BCS National Championship
Florida -4 versus Oklahoma
College football takes center stage with its top game of the season, though it technically can’t be correctly called a "national championship" as other worthy teams (USC, Utah, etc.) deserve to be in the mix. Nonetheless, tonight’s outcome with determine the BCS winner, though the results may conflict with the Associated Press rankings to follow. Both teams feature high-octane offenses that are capable of scoring nearly at will. The Gators are led by 2007’s Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, while the Sooners feature this year’s Hiesman winner, Sam Bradford. Interestingly, leading up to the game, several Sooner players were vocal in the media how they felt Tebow didn’t stack up to any of the Big 12’s top quarterbacks, including Bradford, but also the quarterbacks from Texas, Texas Tech and Missouri. Call it arrogance or call it confidence, but most likely such disrespect is plain stupid. Expect Florida and its highly-talented supporting cast to rally around Tebow with a top effort. Moreover, the Big 12 certainly hasn’t impressed during the bowl season. Texas, which made overtures that they should be in the BCS title game, based on their regular-season victory over Oklahoma, looked just mediocre in their game against Ohio State, which had the win snatched away right at the end. Texas Tech was manhandled by Mississippi in its bowl game, and Oklahoma State was run out by the Oregon Ducks. Overall, it appears the Big 12 has been overrated, and Oklahoma compiled its gaudy offensive numbers mostly against Big 12 opponents. In this spot, they’ll face a speedy defense the likes of which they’ve never seen before. Moreover, Tim Tebow has that lunch-pail attitude that makes for a winner in the face of any type of challenge. He’ll carry the Gators to a resounding win tonight. Florida -4.