Champs Sports Bowl
Boston College: lost last game to Va. Tech in the ACC Championship
Michigan State: 2 game win streak
Boston College Advantages:
The Golden Eagles have one of the best quarterbacks in the country in former Heisman frontrunner Matt Ryan
The defense is very salty, especially the front 7, which controls the land's top rush defense.
BC has been excellent in bowl games in recent history
Boston College Disadvantages:
They sort of stumbled through the last part of the season, and are certainly not the team they once were.
Playing in the ACC and a soft nonconference schedule may have helped the ol' win column
After being number 2 in the nation, the Eagles may be disapointed in yet another December bowl game.
Michigan State Advantages:
The offense is balanced and in the top 25 in scoring.
They are effecient with the ball, in the top 30 in turnover margin
The aggresive defense of the Spartans is perhaps the key to disrupting the potent Matt Ryan and crew.
Michigan State Disadvantages:
They have trouble in the field position game, with poor rankings in both the punt and punt return categories.
The offensive line has been, well, offensive much of the year, at least when it comes to pass protection
The Spartans haven't taken to the gridiron since November 17th!
Zorgon: Boston College. They've won a lot of big games this year, and I know this game will be close. Matt Ryan is excellently clutch, and can easily beat any team that lost to Northwestern and Iowa. Boston college wins by 3.
okluschen: Boston College. I wasn't sold on the Eagles for much of the season, but I think they have the edge in this match-up. Matt Ryan's skills and leadership can't be denied. BC in double-digits.
Jason Frost: TBA
Bottom Line: Boston College 2, Michigan State 0