Big Ten Championship-Michigan at Georgia.
Who has the hotter team?
Michigan is the hottest team. They have won seven in a row, and obviously, have one of the most talented roster in college football. They’ve started to win on the road, and it doesn’t hurt that they’re playing in front of their home crowd on ESPN.
How can Alabama – Cincinnati beat them? Simple really. It will be a physical game on defense as both teams were strong up front. Neither offense has shown great explosion so far this season. So now they will see if either the Alabama offense can put points on the board, and the Cincinnati defense can keep the score low.
Prediction: Georgia wins 24-13. They’re coming off a win over Penn State and now can play in the College Football Playoff. Kentucky isn’t coming ready to play, and Georgia will start off strong, but give Alabama a shot late.
NFC Championship-Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys.
The Cowboys came into the season with a huge question mark at quarterback. While Dak Prescott is starting to make plays and still has Dak Prescott on the roster, he is still just a rookie.
Which makes this matchup on offense even more interesting. Who will be the better team?
The Detroit Lions come in without one of their top receivers after the NFL lockout delayed release of two free agents with big targets and big money contracts. They might have the worst receiving corps in the NFL but have one of the most exciting young quarterbacks in Matthew Stafford.
Who will win this game?
The Lions offense will come out firing. The Lions have the talent and the speed to take the Cowboys to the bank. Stafford can air it out against a soft Dallas secondary. Calvin Johnson will have a huge game.
Dallas on the other hand will struggle. The Cowboys offense is down, but they’ve won a lot of close games this season.
Prediction: Lions win 27-16.
The last contest of the weekend was the Big Ten Championship. This game had a lot more potential, which makes it so special, especially with Michigan coming in.
Who has the hotter team?
Michigan was able to keep their conference lead and cool off their biggest rival, the Buckeyes. The Wolverines have won six in a row and play in Michigan Stadium against a ranked team on a Friday night. You have to be impressed with the amount of talent Michigan has on offense.
How can Ohio State stop it?
Obviously, there’s some debate on this one. Look at Michigan’s top receiver, Isaiah Ford, being able to go up against any secondary in the country. Isaiah Ford has been a burner this season. Now add a Heisman finalist Jalen Hurts to the mix and Michigan’s offense doesn’t have a negative game through seven games. Jalen Hurts is the quarterback for Ohio State, and he’s not the best quarterback in the country, but he’s able to cause anxiety in any defense. Hurts is going to give everyone nightmares and Michigan has to find a way to slow him down to keep them from getting in the end zone. The Ohio State defense will be fine though.
Prediction: Michigan wins 21-17.
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