It’s Week 5 of the college football season … and gosh, it sure does seem like we’re talking about a lot of the same stuff as we did in Week 4: Badgers and Tree being among them. But we’re also going to finally welcome Washington and Michigan to the 2016 college football season, as the level of competition increases substantially in Week 5.
So, after we mourn the loss of Les Miles from the college football coaching ranks (we raise our grass to you, sir), we dive into three blockbuster games involving Top 10 teams.
But … spoiler alert … one of the biggest games of the weekend is Friday night. So change your plans accordingly.
Stanford at Washington: For the second week in a row, we discuss the strength of the Tree. Last week, the Cardinal required late-game heroics and a season-making drive to topple UCLA. This week, a Friday night trip to Washington — a team that is hungry for football success — could give the Tree fits. Washington HC Chris Petersen (formerly of blue-turfed Boise State) happens to know a bit about playing the role of spoiler … is this the year that the Huskies finally stake their claim in the Pac-12?
Wisconsin at Michigan: OK, Bucky, consider us impressed. But in this “what have you done for me lately” era, we’re going to talk about you again this week … and wonder whether you can really pull this off for a second consecutive game against an overly-hyped Michigan team. And by overly-hyped, we totally mean that Michigan hasn’t played anybody yet and we don’t really know whether or not the Wolverines are legit.
Louisville at Clemson: We both picked Clemson to be a College Football Playoff contender entering the season … but that was before we saw Louisville put up video-game-like numbers up against all of its opponents so far this season, including Florida State. And gosh, Clemson and Florida State have a lot in common. Can Louisville really pull off the win in Death Valley? Or is Clemson finally ready to declare for the second consecutive season that it is the team to beat in the ACC?
So, settle in early and prepare for a long weekend of college football … and annoying Badgers. Because, well, you know, badgers are still annoying.
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