Previewing Top 5 College Football Games of Week 5
College Football's Top 5 Games of Week 5
We're almost done with all the tuneup games and the cupcake matchups in college football, which is always a great sign for fans of the game at this level. It's always great when the season starts, but we really have to wait for about another month before the serious action starts and the slate of heavyweight contests in Week 5 suggest we're at that point of the 2013 season.
Week 5 features everything that every college football fan wants: two classic, hard-hitting SEC matchups, complemented by one of the best Big Ten showdowns of the year, a trap game for a highly-ranked team and a contest between two teams with an odd history that is sure to produce an entertaining result, if nothing else.
On a side note, at least one team in each of our top five games for Week 5 wears red, so take that as you will. You know, some folks are superstitious about that stuff (weirdos).
Here are the five college football games you can't miss this Saturday:
South Carolina at Central Florida
South Carolina at Central Florida is an intriguing contest because the Knights are undefeated and are primed to upset the Gamecocks in a trap game down south. SC isn't as stout as we once thought, so watch out for a big-time upset in this one.
Ole Miss at Alabama
Ole Miss at Alabama is a classic SEC showdown that features an up-and-coming, underrated Rebels squad against a Crimson Tide team that has looked vulnerable at times this season. Get read for a hard-hitting, good old-fashioned pigskins battle in Tuscaloosa.
Oklahoma at Notre Dame
Oklahoma and Notre Dame are two teams that are both trying to establish their identities in 2013, but Blake Bell will give the Irish fits when it comes to game-planning, so expect the Sooners to get revenge on the Irish in the final game of this home-and-home-series.
Wisconsin at Ohio State
Wisconsin at Ohio State is always a classic Big Ten contest and this year figures to be no different. The wild card is Braxton Miller, who will reportedly start the game, but don't be surprised to see Kenny Guiton in the game as well.
LSU at Georgia
LSU at Georgia is what college football fans live for. The Tigers seem underrated at this point while the Bulldogs are trying to prove they're not overrated. This should be a great battle just like the one we say with Georgia and Clemson to start the season, so make sure you clear your schedule for this Saturday afternoon showdown.