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LSU and Wisconsin square off at Lambeau Field. One of the many great games on the opening weekend of College Football.

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Fooch’s note: This will serve as our Saturday college thread while cuts are oin-going.

Gameday Info:

Location: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Date: Saturday, September 3rd
Time: 3:30 p.m.
TV: ABC
Line: LSU -10

What to Watch:

The dominant run game of LSU going head-to-head with an underrated, yet stingy Wisconsin defense. Heisman-candidate Leonard Fournette averaged 162.8 yards per game, and he’ll look to continue his incredible success. The Tigers feature three new starters on the offensive line though, so there should be an adjustment period. As for the Badgers and their nasty front seven, they will need to rely on strong tackling and limit demoralizing runs. It’s easier said than done when you’re attempting to stop the freight train in Fournette, but being relentless and attempting to prevent his yards after contact will be huge.

Draft Prospects:

LSU: (RB) Leonard Fournette, (S) Jamal Adams, (CB) Tre’Davious White, (OG/C) Ethan Pocic, (WR) Malachi Dupre, (DT) Davon Godchaux, (WR) Travin Dural, (CB) Ed Parris, (ILB) Kendall Beckwith, (DE) Lewis Neal, (OG) Josh Boutte Riley

Wisconsin: (OLB) Vince Biegel, (RB) Corey Clement, (C/OG) Dan Voltz, (QB) Bart Houston, (CB) Sojourn Shelton

Who Wins?

The Tigers should come out with a win, but it won’t be easy. Wisconsin isn’t the team to just roll over, not in the least. The Badgers are a lock to be aggressive and a thorn in the side of LSU. Paul Chryst and company will keep it close, but can they hold off the SEC-favorites?

USC vs. Alabama

Gameday Info:

Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Date: Saturday, September 3rd

Time: 5:00 p.m. CT

TV: ABC

Live Stream: WatchESPN

Spread: Alabama -11.5

Draft Prospects:

Alabama: (OT) Cam Robinson, (CB) Marlon Humphrey, (TE) O.J. Howard, (DE) Jonathan Allen, (ILB) Reuben Foster, (SS) Eddie Jackson, (OLB) Ryan Anderson, (DE) Da’Shawn Hand, (DT) Dalvin Tomlinson,

USC: (OT) Zach Banner, (WR) Juju Smith-Schuster, (OT) Chad Wheeler, (CB) Adoree’ Jackson, (RB) Justin Davis, (OG) Damien Mama

What to Watch:

USC’s strong offensive line going to war with Alabama’s nasty defensive line. Both teams sport first-round draft picks in the trenches, and both are rated as the best lines in the country by Phil Steele. USC running back Justin Davis will need to get things going to take pressure off of new starting quarterback Max Browne.

Who Wins?

The spread is accurate (Alabama -11.5) Despite Alabama featuring a new starting quarterback and running back, they will find ways to get it done. Their dominating defense should suffocate USC and make things very tough for the Trojans to get anything going.