It has all come down to this.
6 games. All the research, all the decisions, all the videos and all the editing has come down to the final week of picks.
Eli went 5 – 5 during Championship Week to move his overall record to 140.5 – 46. I went 7 – 3 to move my record to 89 – 51.
So, there we have have it — 6 games to decide the 2017 season and I am picking opposite of Eli’s picks in each game to increase the tension — haha!
Top 5 + One
Cotton Bowl — USC vs. Ohio State
A typical Rose Bowl matchup takes place in Jerry’s World and the offenses will be the highlight of this game. I see the western Trojans taking this one against Urban’s criers after they missed out on the playoff.
EZCN — https://youtu.be/akbUnUUeVWg
Cov’s Call — USC 31 – 27
Outback Bowl — South Carolina vs. Michigan
The defenses will be the showcase of this one. First team to 13 points will win this one — yes 1 touchdown and 2 field goals — makes it must watch tv. I see khakis coming through clean in Tampa — no garnet colored stain remover needed.
EZCN — https://youtu.be/kGn9wg8s1QQ
Cov’s Call — Michigan 13 – 10
Citrus Bowl — LSU vs. Notre Dame
The Tigers will be the smaller team but will be faster and have more athletes across the board. The weather in Mickey’s backyard does not look favorable for the Tigers. Notre Dame controls the line of scrimmage.
EZCN — https://youtu.be/JC5yc0qGX7w
Cov’s Call — Notre Dame 23 – 21
Sugar Bowl — Clemson vs. Alabama
New Orleans plays host to a big time matchup that beignets and cafe au lait can hold a candle to. A rematch of the championship game and this one could be even better on turf. Two dynamic QBs and 2 really good defenses — which the Tide will be better. Saban finds a way — some how some way!
EZCN — https://youtu.be/kKV2f8TKEX4
Cov’s Call — Tide 24 – 20
Rose Bowl Game — Georgia vs. Oklahoma
The southern California venue in Pasadena might not be big enough to hold the anticipation for this matchup. The Dawgs will run over and around the Sooners. Even QB Fromm will dissect OU with playaction passes that send the Smart bunch to the ATL for a shot at the title.
EZCN — https://youtu.be/EJYrTC-DShk
Cov’s Call — Georgia 31 – 28
Orange Bowl — Wisconsin vs. Miami
Two big lines that will try to power the ball down each others throat. Big beach kahunas vs. A bunch of Paul Bunyans so this should be a game of wills. I am going with Miami on their home field. The U and the Chain reign supreme.
EZCN — https://youtu.be/WINOqtW5aek
Cov’s Call — Miami 20 – 17
There it is. All the picks are in and now we get to enjoy the best few days of the bowl season.
Happy New Year and thank you for reading!
Until next time…