GAME OF THE WEEK...
(10) Florida State at (6) Miami
This matchup was anticipated all summer long. For the first time, the Seminoles/Hurricane showdown would have conference implications and would be more than just an in-state war. And then nature stepped in. Names like Jim Cantore and Greg Forbes from The Weather Channel became more prominent than the likes of Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit for citizens in the state of Florida. Hurricane Frances forced the postponement of the FSU/UM showdown, as well as other games in the state scheduled for this past weekend. But now the teams are slated to get their show on the air this Friday night. And like we said last weekend, it's time for Chris Rix to show the nation what he's made of.
The Editor Says: Florida State
THE WEEK'S OTHER TOP MATCHUPS...
Oregon State at Boise State
The Beavers lost a heart-breaker last weekend in Baton Rouge, and the task gets no easier in Week Two. The Broncos are replacing stud QB Ryan Dinwiddie but have a guy that may be just as good. The feeling from last week carries over, and OSU loses on the blue turf.
The Editor Says: Boise State
Fresno State at Kansas State
The Bulldogs look poised to battle it out with Boise State for the WAC title in 2004. FSU spanked Washington in Seattle last weekend and now heads to another BCS school. Kansas State is led by RB Darren Sproles, an all-American, but we'll see if the 'Cats have any other firepower.
The Editor Says: Fresno State
(5) Georgia at South Carolina
The Gamecocks got the season off to a good start last week with a big win over Vanderbilt in Nashville. USC has some playmakers on offense, and you know Williams-Brice will be rocking on Saturday. Georgia, however, is on a mission and won't be stopped in their SEC opener.
The Editor Says: Georgia
Georgia Tech at Clemson
The Tigers survived a scare against Wake Forest in double-overtime last weekend and now prepare for the ACC opener. The Wramblin' Wreck has been, well, a wreck in recent years. Death Valley is not a good place to start trying to get the train back on the track.
The Editor Says: Clemson
(9) Texas at Arkansas
Matt Jones is the Hogs' only returning starter on offense, but apparently he was able to get the job done against New Mexico State last week. The Longhorns are no NMSU, and Mack Brown wants revenge from last season. The 'Horns are the better team and steal one on the road.
The Editor Says: Texas
COULD BE INTERESTING...
Syracuse at Buffalo
Buffalo isn't any good, but then again, Syracuse looked helpless against Purdue. An in-state battle...
The Editor Says: Syracuse
Penn State at Boston College
BC struggled with Ball State and will now get a chance at legendary Joe Pa.
The Editor Says: Boston College
Colorado State at (1) Southern Cal
The Rams couldn't handle in-state rival Colorado, who is in shambles.
The Editor Says: Southern Cal
Iowa State at (13) Iowa
It's an in-state rivalry, but the Hawkeyes have the home field and a much better team.
The Editor Says: Iowa
UNLV at Wisconsin
The Rebels stole a win in Madison last year, but that won't happen in 2004.
The Editor Says: Wisconsin
Southern Miss at Nebraska
The Eagles have a reputation for playing stingy defense, and NU is breaking in a new offense.
The Editor Says: Nebraska
(8) Utah at Arizona
Utah is a top pick to make a run at the BCS; can Stoops grab his first big-time win?
The Editor Says: Utah
(4) Michigan at Notre Dame
The Irish are falling fast and Ty Willingham can't seem to do much about it.
The Editor Says: Michigan
Marshall at (12) Ohio State
The Herd lost an embarrassing game to Troy last week but have pulled upsets before (see KSU '03).
The Editor Says: Ohio State
Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati
The Redhawks were spanked by Michigan but still have the better of these two in-state teams.
The Editor Says: Miami (Ohio)
Auburn at Mississippi State
Week One was a success for Sly Croom, but is MSU really any good?
The Editor Says: Auburn
(7) West Virginia at UCF
Coach George O'Leary will coach his first game and could grab a monstrous victory.
The Editor Says: West Virginia
Mississippi at Alabama
The Rebels found out life after Eli might be a little more difficult last week.
The Editor Says: Alabama
Missouri at Troy
Brad Smith and the Tigers are hyped, but Troy showed last week that they mean business.
The Editor Says: Troy
Colorado at Washington State
The Buffaloes took a step towards rebuilding last week; WSU a PAC 10 contender?
The Editor Says: Washington State
Arizona State at Northwestern
The Wildcats missed 5 field goals last week and could have been 1-0. How good is ASU?
The Editor Says: Northwestern
Texas Tech at New Mexico
Sonny Cumbie looked like any other Texas Tech QB last week. UNM let one slip away last week.
The Editor Says: Texas Tech
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