Florida Vs. Oklahoma: Who Will Come Out On Top?

Josh LambertContributor IDecember 22, 2008

Stoops and the Sooners are heading to the National Championship...again.

But questions still remain: Will the Sooners overcome their bowl losing ways and win a national title? Or will the Gators continue their hot streak and spoil the Sooners opportunity?

Let's look at the offenses. Oklahoma's balanced attack commanded by Heisman winner Sam Bradford is one of the best in college football. Bradford had a 186.3 rating this past season. He threw for almost 4,500 yards and 48 touchdowns.

The Oklahoma running attack was headed by DeMarco Murray, but it was announced he will not be playing against Florida. But the other two backs have shown they can play, too. Chris Brown and Mossis Madu, who played well the whole season, will be the key backs. There shouldn't be a problem on offense.

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is a dual-threat player who will burn you with the run or pass. Tebow had a 176.74 rating in 2008. He threw for 2,515 yards and 28 touchdowns, and even rushed for 564 yards and 12 scores. His ability to run or pass could become a problem for the Oklahoma defense.

It all comes down to which defense will step up. Oklahoma has played well on defense the past few games, but so has Florida's. The two teams look pretty even as far as offense goes, but it will be defense that wins this game.

It's a hard pick, but I see Oklahoma winning a close game with the high-powered offense. I predict Oklahoma 45, Florida 42.