Finally, a college football weekend with real potential to reshape the rankings and shake up the national championship race.
This Saturday could end with a couple of teams saying goodbye to their national championship hopes, and maybe a few new teams being taken more seriously as contenders.
Georgia wraps up the toughest September schedule in the country with its third game against a top-10 opponent.
The Bulldogs (2-1) split with Clemson and South Carolina to start the season and now face an LSU team that is yet again looking like a Southeastern Conference heavyweight, though the Tigers are getting it done a little differently this season.
For the first time in a few years, LSU’s passing game is a strength instead of a question mark.
Zach Mettenberger has the sixth-best passer rating in the country.
LSU receivers Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry are making a case for being the top tandem not just in the SEC but in the nation.
That should lead to another increasingly common occurrence: high-scoring SEC games.
Georgia, with quarterback Aaron Murray and tailback Todd Gurley leading the way, is seventh in the nation in yards per play at 7.83. LSU is ninth at 7.53.
The other big game in the SEC takes place in Tuscaloosa, where No. 1 Alabama faces No. 21 Ole Miss.
The Rebels spread it out and play fast like Texas A&M, but Ole Miss presents very different challenges.
No. 6 LSU (plus 3) at No. 9 Georgia
No. 21 Ole Miss (plus 16) at No. 1 Alabama
No. 12 South Carolina (minus 7) at UCF
Arizona (plus 10) at No. 16 Washington
No. 5 Stanford (minus 10) at Washington State
California (plus 36½) at No. 2 Oregon
Record straight up: 19-0
Record vs. points: 9-5.
Season: 70-10; 31-33-1.
Best bet: 1-2-1.
Upset special: 1-2.
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