The first week of college football was entertaining with the Deion Sanders era in Colorado starting, Pac-12 teams gave the conference some life before the ultimate demise, and the ACC might have new leader.
This week the national schedule isn’t loaded with great games but there will be some sleepers to watch for.
For Clemson fans, the game against Charleston Southern shouldn’t be much of a concern but it is a game to pay attention too. While this game is a “tune-up”, it has to be a game where the offense finds a groove. Garrett Riley playcalling was not appealing to the eye and it seem to lack recognition of the game’s flow.
Cade Klubnik needs an opponent like this to rebuild the confidence that may have dissolved some after the Duke loss. Overall, this will be a game the offense has to show and prove inside of Death Valley.
No. 11 Notre Dame @ NC State 12pm
Sam Hartman is making his presence known for the Fighting Irish after transferring from Wake Forest. Last time Hartman played at NC State, he threw three interception. This is not an easy game for the Irish though and it has trap game all over it.
Checkout the Fighting Irish Wire for more pregame coverage.
No. 25 Colorado @ Nebraska 12pm
The Buffalo felt disrespected by the oddsmakers who put them as a 20-point underdog. This week against Nebraska they are only a 3-point favorite, and I’m sure they still feel disrespected. Enjoy the show.
Checkout the Colorado Wire for more pregame coverage.
The Green Wave made a big statement when they beat USC in the Cotton Bowl at the end season and they entered this season in the top 25. This will be a fun game to watch and don’t be surprised if Tulane walks out on top.
No. 23 Texas A&M @ Miami 3:30pm
Both of these programs need a statement victory and whoever the losing coach is, will likely end up on the hot seat.
Checkout the Aggie Wire for more pregame coverage.
No. 16 North Carolina v. Appalachian State 5:15pm
The Tar Heels barely escaped an upset by Appalachian State last season when they won 63-61. This time they will play host to the Mountaineers.
Checkout the Tar Heels Wire for more pregame coverage.
No. 10 Texas @ No. 3 Alabama 7pm
Another preview of what the future holds for the SEC with these two powerhouses. Texas was one missed tackle away from knocking off Alabama last year, but this time the Longhorns are on the road.