The thrill of seeing a large man hurl the full weight and force of his large body into another a large man with great ferocity and little regard for gravity or risk of injury. It simply does not get old. Unlike you. You're another year older.
Florida Conference championship weekend may be exciting, but it won't produce the total chaos some want it to. By the time Sunday morning rolls around, Alabama will be safely in as the No.
ACC champion Clemson, meanwhile, slides into the No.
Notre Dame, which already has a spot in the playoff locked down, will stay at No. Mark J. Even though Ohio State will give Oklahoma a run for the No. The Buckeyes will head to the Rose Bowl for the first time since to take on Pac champion Washington, which will end a Rose Bowl drought that dates back to Even though Texas will end up with four losses, it will be included in the New Year's Six because the Sugar Bowl takes the loser of the Big 12 Championship Game if the title winner qualifies for the playoff.
Michigan and Florida get into the Peach Bowl as the two best at-large teams in the playoff rankings, with the Gators remaining ahead of LSU, which gets in as the third at-large in the Fiesta Bowl.
Syracuse Iowa State's Matt Campbell and Syracuse's Dino Babers might not be leaving their respective programs this offseason, but they won't be there for much longer after that. Campbell and Babers are two of the hottest coaching prospects in the nation because of the respective jobs they have done in rebuilding the Cyclones and Orange.
Iowa State is a bit ahead of Syracuse because it has been able to contend with the top teams in the Big 12, owning a record against Top 25 teams this season and knocking off Oklahoma on the road a year ago.
With Texas accepting a spot in the Sugar Bowl, the Cyclones move up the pecking order to earn a matchup against one of the best sides the ACC has to offer. In his third year as head coach, Babers has the Orange back in a bowl game for the first time since , and they have an opportunity to win 10 games for the first time since Dungey threw for 17 touchdowns and ran for 15 more while racking up more than 3, total yards in 12 games for Syracuse.
Although Dungey will be in the spotlight, Iowa State running back David Montgomery, who is 53 yards short of 1, , is worth keeping an eye on as well.
Dollar General Bowl: Buffalo vs.
Troy We want to see a clash between Buffalo and Troy for the same reason we would like to see Iowa State and Syracuse square off. A proposed matchup between the Bulls and Trojans would pit two of the best Group of Five coaches against each other, and if power conference schools with job openings are smart, Lance Leipold or Neal Brown could soon be on the move.
Troy ended the regular season at , and it'll be hungry to end the season with a victory after falling short of the Sun Belt Championship in a loss to Appalachian State.
Running back B. The Trojans would be facing off against one of the best success stories in college football, as Leipold, who was coaching at Division III Wisconsin-Whitewater in , led the Bulls to their first win season and into the MAC Championship.
The Bulls are led by 6'7" quarterback Tyree Jackson, who has thrown for 2, yards and 25 touchdowns in his junior season.
Buffalo has been the dominant force in most of its contests, but it has one final hurdle to clear in the MAC Championship against Northern Illinois. If the Bulls defeat the Huskies Friday in Detroit, they will be on a path to Mobile, Alabama, for one of the most intriguing games of bowl season.
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