College Football preview podcast: Week 5
FOX Sports South's college football writers and guests offer a
weekly preview of the upcoming slate. This week, FOX Sports South
producer Kyle Payne joins the show to offer insight on LSU-Georgia,
Pac-12 quarterbacks, Seventeen magazine and more. Here is the Week 5
LSU at Georgia: Considered two of the
biggest challengers to Alabama's SEC throne, the Tigers and Bulldogs
meet in Athens for the highlight game of the week. Can former UGA
quarterback Zach Mettenberger lead LSU to a victory against his former
Oklahoma at Notre Dame: This game served as a
catapult into serious national title contention last season for the
Fighting Irish, as they won 30-13 in Norman. Will Bob Stoops and the
Sooners return the favor?
Ole Miss at Alabama:
High-powered spread attack coming into Tuscaloosa off a bye week. Does
that sound like the recipe for an upset of a Nick Saban-coached team?
Alabama is the favorite to win it all, but can the revamped Rebels prove
to be a speed bump — a la LSU or Texas A&M the past two seasons,
respectively — for the Crimson Tide?
Wisconsin at Ohio State:
The Badgers have not stopped running the ball under new coach Gary
Anderson, and Ohio State's defense has not been overly impressive in its
first four games. What should be expected out of the Buckeyes?
Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech (Thu.):
The ACC is starting to dominate the Thursday night slate. The Yellow
Jackets have looked as impressive as any ACC team outside of Clemson,
Florida State and Miami — boasting a strong defense to go along with
their top-tier rushing attack — and the once-dominant Hokies are
floundering. Is this a bad recipe for Frank Beamer's program?
Blake Bell, Oklahoma: Will he break out as a big-time quarterback in college football with a win in South Bend?
Todd Gurley, Georgia:
In a game pitting him against star LSU running back Jeremy Hill, can
the sophomore submit another Heisman-worthy performance in the national
Braxton Miller, Ohio State: Can he return from injury to lead Urban Meyer's offense to its first win against a ranked team in 2013?
James White, Wisconsin:
As the nation's active leader in career rushing, can he and Melvin Gordon expose Ohio State's defense?
-- Should South Carolina be on alert against UCF?
-- Is N.C. State due for a letdown game against Central Michigan?
-- Will Kentucky coach Mark Stoops finally put his stamp on the 2013 season with an upset of Florida?