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What to Watch in College Football: Week 3

What should you watch this weekend?

Wesley Hitt

Week three for college football is upon us and we are here to give you the top games to watch.

5) #21 Louisville at UVA 10:30 MDT ESPN3 (Saturday)

Louisville brings a 2-0 record into Charlottesville with a blowout victory over Murray State and an impressive win over Miami. Some analysts believe that Louisville will give Florida State a serious run for their money when they play at the end of October. Virginia is another team that has surprised people so far, they were almost able to pull off a huge upset of #7 UCLA several weeks ago, but were unable to come up with a big play late in the 4th quarter. This game should tell BYU fans exactly what to expect when UVA travels to Provo on September 20th.

Prediction: Virginia wins 24-20

4) East Carolina at #17 Virginia Tech 10 MDT ESPN (Saturday)

Virginia Tech seeks to build on their surprising upset victory over Ohio State last week. They have achieved a #17 national ranking, and this week will show if Virginia Tech will be able to challenge Florida State for the ACC title. Some have put the Hokies on upset alert because they may be overlooking the Pirates, but they should have the talent to take care of business in this one.

Prediction: Virginia Tech wins 31-21

3) USC at Boston College 6 MDT ESPN (Saturday)

This might be a sleeper big game for this weekend. USC is coming off a huge win at Stanford, and they will try to keep up the momentum against an average Boston College team. Do not be too surprised if this is a close game or a big upset because USC will travel 2,600 miles and are coming down emotionally after a grinding game against their rivals in the PAC-12.

Prediction: USC wins 27-21

2) Tennessee at #4 Oklahoma 6 MDT ABC (Saturday)

This game will be a welcome chance for Sooners coach Bob Stoops to back up his talk about his program not being dominated by the SEC. Both teams bring undefeated records into this game, but it is Oklahoma that probably has more to loose because of high expectations. No matter what happens, you have to at least respect Stoops’ willingness to go out and schedule tough opponents year in and year out.

Prediction: Oklahoma wins 35-17

1) #6 Georgia at #24 South Carolina 1:30 MDT CBS (Saturday)

South Carolina started the season ranked 9th before getting blown out by Texas A&M on their home field in week 1. This game could either be the Gamecocks defense finding their form and making this a game, or becoming a highlight reel for Georgia RB Todd Gurley. If the latter happens, look for the Gamecocks to fall out of the polls completely and enter a tailspin and for Georgia to climb even higher.

Prediction: Georgia wins 42-7

What games did we miss? What other games will you be watching?