Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Semi-Final Game - USC vs. Virginia Tech

We are down to the last semi-final game - Southern Cal vs. Virginia Tech - with the winner playing Oklahoma....therefore, I officially call to order the Kings of the Roundtable....I have brought together the blogosphere's best and brightest to breakdown college football....the Fab Five are Zach of The Big Picture, Graig of Money Shot, Jon of Complete Sports, Virgil of The Ship of Fools (formerly of Wasting Company Time), and me (Rick) of Stiles, only 4 Kings give their views...

Semi-Final Game
#3 Virginia Tech (11-2) vs. #7 USC Trojans (11-2)
USC favored by 7.5
Game to be played at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans

The Big Picture
SC is hot, hot, hot. Throw out the loss to Stanford and we don't have any doubt who the top team in the country is. USC has a solid QB, 800 solid running backs and good receiver. And Sed Ellis on defense is about as good as they get. Va Tech's D is impressive as well, and Beamer Ball could always lead to some unexpected points. But Sean Glenn will look like a Pee Wee football passer against this vaunted Trojan defense.
USC 35 Virginia Tech 20

Craig of
Money Shot
The second semifinal features two of the best coached teams in the nation. This one will not be for the faint of heart as both teams successes are due to their strong defenses. John David Booty will have to make plays as the Hokie defense will be looking to stop the Trojan run game first. Pete Carroll has beaten Beamer Ball before and will find a way to stop the duo of QB's Sean Glennon and Tyrod Taylor. In the end, the Trojans' talent shines and gets them into the finals.
USC 26 Virginia Tech

Jon of
Complete Sports
Virginia Tech might have the best defense that USC has faced all year, but they will have a hard time slowing down a Trojans offense that is starting to click. With John David Booty back and healthy, along with the talent at the skill positions (especially in the backfield), the Trojans have lots of options. Oh yeah, and they're pretty good defensively. Virginia Tech keeps it close for a while because of the defense, but they simply don't have the firepower for USC.
USC 31 Virginia Tech 14

Rick of Stiles Points
If you remember a few years back these two teams opened the season and Tech almost pulled the upset....not this time people...Tech has a solid defense, but they will not be able to slow down USC
USC 35 Virginia Tech 14

A decision has been made....So Let It Be Written - So Let it Be Done - the Roundtable rules 4-0 in favor of Southern Cal advancing to the Title Game to play Oklahoma in the Rose check back on Christmas Eve for our thoughts on that game...

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