On Saturday, Atlanta Falcons starting QB and Boston College great Matt Ryan joined the ESPN College GameDay crew for the show's Saturday Selections. Let's review his picks to see how he did.
Central Florida Knights at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (C-USA Championship Game)
What Matt Said (Paraphrasing): Our new teammate Asante Samuel went there. I got UCF.
Final: Tulsa 33, UCF 27 (OT)
Completion Pct.: 0 for 1
Boise St. Broncos at Nevada Wolf Pack
What Matt Said: I like Boise State. Played them in a bowl game. Never pick against them. Dirk Koetter name-drop! (81eagle faints.)
Final: Boise State 27, Nevada 21
Completion Pct.: 1 for 2
Cincinnati Bearcats at Connecticut Huskies
What Matt Said: I like Cincinnati. Think it's going to be a four-way tie [for the Big East title].
Final: Cincinnati 34, Connecticut 17
Completion Pct.: 2 for 3
Pittsburgh Panthers at South Florida Bulls
What Matt Said: I like Pitt. They are a team that's gotten better the entire year. Also likes Paul Chryst.
Final: Pittsburgh 27, South Florida 3
Completion Pct.: 3 for 4
Florida St. Seminoles vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (ACC Championship Game)
What Matt Said: It pains me to pick either team. Georgia Tech upset. Always tough to defend that triple-option. They have a chance. Played against Paul Johnson in a bowl game. Difficult to pick against them.
Final: Florida State 21, Georgia Tech 15
Completion Pct.: 3 for 5
Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Wisconsin Badgers (Big Ten Championship Game)
What Matt Said: I like Nebraska. Love the QB Taylor Martinez, runs around. Makes some plays. Won some close games.
Final: Wisconsin eleventy billion, Nebraska a couple (yikes)
Completion Pct.: 3 for 6
Oklahoma Sooners at TCU Horned Frogs
What Matt Said: I like Oklahoma. Too much team speed. Landry Jones.
Final: Oklahoma 21, TCU 14
Completion Pct.: 4 for 7
Texas Longhorns at Kansas St. Wildcats
What Matt Said: Collin Klein and K-State. I like them. Good football team.
Final: Kansas State 42, Texas 24
Completion Pct.: 5 for 8
Oklahoma St. Cowboys at Baylor Bears
What Matt Said: I'd love to play either of these teams. I got Oklahoma State. I think they're a good football team.
Final: Baylor 41, Oklahoma State 34
Completion Pct.: 5 for 9
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Georgia Bulldogs (SEC Championship Game)
What Matt Said: Both teams are well-coached. Edge goes to experience. Gotta pull for my teammate Julio Jones. Roll Tide.
Final: Alabama 32, Georgia 28
Completion Pct.: 6 for 10
Overall, Ryan finished .600 or 6 for 10 (with one OT loss). Though he couldn't get BC's own conference's championship game prediction right -- you're better than this, Matt, even if the game was pretty tight -- the Boston College grad acquitted himself well on the big stage all things considered. I have no idea how this compares to other guest stars appearing on ESPN College GameDay for Saturday Selections. At least he got the teams playing in the game right. Looking at you, Ryan Lochte.