We have officially reached one of the sacred days of the sports calendar every year - College Football's “Conference Championship Saturday”. Here is my preview of the notable games.
Temple vs Houston (2015 American Athletic Conference Championship) - Greg Ward, a duel threat quarterback, is having a monster 2015 season, and is a borderline Hesiman Trophy candidate. Temple comes in here the higher ranked team though, ranked 25th in the polls. Greg Ward has another big game and Houston wins 55-31.
Texas @ Baylor - The Big 12 doesn't have a conference championship game, so their schedule spills over into this weekend. Baylor is unable to win the Big 12 because of their loss to Oklahoma, so now it is a matter of pride for them, and playing in as good of a bowl game as they can. This is an important game for recruiting in Texas, and it doesn't help Baylor that they are down to their third string quarterback. Texas pulls off the stunner here 38-31.
Florida vs Alabama (SEC Championship) - Florida won a mediocre SEC East, and Alabama navigated their way through the nightmare SEC West to get to this game. This should be an easy win for the Crimson Tide, 34-13.
Stanford vs USC (PAC-12 Championship) - Stanford knocked Notre Dame out of the college football playoff race last weekend with a last second field goal. USC back-doored their way in here following Utah's late season meltdown. This will be a good pro-style game with Stanford winning 31-24.
Michigan State vs Iowa (Big 10 Championship) - This game has MAJOR college football playoff implications. The winner is in, essentially, the loser is out. This will be a physically brutal game, with a lot of hard hitting. Iowa wins 23-16.
North Carolina vs Clemson (ACC Championship) - The Tar Heels have rattled off 11 impressive wins in a row following that opening night disaster against South Carolina. Clemson is the number one ranked team in the nation. This should be this best game of the day, with Clemson winning 48-41.