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College Football Week Two Preview Guide

Michigan Football, Stone Cold Steve Austin is hanging out with Lee Corso, Tom Brady states the obvious, Madden NFL 15 has a tiny linebacker, Fantasy Football drafts and Tennessee chest hair.

Leon Halip

What a first week of college football.

The action started with an upset special of Texas A&M going to South Carolina and embarrassing Steve Spurrier.

There's a new big man on campus down in Texas.

Move over Johnny Manziel.  Enter Kenny Hill.

Some big time performance were had from conference to conference.  It is very early in the season, but the Heisman race is already shaping up.

The highlight of last Saturday, beyond the Michigan game, was Stone Cold Steve Austin.  The former WWE star chugged some beers with Lee Corso on the 'College Gameday' set and it was glorious.

Fast forward to week two, and there are some sexy games that are nothing short of must-see-television.  For the Ann Arbor faithful, Saturday begins and ends in South Bend.

One final time, for now, let's try to break the hearts of the Fighting Irish.

MICHIGAN @ #16 NOTRE DAME - 7:30 P.M. EST. - NBC

The Wolverines questionable offensive line will be short one body on Saturday.  OL Kyle Bosch will be away from Team 135 for some time and here's to the hope that the man gets the privacy that he deserves.  Best wishes to him and to the hopes that he returns to the team when he feels he is capable of doing so.

Michigan will have to march on and bond together this week.  This is a true road test against a rival that could be looked upon as a make or break moment.

If the Wolverines can pull off the upset, they could see themselves entering the national rankings.  If they can't get pumped up to play this week, someone better check their pulses.  This is Meeeeeeechigan vs. Notre Dame.

Some people might have thought that the Wolverines and Irish may have overlooked their inferior week one opponents.  The results speak for themselves.

This is a rivalry built on history, and if history tells us anything, it's to expect a game that is competitive in the fourth quarter.

Notre Dame is going to have the home crowd on it's side and it'll need every bit of the luck of the Irish to pull off the win against Michigan.  They might even need to look to Madden NFL 15 for a secret weapon.

One guy who you can always count on rooting for the Maize and Blue is Tommy Terrific himself.

Tom Brady is still chugging along in the NFL.  As another season kicks off, you can count on Brady to be open and honest.  He doesn't mess around, he gets straight to the point.

Just sit back and relax.  Put away your Fantasy Football lineups and get ready for one sexy Saturday of football.

WEEK TWO COLLEGE FOOTBALL LINEUP

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

#14 USC @ # 13 STANFORD - 3:30 P.M. EST. - ABC

USC has had an interesting start to the season, to say the least.  First, USC suspends Captain Josh Shaw because of his fabricated story of heroism.  Now, word comes out that a player has left the team because it is calling the coach racist.

Whether or not any of these claims have any merit is arguable, but these kinds of distractions are the last thing that are needed for a new coach.  USC coach Steve Sarkisian is just getting started on campus and he'll need his team to grow up fast in order to pull off this upset at Stanford.

The Cardinal are the model of consistency when it comes to playing fundamental football.  Great defense, a solid running attack and sound quarterback play.  Stanford QB Kevin Hogan is a veteran at the position and the Senior will look to carry his team off to a massive win early in the season.

EASTERN MICHIGAN @ FLORIDA - 4:00 P.M. EST. - SEC NETWORK

Florida's game last week was cancelled due to the awful weather conditions.  What looked like an easy win over Idaho turned into a $975K payout for a game that never was.

Coach Will Muschamp is one of the trendy picks to be on the hot seat and after a dreadful 2013 season, the Gators will need to rebound quickly to save their coach's job.

The Gators were ravaged by injuries last season and this year welcome a new Offensive Coordinator.  If the Gainesville folks are hoping for a big season, it'll rely on QB Jeff Driskel to live up to his hype.  The QB was the top recruit at the position when he committed to Florida and it's time to put up or shut up.

This game will be interesting to see how the boys look in a new offense and if a welcomed change will be evident this season.

#15 OLE MISS @ VANDERBILT - 4:30 P.M. EST. - ESPN

Boise State almost upset Ole Miss in week one.  Any ugly first half made Mississippi look vulnerable and that the young kids would need more time to develop.

The second half was more along the lines of what people were expecting.  Ole Miss has had some stellar recruiting classes the last few years and that offense is built around stud WR Laquon Treadwell.

Vanderbilt is an interesting team to watch this season.  James Franklin has moved on to coach at Penn State but he left behind a program in great shape.

#7 MICHIGAN STATE @ #3 OREGON - 6:30 P.M. EST. - FOX

What a game of contrasts.

Michigan State will bring it's physical defense to Eugene, while the Ducks will feature their explosive offense.  College Gameday will be there bright and early because of the national championship implications of this game.

While Michigan State has faced some mobile QB's and fared well against them, they'll be facing a guy unlike any other in Marcus Mariota.

Your guess is as good as anyone's as to what side of the ball will dominate.  The Oregon offense is a tough task for anyone to stop, but if anyone is up to it, it could be the Michigan State defense.

The odds, however, are not in their favor.

VIRGINIA TECH @ #8 OHIO STATE - 8:00 P.M. EST. - ESPN

Urban Meyer and the boys down in Ohio had to fight and claw to pull off a victory against Navy in week one.  The absence of Braxton Miller at QB was quite evident.

The Hokies always play great defense and they'll have to come ready to win a game in one of the most hostile environments.  Pulling off a victory in Columbus is as tough as it gets, outside of Tuscaloosa.

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