Super Bowl LIV predictions

Super Bowl LIV predictions

Collegian Staff

Super Bowl LIV (54) is just around the corner as the San Francisco 49ers square off with the Kansas City Chiefs at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, in Miami.   

With the biggest event on the sporting calendar nearly upon us, members of The Collegian staff and a guest picker from the campus community made their predictions.



SDSU head football coach

The pick: 49ers

“I’m not really an NFL guy. I picked them because their QB, Jimmy Garoppolo, was Eastern Illinois’ QB in 2012 when we beat them 58-10 in the FCS playoffs. Game planning against him was hard. He’s obviously a special talent.”



Managing Editor

The pick: 31-24, 49ers

“I think the Chiefs’ run defense will give before the 49ers’ pass defense gives (that’s what my boyfriend told me to say this).”



Sports Editor

The pick: 30-27, Chiefs

“San Fran is the more balanced team, but I think Kansas City’s offensive firepower will test the 49ers’ normally staunch defense. I expect both sides to be able to move the ball all night long, but in what should be a tight game I lean toward the team with the better QB — Patrick Mahomes and KC in a close one.”



Sports Reporter

The pick: 27-21, 49ers

“I think San Francisco will have to stop another Kansas City comeback, but the 49ers don’t have very many weaknesses. A smart quarterback, reliable weapons on offense and the best pass rush in the league all will help them in Miami.”



Photo Chief

The pick: 30-7, 49ers

“I feel it in my bones. The 49ers will get their sixth Super Bowl victory.”



News & Lifestyles Editor

The pick: Go Chiefs!

“Honestly, I just hope both teams have a good time. But if we’re putting money on it, I’d probably say Kansas City. I’ve got a buddy who lives there.”



Sports Reporter

The pick: 34-24 Chiefs

“I think the KC offense will be too much for the 49ers’ defense.”



Sports Reporter

The pick: 21-17, 49ers

“My sister is a 49ers fan, so family comes first.”



Sports Reporter

The pick: 28-21, 49ers

“The 49ers’ defense is better and Jimmy Garoppolo is better than everyone thinks. He doesn’t have to throw it a lot to win games, but if he has to, he’s able (this is what Bradley Miller told me to say).”