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Fourth-ranked Missouri will try and avoid the upset bug that has bitten many teams in the Top 10 this season as they travel to Nebraska on Saturday. The Tigers are solid favorites to win the game but history could be against them. They have not won at Nebraska in 30 years but with quarterback Chase Daniel and a high-powered offense they have a good chance to end the drought on Saturday.
The Boise State Broncos take the national spotlight on Wednesday as they host Louisiana Tech on ESPN. The Broncos are ranked 17th in the country and have won their last 45 regular season home games. That streak is likely to continue as they host Louisiana Tech.
Two teams trying to make a mark in the Sun Belt Conference take the field on Tuesday night as Middle Tennessee State hosts Florida Atlantic. Both teams really need a win and that should make for a very good game. “Middle Tennessee has the same record we have. They’ve defeated a major Division I team, in Maryland. We’ve beaten what for us is a major Division I team in UAB. And we haven’t won any of the rest and they haven’t won any of the rest.”
A Top-10 showdown between SEC teams is set for Saturday night on ESPN as #3 Georgia hosts #8 Alabama. Georgia started the season at number one, is still unbeaten, but has dropped to #3 in the polls. The Bulldogs continue to play well including a very impressive 27-10 road win at Arizona State last week. Heisman Trophy candidate Knowshon Moreno ran for 149 yards and two touchdowns
The unbeaten and 12th ranked Penn State Nittany Lions finally face a test this Saturday night as they host 22nd ranked Illinois in a nationally televised game on ABC. The Nittany Lions have been impressive so far this season but haven’t played anyone. They should find out something this week as Illinois and quarterback Juice Williams come to town. Williams has the potential to make big plays but he also makes mistakes.
The Auburn Tigers will try and send Tennessee to their worst start in 14 years as they host the Volunteers on Saturday. Tennessee has not played well this season and it doesn’t figure to get any easier on Saturday against the Tigers. Auburn nearly pulled off the upset last week against LSU but lost 26-21 as LSU scored with just over a minute to go.
Friday night’s Big East contest on ESPN 2 between Connecticut and Louisville should be entertaining. The Cardinals are led by senior quarterback Hunter Cantwell and senior defensive tackle Earl Heyman. The Huskies are unbeaten on the season while the Cardinals are 2-1 after last week’s 38-29 win over Kansas State. Redshirt freshman Victor Anderson had 176 yards and three touchdowns for the Cardinals in the win.
#1 ranked USC begins Pac-10 play on Thursday at Oregon State. The Trojans will be trying to win their seventh straight Pac-10 title. USC has won 9 of the last 10 meetings against Oregon State but they did lose to the Beavers in 2006. Both teams had byes last week and should be well rested for Thursday’s game. USC has a dominating defense led by linebackers Rey Maualuga and Brian Cushing. On offense the Trojans have quarterback Mark Sanchez.
A battle of Top 10 teams is in the National spotlight on Saturday night as #10 Auburn hosts #6 LSU. The home team has dominated this series recently, winning the last eight times. That could spell trouble for LSU as they last won at Auburn in 1998. LSU head coach Les Miles believes his team has what it takes to break the streak.
Miami of Florida travels to Texas A&M on Saturday in a rare matchup between the two teams. Both squads are 1-1 on the season. Miami has scored 55 total points this season while Texas A&M has scored 42. The Hurricanes will probably be without running back Javarris James who sprained his ankle against Florida.