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Playing Out the Season: Week 1

Posted on: May 5, 2009 1:24 am
This is all part of my Playing Out the Season . If I get enough interest (and votes) then I will add mid major games .

Alabama vs. Virginia Tech:
Alabama dominated Clemson in the first game of the season in 2008. Now they get Virginia Tech in Atlanta. The Hokies are the ACC favorites and should be ready.  Alabama will be breaking in a brand new quarterback, Greg McElroy. Meanwhile, Tyrod Taylor is developing nicely for Frank Beamer’s offense. ACC Games | SEC Games

Miami (FL) at Florida State:
One of the greatest rivalries in college football has been relegated to a forgotten week one game on Monday night. Both teams have high hopes for the season once again. The winner stays undefeated and moves to a perch where the favorites sit atop the ACC. ACC Games

Oregon at Boise State:
Last year Boise State announced its resurgence by pummeling Oregon. This year the Ducks actually have to travel to Boise. This will be one of the more interesting games of week one. Can Oregon get its revenge? Pac 10 Games

BYU at Oklahoma:
In 2008 Oklahoma had to avoid an upset bid by TCU. The Horned Frogs had a stout defense but not much on offense. BYU has a loaded offense but not much on defense. The Cougars aren’t afraid to play anyone and their showing it with a tough out of conference schedule this year. Big 12 Games

Georgia at Oklahoma State:
This is another rematch, but this one is from two years ago when Georgia won 35-14. The Bulldogs began last season #1 in the country with national championship game aspirations. This year they are breaking a new quarterback and new running back. Oklahoma State is loaded offensively with Zac Robinson, Kendall Hunter, and Dez Bryant all back. Big 12 Games | SEC Games

Other Games to Watch:
Arizona-Central MichiganMississippi-MemphisLSU-Washington   | Cincy-Rutgers | Minnesota-Syracuse | Ohio St-Navy

Conferences to Vote on for Games:
ACC | Big East | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac 10 | SEC

Category: NCAAF
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