Campus Sports picks the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is, arguably, the biggest event in the sporting world.

This year is the 50th installment of the big game, and it features two amazing teams in the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers. The Broncos are looking for their third Super Bowl in franchise history, and first since 1998. The Panthers, on the other hand, are playing in just their second Super Bowl, and are looking to take home their first Lombardi Trophy.

Predictions for Super Bowl 50 have been all over the place over the past two weeks, so we thought we’d take our shot at guessing the winner of the big game. So, without any further delay, let’s take a look at the Super Bowl 50 predictions from the Campus Sports Staff.

Josh Sanchez: Panthers 31 Broncos 24

Cam Newton and the Panthers have looked like a team of destiny all season long. It would be nice to see Peyton end his career on a high note, but it’s time to pass the torch. Manning struggles like he was early in the regular season and the Panthers come out on top.

MVP: Cam Newton

Josh Benjamin: Panthers 24 Broncos 14

It is Peyton Manning’s last ride, but I have to roll with Carolina tonight. The Panthers can just beat teams in so many ways, from Cam Newton to smothering defense. Manning is also just too beat up, if you ask me, so I’m picking the Panthers to win 24-14

MVP: Cam Newton

Caleb Bailey: Panthers 34 Broncos 24

Cam Newton is 4-0 against top five defenses this season, but this will be the toughest challenge he has faced yet. Despite that, they should be able to get a ground game going early, which should open up threats down the field. Panthers pull away late and win their first Lombardi Trophy.

MVP: Cam Newton

Mike Straw: Panthers 37 Broncos 14

The Panthers have been dominant all year long, and I just don’t see that changing. The way they manhandled Arizona in the NFC Championship game was just a sign of things to come for the Super Bowl. Cam Newton is just too explosive to contain, and that defense will cause Manning fits all night long.

MVP: Luke Kuechly

Jake Schario: Panthers 23 Broncos 16

Both quarterbacks struggle do gain rhythm against their opposing defenses. In the end, Carolina wins the turnover battle, and are put over the top via Ted Ginn’s play in the return game.

MVP: Luke Kuechly

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