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Orange Bowl Preview and Prediction: Georgia Tech vs. Mississippi State

Bulldogs, Yellow Jackets enjoy time in spotlight after banner seasons
Orange Bowl Preview and Prediction: Georgia Tech vs. Mississippi State

Mississippi State and Georgia Tech picked a good year to have their best seasons in recent history.

 

For sure, the Bulldogs and Yellow Jackets could be left wanting more. Mississippi State was in the playoff race until the final weeks of the season, and a loss to Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl spoiled a bit of the Bulldogs’ season. And Georgia Tech had a shot at Florida State in the ACC title game, but like so many others it was all for naught.

 

The Top 20 Single-Game Performances in College Football of 2014

Records fall in another wild year for offense
College Football's Best Individual Performances of 2014

Understandably, the theme of 2014 will be the first College Football Playoff.

 

The new postseason format represented a seismic shift in the sport, and even if the playoff expands beyond four teams, college football won’t be the same again.

 

Thanks to 2014, the record books won’t be the same either.

 

The single game rushing record that stood for 15 years fell — twice. So did the single-game passing record. Same with school records both offensively and defensively.

 

Fiesta Bowl Preview and Prediction: Boise State vs. Arizona

Anu Solomon is looking to cap his first season with a Fiesta Bowl win.
Fiesta Bowl Preview and Prediction: Boise St vs. Arizona

Boise State knows all about the Fiesta Bowl but never before have the Broncos had to face a home team in Tempe. 

 

Music City Bowl Preview and Prediction: LSU vs. Notre Dame

Two historic programs visit Nashville for the Music City Bowl.
Music City Bowl Preview and Prediction: LSU vs. Notre Dame

Nashville could not be happier about this year’s matchup. The 17th annual Music City Bowl features one of the best billings in the history of the game with blueblood programs Notre Dame and LSU coming to Lower Broadway.

 

Foster Farms Bowl Preview and Prediction: Maryland vs. Stanford

The Terps could face a heavy Stanford crowd in Santa Clara.
Foster Farms Bowl Preview and Prediction: Maryland vs. Stanford

The Rose Bowl should be jealous as the 13th edition of the Foster Farms Bowl — formerly the Kraft Fight Hunger, Emerald and San Francisco Bowl — will be one of just two postseason games that features a Big Ten-Pac-12 matchup (Holiday Bowl).

 

Belk Bowl Preview and Prediction: Georgia vs. Louisville

The Bulldogs and Cardinals meet in Charlotte.
Belk Bowl Preview and Prediction: Georgia vs. Louisville

The Belk Bowl was one of the big winners in college football’s bowl tie-in shuffle prior to 2014, as the Charlotte, N.C. postseason game now features an annual matchup between the SEC (Georgia) and ACC (Louisville). The Bulldogs and Cardinals both finished the regular season at 9-3, and there’s a little familiarity between the two programs thanks to recent moves in the coaching carousel.

Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons Preview and Prediction

This afternoon’s winner claims the NFC South and will host a Wild Card game next weekend
Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons Preview and Prediction

It’s winner takes the NFC South this afternoon in the Georgia Dome when the Atlanta Falcons host the Carolina Panthers on CBS. A win for the Panthers (6-8-1) will cap a four-game winning streak to give Ron Rivera’s team an improbable second straight division title On the other side, Mike Smith’s Falcons can punch their ticket to the playoffs by sweeping the reigning division champs.

 

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Preview and Prediction

Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers can claim their first AFC North title since 2010 with a win over the Bengals tonight
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Preview and Prediction

The AFC playoff picture will come into complete focus when the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Pittsburgh Steelers tonight on NBC. The final game of the 2014 regular season pits the Bengals (10-4-1) against the Steelers (10-5) with the AFC North division title hanging in the balance.

 

Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer Dances to Celebrate Bowl Win Against Cincinnati

Check out Beamer's dance moves.
Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer Dances to Celebrate Bowl Win Against Cincinnati

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer recently underwent throat surgery and spent the Military Bowl victory against Cincinnati coaching from the press box. The Hokies used a couple of turnovers by the Cincinnati offense, along with 210 rushing yards to earn the victory and post a winning record (7-6.)

 

However, Beamer wasn’t limited in his post-game availability, as the 68-year-old coach broke out the dance moves to celebrate the victory.

Check out Beamer’s post-game dance:
 

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