Week one has started and we had some solid games last night, but this weekend we should have some serious fireworks. The first full slate of games gives us a few rivalries, a few conference showdowns, and some future conference opponents. We have already discussed the big one with Florida State and LSU, so this will be about the other big games.
North Carolina vs South Carolina
If this game isn’t prominently placed on your Week 1 watch guide, then you should scrap whatever you’ve started and do it over. This has a decent chance of being college football’s best game this weekend, and it could be full of fireworks.
North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye is one of the top prospects for the 2024 NFL draft. His counterpart, South Carolina quarterback Spencer Rattler, still has plenty of pro potential despite taking a touch longer to get to the league than expected.
The offense will be the story throughout this contest, though a timely defensive stand may ultimately decide it. It feels like a coin flip, but Maye gives the Tar Heels the edge.
Saturday, Sept. 2
Colorado at TCU
Prime is leading the Buffalos into one of the biggest games in their program’s recent history. Heading to Texas to play the defending National Runner-up in the TCU Horned Frogs.
The Sonny Dykes club lost a lot to the NFL, but they were active in the transfer portal, and the QB who won the job to start last season is back healthy. Colorado seems to have enough skill-position players to score some points, but their offensive and defensive lines could be poor.
Ohio State vs Indiana
The Buckeyes have another loaded receiver room, with Marivn Harrison Jr, and Emeka Ebuka but they have a question mark at QB. Kyle McCord won the job, but it wasn’t convincing. He was highly touted, but who knows what we will see. They lost a lot of lineman to the NFL, so that could be an issue. Indiana stinks though. They should rout the Hoosiers.
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| Title: College Football Week 1 Preview
| Author: Sam Profeta
| Date: September 3rd 2023