We’ve got three after the Peach Bowl:
And here are the current spreads, per ESPN:
And brief thoughts on each:
- No idea what to make of the Citrus, given the coaching change and all that typically ensues from something like that. Both teams play better defense than offense, so the four-point spread in the abstract doesn’t bother me. Northwestern gave Ohio State a decent fight in the championship game, but ran out of gas and had a disastrous time defending the run in the second half.
Cox is CoxNix is Nix, damn it, but Auburn can run the balland Tank Bigsby is out for the game. Your guess is as good as mine, but I’d probably go with the Wildcats.
- Alabama by 19.5? And people think expanding the playoffs is going to make for better football? Sure, man. Take the Tide and the points.
- The CFP meteor game ought to be a real hoot. No matter who wins, I’m going to cringe. Given I think Ohio State’s defense has shown some weakness defending the pass and Fields has looked just a little bit shaky at times recently, I think Clemson covers. On the bright side, that ought to be good for at least one more comment from Dabo to chew on.