Here are some big NCAA College Football games coming up this Saturday, October 27th, 2012.
1) Duke Blue Devils vs. #11 Florida State Seminoles
For the first time in several years the Duke Blue Devils have put together a good football team with a winning record (6-2), which has gotten them some praise by College football analysts. However, they will be facing their hardest test so far this season in Florida State who is coming off a big win last week against their state rivals, the Miami Hurricanes, which extends their record to 7-1. Look for Florida State’s QB EJ Manuel and the rest of the Seminoles offence to have a big game and for their top ranked defense to have a big day against the Blue Devil offence. Beware of Duke though, if they hang around in this game they might get lucky and pull off the upset.
Game Details: Kickoff at 3:30pm at Bobby Bowden Field in Tallahassee, Florida
2) #3 Florida Gators vs. #12 Georgia Bulldogs
The Florida Gators have proven to the entire nation and all of their proposed critics that they are a great football team, that is a legitimate threat to contend for the National Title after pulling off an enormous win last week at home against their SEC rivals the South Carolina Gamecocks. This week they face another Top 25 ranked team in Georgia, who will put up a good fight against the Gators. If Georgia wants to achieve success against the Gators their QB Aaron Murray and his favorite target WR Tavarres King will have to come up big for their team. However, the highly ranked Florida Gator defense will be hard to beat. Look for Florida QB Jeff Driskel and RB Mike Gillislee to have big games for the Gators.
Game Details: Kickoff at 3:30pm at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida
3) #15 Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. #4 Kansas State Wildcats
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are coming off a big win, in a close game, last weekend against TCU. With a 6-1 record, they have prove that they can win big games, put up big points, and play tough defense. However, this week they will be playing their Big 12 rivals, the 7-0 Kansas State Wildcats who are also coming off a big win last weekend against West Virginia. If Texas Tech wants to be successful against the Wildcats their defense has to come up big and stop the high octane Kansas State offense that is led by the fearless Colin Klein, who has 14 rushing touchdowns this season.
Game Details: Kickoff at 3:30pm at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas
4) #5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. #8 Oklahoma Sooners
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are coming off a close win last weekend against the BYU Cougars, which extended their record to 7-0 on the season. The Oklahoma Sooners are coming off a big win last weekend against the Kansas Jayhawks, and they now sit at 6-1 on the season. Oklahoma QB Landry Jones and the rest of the Sooner offence have to have a big game on Saturday night if they want to earn the win against Notre Dame. However, it won’t be easy because The Fighting Irish defense has been playing well this entire season and keeping their opponents off the scoreboard. Look for Oklahoma to try and overpower the Notre Dame defense with their high-powered offensive attack.
Game Details: Kickoff at 8:00pm at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma
5) #13 Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. #1 Alabama Crimson Tide
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have a 7-0 record having one a few big games, however, they have their work cut out for them this weekend as they go up against the reigning BCS Champions and #1 Ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. If the Bulldogs want to see any kind of success against Alabama they will need to come at them with everything they have. They will need a career game from their QB Tyler Russell and big stops by their defense. However, it will be a tall order for the ‘Dogs because they will be going up against the nation’s #1 ranked defense. Look for Alabama QB AJ McCarron and RB Eddie Lacy to have big games against the Bulldogs.
Game Details: Kickoff at 8:30pm at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Matt “Pass The Kassabian”
Author: Matthew Kassabian