After a thrilling week two of college football we are already looking forward to week three. There are big games all over the horizon including more unique out of conference games, a game of the century, and instate showdowns. So here at fifth-quarter let us present you the “What to watch for in Week Three.”
#24 TCU vs. Texas Tech
This Big 12 showdown is my first upset pick for the week. Freshman quarterback Baker Mayfield (TT) through two games has a 70% completion rating, to go with his 780 yards passing and 7 touchdowns. In my opinion he will pick apart the Horned Frogs Defense. With the injury to TCU QB Casey Pachall and Trevone Boykin will be rotating at the quarterback position. Boykin started a number of games last season but has struggled recently.
#16 UCLA vs. #22 Nebraska
This game will be very interesting to watch considering the direction both teams are taking. Will Nebraska’s defense step up their game after allowing Wyoming to put up 602 total yards? While they did improve against struggling Southern Miss, UCLA has a much more high powered offense. And with the unfortunate passing of fellow teammate Nick Pasquale, UCLA will be playing to honor him.
#1 Alabama vs. #6 Texas A&M
The rematch or more popular known as “The Game of the Century”. Johnny Football looks to run all over The Crimson Tide defense, while Nick Saban has probably spent endless nights scheming defenses to stop him. I believe that this game will come down to Alabama’s offense vs. Texas A&M’s defense. Alabama looked terrible against Virgina Tech’s defense while A&M has given up too many yards and points to sub par teams.
UCF vs. Penn State
While most people will not see this as a big game, I do because UCF will shock Penn State. In Penn State’s first two games they got off to slow starts and they can’t afford to this week against the Knights. UCF has allowed only one touchdown so far this season and their offense can make big plays that will keep the Nittany Lions on their heels. If Penn State can’t keep the pressure off of freshman QB Christian Hackenberg, look for him to fold.