Just looking at the top weekend events list below, can you guess the trend? I was pretty spot on with the top NCAA Football games to watch, wasn’t I? There’s a couple games there that didn’t make my previous list such as the ECU vs. UNC game, South Carolina vs. Auburn, Fresno State vs. Ole Miss, Minnesota vs. Michigan and Buffalo vs. Tennessee.
With the Gophers vs. Wolverines, while each team has a strong following given their Big-10 Status, Michigan is expected to easily crush Minnesota. Sorry guys!
The Pirates vs. Tarheels game should be exciting as two home-state teams goes head to head. ECU has shown a lot of progress this year already, even though they previously lost to two very competitive teams; Virginia Tech and South Carolina. North Carolina’s schedule has been a bit easier so far, but expect East Carolina to give NCU a run for their money.
Auburn and South Carolina again both have HUGE followings. Ohandalso, the last time these two teams were on the field together, it ended with the Tigers embarrassing Steve Spurrier’s Gamecocks in last year’s SEC Championship game, 56-17. South Carolina will be out for revenge.
Neither Fresno State nor Ole Miss is a particularly stellar team, but the Rebels are getting a lot of attention lately because of Coach Houston Nutt.
The Tennessee Vols are the Dark horse of the SEC conference this year. Hopefully they can start to turn things around and be the exciting team they used to be.
Top Weekend Events 09/30/11 – 10/02/2011
1.) Wisconsin vs. Nebraska, Camp Randall, Madison, WI – Saturday, October 1st
2.) VA Tech vs. Clemson, Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, VA – Saturday, October 1st
3.) Florida vs. Alabama, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL – Saturday, October 1st
4.) East Carolina vs. University of North Carolina, Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Chapel Hill, NC – Saturday, October 1st
5.) South Carolina vs. Auburn, Williams-Brice Stadium, Auburn, AL – Saturday, October 1st
6.) Kentucky vs. LSU, Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA – Saturday, October 1st
7.) OSU vs. MSU, Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH – Saturday, October 1st
8.) Fresno State vs. Ole Miss, Bulldog Stadium, Fresno, CA – Saturday, October 1st
9.) Minnesota vs. Michigan, Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI – Saturday, October 1st
10.) Buffalo vs. Tennessee, Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN – Saturday, October 1st