Well, it’s Week 3. It’s also ¡El Assico! Week, so we know it’s pretty bland. No surprise then that there’s not a single game featuring two ranked opponents.
Let’s skip this early stuff. It’s a long season, and we can catch Georgia and Ohio St. some other time.
What is ¡El Assico!? You can read up on the history here, It’s the annual rivalry game between the #19 Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa St. Cyclones, but it’s more than that. Much, much worse than that that is so much worse that it’s better. That, of course, is how these things work.
This year, ¡El Assico! actually has a strong crop of draft talent. Two potential first-rounders to track for Los Angeles Rams fans on Iowa: EDGE A.J. Epenesa and LT Tristan Wirfs. Should be a fun one on FOX Sports 1 at 4pm ET/1pm PT.
Alabama-South Carolina could be fun for a bit. This would have carried more intrigue had the ‘Cocks not lost their season opener to North Carolina and new Head Coach Mack Brown, but alas. South Carolina football. It’s a lifestyle. The pull here is Bama in their first decent test and the only one for another month. They’ll coast until seeing #16 Texas A&M in mid-October, but given how Clemson ragdolled the Ags a week ago that might not even slow down the Tide. There’s a good chance that Bama just coasts through to the Nov. 9 matchup against LSU. 3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT on CBS.
USC’s playing while the sun’s out! Weird! They’re on the road against a funky BYU team. If they can get this one done, they start out 3-0 with #11 Utah coming to the Coliseum next weekend followed by trips to #23 Washington and #7 Notre Dame. Now, that’s the stuff! If you want another look at freshman QB Kedon Slovis, it’s 3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT on ABC.
#1 Clemson at Syracuse? #5 Oklahoma at UCLA? Sorry, I’ma just take a break this weekend. Next Saturday’s much better.
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