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Key Match-ups For Week 4 In College Football
Posted September 24, 2010 at 11:19 am 0 COMMENTS Bookmark and Share

With week 4 in College Football now underway with Miami giving Pittsburgh a beat down last night 31-3, here are my key match-ups for this weekend:

Match-up #1 is going to be #12 South Carolina at #17 Auburn. This promises to be a great game and possibly the best game of the week. Both teams are 3-0 overall and 1-0 in conference play. Auburn’s QB, Cam Newton, is going to have a tough time with the Gamecocks’ defense. I believe he’s going to be forced to throw the ball and his running game will be held to a minimum. Auburn’s biggest challenge will be containing Marcus Lattimore. Of course Auburn’s fans should provide enough noise to rattle the Gamecocks’ running back after losing Lattimore in a very hard fought recruiting battle between Chizik and Spurrier. Again, this game will be a lot of fun to watch, but in the end I believe South Carolina will prove to be too much to handle and will win this one 30-24.

Match-up #2 is no doubt #24 Oregon State at #3 Boise State. Although, I believe the Broncos will have no problem at all with the Beavers. This should be the Broncos final true test in their quest to play in the BCS Championship game. When Virginia Tech lost to James Madison a couple weeks ago, it took a little something away from the Broncos win over the Hokies 3 weeks ago. I believe Boise needs to win big this weekend to re-impress BCS computers and I think that’s exactly what will happen on the blue turf come tomorrow. Boise State 48, Oregon State 17.

Match-up #3 -- and the match-up of the week -- will have to be #1 Alabama at #10 Arkansas. Heisman candidate, Ryan Mallett, promises to put on a usual show for the home crowd and will no doubt be the biggest test for the Crimson Tide. As Alabama’s defense will be challenged to keep Mallet from having a big game, the Razorbacks will certainly be challenged to contain Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson. The Tide’s offense is just too tough for anyone to handle and not only are these 2 RB’s going to have a big game, Greg McElroy should have his way with the Razorbacks as well. Should be a fun game for the first half; however, the Tide should run away with this one in the second half and take this game of the week 42-28.

Stephen Bethea aka “Dr. Smack” – Rivalry Rage, Inc.