Wake Up, CFB Fans – This Week’s Match-Ups Might Produce Unbelievable Upsets
Following an uneventful week four in college football which saw zero upsets in the Top 25 as most power schools handled the cupcakes on their respective schedules; week five proves to be one of the more compelling weeks this season.
With plenty of exciting games involving Top 25 teams, three games stand out with six teams look to keep their BCS bowl/National title hopes alive.
#3 No. 24 Wisconsin (3-1, 1-0) at No. 3 Ohio State (4-0, 0-0), 8 p.m. ET, ABC
The Buckeyes are looking to keep pace with Alabama, Oregon and Clemson as one of the top four teams in the country, but the Badgers behind the number-three ranked rushing offense (averaging nearly 350 yards per game), are looking to keep Braxton Miller and the Ohio State offense off the field as much as possible. If Miller struggles in his return, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer will have no reservations bringing in co-starter Kenny Guiton if needed.
#2 No. 12 Oklahoma (3-0) at No. 22 Notre Dame (3-1), 3:30 p.m. ET, NBC
After a close win over Michigan State in one of the few competitive games last weekend, the Irish are looking to slow down Blake Bell and the Sooners in South Bend with hopes of staying in the BCS bowl conversation. Oklahoma is looking to avenge last season’s 30-13 loss in Norman and could have an easier time against a Notre Dame defense that has struggled at times this season especially in an earlier loss to Michigan.
#1 No. 6 LSU (4-0, 1-0) at No. 10 Georgia (2-1, 1-0), 3:30 p.m. ET, CBS
Of course the number one must-see game of the weekend would be in the SEC and this game shouldn’t disappoint. Mark Richt and the Bulldogs are in a must win situation if they have any hope of staying in the national title hunt. Following a season-opening loss to Clemson, Georgia bounced back with wins over South Carolina and North Texas as Aaron Murray has been lighting up opposing defenses passing for 1,040 yards on the season with seven touchdowns and two interceptions while completing 72% of his passes. After a tough opener with TCU to open the season, LSU has cruised in their last three matchups and looks to remain unbeaten if they can slow down Murray and the high-powered Georgia offense.
Last week might have been a yawner in college football, but things are starting to heat up as the top teams in the nation start to jockey for position before the BCS standings are released in a couple weeks.