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NCAA Football Game Thread: Week 2

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Well, it was a great week one last weekend for college football. Some great matchups, some upsets, and some key performances. But, that was last week, and this is a brand new week, so let's look at some key matchups, and those we should watch out for.

#3 Alabama visits #23 Penn State.

I've always believed Penn State is one of the hardest places to go into and win. Of course Alabama has many key players, notable ones. Guys like Trent Richardson, Mark Barron and Don'ta Hightower. But here are some others I am looking out for.

NT Josh Chapman, a big force in the middle, at only 6'0 tall, but around 316 pounds, he is a wrecking machine. He is a guy not only should the entire league look at, but our 49ers should definitely take notice. If Sopoaga doesn't prove to be the answer, I can see Chapman right in the mix at NT for the 49ers.

FS Robert Lester, this guy intrigues me. This junior, wearing #37, while not playing much in 2009, he had a terrific 2010 season. 8 interceptions, showing he is a ball hawk FS. I want you to look at him, mainly because we aren't all set at FS. Goldson and Madieu Williams don't see like the long term answer.

Now as for Penn State, the only guy I look at for us is potential NT Devon Hill. 307 lbs, would be a nice fit at NT.

While I like Penn State, I just can't see them overcoming that dominating defense of Alabama.

#12 South Carolina at Georgia

Let me say this, South Carolina has some key players to watch, and a really good offense. I look at mainly two guys. WR Alshon Jeffery, a dynamic WR. The junior is a catching machine, 88 receptions in 2010, over 1,500 yards receiving, and 9 touchdowns. He seems like a guy who will go up and get the ball anytime needed.

As I mentioned with Floyd, if we have a down year, or someone doesn't show up, I could see us targeting Jeffery, but it would take a lot to get him.

My second player is CB Stephen Gilmore. He isn't a ball hawk per say. But he has the ability to be one. Look for him to be good in coverage.

Georgia's main guy is Brandon Boykin, I look forward to seeing how many times we see the Boykin/Jeffery matchup. I think Jeffery will be the winner, but I can definitely see Boykin getting in there and making some good plays.

I see South Carolina getting the close win here.

My final game to watch is, BYU at #24 Texas.

While BYU's top prospect I look at is Matt Reynolds, a OT, standing near 6'4 and over 300 lbs, he might have a challenge. I am looking forward to seeing how Reynolds does against some quick Texas linebackers. Keenan Robinson and Emmanuel Acho come to mind. As well as a tweener in Alex Okafor.

I see BYU actually getting the win here, for some reason, I think this team has some potential.

Well there you guys have it, I hope everyone enjoys a great weekend of football.

Thursday, September 8
No. 9 Oklahoma State 37, Arizona 14 Box Score | Recap
Friday, September 9
Florida International 24, Louisville 17 Box Score | Recap
Arizona State 37, No. 21 Missouri 30 (OT) Box Score | Recap
Saturday, September 10
12:00 PM ET Oregon State at No. 8 Wisconsin Tickets
12:00 PM ET Toledo at No. 15 Ohio State Big Ten Network Tickets
12:00 PM ET Florida Atlantic at No. 17 Michigan State Tickets
12:00 PM ET Iowa at Iowa State Tickets
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan at Kentucky Tickets
12:00 PM ET San Diego State at Army Tickets
12:00 PM ET South Dakota State at Illinois Big Ten Network Tickets
12:21 PM ET No. 16 Mississippi State at Auburn SEC Network Tickets
12:30 PM ET Rutgers at North Carolina Tickets
1:00 PM ET Norfolk State at No. 19 West Virginia Tickets
1:00 PM ET Maine at Pittsburgh Tickets
1:00 PM ET Alabama State at Eastern Michigan Tickets
2:00 PM ET Northern Colorado at Colorado State Tickets
3:30 PM ET No. 3 Alabama at No. 23 Penn State Tickets
3:30 PM ET No. 6 Stanford at Duke Tickets
3:30 PM ET No. 11 Virginia Tech at East Carolina Tickets
3:30 PM ET Nevada at No. 13 Oregon FX Tickets
3:30 PM ET No. 25 TCU at Air Force Versus Tickets
3:30 PM ET California at Colorado Tickets
3:30 PM ET Eastern Illinois at Northwestern Big Ten Network Tickets
3:30 PM ET New Mexico State at Minnesota Big Ten Network Tickets
3:30 PM ET North Carolina State at Wake Forest Tickets
3:30 PM ET Wofford at Clemson Tickets
3:30 PM ET Purdue at Rice Tickets
3:30 PM ET Hawaii at Washington Tickets
3:30 PM ET Southern Miss at Marshall Tickets
3:30 PM ET Cincinnati at Tennessee Tickets
3:30 PM ET Tulsa at Tulane Tickets
4:30 PM ET No. 12 South Carolina at Georgia Tickets
4:30 PM ET Rhode Island at Syracuse Tickets
5:00 PM ET North Dakota at Idaho
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5:00 PM ET UNLV at Washington State Tickets
6:00 PM ET Charleston Southern at No. 5 Florida State Tickets
6:00 PM ET Southern Illinois at Ole Miss Tickets
6:00 PM ET Temple at Akron Tickets
6:00 PM ET Stony Brook at Buffalo Tickets
6:00 PM ET Texas State at Wyoming Tickets
7:00 PM ET Fresno State at No. 10 Nebraska Big Ten Network Tickets
7:00 PM ET New Mexico at No. 14 Arkansas Tickets
7:00 PM ET UAB at No. 18 Florida Tickets
7:00 PM ET Ball State at No. 22 South Florida Tickets
7:00 PM ET Brigham Young at No. 24 Texas Tickets
7:00 PM ET Virginia at Indiana Big Ten Network Tickets
7:00 PM ET Navy at Western Kentucky NeuLion Webcast Tickets
7:00 PM ET Morgan State at Bowling Green Tickets
7:00 PM ET Gardner-Webb at Ohio Tickets
7:00 PM ET Houston at North Texas Tickets
7:00 PM ET Memphis at Arkansas State NeuLion Webcast Tickets
7:00 PM ET Northern Illinois at Kansas Tickets
7:00 PM ET Louisiana-Lafayette at Kent State Tickets
7:00 PM ET Central Arkansas at Louisiana Tech Tickets
7:00 PM ET Georgia Tech at Middle Tennessee Tickets
7:00 PM ET Grambling State at Louisiana-Monroe NeuLion Webcast Tickets
7:00 PM ET UTEP at Southern Methodist Tickets
7:00 PM ET Nicholls State at Western Michigan NeuLion Webcast Tickets
7:30 PM ET Utah at USC Versus Tickets
7:30 PM ET Connecticut at Vanderbilt Tickets
8:00 PM ET Northwestern State at No. 2 LSU Tickets
8:00 PM ET Notre Dame at Michigan Tickets
8:00 PM ET Weber State at Utah State Tickets
8:00 PM ET Boston College at UCF Tickets
10:00 PM ET San Jose State at UCLA Tickets