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College Football Games To Watch During The BYE

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Here are a few interesting match ups and a few players to watch

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Saturday 11/5

Noon

Vanderbilt vs. #11 Auburn
What/Who to watch for: Watch the running backs. Kamryn Petteway (Sophomore) is one of the best in the country right now and leads the SEC in rushing yards. I don’t expect any upset from Vandy their offense isn’t well rounded enough and the defense struggles outside of the linebackers. Keep an eye on Ralph Webb (Junior) though. I’ve already mentioned him in my prospects post(s). He should be the bulk of Vandy’s offensive production.

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3:30 PM EST

#10 Florida vs. Arkansas
What/Who to watch for: Watch everyone on Florida’s defensive line. Yes, everyone. Bryan Cox Jr. (Senior), Joey Ivie (Senior), Jabari Zuniga (Sophomore), Caleb Brantley (Junior), Jordan Sherit (Junior). Those guys specifically Zuniga, Brantley, and Sherit will be after the Austin Allen all game. Arkansas will look to run with Rawleigh Williams III (4th in the SEC in rushing yards). Also, watch for Brooks Ellis (Senior) activity against Florida’s average offense. The linebacker has been very active all season and will look to stop the run.

8:00 PM EST

#9 Nebraska vs #6 Ohio State
What/Who to watch for: Watch almost everyone in the Buckeye secondary. Gareon Conley (Junior), Marshon Lattimore (Sophomore), and Malik Hooker (Sophomore) all have first round talent. If Nebraska is going to win this game there are going to have to find breakdowns in coverage. That said watch Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong (Senior) he’s the one that's going to have to remain calm and composed against a very good Ohio State defense. One more word about defense. . .Nebraska ranks first in the country in interceptions (takeaways) thanks to 4 guys. Nathan Gerry (Senior) is one of the best safeties in the country. Keiron Williams (Junior) is good too. Oh don’t forget about those kids Chris Jones (Junior) and Aaron Williams (Sophomore).

One Liner: Watch the secondaries.

10:30 PM EST

#4 Washington vs. California
What/Who to watch for: Watch pretty much everyone on offense for Washington. Jake Browning (Sophomore) is having an excellent year throwing the football and is the leader of this high-powered offense. Miles Gaskin (Sophomore) is having a great year on the ground. He won the starting job last year as a true freshman. He’s averaging 6.5 yards per carry. John Ross (RS Junior) and Dante Pettis (Junior) have been scoring machines for the Huskies. The Husky passing game is on fleek. You gotta check it out.

Cal has no defense so if they are at all in this game it may end up being a shootout. Davis Webb (Senior) is a very intriguing mid to late round QB (if he declares). He transferred from Texas Tech and has put up solid numbers for the Golden bears. Check for his go-to guy Chad Hansen (Junior).