2019 cbhsports Big 12 College Football Preview

Projected Big 12 Standings based off of my predictions.

Big 12
1.Oklahoma 11-1 (8-1) Big 12
2.Texas 10-2 (8-1) Big 12
3.Iowa State 10-2 (7-2) Big 12
4.Baylor 8-4 (5-4) Big 12
5.Oklahoma State 8-4 (5-4) Big 12
6.TCU 7-5 (5-4) Big 12
7.West Virginia 5-7 (3-6) Big 12
8.Texas Tech 4-8 (2-7) Big 12
9.Kansas State 3-9 (1-8) Big 12
10.Kansas 2-10 (0-9) Big 12

cbhsports All-Big 12 Team

Offense
QB:Sam Ehlinger,Texas (Junior) *cbhsports Pre-Season Big 12Player of the Year* *cbhsports Pre-Season Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year*
RB:Kennedy Brooks,Oklahoma (Sophomore)
RB:Pooka Williams,Kansas (Sophomore)
AP:Jalen Reagor,TCU (Junior)
WR:CeeDee Lamb,Oklahoma (Junior) **cbhsports Best Big 12 Draft Prospect*
WR:Tylan Wallace,Oklahoma State (Junior)
TE:Grant Calcaterra,Oklahoma (Junior)
C:Zach Shackelford,Texas (Senior)
OL:Jack Anderson,Texas Tech (Junior)
OL:Samuel Cosmi,Texas (Sophomore)
OL:Colton McKvitz,West Virginia (Senior)
OL:Lucas Niang,TCU (Senior)

Defense
DL:JaQuan Bailey,Iowa State (Senior)
DL:Ray Lima,Iowa State (Senior)
DL:James Lynch,Baylor (Junior)
DL:Reggie Walker,Kansas State (Senior)
LB:Clay Johnston,Baylor (Senior)
LB:Kenneth Murray,Oklahoma (Junior) *cbhsports Pre-Season Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year*
LB:Marcel Spears,Iowa State (Senior)
CB:Jeff Gladney,TCU (Senior)
CB:AJ Green,Oklahoma State (Senior)
S:Greg Eisworth,Iowa State (Junior)
S:Caden Sterns,Texas (Sophomore)

Specialists
K:Cameron Dicker,Texas (Sophomore)
P:Kyle Thompson,Kansas (Junior)
KR:Kene Nwangwu,Iowa State (Junior)
PR:CeeDee Lamb,Oklahoma (Junior) *cbhsports Pre-Season Big 12 Specialist of the Year*

2019 Big 12 Signees (by ESPN) ()=Overall Ranking
1.(6) Jadon Haselwood,WR,Oklahoma *cbhsports Big 12 Newcomer of the Year*
2.(29) Spencer Rattler,QB,Oklahoma
3.(32) Tyler Johnson,OT,Texas
4.(33) Theo Wease Jr.,WR,Oklahoma
5.(40) Jordan Whittington,ATH,Texas
6.(55) De’Gabriel Floyd,OLB,Texas
7.(76) Jake Smith,WR,Texas
8.(83) Kenyatta Watson,CB,Texas
9.(104) Roschon Johnson,QB,Texas
10.(125) David Gbenda,ILB,Texas
11.(130) Marcus Washington,WR,Texas
12.(132) Joseph Wete,DE,Oklahoma
13.(153) Trejon Bridges,WR,Oklahoma
14.(176) Jaden Davis,CB,Oklahoma
15.(181) Deondrick Glass,RB,Oklahoma State
16.(187) Grayson Boomer,TE,Oklahoma State
17.(190) Derrian Brown,RB,Texas
18.(197) Chris Herron,QB,Kansas State
19.(225) EJ Ndoma-Ogar,OG,Oklahoma
20.(233) Peyton Powell,ATH,Baylor
21.(243) Marcus Tillman Jr.,OLB,Texas
22.(248) Marcus Major,RB,Oklahoma
23.(264) Osita Smith,WR,West Virginia
24.(269) Marcus Hicks,DE,Oklahoma
25.(283) Brayden Liebrock,TE,Texas
26.(289) Chris Adimora,S,Texas

cbhsports All-Big 12 Newcomer Team

Offense
QB:Spencer Rattler,Oklahoma
RB:Deondrick Glass,Oklahoma State
RB:Derrian Brown,Texas
WR:Jaden Haselwood,Oklahoma *cbhsports Big 12 Newcomer of the Year*
WR:Theo Wease Jr.,Oklahoma
TE:Grayson Boomer,Oklahoma State
AP:Jordan Whittington,Texas
OL:Tyler Johnson,Texas
OL:Only one offensive lineman signed by the Big 12 in ESPN 300.
OL:
OL:

