Saturday, January 02, 2010

Pretend College Football Playoffs Round One

We’re ready to start our pretend college football playoffs and you may find a few surprises in the results. All first round games are played on neutral fields using the BCS Bowl System starting with the Rose Bowl between #4 TCU and #5 Florida.

Rose Bowl
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
#5 Florida Gators 9306 18
#4 TCU Horned Frogs 010106 26

gets off to a quick start by actually taking a 12-0 lead in the second quarter but then TCU’s Joseph Turner takes over. Finishing with 187 rushing yards and two touchdowns Turner leads the Frogs to a 26-18 upset.

Sugar Bowl
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
#8 Ohio State Buckeyes 0603 9
#1 Alabama Crimson Tide 17736 33

Ohio State has no answer for Bama’s defense and the Heisman Trophy winner, Mark Ingram, has a banner day rushing for 142 yards and a score. Tide marches on.

Fiesta Bowl
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
#7 Oregon Ducks 0007 7
#2 Texas Longhorns 107310 30

The Longhorns hold Oregon to 151 total offensive yards while Colt McCoy passes for 230 yards and a score.

Orange Bowl
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
#6 Boise State Broncos 77717 38
#3 Cincinnati Bearcats 71477 35

In another BCS miracle the Boise State Broncos outscore Cincinnati 17-7 in the fourth quarter to end the most exciting game of the first round with a 38-35 upset win over the Bearcats.