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Corn Flakes: Biggest College Football Games This Weekend

There’s big games aplenty this weekend. Here’s the run down.

Wisconsin v Michigan State Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images

There are some excellent games coming up this weekend, including a Friday night match up between Stanford and Washington.

  • No. 7 Stanford at No. 10 Washington (8:00 pm, Friday, ESPN)

I’ve seen Stanford play a couple times already this season. There’s nothing surprising, really about what they do on offense - they get the ball to Christian McCaffrey, possibly the best player in the nation.

I have not seen Washington. I would like to, but honestly, I haven’t had the energy yet to stay up for these late night #PAC12AFTERDARK games. (This is the reason you can count on McCaffrey not winning the Heisman, BTW.)

Stanford cornerbacks Quenton Meeks and Alijah Holder are out, as is starting wide receiver Francis Owusu. Owusu was knocked out in last week’s game against UCLA in a helmet-to-helmet hit where no targeting was called.

  • No. 11 Tennessee at No. 25 Georgia (2:30 pm, CBS)

I’m not 100% sure why Georgia is still ranked other than S-E-C! S-E-C! Cliche? Not really. Georgia hasn’t shown much of a pulse this season. Ole Miss stomped on them badly last week

The Vols on the other hand, whoooeeeee! Remember last week when I said I hadn’t watched Florida yet? I watched this game. The Gators had a 21-3 lead at half, while the Vols had no life. They were booed when leaving the field at half!

Second half the Vols scored 35 unanswered points and quarterback Josh Dobbs went nuts, accounting for accounting for 399 yards and five touchdowns in the win, the first for Tennessee over Florida in 11 years.

Does that mean the Vols will have a let down? Probably not. I think Georgia just sucks.

  • No. 8 Wisconsin at No. 4 Michigan (2:30 pm, ABC)

Funny that a Big Ten match up involving a West Division team is the biggest game of the weekend. I spent some time Thursday talking to a Michigan alum/fan about this game. He is worried mostly about Wisconsin’s defense. Badger DE T.J. Watt is tied for eighth nationally in sacks with 4.5.

We both felt that Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook was the best Badger quarterback since one-year wonder Russel Wilson, and Hornibrook is only a redshirt freshman. Michigan, however, has the best all-around player in the nation in Jabrill Peppers. A touchdown return will win this for the Wolverines.

This is a no bullshit game for both teams - the winner will be looked upon as someone who’s proven themselves. The loser will have lesser-qualified SEC teams ranked ahead of them. Oh, the disgrace!

  • No. 3 Louisville at No. 5 Clemson (7:00 pm, ABC)

Lamar Jackson vs Deshaun Watson. Young quarterback vs old. Up and coming Heisman dude against guy who didn’t win it last year, but lead his team to the College Football Playoff.

Here’s what I know about these teams:

Lamar Jackson is a freak-job of a player. You’d hate to call him the next coming of Johnny Football because that hasn’t turned out all that well. Jackson makes things happen out of nowhere. You want to love him, but then you remind yourself he plays for that prick Bobby Petrino.

Clemson appeared fairly listless in their three games this season (59-0 over SC State.. whoooeee.. no). And I don’t like Clemson.

If the Cardinals win this game, they’ll be in charge of, oh, hell, the ACC, really with wins over Clemson and their destruction of Florida State.

Louisville is favored by two on the road at Death Valley. How ‘bout that?

The Ryder’s Cup

I live in Chaska, MN, where the Ryder’s Cup is being held this weekend. I don’t golf, don’t follow golf, don’t really care about golf, but there are supposed to be 250,000 people come through a town of around 23k. They are really loud. I can hear them chanting U-S-A! from where I’m sitting in my comfy chair writing this.


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