Defense
DL:Joseph Wete,Oklahoma
DL:Marcus Hicks,Oklahoma
DL:Only two defensive linemen signed by the Big 12 in ESPN 300.
DL:
LB:David Gbenda,Texas
LB:De’Gabriel Floyd,Texas
LB:Marcus Tillman Jr.,Texas
CB:Kenyatta Watson,Texas
CB:Jaden Davis,Oklahoma
S:Chris Adimora,Texas
S:Only one safety signed by the Big 12 in ESPN 300.

No specialists signed by the Big 12 in ESPN 300.

2019-2020 season best five games in the Big 12
1.Texas vs. Oklahoma
This will most likely be the first of two matchups this season. The winner will have a better chance at the end of the season to get the Big 12 a CFP team.

2.Iowa State at. Texas
The winner of this game should get to ten wins and a chance at a Big 12 title.

3.Baylor at. Oklahoma State
Both of these teams need this win to contend in the Big 12 with heavywights Oklahoma and Texas.

4.Oklahoma at. Oklahoma State
Bedlam could have some bigger implications in 2019 than you think. OKSU could spoil Oklahoma’s chance at a third consecutive season in the college football playoff.

5.Texas at. TCU
After TCU had a horrible season a year ago, they look to get a win and potentially upset a top ten Texas team mid-season.

2019 cbhsports Big 12 Pre-Season Awards
Player of the Year:Sam Ehlinger,QB,Texas (Junior)
Offensive Player of the Year:Sam Ehlinger,QB,Texas (Junior)
Defensive Player of the Year:Kenneth Murray,LB,Oklahoma (Junior)
Specialist of the Year:CeeDee Lamb,WR/PR,Oklahoma (Junior)
Best Big 12 Draft Prospect:CeeDee Lamb,WR/PR,Oklahoma (Junior)
Newcomer of the Year:Jadon Haselwood,WR,Oklahoma (Freshman)

2019 cbhsports ACC College Football Preview

Projected ACC Standings based off of my predictions.

Atlantic
1.Clemson 12-0 (8-0) ACC
2.Syracuse 10-2 (6-2) ACC
3.Wake Forest 8-4 (4-4) ACC
4.Florida State 7-5 (4-4) ACC
5.NC State 6-6 (3-5) ACC
6.Boston College 5-7 (2-7) ACC
7.Louisville 2-10 (0-8) ACC

Coastal
1.Miami 10-2 (6-2) ACC
2.Virginia 9-3 (6-2) ACC
3.Virginia Tech 8-4 (5-3) ACC
4.Pittsburgh 7-5 (4-4) ACC
5.Duke 5-7 (3-5) ACC
6.North Carolina 5-7 (3-5) ACC
7.Georgia Tech 2-10 (0-8) ACC

cbhsports All-ACC Team

Offense
QB:Trevor Lawrence,Clemson (Sophomore) *cbhsports Pre-Season ACC Player of the Year* *cbhsports Pre-Season ACC Offensive Player of the Year*
RB:Travis Etienne,Clemson (Junior) *cbhsports Best ACC Draft Prospect*
RB:AJ Dillon,Boston College (Junior)
AP:Deon Jackson,Duke (Junior)
WR:Justyn Ross,Clemson (Sophomore)
WR:Tee Higgins,Clemson (Junior)
TE:Brevin Jordan,Miami (Sophomore)
C:Jimmy Morrissey,Pittsburgh (Junior)
OL:Tremayne Anchrum,Clemson (Senior)
OL:Mehki Becton,Louisville (Junior)
OL:Charlie Heck,North Carolina (Senior)
OL:John Simpson,Clemson (Senior)

Defense
DL:Jonathan Garvin,Miami (Junior)
DL:Alton Robinson,Syracuse (Senior)
DL:Xavier Thomas,Clemson (Sophomore) *cbhsports Pre-Season ACC Defensive Player of the Year*
DL:Marvin Wilson,Florida State (Junior)
LB:Michael Pickney,Miami (Senior)
LB:Shaquille Quarterman,Miami (Senior)
LB:Isaiah Simmons,Clemson (Junior)
CB:Trajan Brandy,Miami (Junior)
CB:Bryce Hall,Virginia (Senior)
S:Andre Cisco,Syracuse (Sophomore)
S:Damar Hamlin,Pittsburgh (Senior)

