#8 Oregon (4-2) vs USC (2-4)
Oregon comes in at 4-2 with both losses coming against top 3 powerhouses Notre Dame and Wisconsin. Despite those L’s, Oregon is still very much in the race for a wildcard berth. The Ducks can not afford another loss. If the defending champs are gonna work their way back in the playoffs, it has to start tonight. Keep an eye on this explosive offense led by QB Phil Camit and this tremendous WR core.
USC started the season off great with wins over potential playoff contenders LSU and Iowa. Unfortunately, the Trojans have since lost their last 4 games. USC needs a “get right” game, can they get it tonight and ruin the Duck’s playoff dreams? The Trojans are gonna need huge performances from their stud corners Kace Blazer and Koby Harrison to pull the upset.
USC is no doubt in a rough patch right now, however this is an extremely talented team with a rich winning tradition here in the CFSL. I’m not quick to dismiss the Trojans. Oregon is the defending champs and I don’t think the Longtrees are ready to go pro without one last playoff run. I got the Ducks winning comfortably tonight.
Prediction 45-28 Oregon
Michigan (2-4) vs #13 Iowa (3-3)
Michigan comes into the matchup at 2-4. Sounds bad right? If you dig deeper you will find this team is no scrub. They have barely lost their last 3 games by 3 points each, including a near upset of the undefeated Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Michigan is a lucky bounce here and there from being in the playoff hunt.
Iowa is coming off a dominant victory over Ohio State. 56-3. The Hawkeyes boast arguably the best defense in the league led by redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Austin Whitten. Iowa needs to close the season strong to have a shot at one of the coveted wildcard playoff spots.
I am picking Michigan in this one. While Iowa’s defense is a force, I think Wolverine QB Jesse Colton does just enough through the air to lead his team to a close victory in hostile Kinnick Stadium tonight.
Prediction 31-28 Michigan