Week Nine: NCAA Football Bowl Predictions and Outcomes

Hamza AhsanCorrespondent INovember 1, 2010

EUGENE, OR - OCTOBER 21:  LaMichael James #21 of the Oregon Ducks runs the ball against Donavan Carter #9 of the UCLA Bruins on October 21, 2010 at the Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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With 9 weeks completed in the current college football season, fans are looking at the BCS rankings and getting a lot clearer picture of who’s going to places like Pasadena, Glendale, New Orleans, and Miami. Although there are a few teams who people thought were going to be undefeated at this point, Boise State and TCU, others were surprised that a Jeremiah Massoli-less Oregon team and a surprisingly good Auburn team would be there as well.

With the top powerhouses like Alabama, Oklahoma, and Ohio State all losing one game so far this season, it will look as if maybe a team like Boise State or TCU will make it to the big game if Oregon or Auburn lose a game during these last few weeks. But with outstanding players like Cam Newton and LaMichael James leading the way for these teams, I don’t know if they can be stopped anytime soon.

As of now, these are the BCS bowl projections and other important bowl projections for the bowl season.

BCS National Championship: Oregon vs.  Alabama

I’m predicting that if Alabama will win the SEC Championship and will play in the BCS National Championship game against an amazing offense in Oregon. Oregon’s fast paced offense will be in trouble against Alabama’s defense in this match-up.

Projection: Alabama, 35-24

Sugar Bowl: Auburn vs.  TCU

With Auburn losing a game against Alabama at the end of the year and TCU going undefeated, look for a tough match-up between these two good offensive teams. I’m going on a limb and going to give TCU the upset against the Tigers.

Projection: TCU, 34-31

Orange Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. Virginia Tech

The most disappointing conference, the Big East, will be sending a three loss Pittsburgh team to face a pretty good Virginia Tech team out of the ACC. Look for Virginia Tech to win this match-up between two disappointing teams this season.

Projection: Virginia Tech, 28-14


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