College Football Championship Weekend: Quick Hitter

College Football Championship Weekend is upon us and I’m going to run down the 9 Saturday games in rapid fashion. There are a lot of games that will impact which 4 teams will make the CFB Playoffs today. Here is how I predict things will shake up.

BIG 12 Championship

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Julie Lazalier Harvey [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)]

#7 Baylor: 21

#6 Oklahoma: 34

Oklahoma has a shot of making the playoffs with a victory here and some help from other College Football Championship games. Behind Jalen Hurts and one of the best offenses in all of college football, the Sooners should be able to obtain this victory and then play the waiting game.

Sun Belt Championship

Louisiana: 31

#21 Appalachian State: 34

Don’t let this game fly under your radar! Sure, it has 0 impact on the CFB Playoffs; but, this will be one of the better games of College Football Championship Weekend. Led by Darrynton Evans, the Mountaineers have a formidable rushing attack that gives them a slight edge in a fairly even battle.

MAC Championship

Miami (OH): 25

Central Michigan: 42

Jonathan Ward is the best offensive player in this game and, in my opinion, it’s not even close. Central Michigan is leaps and bounds better than Miami (OH) and this game should be safe to ignore. Sorry, MAC.

Conference USA Championship

UAB: 25

Florida Atlantic: 38

Sophomore QB Chris Robison has been outstanding this season, especially when targeting Harrison Bryant. This is another game that is appropriately hidden in the early afternoon time slot. This game won’t impact the CFB playoffs in the slightest.

American Athletic Conference Championship

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Azyrii [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

#20 Cincinnati: 28

#17 Memphis: 37

We just saw this game last week! Memphis has already beaten Cincinnati and I expect the same to happen again. Da’Monte Coxie should have another big game for Memphis against this mediocre pass defense.

SEC Championship

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Tammy Anthony Baker, Photographer [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

#4 Georgia: 28

#2 LSU: 35

This is most likely going to be the game with the biggest impact on the CFB Playoffs. If Georgia wins, they’re in the playoffs. If Georgia loses, they’re out. Joe Burrow is going to win the Heisman trophy with his performance in this game.

Mountain West Championship

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Bsuorangecrush [Public domain]

Hawaii: 36

#19 Boise State: 41

Despite their best efforts, Cole McDonald and Cedric Byrd II will not be able to topple a simply better BSU team.

ACC Championship

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Jim Ferguson [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]

#23 Virginia: 31

#3 Clemson: 52

Trevor Lawrence is going to silence the haters and prove that he is the same guy we saw last playoff season. This will be a statement game for Clemson to maybe bump them into a top-2 seed or lock up the 3 seed.

BIG TEN Championship

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FOX Sport [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)]

#1 Ohio State: 35

#8 Wisconsin: 21

These are 2 of the best defenses in all of college football. Jonathan Taylor is going to do his best to carry Wisconsin, but ultimately it won’t be enough. Justin Fields and JK Dobbins are going to go out and lock up the #1 seed with an impressive victory.

Conclusion

Who is going to win each of the Championship Weekend games? What teams are going to make the playoffs? Let me know in the comments below! Also, check out the shop and other content by clicking here.

-Mitchell Seefeldt

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