A #1 against a #2 has only happened five times in the BCS era, and the last four winners of those meetings have gone on to play in the national title game. I expect we’ll see that streak reach five this year.
With all due respect to Syracuse-Louisville, Oklahoma-Kansas State is the best and most intriguing game of the weekend.
If you’re a quarterback who has yet to make a single collegiate start, you ideally wouldn’t want that first start to come on the road against the number one team in the land. However, Clint Moseley finds himself in that position as Auburn’s starter.
In a weekend that boasts a less than remarkable slate of matchups, the one game that sticks out to me the most is #11 Michigan (6-0) at #23 Michigan State (4-1).
Now we get to the meaty part of the schedule where high-stake conference games take place across the landscape on a weekly basis.
The game of the week features two undefeated teams with national championship aspirations. The Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-0) travel to Madison to take on the Wisconsin Badgers (4-0) in what will be Big Red’s first ever Big 10 game.
We are entering what will be the best weekend of college football to this point, but unfortunately as is so often the case, the biggest storylines apply to what’s happening off the field rather than on it.
Rarely do early-season showdowns actually live up to the hype, but there’s not a doubt in my mind that Florida State-Oklahoma will.
The biggest game of the week is #3 Alabama (1-0) taking on #23 Penn State (1-0). Two of the winningest programs in college football history, two teams led by legendary coaches, two teams with BCS dreams.
The college football season is back, and not a second too soon. This year’s race to the BCS title is wide open. I know that’s one of those overused clichés, but this year it rings truer than ever.
The Auburn Tigers won their first national championship in 53 years, but unlike the previous 13 games of the season, it wasn’t their offense which won them this game – it was their defense.
Both the Ducks and Tigers come in to this game undefeated, having played brutal schedules and passing every test they faced. There’s no question that these are the two best teams in the country.
When the Buckeyes took their 28-10 lead into the locker room at halftime, many people thought we we’re headed for a rout – this was not the case.
Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck has solidified himself as the #1 pick in the NFL draft, should he decide to declare (which he will).
The Buckeyes are no stranger to BCS games. In fact, this will be their sixth straight BCS appearance and eight overall, which is more than any other team all-time. However, Ohio State isn’t always great on this stage.