We got some great matchups across college football today team on team but also prospect on prospect.
Here’s a couple worth checking out.
Utah State Aggies at #5 LSU Tigers
12pm ET/9am PT, SEC Network
USU QB Jordan Love v. LSU CB Kristian Fulton/S Grant Delpit
Love is a Colin Kaepernick clone who has a strong hype train building. Utah State has plenty of solid opponents down the stretch, but this is a chance for him to stand out against two 1st round defensive prospects and a defensive front that has been really disappointing the last month. So while LSU is a heavy favorite and probably gets this done (and perhaps with ease the way the offense is humming with QB Joe Burrows), don’t be surprised if Love is the one getting the most love coming out of this one.
#14 Iowa Hawkeyes at #19 Michigan Wolverines
12pm ET/9am PT, FOX
Iowa LT Tristan Wirfs v. Michigan DE Kwity Paye
Iowa EDGE A.J. Epenesa v. Michigan LT Jon Runyan
Wirfs and Epenesa could both be top 20 picks next spring. If Iowa wants to stay unblemished heading into next week when they host Penn State, they’re gonna need their stars to shine today.
#7 Auburn Tigers at #10 Florida Gators
3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT, CBS
Auburn LT Prince Tega Wanogho v. Florida EDGE Jabari Zuniga
Auburn DT Derrick Brown v. Florida C Nick Buchanan
Time for some SEC cannibalization.
Auburn’s looking good with freshman QB Bo Nix running things, but he needs a big game from PTW who has hardly been consistent this year. Florida’s defensive front is a legitimate challenge with Zuniga and Jonathan Greenard screwing things up.
Brown’s been the best defensive frontman in the game outside of Ohio State Buckeyes EDGE Chase Young (though Epenesa might be close enough to warrant inclusion).
#25 Michigan State Spartans at #4 Ohio State Buckeyes
7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT, ABC
MSU WR Darrell Stewart Jr. v. OSU CB Jeffrey Okudah
MSU ILB Joe Bachie v. OSU RB J.K. Dobbins
OSU’s biggest test thus far with plenty to come. QB Justin Fields has looked ridiculous after transferring from Georgia.
Okudah has been the best corner in the country thus far living up to his billing as a top recruit in 2017. Stewart on the other hand wasn’t heavily sought after when he decommitted from Boise State to head to Lansing. He’s developed into a fine wideout who could really help himself with a show today.
Bachie’s one of the better inside linebackers in the country though he’s not incredibly athletic. He’ll remind people of former Rams ILB James Laurinaitis, but he’s probably behind Northwestern Wildcats ILB Paddy Fisher in the pecking order here. If Bachie can help contain Dobbins, my favorite RB prospect in a ridiculous 2020 class, he’ll have a claim to the top spot for inside backers.
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