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Posted by on October 1st, 2012 in blog, CFF Features, Jeff Siverhus | No Comments

 

As I sit back and reflect on this past weekend’s games, one word comes to mind, parity. It has never been truer in College football than today; and yes this holds true as well for the seemingly mighty Alabama. Although, I would add the caveat that of the teams that seem to be in the “hunt” right now; they seem to be clearly a step ahead, but still beatable, judging by their underwhelming win against Ole Miss.

 

This brings us to this upcoming weeks matchups, in one word HUGE!!!! We will find out a lot about who really wants a shot at knocking ‘Bama off their thrown this weekend.

#5 Georgia at #6 South Carolina- There has never been a bigger game played in Columbia, S.C. than the one this weekend. True, the Gamecocks hosted the then #1 Crimson Tide a couple years ago and knocked them off. However, both UGA and USC come into this game with Gameday in tow and both clubs ranked in the Top10; #5 and #6 respectively. This game, to sound cliché, will be decided in the trenches. Whoever escapes this game with the W will have definitely put themselves in the driver’s seat to represent the East in Atlanta.

#4 LSU at #10 Florida- The Bayou Bengal head to “The Swamp” with questions still unanswered about this team’s identity. The Gators have survived two tough road wins at TAMU and UT. This game will tell us a lot about both clubs going forward.

#8 West Virginia at #11 Texas- The Mountaineers’ and Geno Smith head to Austin to face Texas and their stingy defense. This game pits strength against strength. WVU could certainly put themselves in the driver’s seat for winning the BIG12 in their inaugural year. Can the Texas defense slow the G train down enough to give Mac Brown a big win to match his yearly recruiting escapdades.

#21 Nebaraska at #12 Ohio State- Bo Pelini’s boys stroll into Columbus fresh off of a comeback win against Wisconsin. Meanwhile the Urbanator won a huge game in East Lansing. This game has all the makings of an upset, the question is can Nebraska finally win a road game in a hostile environment.

#23 Washington at #2 Oregon- Can we have another BIG upset in the PAC12? It will be very interesting to see how the Huskies respond, fresh off of their big win against Stanford. The difference in this game is the Ducks will have home field advantage.

I don’t know about you but I can hardly wait. After this weekend, we should have a clearer picture on who REALLY is in the picture for this year’s crown. I would love to hear your thoughts………

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