The College Football Preview will be an ongoing weekly series every Saturday morning, previewing the top games of the week and eligible players for the upcoming NFL draft.
Sat. 12 pm ESPN 2/ESPN 3 – #22 Georgia at #24 South Carolina – Nothing gets the weekend started quite like a good ‘ol SEC rivalry, and when both teams are ranked it only adds to the suspense surrounding the game. Each team will be looking to secure an early hold on the SEC’s Eastern Division with a win today, though each will still have to face #8 Florida to secure the Division crown.
Sat. 3:30 pm NBC – Michigan at Notre Dame – Pure and simple its a rivalry game here, and they usually bring out the best in a player. Both teams aren’t at the stage most of their fans would expect or hope for, but each team looks to be on the rebound and continue to build off some past success. Michigan QB Denard Robinson looked just like what the doctor ordered for the spread at U-M, last weekend. Over in South Bend new head-coach Brian Kelly looks to raise a sinking ship and return Notre Dame back to national prominence, however only time can tell.
Sat. 3:30 pm ESPN/ESPN 3 – #12 Miami at #2 Ohio State – This is the game all of college football has been looking forward to, since the New Year (ok maybe the Boise State/Virgina Tech game was up there too). Each team has huge expectations coming into this season. Ohio State, even if they aren’t admitting to it, are contenders for a National Championship this season under the progression of Junior QB Terrel Pryor. Miami got off to an unexpected great start last season before seeing it crumble down the stretch, however with those lessons learned they hope to not repeat and finish with a birth in a BCS bowl game this year. Oh and yeah there is still that whole, Ohio State defeating the favored Miami team in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl, for the National Championship, at stake here too.
Terrel Pryor,QB Ohio State/Jacory Harris,QB Miami – Alright with a game this big it stands to reason that each team’s QBs will play a large roll in the game’s outcome. Last week each of these QBs put up some gaudy number, though admittedly they weren’t facing the best of opponents. So with better competition it will be nice to see what these two are really made of.