Top 6 College Football Games to Watch Saturday
4 of Top 5 Teams Playing Ranked Opponents Saturday
This weekend in college football has been circled on my calendar before the season even started and is full of rivalry games, out of conference action between top eight teams, and a conference battle among undefeated teams.
Last week’s top games in my estimation did not live up to the billing when Florida whooped up on South Carolina and Kansas State and Collin Klein showed West Virginia and Geno Smith who the real Heisman front-runner should be.
This week’s slate of games may feature a blowout or two, but hopefully for the college viewers like you and me will be tantalized and enthralled with the actual play on the field and not just captivated by the pregame histrionics and soap opera-like storylines.
The SEC has prominently been featured in this column for the past few weeks and quite frankly that should not come as a surprise to anyone with the number of elite teams in that conference. This week will feature two SEC matchups including an SEC east game that could see a team clinch their division and another that is guaranteed of seeing one 7-0 team pick up their first loss of the season.
Outside of the nation’s best conference is a game pitting two Big 12 quarterbacks that are coming off a seven touchdown performance in their team’s wins over ranked opponents, a game with an undefeated team going on the road where their elite defense will face its stiffest test against an offense that has scored 119 points in the last two games, and for the first time all season a team from the Big East and Mid-American Conference make an appearance in the top games of the weekend list.
What will you be watching Saturday?
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Kent State at Rutgers
I will be watching to see if another team from the MAC can take down another Big East opponent. To read my prediction for this game and key players to watch in this 2:30pm (CST) kickoff then read the preview to impress your friends about how much you know about Kent State.
Michigan at Nebraska
For the first time since 1911 Michigan will play Nebraska in Lincoln. In the time since they last played in Lincoln, we have had two world wars, sent many men to the moon, the Cubs still have not won a world series, and we have had five different iPhones. Here is my preview full of important stats, information on key players, injury notes, and my prediction.
Texas Tech at Kansas State
To see my prediction for this Big 12 matchup pitting two of the premiere quarterbacks in all of college football against each other and recent results between these two teams, then read my extensive preview before this game kicks off at 2:30pm (CST).
Florida vs Georgia
Read my preview for the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party prior to the 2:30pm (CST) kickoff and see if I think Florida can clinch the SEC east with a win or if Georgia is primed for the upset.
Mississipppi State at Alabama
To be prepared for this contest of undefeated SEC teams and my recipe for an upset read my in-depth preview of the two teams and what you should keep an eye open for during the 7:30pm (CST) kickoff.
Notre Dame at Oklahoma
Read my comprehensive preview on the history of the series, the strengths and weaknesses of each team, and my prediction for the game so you are prepped for this Saturday night clash of college football titans.