What can college football do for an encore after a wild weekend that saw two top-10 teams shocked at home and a coaching change at one of the sport’s high-profile programs after just three games? The table is set for another round of drama with a pair of interesting non-conference matchups.
The lead showdown is No. 13 Miami (Fla.) traveling to No. 22 Texas A&M. The Aggies were one of those aforementioned teams that were upset last week – a loss to Appalachian State. They’ll look to bounce back at home against the Hurricanes, who are facing their first big test with new coach Mario Cristobal.
The other matchup of ranked opponents sees No. 24 Oregon hosting No. 14 Brigham Young. The Cougars are fresh off beating then-No. 8 Baylor but must hit the road and may again be without their top two receivers. The Ducks were blown away against Georgia in their opener. Now they have a chance to regain their footing and avoid a second loss.
Miami running back Henry Parrish Jr. (21) runs the ball against Southern Mississippi during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium.
The other significant matchups see No. 6 Oklahoma visit Nebraska in the second game in successive seasons between the former Big Eight and Big 12 rivals; Washington welcomes No. 9 Michigan State for an important showdown between the Big Ten and Pac-12; and No. 23 Penn State heads south for a matchup with Auburn.
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Publish date : 2022-09-16 10:28:23
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