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FOX Sports South's college football writers and guests offer a weekly preview of the upcoming slate. This week, FOX Sports South producer Kyle Payne joins the show to offer insight on Alabama-Texas A&M, the Pac-12Big 12 races and more. Here is the Week 4 preview, featuring a few under-the-radar rivalry games and one showdown of ranked West Coast programs:
Five Matchups to Watch
Clemson at N.C. State (Thu.): This has all the makings of a "Clemson Being Clemson" moment. N.C. State has taken down Clemson and Florida State, respectively, in back-to-back seasons. Can Tajh Boyd and the Tigers' high-powered offense avoid the letdown game this time around?
Tennessee at Florida: Two SEC teams in desperate need of a pick-me-up win following lackluster outings. Will Jeff Driskel ever put the Gators on the right track offensively?
Michigan State at Notre Dame: Can the Spartans continue to win games despite a fruitless attack? The defense has been spectacular even outscoring its offense by a wide margin but is it enough to overcome the reigning BCS runner-ups?
Arizona State at Stanford: As strange as it may sound, this is the only game on the docket featuring two ranked opponents. David Shaw's Stanford program is one of the nation's best in recent seasons. Can Arizona State stake its claim in the Pac-12 race?
Auburn at LSU: Other than the end-of-season Iron Bowl matchup against Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide, is there a better statement opportunity for Gus Malzahn's Auburn program? Probably not. However, LSU is riding a 28-game winning streak in September home games that's a tall task.
Jeff Driskel, Florida: Tennessee is not the biggest test, but it's an opportunity to get back on track following a rocky performance in Miami?
Kevin Hogan, Stanford: Where does the sophomore rank in the Pac-12's deep class of young QBs?
Alex Collins, Arkansas: The frosh has posted back-to-back-to-back 100-yard games for the Razorbacks. Can he do it again at Rutgers before the SEC slate picks up?
Kenny GuitonBraxton Miller, Ohio State: Will the Buckeyes really consider running a two-QB system? Florida A&M could provide a convenient guinea pig. (Please let this happen, Urban.)
-- Should Wisconsin be on alert after last week's letdown?
-- Is there BCS buster potential in the Boise State-Fresno State matchup?
-- Vanderbilt's season is not off to the best start. Could UMass pull off the surprise?
-- Could a high-scoring shootout in Louisiana-Monroe v. Baylor go against the ranked Bears?
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- His record as Floridas starting quarterback is 11-3 (12-3 if you count that he played the majority of the 2012 opener and started, just not at QB), but those aren't the numbers Jeff Driskel has been hearing and reading about the last week or so.
The one that's come up is 10, as in the number of turnovers the UF junior has committed (six interceptions...
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Five huge turnovers and other mistakes in the red zone loom large from last week’s 21-16 loss at Miami. Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel is nursing a knee injury, but will be fine for Saturday’s SEC opening match against Tennessee and says the Gators need to eliminate their own mistakes and they have enough to get it done this week. He says they spent the bye week working on...
After two red zone interceptions in Florida’s loss to Miami, Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease wants to dial things back for quarterback Jeff Driskel. The offensive problem didn’t have anything to do with what happened until reaching the Miami 20-yard line. Florida moved the ball for 413 yards, but once it got in the red zone, decision-making limited the offense.
CLEMSON – Following the first practice of preseason camp in August, Tajh Boyd was not shy when asked about Mike Williams.
By Riley Blevins
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Think of it like swinging a baseball bat with a donut on it.
Baseball players habitually stride to the on-deck circle, slide the weighted ring down the barrel of their club and swing it from side-to-side.
Side-to-side, side-to-side. Repeat.
When the actual at-bat arrives, swinging the bat feels effortless. They're used...
Tennessee (2-1) at No. 19 Florida (1-1)
Saturday, 3:30 PM EST, CBS
Line: Florida -14.5
The first year of the SEC Championship Game was 1992. From 1992 to 2001, the only two SEC East teams who went to the SEC Championship Game were Florida and Tennessee. During that time, these two schools combined for seven SEC Championships. More recently, from 2006 to 2009 these two...
Florida head coach Will Muschamp talked to the national media on Wednesday before the Gators meet up with the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday in The Swamp. Muschamp talked about his team, some young guys that are getting looks in practice, the progression of quarterback Jeff Driskel, and more.
Clemson began the season with an impressive win over a top 5 team, had no issues dispatching an FCS opponent a week later and now is hoping a little rest didn't slow its high-octane offense heading into its ACC opener.
Considering what happened the last time the third-ranked Tigers faced North Carolina State, that shouldn't be a problem.
Tajh Boyd set a conference record...
Tonight the No. 3 Clemson Tigers head to North Carolina State to take on a 2-0 Wolfpack team looking to take advantage of a home field crowd on a Thursday night. Due to the circumstances, the ACC has raised the Clemsoning Threat Level to Orange, the second highest threat level under the brand new color-coded system.
The third-ranked team in the country currently represents the...