Week 5 brings us some very intriguing match ups. Heisman hopefuls square off, early top ten match ups, teams that need to rebound, we have all of it this week. What are some games that you should have your eye on? Have your remote ready.
(All Games are listed by Pacific Time)
Game of the Week- No. 3 Louisville @ No. 5 Clemson (Saturday 5:00 PM ABC)
This game has it all. Two of the top five teams in the nation, two Heisman hopefuls, and ACC Atlantic division lead. Louisville has been on a major rise this season. Led by explosive quarterback Lamar Jackson, Louisville has been absolutely impressive. Clemson, who were in the national championship game last season, now starting to find their stride after struggling in their first two games of the season. Deshaun Watson looks to lead Clemson to an early signature win over Louisville. The Cardinals demolished Florida State at home two weeks ago. They now will face their first true road test against Clemson.
No. 7 Stanford @ No. 10 Washington (Friday 6:00 PM ESPN)
An early top ten meeting between two Pac-12 North foes. The Cardinal, led by Heisman hopeful Christian McCaffrey, has been on an absolute tear this season. Last week they relied on a key late 4th quarter drive to propel them over UCLA at the Rose Bowl. Washington is also coming off a narrow road victory themselves, escaping Tucson with a 35-28 overtime win against Arizona. Washington head coach Chris Petersen has really turned things around in Seattle. A win for Washington here will really put them on the national radar.
No. 8 Wisconsin @ No. 4 Michigan (Saturday 12:30 PM ABC)
Another meeting between two top ten teams in the nation. Wisconsin has really surprised many, grabbing convincing victories over teams like LSU and Michigan State. They now make their way to the Big House with a meeting against Jim Harbaugh’s 4th ranked Michigan Wolverines, who are proving they are among the nation’s elite. Look for this to be a defensive, hard nosed battle between the two teams.
No.11 Tennessee @ No. 25 Georgia (Saturday 12:30 PM CBS)
Tennessee begins their stretch of facing three straight ranked opponents, two of those games are on the road. The Volunteers will make their way to Athens, Georgia for a meeting the 25th ranked Bulldogs. Georgia had to grind out their first three games in order to win them, however they’re coming off a blowout loss against Ole Miss. A win could vault the Bulldogs to the top of the SEC East. Tennessee could continue to show that they are for real with a win over Georgia.