It's time to predict the final score of this weekend's Orange Tiger Bowl. After last week's heart-stopping victory, Auburn fans are hoping for an easy victory to lower the blood pressure a little bit. I wouldn't count on it to be this week, though! Before we get to the predictions, we'll announce the winner(s) of last week's prediction thread.
I did a poor job of explaining the rules last week, and thus, there are several winners. First of all, I failed to mention that if a score is predicted twice in a thread, the person who picks it first is the winner. Second of all, I failed to mention that predictions need to be in by kickoff and that predictions given after the scheduled kickoff time would be discarded. That said, three people predicted scores that were only four points off from the actual final, and one predicted a score that was only three points off but after the kickoff, so I'm splitting the title for last week between:
As for this week, even though they haven't been particularly impressive in beating two cupcakes, you just know Clemson is going to give Auburn everything they've got, just like last season. We better be ready for it, or it could get ugly in a hurry. As for me, I think the defenses improve and some sloppy offensive play leads to a lower-scoring game than we've seen thus far this season. Let's call it....
PS - As I mentioned earlier, the guidelines are as follows:
Please name the teams in your prediction; if you don't, I'm going to assume that you're picking Auburn to win. Get your predictions in by the scheduled kickoff (11 AM CDT). If a score is given more than once, the person who gives it first gets the tiebreaker. Another tiebreaker is closest to Auburn's actual score. Good luck!