Here’s what to watch for Week 5:
Game of the week:
No. 6 LSU at No. 9 Georgia, 3:30 p.m. ET
This is an important conference test for both teams as they’re both angling for a shot at the national championship. Georgia already has a loss this season and another would surely end any chance of a national championship game appearance. LSU is undefeated, but this game is its first real test and it still has to play Ole Miss and Alabama. This game will be all about offense, LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger finally looks comfortable in LSU’s scheme and the LSU offense is better than it’s been in years. However, Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is the seasoned veteran and his experience and offensive cast (along with a sense of desperation) will help the Bulldogs to a win.
Game to watch:
No. 21 Ole Miss at No. 1 Alabama, 6:30 p.m. ET
There has been some interesting trash talk by Ole Miss in the week leading up to this game. Quarterback Bo Wallace maintains his receiving corps is better than Texas A&M’s, which torched the Alabama secondary for 464 yards and five touchdowns. It’s no secret Alabama’s defense isn’t what it used to be and its offense has shown up in just one game (A&M) this season. But this contest is at Alabama and it is the defending national champion. Ole Miss is going to have to play its best to roll the Tide.
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No. 23 Wisconsin vs. No. 4 Ohio State, 8 p.m. ET
Welcome back Braxton Miller. The one-time Heisman Trophy candidate is back after missing several weeks with a knee injury, but how will the Buckeyes react after they’ve been cruising with backup Kenny Guiton? Both these teams can score, it’s going to be who plays the best defense that will make the difference. Miller, who’s heard whispers about Guiton replacing him, might be a little eager to show he’s Ohio State’s top QB, which could provide some opportunities for the Wisconsin defense to capitalize on some of his decisions. This one will be close and might be one of the more entertaining games of the weekend.
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