ESPN College Football Analysts Predict Winners of Five BCS Games

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December 30th, 2013

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ESPN College Football Analysts Predict Winners of Five BCS Games

Florida State Heavily Favored to Win VIZIO BCS National Championship

 

ESPN platforms – for the fourth consecutive year – will have full coverage of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) across ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes. In addition, a BCS Megacast of the VIZIO BCS National Championship on Monday, Dec. 6 will encompass ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3 and ESPN Goal Line with game -specific content on ESPN.com and ESPN social media platforms. Several ESPN analysts predicted the winners of the five BCS games.

 

ESPN analysts’ selections are as followed:

·         In a matchup of top-five opponents – No. 5 Stanford grabbed 75 percent (12-of-16) of the votes to top No. 4 Michigan State in the Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO (Jan. 1, 5 p.m. ET).

·         No. 6 Baylor is the favorite to beat No. 15 UCF in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m.) – 92.9 percent of the picks.

·         One-hundred percent of the analysts predicted No. 3 Alabama to claim victory over No. 11 Oklahoma in the Allstate Sugar Bowl (Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m.).

·         Securing the closest margin of victory of the five games, No. 12 Clemson received 60 percent of the votes (nine-of-15) to be Victorious over No. 7 Ohio State in the Discover Orange Bowl (Jan. 3, 8:30 p.m.).

·         The VIZIO BCS National Championship (Jan. 6, 8:30 p.m.) featuring a one-loss Auburn against undefeated Florida State has the Seminoles as the favorite to take the title with 80 percent of the selections (12-of-15 votes).

 

ESPN Analysts BCS Picks

Analyst Rose Bowl

#STANvsMSU

Fiesta Bowl

#UCFvsBAY

Sugar Bowl

#OUvsBAMA

Orange Bowl

#CLEMvsOSU

Championship

#FSUvsAUB

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
Todd Blackledge Stanford Baylor -- Clemson --
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
Tom Luginbill Stanford Baylor Alabama Clemson Auburn
Brett McMurphy Stanford Baylor Alabama Clemson Florida State
Jesse Palmer Stanford Baylor Alabama Ohio State Florida State
Chris Spielman Michigan State -- Alabama -- Florida State
Matt Stinchcomb Stanford Baylor Alabama Clemson Auburn
Andre Ware Michigan State Baylor Alabama Clemson Florida State

ESPN analysts did not pick games they are calling

 
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