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Quick look at key Week 2 games

Al Golden AP

The second week of the college football season has some entertaining games on the schedule. Maybe there are not any games of the kind of magnitude of Clemson vs. Georgia, but there are some good rivalry games worth paying attention to this weekend.

Florida travels to Miami to briefly revive a series that really should be played on an annual basis. The Gators overcame some adversity against Toledo and Miami had little problem with Florida Atlantic. Notre Dame visits Michigan in prime time before this rivalry goes on the shelf (in case you have not heard yet). And one other game that may surprise you as an honorable mention is Stanford’s season opener against quarterback David Fales and the high-flying pass attack of San Jose State.

San Jose State could be a pesky opening opponent for Stanford, but the odds are pretty good the Cardinal will be able to overcome that potent San Jose pass offense. Should Stanford already be on upset alert though? If last week was any indication, nobody is truly safe. Division foe Oregon State suffered a home loss to FCS Eastern Washington last week, so anything is certainly possible.

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11 Responses to “Quick look at key Week 2 games”
  1. gogreengiants says: Sep 4, 2013 7:34 PM

    I definitely would like to question why #6 S.Car vs #11 Georgia is not on this list? They are two high ranking teams and one half of those two teams played in the Clemson vs. Georgia game. So I do not see how it could not or would not be on the same magnitude as that game. Especially since UGA lost by a field goal.

  2. necr0philia says: Sep 4, 2013 8:25 PM

    Go Canes!


  3. gotampabay52 says: Sep 4, 2013 8:38 PM

    Go Canes

  4. brad9000 says: Sep 4, 2013 9:05 PM

    I completely agree that SC v GA should make the list and maybe top it. It’s not a traditional rivalry but over the past decade it has become intense and its 2 top 11 teams going at it. The two teams that have won the last 3 SEC east titles and will battle for it again this year

  5. longtallsam says: Sep 4, 2013 9:11 PM

    It is amazing there was no mention of USC@UGA. That is probably the biggest game of the weekend. You have the two favorites in the SEC East, with Georgia’s back to the wall after their loss to Clemson. Then there is Clowney, looking to get on track after his lackluster first game. McGuire must be completely brain dead to not even mention this game! What was he thinking!

  6. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Sep 4, 2013 10:02 PM

    “Florida travels to Miami to briefly revive a series that really should be played on an annual basis”

    Florida has no interest in playing competitive out of conference football, they even tried to get out of the FSU games but the state and the regents board told them they had to play every year.

    This is also the first (and last) time Florida is playing a road OOC game against a team other than FSU since 2003 (Miami), before that they hadn’t gone on the road since 1991 (Syracuse).

    Jeremy Foley has made it abundantly clear he has no plans for this series to continue, however instead of taking the high road, he blames Miami for not giving them more lower bowl tickets in Sun Life Stadium and says the series can only be a neutral site series (which is something that Florida nor Miami would ever do, which he knows).

    The final straw for UF was Brock Berlin, they rage quit the series after that game.

  7. thebigtim2012 says: Sep 4, 2013 10:28 PM

    Key fact about the biggest game this weekend after Georgia leaves famously hot columbia South Carolina mr Murray will be the only quarterback in Georgia history to have never beaten USC. Poor ugga got his balls clipped by a lil pussy car last week and a chicken is about to claw his eyes out!

  8. pricecube says: Sep 5, 2013 12:22 AM

    Pussy car? lol.

  9. microbrewuga says: Sep 5, 2013 8:37 AM

    Another key fact: UGA will not be leaving Columbia anytime soon. The game is in Athens.

  10. slk018 says: Sep 5, 2013 1:28 PM


    Why would Florida play any OOC games against anyone worth a crap?
    Next year they have South Carolina, UGA, LSU, BAMA, and the FSU rivalry game!
    That is more top 10 teams than Miami plays in a decade in their joke conference.
    When you play 4 in conference games against 4 of 8 best teams in the country then biatch about UF;s OOC sched.
    Until then have fun being the third best team in the state, and having the second toughest game on your schedule NC State or Maryland

  11. gogatorsjohn says: Sep 5, 2013 2:32 PM

    Gators will win. And no one should complain about UF’s OOC schedule, esp with FSU on there every year. Foley has stated by not having that extra home game they lose $700k. Just for what? To help The ‘U’ fill up their stadium with Gator fans? And next year going to 9 SEC opponents makes it really difficult. I do love the rivalry though and I do hope we can play UM every 2-5 years if possible. And I would love to venture out and play a V-Tech, TCU, Clemson, Oregon, etc. But I’ll def appreciate this game against UM this weekend.. Go Gators!!

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