College Football Week 5 should be another fun exciting week!
Below is a preview of the 5 biggest games of the weekend:
#8 USC (4-0) @ Colorado (3-1) 12:00 PM EST
Even with the walloping that the Buffaloes took last week they will still be the talk of the College Football landscape.
Coach Prime has ensured that the Colorado Buffalo brand is here to stay…..
So, their reward for the Big Noon kickoff is a matchup with the mighty USC Trojans.
Caleb Williams vs Shedeur Sanders will be an exciting battle to say the least.
However, Williams and the Trojans are favored to win this game by -21.5 points so the question is how exciting will this game be?
With it being in Colorado plus USC not having the greatest defense I expect this game to be much closer than Colorado vs Oregon last week.
Still, USC definitely has the better talent collection and is rightfully favored to win this game.
Hopefully Shedeur Sanders can pull off enough plays vs a shaky USC defense to keep this one interesting.
#11 Notre Dame (4-1) @ #17 Duke (4-0) 7:30 PM EST
Duke being the talk of the College FOOTBALL world is certainly newfound territory.
In fairness, it is a very strong team lead by Quarterback Riley Leonard.
Every time I watch him it always looks like he is trying to do an inner Tim Tebow impression, and it seems to be working.
Duke is undefeated, already has a win vs Clemson, and is welcoming a Notre Dame team that just blew a game vs Ohio State.
If there was a time for Duke to get another marquee win – this is the game to do it.
On the flip side Notre Dame fans have to be worried here.
It will take a TON of mental strength for the Irish to go from losing a home game vs Ohio State to going on the road against an up and coming (and good) Duke team.
That the game is during prime time will only add to the atmosphere.
Sam Hartman, Notre Dame’s quarterback, is going to have to really lead the team through this tough test.
The Irish are currently -5.5 favorites so oddsmakers think Notre Dame wins this one.
I think Duke definitely has the potential for an upset (primarily due to Notre Dame’s blown game last week).
Be sure to tune in to this one.
#13 LSU (3-1) @ #20 Ole Miss (3-1) 6:00 PM EST
For being the third game on the 5 game list this is quite the matchup.
A LOT is riding on this one.
The loser is essentially out of the SEC West race (especially if Ole Miss loses).
The winner will believe they have a great shot to get to the SEC Championship game in Atlanta.
The Rebels come in after a tough loss against Alabama where nothing went right on offense.
They will now have to go up against a great LSU defensive line which is driven by Harold Perkins.
Look for Perkins to wreak havoc on the Ole Miss QB Jaxson Dart.
The key will be how effective Ole Miss’s offense is this week.
Last week the Rebels only scored 10 points, which is not going to get it done.
Lane Kiffin is known for his offensive mind, so he will have to hope that Mississippi can have a more effective offensive day at home.
LSU comes in as a -2.5 favorite, and if they are able to stop the Ole Miss offense look for LSU to win easily.
#24 Kansas (4-0) @ #3 Texas (4-0) 3:30 PM EST
Texas is pretty much back following that win at Alabama.
To further cement their status as being back the Longhorns need to win this game.
They face an electric Kansas offense, but the Longhorns get to face the Jayhawks in Austin, which should help.
Furthermore, the Jayhawk defense is NOT very good, so Quinn Ewers and the Texas offense should be able to score at will.
Texas is currently a -16.5 favorite here, and if they are able to slow down the Kansas offense, then the Longhorn’s should win comfortably.
#1 Georgia (4-0) @ Auburn (3-1) 3:30 PM EST
The number one team in the country plays on the road for the first time this season.
It should be a feisty atmosphere – Georgia vs Auburn usually is.
How the Bulldogs, and specifically Carson Beck, handle the road atmosphere will be interesting to see play out.
In terms of overall team quality Georgia has the better team.
Auburn is a work in progress, so they will have to hope that their home atmosphere can rattle the Bulldogs.
Perhaps the one hope the Tigers have (besides home field advantage) is that Georgia is yet to play a complete game this season.
Currently Auburn is a +14.5 underdog, so if the Tigers want any chance of pulling off the upset they better hope Georgia has an off day.