and Teams That'll Blow Out Opponents

Kyle Vassalo@VassaloBRFeatured ColumnistDecember 31, 2011

AMES, IA - NOVEMBER 18:  Justin Blackmon #81 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys leaves the field at halftime against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium November 18, 2011 in Ames, Iowa.  (Photo by Reese Strickland/Getty Images)
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You can count on the BCS title game between LSU and Alabama coming down to the wire, but there a few games in the BCS bowl lineup that are going to have fans heading for the aisles early. 

Oklahoma State is going to destroy Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl with a Brandon Weeden-led aerial assault. We're used to seeing Andrew Luck orchestrate an offensive masterpiece, but with Justin Blackmon and the weapons in Oklahoma State's spread, Stanford can't hope to keep up with the offensive explosion that will inevitably ensue.

Stanford put up 43.6 points per game against a fairly weak array of Pac-12 opponents. Oklahoma State scored 49.3 points per game and had to battle a brutal Big 12 conference all season long.

Stanford hasn't scored more than 40 in any of its last four outings. Not doing so against Oklahoma State will result in a blowout loss.

The Cardinal aren't the only ones in jeopardy of suffering through an embarrassing loss, either. Here are two other teams in danger of being blown away in BCS bowls.


West Virginia vs. Clemson: Orange Bowl

Clemson staggers into this game with three double-digit losses in its last five outings. West Virginia has had its peaks and valleys this season, but with three straight victories—including two on the road—it is coming into this game with a ton of confidence.

We all know how lethal Clemson can be, but it's impossible to ignore its recent skid. Don't let a big win against Virginia Tech fool you into thinking Clemson is as advertised coming into this game.


Michigan vs. Virginia Tech: Sugar Bowl

Michigan is the most underrated school in the country. When Denard Robinson is at his best, the Wolverines can beat any team in the nation.

Michigan takes on a Virginia Tech team that comes into this game lamenting a 38-10 loss against Clemson.

Had the Hokies sustained such a loss to a juggernaut team, it wouldn't be as alarming. The fact of the matter is Clemson has put its inadequacies on full display in the last five weeks and Virginia Tech was unable to capitalize.