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2016 Predictions

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Season is getting close and I'm itching over here. Let's hear 'em, I start off with the hometown Charlotte 49ers:

 

Last year was a rough introduction (expected) to FBS football as the 49ers finished the season 2-10 but managed to get the monkey off their back with a win in their first FBS game. There were flashes of brilliance throughout the year but most of it was undermined by what had to be some of the worst QB play in FBS. 

I expect great improvement out of the 49ers this year as they have started to build depth on both sides of the ball and seem to have a competent starting QB in Kevin Olsen (Greg's little brother). If the 49ers have anything resembling a passing game, the running game should improve further since team will no longer be able to stack the box.

All of this combined with one of the highest percentage of returning starters should make for a 4-8 season (wins over Elon, EMU, ODU, and UTSA). They will take their lumps against Louisville, Temple, Marshall, and Southern Miss but you will see them taking the next step. 

 

 

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These are my conf. + New year's 6 winners

SEC: Bama' 12-1 (Winner) Georgia 11-2 (Runner-Up)

ACC: Clemson 13-0 (Winner) UNC 12-1 (Runner-Up)

Big 12: Oklahoma 11-1 (Winner) TCU, Baylor (10-2) Runners-Up)

Big Ten: Michigan 12-1 (Winner) Wisconsin 11-2 (Runner-Up)

Pac-12: USC 12-1 (Winner) Washington 11-2 (Runner-Up)

At Larges: Notre Dame (10-2) Florida St. (11-1) Houston (12-1) Memphis (11-1) Navy (10-2) Stanford (10-2)

Oregon (10-2) Utah (10-2) Tennesse (9-3) LSU (10-2) Ole Miss (10-2) 

Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma (11-1) VS Houston (12-1)

Oklahoma 37-20

Rose Bowl: Notre Dame (10-2) VS Washington (11-2)

Notre Dame 34-13

Orange Bowl: UNC (12-1) VS Wisconsin (11-2)

UNC 31-27

Sugar Bowl: Georgia (11-2) VS Florida State (11-1)

Florida State 45-20

Semi's: 

Fiesta Bowl: Clemson (1) VS USC (4)

Clemson 41-17

Peach Bowl: Bama' (2) VS Michigan (3)

Michigan 27-23

Nat'l Championship: Clemson (1) VS Michigan (3)

Clemson 23-13

 

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On 7/18/2016 at 4:24 PM, MountaineerChemist10 said:

Hmm, I could see you guys as 4-8. You shouldn't have any trouble with Elon or ODU (ASU's playing ODU as well in Boone this season). FAU is a maybe.

I'm really surprised ODU isn't further along than what they are especially being located in a talent rich recruiting area.

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ACC: Florida State over UNC
SEC: Alabama over Tennessee
B1G: Ohio State over Iowa
Pac-12: Washington over UCLA
Big 12: Oklahoma
AAC: Houston over South Florida
MWC: Boise State over San Diego State
C-USA: Marshall over Southern Miss
MAC: Northern Illinois over Ohio
Sun Belt: Arkansas State

Playoffs: Florida State, Alabama, Ohio State, and Oklahoma.
NCG: Florida State over Alabama

Sugar Bowl: Tennessee v. Texas Christian
Rose: UCLA v. Michigan
Orange: UNC v. Boise State
Cotton: Clemson v. LSU

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On ‎7‎/‎23‎/‎2016 at 11:49 AM, bleedsgreenandgold said:

I'm really surprised ODU isn't further along than what they are especially being located in a talent rich recruiting area.

Yeah. For some reason, the best athletes have no interest in the school. It's a great college, just no one wants to play for them. Maybe it's because they can't ever beat any other FBS teams, not even among their fellow C-USA competitors. Such a shame.

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I don't like either team but Bama-Michigan looks like a strong possibility this year for th title game.  Harbaugh v. Saban

A sleeper though--the winner of the Stanford-Washington game mid-year.  I don't think the ACCC makes the final 4.  

My playoffs:

Bama v. Stanford

Ohio State v. *I have no idea 

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