Before we get to the preview of tomorrow night's games, one between ranked teams and the other originally scheduled for Saturday, I have to get a couple of things out there in regards to North Carolina's 44-12 pasting of Rutgers.
1. You could make a case that Ray Rice was the biggest loss for any team in America heading into this season.
The third weekend of the season is now upon us, and it's safe to say that this is one of the most anticipated Saturdays in recent history. Of course you have some big games beginning with South Florida hosting Kansas tomorrow, and the showdown Saturday night between Ohio State and USC. But is there really a better way to kick off the weekend than a matchup between teams from two leagues in desperate need of a big non-conference performance? That's what we have tonight, and here's a preview of the game.
North Carolina @ Rutgers (7:30 PM on ESPN)
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Another season of ACC football is on the horizon, and the nagging question
The second Saturday of the college football season has given us a little more in the way of fireworks than many anticipated. One Top 10 team fell while another struggled with the temptation of next weekend's glamour opponent. And after the day's events, the Big East will now be on the receiving end of a lot of the criticism sent the ACC's way last week. Lastly, given the sneaky nature of this weekend's schedule, it's appropriate that Weber State leads Hawaii 17-7 at the half (Tyler Graunke takes over for Inoke Funaki at quarterback for Hawaii in the second half) as I write this.
If you don’t follow the Mid-American Conference too closely, then you’d probably head into this season thinking that Central Michigan would be the runaway favorite to repeat as champ. With Butch Jones not being the choice at West Virginia to replace Rich Rodriguez and quarterback Dan LeFevour back in the saddle, there are two very good reasons why.