The Red River Rivalry and big SEC match-ups highlight week 6 of the college football season. And before you all go off on me in the comments, I’m not picking FSU @ Wake Forest as the game of the week, but they are something to consider and I will be watching. The big games are spread out nicely throughout the day this week. I could legitimately see you parking it on the couch at noon and not getting up until midnight (except for the necessities like beer and food).
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On to the games….
Early Game to Watch: Oklahoma @ Texas (Noon ET)
The best game of the day starts at noon. For only the second time in the last 7 years, Oklahoma and Texas will meet with undefeated records. The Longhorns are looking to make up for a disastrous 2010 season when they went 5-7. They’ve already gotten revenge on two teams this season and want to make Oklahoma number three. Landry Jones and the Oklahoma fast break offense are a different team on the road but they’ve already survived one tough road game against Florida State. Can they make it two in a row?
Other games to watch:
Maryland @ Georgia Tech (Noon ET)
Florida State @ Wake Forest (12:30 ET)
South Carolina @ Kentucky (12:21 ET)
Mid-Day Game to Watch: Florida @ LSU (3:30pm ET)
Disclaimer: I wanted to pick Iowa @ Penn State for this time slot because I think it’ll be the best game. But I know I’d be fried in the comments section if I didn’t pick Florida versus LSU, so that’s what I’ve done. LSU has been the best team by far in 2011, beating Oregon at a neutral site and Mississippi State and West Virginia on the road. A home game against a Florida team that was blown out at home last week appears to be a cake walk, but there’s always the possibility of a letdown. Florida will be starting true freshman quarterback Jeff Driskel, who was the consensus #1 quarterback recruit in the country this year. No one, especially a freshman, wants to start their first game against one the top defenses in the country on the road. Will Demps and Chris Rainey will need to find a way to run the ball effectively. Look for Charlie Weis to run more of a spread offense in this game to allow Driskel to run zone reads and play action passes. When LSU has the ball, they’ll be trying to get Jordan Jefferson involved in the game plan after his suspension was lifted last week. Look for him to get involved in short yard situations and in the red zone.
Other games to watch:
Iowa @ Penn State (3:30pm ET)
Air Force @ Notre Dame (3:30pm ET)
Miami @ Virginia Tech (3:30pm ET)
Late Game to Watch: Auburn @ Arkansas (7pm ET)
Auburn’s defense was thrashed in the first few games of the year, but really shut down South Carolina, limiting Marcus Lattimore to only 66 yards rushing last week. With the top offense in the SEC rolling into town this week, they’ll need to play even better to have a chance to win. They’ll need to slow down Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson, who’s coming off a school record 510 yard passing performance last week against Texas A&M. Jaruis Wright leads the SEC in receiving, but Arkansas also has threats in Cobi Hamilton and Joe Adams. Michael Dyer is the top offensive threat for Auburn. They need him to run the ball effectively to keep the powerful Arkansas offense on the sideline.
Other games to Watch:
Ohio State @ Nebraska (8:00pm ET)
Georgia @ Tennessee (7:00pm ET)
Texas A&M @ Texas Tech (7:00pm ET)
Marshall @ UCF (7:00pm ET) This game is only available to Bright House customers on the
Bright House Sports Network.
What are you watching this week?
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