Specialists
K:Andre Szymt,Syracuse (Sophomore) *cbhsports Pre-Season ACC Specialist of the Year*
P:Sterling Hofrichter (Senior)
KR:Joe Reed,Virginia (Senior)
PR:Sean Riley,Syracuse (Senior)

2019 ACC Signees (by ESPN) ()=Overall Ranking
1.(34) Andrew Booth,CB,Clemson
2.(38) Frank Ladson Jr.,WR,Clemson
3.(50) Savion Jackson,DE,NC State
4.(58) Tyler Davis,DT,Clemson
5.(61) Jeremiah Payton,WR,Miami *cbhsports ACC Newcomer of the Year*
6.(72) Doug Nester,OT,Virginia Tech
7.(75) Jowon Briggs,DT,Virginia
8.(93) Akeem Dent,CB,Florida State
9.(108) Sheridan Jones,CB,Clemson
10.(113) Brendan Grant,S,Florida State
11.(117) William Putnam,OG,Clemson
12.(120) Sam Howell,QB,North Carolina
13.(122) Jaleel McRae,OLB,Florida State
14.(129) Bryton Constanin,ILB,Clemson
15.(139) Chez Mellusi,RB,Clemson
16.(157) Raymond Woodie III,S,Florida State
17.(158) Ja’Darien Boykin,DE,Louisville
18.(159) Joe Ngata,WR,Clemson
19.(161) Travis Jay,CB,Florida State
20.(168) Taisun Phommachanh,QB,Clemson
21.(174) Christian Williams,S,Miami
22.(194) Quashaon Fuller,DT,Florida State
23.(195) Kalen Deloach,OLB,Florida State
24.(196) Jayden Payoute,ATH,Virginia Tech
25.(214) Khafre Brown,WR,North Carolina
26.(215) Te’Cory Couch,CB,Miami
27.(220) Sam Johnson,QB,Boston College
28.(227) Joseph Charleston,S,Clemson
29.(231) Keontra Smith,S,Miami
30.(252) Bryan Hudson,OT,Virginia Tech
31.(254) Jacob Pinckney,WR,Virginia Tech
32.(259) Kane Patterson,ILB,Clemson
33.(276) CJ Clark,DT,NC State
34.(285) LaVonta Cheney,ILB,Clemson
35.(292) Eugene Asante,ILB,North Carolina

cbhsports All-ACC Newcomer Team

Offense
QB:Sam Howell,North Carolina
RB:Chez Mellusi,Clemson
RB:No othern newcomer ACC RBs
AP:Jayden Payoute,Virginia Tech
WR:Jeremiah Payton,Miami *cbhsports ACC Newcomer of the Year*
WR:Joe Ngata,Clemson
TE:No newcomer ACC Team
OL:Doug Nester,Virginia Tech
OL:William Putnam,Clemson
OL:Bryan Hudson,Virginia Tech
OL:No other newcomer ACC offensive lineman

Defense
DL:Savion Jackson,NC State
DL:Tyler Davis,Clemson
DL:Jowon Briggs,Virginia
DL:Ja’Darien Boykin,Louisville
LB:Jaleel McRae,Florida State
LB:Bryton Constanin,Clemson
LB:Kalen Deloach,Florida State
CB:Akeem Dent,Florida State
CB:Sheridan Jones,Clemson
S:Brendan Grant,Florida State
S:Raymond Woodie III,Florida State

No specialists signed by ACC in ESPN 300.

2019-2020 season best five games in the ACC
1.Clemson at. Syracuse
Clemson’s second ACC game is its toughest in conference play. Syracuse’s stingy defense and improving offense should make it tough for Trevor Lawrence and his receivers to make an impact but I still see Clemson breaking through and winning this game.

2.Virginia at. Miami
The winner of this game will likely go on to win the ACC Coastal. Manny Diaz looks to get to the ACC Championship in his first year in Coral Gables, and Virginia looks to get to their first ACC Championship overall.

3.Virginia Tech at. Virginia
Whoever wins this game will have a real shot to win the ACC coastal.

