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Top 10 College Football Games Week 5, 2013

Despite some pretty intriguing match-ups, Week 4 left college football fans a little disappointed.  There were no major upsets and the vast majority of games featuring ranked opponents turned out to be blowouts- see Louisville demolishing FIO 72-0, Ohio State pounding Florida A&M 76-0, Miami beating Savannah State 77-7, and Washington beating Idaho State 56-0.  The exception to that rules proved to be the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Michigan Wolverines.  Both teams ended up winning but not in very impressive fashion.  While Notre Dame eked out a narrow win over a MSU team with a pretty solid defense, the Wolverines almost choke to UCONN of all teams!

Georgia1However, week 5 promises to be much better as we have 4 games featuring two teams ranked in the top 25.  This will likely be the trend moving forward as conference play is now in full swing.  Of these match-ups, the one garnering most of the attention this week is the Georgia LSU game.  The Bulldogs are just 2-1 but their only loss came at the hands of the #3 Clemson Tigers.  The LSU Tigers are sitting at 4-0 but have yet to play any ranked teams.  The Tigers offense seems just fine but they do have some question marks on the defensive side of the ball.  This game has some huge BCS implications – a loss for the Bulldogs and they can say so long to any hope for a BCS game!

With the recap of week 4 action complete, let’s take a look at the Top 10 college football game for Week 5.

Week 5 Top 10 College Football Games (2013)

  1. #9 Georgia Bulldogs vs #6 LSU Tigers
  2. #22 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs #14 Oklahoma Sooners
  3. #1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs #21 Ole Miss Rebels
  4. #4 Ohio State Buckeyes vs #23 Wisconsin Badgers
  5. #16 Washington Huskies vs Arizona Wildcats
  6. Washington State Cougars vs #5 Stanford Cardinal
  7. West Virginia Mountaineers vs #11 Oklahoma State Cowboys
  8. Boston College Eagles vs #8 Florida State Seminoles
  9. #3 Clemson Tigers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
  10. Arkansas Razorbacks vs #10 Texas A&M Aggies

Week-5 NCAA Football Games to Watch

Week 5 NCAA Football Games to Watch:

Nebraska at Wisconsin – This will be a well matched game take place at Camp Randall this Saturday.  The ninth-ranked Cornhuskers will take their first swing at the eighth-ranked Badgers.

The Cornhusker’s offense coach, Bo Pelini, focuses on two key things when on the field: 1) running the ball 2) running the ball some more. Their rushing offense is very impressive. The Huskers are led by mobile quarterback Taylor Martinez who has an impressive 63 carries for 421 yards AND seven touchdowns.

While Nebraska has the impressive running game, Wisconsin is still expected to be the victor of this game as they have the best offense in college football with Russell Wilson’s arm.

Clemson at Virginia Tech – This will be a hot game.  This will be the third week in a row that the Tigers will face a Top 25 team.  Clemson has come out victories in every one of these games which include Florida State, Auburn, Wofford and Troy.  The Hokies have not faced such tough hurdles yet.  They’ve only been paired with Appalachian State, East Carolina, Arkansas State and Marshall thus far.  Clemson is expected to come out as the victor by a narrow margin.

Northwestern at Illinois – Two very competitive Big 10 Illinois teams will face off on Champaign campus.  The Illini are expected to narrowly beat out the Wildcats.

Utah State at BYU – These teams have a strong rivalry and will make for an exciting Friday night game.  Utah has been getting progressively stronger and better as a team; expect them to give BYU a run for their money.

Iowa State at Texas – While the Cyclones have a perfect record thus far, the Longhorns should make quick work of that.

Navy at Air Force - Two military teams pitted against each other always makes for exciting game watching.  Navy is expected to easily take down Air Force.

Nevada at Boise State – The Broncos are still miffed about missing their chance at the Rose Bowl last year.  Boise State is on a quest this year, they won’t be rolling over for anyone. 

Michigan State at Ohio State – OSU seems to be like a lost puppy without Terrelle Pryor.  MSU should easily sweep last year’s Champion team.

LSU at Kentucky – LSU is expected to continue to dominate all other teams for good long while. 

Arkansas at Texas A&M – As the Aggies officially join the SEC Conference this week, their out to prove themselves.  This game is critical for both teams who want to bounce back after their tough loses last week.  

Alabama at Florida - Both teams have very strong defensive games, but Alabama could face some big problems as they encounter Florida’s two dominant running backs, Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps.  The Crimson Tide and the Gators have previously shown their strength against formidable teams; Arkansas and Kentucky.