Last year, Jameis Winston put his name on the Heisman map when he went into Death Valley and helped the Seminoles pull out the victory over the Tigers. This year, Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley will try to contain Winston while the offense tries to find a way to replace Sammy Watkins and Tajh Boyd. It’s going to make for a fun matchup and one that can shape the landscape of the college football season early on.
9. Oregon at UCLA, October 11th
At first glance, I’d have to say that Oregon and UCLA have two of the toughest schedules in the country this year. UCLA’s Brett Hundley will look to outduel Marcus Mariota in this high-profile match up. Myles Jack is a darkhorse Heisman candidate for UCLA on the defensive side of the ball and he will cause problems for Mariota all game. UCLA has the advantage on the defensive side of the ball, but with Oregon’s explosive offense, this will be a shootout.