CFB Gameday Morning, Week 3: Sink or Swim Saturday
[lead align=”default”]For some teams playing today, CFB gameday is the end of their playoff chances.[/lead]
The dream lives on for many 2-0 and some 1-1 squads, but not after the last whistle tonight. Take for example a 1-1 school like Oklahoma, which must avoid a second loss by defeating Ohio State. Even if they run the table thereafter, which is no guarantee, the whole sack of marbles is on the line tonight.
As for the rest, what other great games await us?
CFB Gameday Morning: Florida State at Louisville
Florida State faces another tough game with their Week 3 matchup against the Cardinals. We speak of the ACC Atlantic as being a two-team race between the Seminoles and Clemson Tigers, but don’t forget Louisville. The Cards rocketed up in the rankings these past two weeks, so imagine if they win. Louisville’s possibilities are endless if they take this game, up to and including the College Football Playoff.
Meanwhile, FSU stands to solidify their standing as one of the nation’s best teams. The Seminoles must hope Ole Miss does its thing so they can have a shot at the top spot. Florida State needs to take care of business as well, and it won’t be easy.
CFB Gameday Morning: Alabama at Mississippi
Perhaps the third time’s the charm for Alabama against the Rebels. Ole Miss is one of the only teams in the last few seasons to have the Tide’s number. No fear on the Rebel sideline, that’s for sure.
It has been a long time since a college team coached by Nick Saban lost three games in a row to the same team. Hugh Freeze has an opportunity to do that with Mississippi today. On the other hand, you bet Saban will not be an easy out.
CFB Gameday Morning: Michigan State at Notre Dame
The Domers draw a difficult opponent in South Bend as they face the Michigan State Spartans. Sparty was a playoff team last season, and though perhaps flying under the radar, a win at Notre Dame will make people notice. Anything is possible, but for the Irish, lose and the playoff conversation is almost certainly over.
CFB Gameday Morning: Texas at California
The Longhorns can break into the top ten if things go their way this week. Tonight, they head to Berkeley to face Cal, who are at least a passable team. Not great, but okay enough that they can keep a game like this close at home.
Texas stunk on the road last season, oh, and they lost to Cal. Is payback a bitch for the Golden Bears or will the Longhorns lose again?