On paper, it shouldn’t be close. FSU has been so dominant statistically this season that it pretty much obliterates any strength of schedule qualms I might have about the final record. The Noles are now favored by 10.5 and I believe I saw something this morning indicating that the favorite has covered the spread in the last six BCS title games.
But I’m having a hard time shaking that whole team of destiny thing around Auburn. A monster fluke to win the Georgia game, an even bigger miracle to beat Alabama and the last piece of the puzzle falling into place with Ohio State’s loss in the Big Ten title game (but Delany was proud, proud I tells ‘ya, of the TV ratings) sure makes me wonder what the football gods have cooked up for tonight.
In the end, I’m going with my gut instead of my head and picking Auburn to pull the upset. Because it’s been that kind of year if you’re a Dawg fan.