Florida at Alabama
Watch: CBS, September 20 at 2:30 ET
The teacher meets the mentor once again as Muschamp heads to Tuscaloosa to compete against old boss Nick Saban. The Gators game last week showed that the offense knows how to score points this year, yet Kentucky is not Alabama. So this week I expect it to a be a great defensive chess match between the two best defensive minds in college football. Florida will take their shots downfield early and often, because the big plays may be the only way that Florida can beat Alabama. Expect a very exciting game that will see the Crimson Tide roll again.
Alabama 38 - Florida 31
Clemson at Florida State
Watch: ABC, September 20 at 8:00 ET
The old ACC rivalry that once saw the Bowden Bowl take place. Clemson will try to take on the defending Heisman and National Championship winners. The Tigers are replacing a lot of talent. All Florida State needs to do is watch the second half of Clemson's game against Georgia and they will come out big winners in this game. Expect Florida State to struggle in the first half, as Jameis will be suspended, but the second half will see the Seminoles run away with it.
Florida State 52 - Clemson 27
Virginia at BYU
Watch: ESPN, September 20 at 3:30 ET
Virgina will get to travel to Provo after defeating the Cougars last year in the hurricane game. This year Taysom Hill and Cougars are looking for that undefeated season and next up is a very testy and underrated Virginia Cavaliers football team. The Cavaliers looked like a top notch defense against UCLA in the opener, trampled FCS Richmond, then upset a very good Louisville team last week. This week though will be huge letdown for the Cavaliers as the Cougars are riding high with momentum and will ride thru this game on the shoulder of "swagged out" Taysom Hill.
BYU 38 - Virgina 20
West Virginia at Oklahoma
Watch: FOX, September 20 at 7:30 ET
My upset pick of the week! Clint Trickett and the Mountaineers have looked extraordinary this year, in what could be a make or break year for head coach Dana Holgorsen. The Sooners will be facing their first test of the year and they may be coming into this game a little overconfident. Even though the Sooners haven't faced anybody worth noting this far, their defense has not looked like a normal Stoops-led defense. West Virginia will look for their weakness on defense and attack with all of their speed, quickness, and a whole lot of screens. They gave Alabama a run for their money and this week I expect to see one of the best upsets of the week.
WVU 41 - Oklahoma 35