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BCS Bowl Picks Jan 2. to Jan.8

Rose Bowl: (11-2) Wisconsin vs. Oregon (11-2)
Wisconsin once more find its self in a Rose Bowl against another tough team. Both of these teams rely heavily on their ground games as the Badgers feature Montee Ball while the Ducks present LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner. Wisconsin has a passing game led by Russell Wilson. Wilson has had great flashes and some bad moments but he'll give anyone a chance to win. Darron Thomas is agile but his arm is still a weapon too. The Badgers have an edge on defense but not by much. Their line hasn't been able to apply enough pressure without star end J.J. Watt and the secondary has had some issues. Oregon doesn't have anything too great on defense but John Boyett is okay and Cliff Harris is a factor in the return game. Overall it may be a shootout so which every team gets their offense going faster will win. I think the Badgers will.
Wisconsin, 42 Oregon, 41
Fiseta Bowl: (11-1) Stanford vs. Oklahoma State (11-1)
Two great and NFL ready quarterbacks will go head to head in this one. Brandon Weeden leads the Cowboys up against Andrew Luck and the Cardinal. Assuming its Luck's last game Stanford will pass a lot but they don't have a slouch in the backfield either. Stepfan Taylor can hang with an interesting mix of speed and power. Weeden has better receivers to throw to in dominant Justin Blackmon and effective Josh Cooper. He also has a good back to hand it off too if needed in Joseph Randle. As in the Rose Bowl both offenses will carry the teams while the defenses will just be, well, there. Shayne Skov and Delano Howell are the standouts on the Cardinal defense while the Cowboys have a ball hawk in the secondary with Markelle Martin.
Oklahoma State, 45 Stanford, 38
Sugar Bowl: (10-2) Michigan vs. Virginia Tech (11-2)
Brady Hoke has transformed the Wolverines. We knew Denard Robinson was good but they're running the ball well now and playing defense. With Robinson Michigan has a speedy option who can pass the ball effectively. Fitzgerald Toussaint is a powerful back who rushed for over 1,000 yards this year. Junior Hemingway turned into a good option for Robinson to pass too but it never hurts when somebody else steps up. The defense is led by a huge tackle in the middle in Mike Martin. Virginia Tech only lost 2 games this year but I didn't ever think they were in serious contention for a National Championship. Logan Thomas has had some moments in his first year as starter and has gained confidence. Though the Hokies don't rely much on their passing attack as they like to hand it off to ACC Player of the Year David Wilson. He is powerful with some good speed mixed in and is hard to bring down.
Michigan, 35 Virginia Tech, 27
Orange Bowl: (10-3) Clemson vs. West Virginia (9-3)
Clemson looked as good as any team in the nation through the first eight weeks of the season. But like most surprises they had a fall losing 3 of their last five but winning when it mattered in the ACC Championship. Tajh Boyd faltered at the end of last season but hopes to get back to the way he was playing at the beginning of the year. It does help that he has Sammy Watkins. Watkins has gone crazy in his freshman season running wild. Boyd also has a good back with Andre Ellington who has some nice moves. The Mountaineers have had some bad stretches but a BCS bowl was ultimately their goal. Geno Smith passed all over the place which was expected considering he has a passing coach in Dana Holgorsen. He has a lot of options to pass too which include Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin. This one should be a thriller with Clemson ending up on top.
Clemson, 28 West Virginia, 24

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