4.Wake Forest at. Syracuse
Similar to VTU-UVA, whoever wins this game will be Clemson’s real competitor in the ACC Atlantic.

5.Duke at. North Carolina
This could determine who goes to a bowl game between the two tobacco road rivals.

2019 cbhsports ACC Pre-Season Awards
Player of the Year:Trevor Lawrence,QB,Clemson (Sophomore)
Offensive Player of the Year:Trevor Lawrence,QB,Clemson (Sophomore)
Defensive Player of the Year:Xavier Thomas,DE,Clemson (Sophomore)
Specialist of the Year:Andre Szymt,K,Syracuse (Sophomore)
Best ACC Draft Prospect:Travis Etienne,RB,Clemson (Junior)
Newcomer of the Year:Jeremiah Payton,WR,Miami (Freshman)

cbhsports way-too-early NFL mock draft 2020:Top five players at each skill player position (offense)

QB
1.Tua Tagovailoa,Alabama (Junior)
2.Justin Herbert,Oregon (Senior)
3.Jake Fromm,Georgia (Junior)
4.KJ Costello,Stanford (Senior)
5.Jalen Hurts,Oklahoma (Senior)

RB
1.Travis Etienne,Clemson (Junior)
2.Jonathan Taylor,Wisconsin (Junior)
3.D’Andre Swift,Georgia (Junior)
4.Eno Benjamin,Arizona State (Senior)
5.Ke’Shawn Vaughn,Vanderbilt (Senior)

WR
1.Jerry Jeudy,Alabama (Junior)
2.CeeDee Lamb,Oklahoma (Junior)
3.Henry Ruggs III,Alabama (Junior)
4.Laviska Shenault Jr.,Colorado (Junior)
5.Tee Higgins,Clemson (Junior)

TE
1.Albert Okwuegbunam,Missouri (Junior)
2.Jared Pinkey,Vanderbilt (Senior)
3.Colby Parkinson,Stanford (Junior)
4.Grant Calcaterra,Oklahoma (Junior)
5.Brycen Hopkins,Purdue (Senior)

chsports 2019 NFC East Preview:Eagles, Cowboys will likely be on top of division again in 2019

Team on the Rise

Dallas Cowboys
Adding Amari Cooper was cool. Keeping Dak, Zeke, and the aforementioned Cooper together, we learned this August, is going to be the hard part. If Dallas keeps their nucleus together, keeps their talented offensive line together, and their excellent young linebacker core together, expect Dallas to be on the top of the NFC East in years to come.

Team on the Decline

New York Giants
The Giants have been on the decline, and this year isn’t going to be any different. Trading away OBJ for no new receiving talent was pretty bad. I mean, now QB Eli Manning has no expierience to throw to. And Manning may not even be the team’s starter through a week or two in the year. It could be the talented Duke product, Daniel Jones, who was coached by David Cutcliffe in Durham. Cutcliffe, coincidentally, was the head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers during Peyton’s (Manning) time in Knoxville, and Ole Miss’s Offensive Coordinator while Eli was in Oxford. I’m getting off topic, but if Daniel Jones can become half (or a quarter) of what Eli was, pairing him with star Running Back Saquon Barkley could really tear down the division in coming years.

Rookies to Watch
Dwayne Haskins,QB,Washington Redskins:The Redskins were smart in drafting Haskins out of Ohio State, and apparently he’s been very impressive during the off-season. Technically Case Keenum, who was traded to Washington, is slated to be the starter, but after a few weeks, the job could belong to Haskins.

Daniel Jones,QB,New York Giants
I’ve already mentioned Jones in this post but Jones could get the start in week two or New York could wait and give the job to him when the team needs a new leader in the middle of the season.

Player to Watch

Ezekiel Elliott,RB,Dallas Cowboys
The main question for Elliott isn’t on the field. It’s if he will get a deal done with Dallas before the season. If he doesn’t get paid, Zeke will holdout the entire season. But if Zeke comes to agreement with the Cowboys, Dallas should be with Philadelphia as the division favorites.

