The holiday season is said to be the most wonderful time of the year. For college football fans, it’s not Christmas, but the days after that are the most wonderful time of the year. That’s because the biggest games of the college football season are played in the days after Christmas. And fans can catch all of the action across the ESPN family of networks and online. It all starts off New Year’s Day with the 100th Rose Bowl and the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Number Four Michigan State will face off against Number Five Stanford in the Rose Bowl presented by Vizio at 5pm. Number Six Baylor and Number Fifteen UCF follow at 8:30pm in the annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
The new year football celebrations continue Thursday, January 2nd with a matchup of Number Three Alabama taking on Number Eleven Oklahoma in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. That game is slated for an 8:30pm start time. The Discover Orange Bowl follows the next night at 8:30pm with Number Twelve Clemson taking on Number Seven Ohio State. That games is also set for an 8:30pm kickoff. Wrapping up the week of football festivities is the Vizio BCS National Championship next Monday, January 6th. The one-loss Auburn Tigers will take on the undefeated Florida State Seminoles in college football’s biggest game.
As college football fans across the country get ready for their most wonderful time of the year, ESPN’s college football analysts have made their own predictions as to the winner of each game. Their picks are listed below. It should be noted that the analysts in question did not pick the games that they are calling.
ESPN Analysts BCS Picks
|Anthony Becht||Stanford||UCF||Alabama||Ohio State||Florida State|
|Mike Bellotti||Stanford||Baylor||Alabama||Ohio State||Florida State|
|Kevin Carter||Stanford||Baylor||Alabama||Clemson||Florida State|
|Ed Cunningham||Stanford||Baylor||Alabama||Clemson||Florida State|
|Joey Galloway||Michigan State||Baylor||Alabama||Clemson||Florida State|
|Rod Gilmore||Stanford||—||Alabama||Ohio State||Auburn|
|Brian Griese||Stanford||Baylor||Alabama||Ohio State||Florida State|
|Brock Huard||Michigan State||Baylor||Alabama||Ohio State||Florida State|
|Danny Kanell||Stanford||Baylor||Alabama||Clemson||Florida State|
|Brett McMurphy||Stanford||Baylor||Alabama||Clemson||Florida State|
|Jesse Palmer||Stanford||Baylor||Alabama||Ohio State||Florida State|
|Chris Spielman||Michigan State||—||Alabama||—||Florida State|
|Andre Ware||Michigan State|
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