Welcome to Week 8 of College Football.
On Thursday we saw the No. 10 Miami Hurricanes go on the road and beat the University of North Carolina in an uneventful game in Chapel Hill.
On Friday we saw the University of Central Florida defeat the No. 8 University of Louisville on their home patch with a last minute TD from Bortles. This knocked Louisville from the ranks of the undefeated (and therefore the ranks of the relevant too).
So let's look at the big games at the usual breakdown of Noon, 3pm and 8pm:
Kicking off at noon we have No.11 South Carolina at Tennessee and No.16 Texas Tech at West Virginia. No.22 Florida faces off against undefeated No. 14 Missouri at 12:21pm. Three interesting match ups with Tennessee looking to back up their performance against Georgia last week (where they nearly pulled out a win), and an injury ravaged Florida playing against a surprisingly good Missouri team – minus their QB. The Texas Tech/WVU game should be a high scoring, close affair, but I’ve been wrong before! There are big SEC and ranking implications in the early games today.
At 3:30pm we have No.9 UCLA at No.13 Stanford, and No.24 Auburn at No. 7 Texas A&M. The PAC 12 matchup is one with huge implications – UCLA can solidify their National Title credentials with a win and bury Stanford, or the Cards can drag themselves back into the National picture and hamstring UCLA. The SEC matchup also has National Title implications with Texas A&M still in the mix – they have to continue to win big. Also at 3:30pm, No.4 Ohio St continues their cupcake schedule with a home game against Iowa.
Finally, rounding off the bill, we have the game of the day at 8pm with the ACC Atlantic matchup between No.5 Florida St at No.3 Clemson. This game has National title implications, obviously, but it also will decide the ACC Atlantic winner and determine who plays Miami or Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship Game (which puts the winner in a BCS Bowl). The loser isn’t out of the National Title race......oh, sorry, neither team is from the SEC. Scratch that.
So which games are you looking out for? Who have you got in the highlighted games?
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