Bowl Game Blowout! Open Thread for BCS Games on 1/1/10

 

The Rose Bowl Game Presented by Citi

Rose Bowl Game logo - presented by citi
Ohio State Buckeyes (10-2) vs. Oregon Ducks (10-2)
1/1/10 at 4:30 PM EST
Pasadena, California

Initial Thoughts: Terrelle Pryor gets a chance to see the team that would have been the best fit for him.
Most Awesome Player: Jeremiah Masoli, Oregon QB (168/285 for 2,066 yards, 15 touchdowns and 5 interceptions; 115 rushes for 659 yards and 12 touchdowns).  You could also make a case for a number of other players as well though, including LaMichael James and maybe Terrelle Pryor.  Maybe.
Most Awesome SponsorCiti?  I can't find any other sponsors.
The Line: Oregon -3.5
Over/Under: 51
Chad Millman's blog says: Will Oregon's offense outlast Ohio State's defense?  Certainly the money is coming n on Oregon as well.  The public would much rather have a team that can put points on the board, rather than a good defense.  It's a relatively high total, especially for Ohio State, which had totals about 10 points lower all season. If Oregon gets a lead, Tressel will have to open it up. At 51 all the money is over. This is one of the games with the most interest, probably in the top five of getting the most attention.
Accuscore says: Oregon 26.4, Ohio State 21.7
ESPN says: Oregon 31, Ohio State 20
Who you should be rooting for: Let's go CGB North!

The Allstate Sugar Bowl

2010 Official Sugar Bowl Program
1/1/10 at 8:00 PM
New Orleans, Louisiana

Initial Thoughts: The coaching situations for these two teams are kind of a mess.
Most Awesome Player: Yeah, you know, I don't think there's any way you can't give this to Tim Tebow, Florida QB (182/279 for 2,413 yards, 18 touchdowns, 5 interceptions; 203 rushes for 859 yards and 13 touchdowns)
Most Awesome Sponsor: Man, what is the deal?  Do BCS games only have one sponsor?  There's nothing on their website.  Allstate, by default.
The Line: Florida - 13
Over/Under: 57
Chad Millman's blog says: Cincy is the Cinderella here and it would have been difficult to make them less than a double-digit underdog. Who will be more prepared -- an Urban Meyer team or a team that hasn't had a head coach that was with them all season? That's a huge factor.
Accuscore says: Florida 37.3, Cincinnati 23.8
ESPN says: Florida 37, Cincinnati 20
Who you should be rooting for: We hate the SEC around here, right? Right.
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