No. 3 Alabama at No.11 Ole Miss
October 4th, 3:30 ET on CBS
A lot of people will write off this game as Alabama has won the last ten meetings, yet Ole Miss is a little different this year. The Rebels have combined their powerful spread offense with the 4th best defense in the nation, only allowing 248 yards per game. Yet this year it will be all about Alabama and their amazing defense going against a suspect offensive line that has led to a lot of sacks and tackles for losses, while also pressuring quarterback Bo Wallace to an SEC-worst six interceptions. This game will be fun to watch from beginning to end, so stay tuned.
Prediction: Alabama 47 - Ole Miss 31
No. 14 Stanford at No. 9 Notre Dame
October 4th, 3:30 ET on NBC
This game will be a huge test for Notre Dame and a huge battle to overcome for Stanford. Stanford comes in this week with the best defense in the country, while Notre Dame comes in with a slightly struggling offense. On the other side of the ball Stanford is struggling this year to put up points and holding on to the ball. I am going to love watching this game this weekend as it looks to be very low scoring, almost a redux of the USC-Stanford game. Ty Montgomery and Everett Golson will both respectively hold the keys to success for their teams as this game plays out.
Prediction: Notre Dame 23 - Stanford 17
No. 6 Texas A&M at No. 12 Mississippi State
October 4th, 12:00 ET on ESPN
Heisman hopefuls, hopeful SEC champs, and playoff implications all collide in this game. Kenny Hill and the high-fast-quick scoring Aggie offense against the powerful down-your-throat Dak Prescott-led Bulldog offense. The Aggies signature win was the huge opening day upset of South Carolina while the Bulldogs answered with a huge upset win over the LSU Tigers. Both teams have been rising in the powerful SEC West and both will look to continue building on their success this weekend. The Aggies rank 5th in passing yard, while the Bulldogs are 14th in rushing yards, and the teams rank 3rd and 12th in total offense so far this year. This game is gonna be a whole of fun to watch as we will see great offenses collide in a game with huge implications for the rest of the year.
Prediction: Mississippi State 48 - Texas A&M 44
No. 15 LSU at No. 5 Auburn
October 4th, 7:00 ET on ESPN
LSU is coming off a huge upset loss to Mississippi State, while Auburn is riding high after their 4-0 start. This will be an old school battle of the Auburn high-powered rushing attack against the always-stingy LSU defense. Yet, I think the game breaking player will be freshman quarterback Brandon Harris. The LSU offense seems to get a little spark every time Harris gets in to the ballgame, and the coaches seem to take more risks downfield with him. Two great rushing attacks will collide, so turnovers will play a huge part in this game. QB Nick Marshall of Auburn has had a few problems with interceptions this year, so expect LSU to pounce when they can. Again, this is an SEC game with huge championship implications and, as always, expect a great gam.
Prediction: LSU 38 - Auburn 35
What games did we miss that you will be watching?