Week 5: Five Games to Watch

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Week Five has some interesting match-ups as top teams in the Big Ten clash, and the Pac-12 play some key non conference games.

Five Games at five different time slots:

1.  (12) West Virginia -3.5 at (25) Texas Tech                         12:00 ESPN2

Start your day off with offense in a Big 12 shootout. Tech is averaging over 600 yards a game and 52 points. Will Grier the Heisman hopeful takes his team into Texas hoping to avoid an early game-day loss.  WVU hasn’t played a close game yet feasting on lowly Kansas State last weekend.

2. (14) Michigan -9 at Northwestern                                            4:30 FOX

The 3:00 time-slot is rough this week so we will bump to 4:30. Michigan goes on the road hoping to establish there run game early on. Led by Paddy Fischer(great name) and the NW defense will have there hands full against a staunch running game from Michigan featuring senior RB Karan Higdon.

3.  Florida at (23) Mississippi State -8                                           6:00 ESPN

Mullen returns to the Mississippi State for the first time since leaving, look for him to get torched by the home crowd. The Bulldogs hope to bury there old coach with QB Nick Fitzgerald leading the way on the ground. Florida’s offense will struggle to put up points against one of the most talented defensive lines in the country.

4.  (4) Ohio State -3.5 at (9) Penn State                                           7:00 ABC

White out, Game of the week, Saturday night in Happy Valley, electricity. After a slow afternoon of football things heat up at night. This game has playoff implications and will test OSU QB Dwayne Haskins. McSorley vs Haskins will be fun to watch.

4.5. (7) Stanford at (8) Notre Dame -5.5                                        7:30 NBC 

The 7 pm hour is loaded. Find a second tv because this is must watch with two undefeated teams after Stanford’s improbable comeback against a good Notre Dame team. Saturday night prime-time in South Bend featuring a Heisman hopeful in RB Love what else can you ask for?

5.  (19) Oregon -3.5  at (24) California                                             10:30 FS1   

Brutal follow up game for Oregon after the Stanford loss at home last week. Finish the night with a high scoring showdown. QB Justin Herbert the possible first pick in the draft next year, and Oregon look to bounce back on the road.

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