Published October 18, 2011 - 5:11am
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Here are college football’s five most interesting games for week eight.
1. No. 4 Wisconsin at No. 23 Michigan State
Michigan State’s defense is the best in the Big Ten, and Wisconsin obviously has the best offense in the conference. This is an interesting matchup, and it has National Championship implications for the Badgers.
2. No. 24 Auburn at No. 1 LSU
This matchup is getting bigger every week. While Auburn certainly does not look like the favorite for many reasons in this game, anything can happen when these two teams meet. This always creates an interesting matchup every year.
3. North Carolina at No. 8 Clemson
I hate the ACC, but it’s hard to hate on what Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins is doing right now for the Tigers and the impact he’s had on the national scene. He’s by far the biggest impact freshman wide receiver I’ve ever seen. He should get some Heisman hype in what is his freshman season. He’s remarkable.
4. Tennessee at No. 2 Alabama
These two programs hate each other, but it hasn’t exactly been a rivalry for a few years now. Alabama is in another league compared to Tennessee, but anything can happen. For example, in 2009, Alabama’s Mt. Cody had to block a Daniel Lincoln field goal to save the game. I’m not sure Tennessee will keep it close, but in rivalry games, you just never know.
5. Washington at No. 7 Stanford
I am putting Stanford on upset alert this week against Washington. Washington is 5-1 on the year, and they are scoring points. This should be a great Pac-12 matchup.