Tide To Escape Clemson In Another Classic; Dawgs Will Shut Down Baker Mayfield
The College Football Playoffs kick off just about the time that New Year’s Eve hangover starts to fade away and people start to emerge from their caves like bears coming of their dens in the springtime.
And if you’re up in time to watch the Rose Parade or early bowl games, you know it’s all just a like a warm-up drill – the mental equivalent of stretching the legs – to what’s happening later that day and into the evening.
The Pigskins Prognosticator, the World’s Foremost Authority On College Football, goes inside the helmets to tell you which teams will win and why they will win. All with a humorous twist.
All times PT because the Prognosticator lives on the West Coast.
Monday, Jan. 1
College Football Playoff Semifinals Predictions
Georgia vs. Oklahoma (Rose Bowl, 2 p.m.)
The Dawgs come into the game smelling the roses of a potential National Championship, but the OU QB presents some thorny problems. His unplanned escapes will have the Dawgs chasing their tails on occasion. So they will try and play keep-away, like a kid teasing a puppy. Kirby will have to let the Dogs off the leash and throw it, and here the Boomers open up the entire territory for westward expansion with a defense that often could not stop stray dog, let alone a pack of charging Bulldogs. Winner: Georgia
Alabama vs. Clemson (Sugar Bowl, 5:45 p.m.)
The Pachyderms are itching for a chance to redeem themselves, and not from last year’s national title game but from their last game. Despite being a bit gimpy, they are stomping mad at themselves and when these elephants get angry you don’t want to be anywhere near the heard. Yet these Tigers don’t back down and have a defensive line that’s as unforgiving as a boss when you’re asking for extra vacation time.
The Tide needs to remember they have the best deep threat in college football and The Four Beasts at running back, let alone a quarterback who’s as dangerous as a drunk redneck with a shotgun.
These are two well-prepared, outstanding-coached teams who will give us another epic battle. Winner: Alabama