Projected Standings
1.Dallas Cowboys 10-6
2.Philadelphia Eagles 9-7
3.Washington Redskins 6-10
4.New York Giants 4-12

College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 70:Maryland

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 Howard Win 1-0 (0-0) Big Ten
2 Syracuse Loss 1-1 (0-0) Big Ten
3 at.Temple Win 2-1 (0-0) Big Ten
4 Bye None 2-1 (0-0) Big Ten
5 Penn State Win 3-1 (1-0) Big Ten
6 at.Rutgers Win 4-1 (2-0) Big Ten
7 at.Purdue Loss 4-2 (2-1) Big Ten
8 Indiana Win 5-2 (3-1) Big Ten
9 at.Minnesota Loss 5-3 (3-2) Big Ten
10 Michigan Loss 5-4 (3-3) Big Ten
11 at.Ohio State Loss 5-5 (3-4) Big Ten
12 Bye None 5-5 (3-4) Big Ten
13 Nebraska Loss 5-6 (3-4) Big Ten
14 at.Michigan State Win 6-6 (4-4) Big Ten

College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 69:Colorado

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 Colorado State Win 1-0 (0-0) Pac-12
2 Nebraska Loss 1-1 (0-0) Pac-12
3 Air Force Win 2-1 (0-0) Pac-12
4 at.Arizona State Loss 2-2 (0-1) Pac-12
5 Bye None 2-2 (0-1) Pac-12
6 Arizona Loss 2-3 (0-2) Pac-12
7 at.Oregon Loss 2-4 (0-3) Pac-12
8 at.Washington State Loss 2-5 (0-4) Pac-12
9 USC Loss 2-6 (0-5) Pac-12
10 at.UCLA Loss 2-7 (0-6) Pac-12
11 Stanford Loss 2-8 (0-7) Pac-12
12 Bye None 2-8 (0-7) Pac-12
13 Washington Loss 2-9 (0-8) Pac-12
14 at.Utah Loss 2-10 (0-9) Pac-12

College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 68:Illinois

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 Akron Win 1-0 (0-0) Big Ten
2 at.UConn Win 2-0 (0-0) Big Ten
3 Eastern Michigan Win 3-0 (0-0) Big Ten
4 Nebraska Loss 3-1 (0-1) Big Ten
5 Bye None 3-1 (0-1) Big Ten
6 at.Minnesota Loss 3-2 (0-2) Big Ten
7 Michigan Loss 3-3 (0-3) Big Ten
8 Wisconsin Loss 3-4 (0-4) Big Ten
9 at.Purdue Loss 3-5 (0-5) Big Ten
10 Rutgers Win 4-5 (1-5) Big Ten
11 at.Michigan State Loss 4-6 (1-6) Big Ten
12 Bye None 4-6 (1-6) Big Ten
13 at.Iowa Loss 4-7 (1-7) Big Ten
14 Northwestern Loss 4-8 (1-8) Big Ten

College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 67:Georgia Tech

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 at.Clemson Loss 0-1 (0-1) ACC
2 South Florida Loss 0-2 (0-1) ACC
3 The Citadel Win 1-2 (0-1) ACC
4 Bye None 1-2 (0-1) ACC
5 at.Temple Win 2-2 (0-1) ACC
6 North Carolina Loss 2-3 (0-2) ACC
7 at.Duke Loss 2-4 (0-3) ACC
8 at.Miami Loss 2-5 (0-4) ACC
9 Bye None 2-5 (0-4) ACC
10 Pittsburgh Loss 2-6 (0-5) ACC
11 at.Virginia Loss 2-7 (0-6) ACC
12 Virginia Tech Loss 2-8 (0-7) ACC
13 NC State Loss 2-9 (0-8) ACC
14 Georgia Loss 2-10 (0-9) ACC

College Football Schedule Predictions 2019-2020 66:Louisville

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 Notre Dame Loss 0-1 (0-0) ACC
2 Eastern Kentucky Win 1-1 (0-0) ACC
3 Western Kentucky Win 2-1 (0-0) ACC
4 at.Florida State Loss 2-2 (0-1) ACC
5 Bye None 2-2 (0-1) ACC
6 Boston College Loss 2-3 (0-2) ACC
7 at.Wake Forest Loss 2-4 (0-3) ACC
8 Clemson Loss 2-5 (0-4) ACC
9 Virginia Loss 2-6 (0-5) ACC
10 Bye None 2-6 (0-5) ACC
11 at.Miami Loss 2-7 (0-6) ACC
12 at.NC State Loss 2-8 (0-7) ACC
13 Syracuse Loss 2-9 (0-8) ACC
14 at.Kentucky Loss 2-10 (0-8) ACC