BCS Bowl Games: The Underrated Player Matchups of the BCS Bowls
This year’s BCS bowl games feature some great individual player matchups like the quarterback battle between Oklahoma State’s Brandon Weeden and Stanford’s Andrew Luck in the Fiesta Bowl and the running back clash between Oregon’s LaMichael James and Wisconsin’s Montee Ball in the Rose Bowl.
While those two player showdowns are sure to generate a few headlines throughout December, there are a few underrated player matchups that won't not get as much attention.
Personally, I’ll be looking forward to two quarterback battles that haven’t really received much discussion, Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas vs. Denard Robinson in the Sugar Bowl and Clemson’s Tajh Boyd and West Virginia’s Geno Smith in the Orange Bowl.
While those two tussles don’t exactly have the same type of pizzazz as the Luck-Weeden matchup, they should still be quite entertaining.
Robinson is already an established star in the college football world and he had a solid 2011 campaign, leading the Wolverines to a 10-win season, but it was Smith and Boyd who were two of the most underrated quarterbacks in the country this year.
The Orange Bowl has been getting downgraded as the least interesting of the BCS bowls, but if both quarterbacks bring their A-games it has a chance to be a real shootout, given the type of offenses that Clemson and West Virginia have.
Smith, Boyd, Thomas and Robinson all look like they could make a run at the Heisman in 2012 and it should be very interesting to see which of them ends up coming out on top in their respective quarterback battles.
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