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Top 5 College Football Games of Week 2

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Top 5 College Football Games Of Week 2

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College football is officially here and in full swing, and fans around the country couldn’t be happier. The season kicked off with South Carolina winning at home versus North Carolina, and the rest of the weekend followed with a host of good games.

Ole Miss and Vanderbilt played in a shootout thriller following the first game of the season, and a late touchdown run by Jeff Scott lifted the Rebels to victory.

Other notable Week 1 matchups saw Alabama and Virginia Tech square off in the Atlanta, and although Virginia Tech looked like it might put up a fight, the Tide ended up winning in convincing fashion.

LSU was able to hold off a young TCU football team in Cowboys Stadium and Washington looked the best they have in quite some time when they hosted and defeated Boise State.

Eastern Washington and electric quarterback Vernon Adams traveled to Oregon State and pulled off a major upset, one of many FCS victories on the weekend.

While a lot of talk was based around the play of Johnny Manziel and some of his in game antics, the highlight of the weekend was a heavyweight matchup between Georgia and Clemson. A back and forth battle, Clemson was able to squeak by with a victory, a major stepping stone for the program.

No matter what team you cheer for, any college football fan will tell you that they love seeing good matchups, and this week is no different as many top teams square off.

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5. Western Kentucky at Tennessee

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Two coaches in their first years at these schools, Bobby Petrino at Western Kentucky and Butch Jones at Tennessee, will square off in Knoxville. Petrino in the Hilltoppers made some noise by knocking off the Kentucky Wildcats, and will look to beat their second straight SEC opponent.

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4. Syracuse at Northwestern

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This is a huge game if you’re a fan or alumni of either of these schools, as two of the top journalism schools face off in Evanston. Syracuse is coming off a tough loss to Penn State and Northwestern off a big victory on the road at Cal. Can Northwestern keep things moving in the right direction?

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3. Florida at Miami

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A classic in state matchups, Miami and head coach Al Golden will try and show that the “U” is back, and there is no better chance than against a nasty Florida defense. Florida’s offense is still struggling, but Miami has some weapons on offense like running back Duke Johnson, so this should be a great matchup.

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2. Notre Dame at Michigan

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Two of the most storied programs face off under the lights at the Big House, and if history has shown anything, this will be a classic. Notre Dame is looking to redeem their national championship loss to the national crowd, and Michigan is breaking in the Devin Gardner era against a stingy Irish defense.

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1. South Carolina at Georgia

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Anytime there is a top-10 SEC matchup, all eyes will watching. Georgia suffered a heartbreaking loss on the road on Clemson, but they are still a dominant team with dominant offense. The question will be if Jadeveon Clowney, who had a questionable Week 1, can return to his freakish form and take over the game.