South Carolina at LSU (10/13)
The Bayou Bengals should be a bit upset after losing to the Gators in the Swamp, but not all is lost. The SEC still has several games to be decided and this would be one to sit down and watch.
If you thought last weekend was a defensive slugfest, this one might even be better at night time where Death Valley goes bonkers.
Danny V’s Early Lean: LSU 19, South Carolina 17
South Carolina at Florida (10/20)
The SEC is flat out filthy these days and the games will keep on meaning more and more vital to the BCS title race.
Marcus Lattimore and Mike Gillislee mean everything for their ball clubs, and they just happen to be the two best backs in America right now. These two defenses might just be the two best in the nation as well, which means we are in for quite the treat.
SEC East, Heisman, BCS title race, you name it this game potentially could have it all.
Danny V’s Early Lean: Florida 23, South Carolina 16
Florida vs. Georgia (10/27)
Outside of perhaps FSU, USC and LSU falling this season already, the Georgia Bulldogs are certainly high on the list for disappointments.
The defense was trucked by Lattimore and the Gamecocks, but Aaron Murray had quite the struggle (more ways than one unfortunately, prayers with UGA signal-caller) and received zero help from his team.
The running game was bottled up, which spells bad news for a Gators defense that is good as any team out there. Jeff Driskel is prone to mistakes as well, so if UGA can strap it on and play lights out defense for 60 minutes then we may just see a barn burner.
Danny V’s Early Lean: Florida 24, Georgia 20
Kansas State at West Virginia (10/20)
Talk about a game that impacts the Heisman, Big 12 and potentially BCS title all in one.
Collin Klein against Geno Smith will be a dream matchup since both are TD machines for their respected teams. The Wildcats defense looks like a top 10 caliber and is easily the best in the Big 12 at the moment. We know WV gives up a ton of points, but their offense has simply been unstoppable.
There will be a boatload of points, but somebody has to eventually lose (would love to see a few overtimes). Give me Geno for the Heisman, but Klein and the ‘Cats seem to be destined for an upset victory here. Texas and Oklahoma will still have their say in the Big 12, but that is if they run the table since both of these teams above are the current leaders.
Danny V’s Early Lean: Kansas State 38, West Virginia 35
Notre Dame at Oklahoma (10/27)
The Irish have the defense to slow down and harass a quarterback like Landry Jones. If the Sooners continues to improve, then certainly OU may walk in as TD favorites albeit they still have question marks.
With already a loss on their hands the Sooners need to continue to play inspirational football just like they did against Texas Tech or else they may be looking at their first ever season under Bob Stoops with two home losses.
Danny V’s Early Lean: Notre Dame 31, Oklahoma 28
Oregon at Arizona State (10/18)
This might be the toughest challenge for the Ducks all season (save USC twice) because it happens to be on a rowdy Thursday night in Tempe.
The Sun Devils are a young team and yet they are more than capable of pulling off an upset. Marcus Mariotta would have to struggle by throwing an interception or two since this rushing attack is unstoppable right now.
Danny V’s Early Lean: Oregon 42, Arizona State 34
Alabama at Tennessee (10/20)
Tyler Bray and the Vols passing attack is one of the best in the country and if their offensive line can play their best ball of the season, an upset would not be completely shocking in my books.
Alabama’s defense is among the best on the planet, but they have to yet to be truly tested and while not many can do such a tough task this is one game that should be a bit dicey.
Danny V’s Early Lean: Alabama 31, Tennessee 21