The 2012 college football season has been filled with upsets, unexpected performances, and disappointments. The BCS is finally upon us and we will have a National Champion after all is said and done. This year’s BCS National Championship game between Notre Dame and Alabama is sure to be one of the highest viewed college football games ever due to their strong fan bases. The following is a breakdown of each BCS game and predictions for each game.
Rose Bowl Game Presented by Vizio – Wisconsin(8-5) vs. Stanford(11-2) January 1, 2013
Television: 5:00 PM EST on ESPN
The 2013 Rose Bowl will be a tough and physical game that will be decided by the run and defense. The key matchup in this contest is the Wisconsin Badgers rushing attack against the Stanford defense. The Stanford defense is ranked 14th in points allowed averaging 17.5 points given up a game. The Wisconsin rushing attack is averaging 237.8 yards per game, good enough for 12th in the nation.
In Stanford’s last three games, they have given up an average of 185 yards rushing per game. Stanford was out-rushed in both of their losses this year, and they seemed bound to allow a significant number of yards to the dangerous Badgers rushing attack. Expect a physical game controlled on the ground, and a surprising Badgers victory.
Betting Line: Sportsbook.ag Stanford -7
Prediction: Wisconsin Badgers 27, Stanford Cardinal 21 (Wisconsin +7)
Discover Orange Bowl – Northern Illinois(12-1) Vs. Florida State(11-2) January 1, 2013
Television: 8:30 PM EST on ESPN