After Ole Miss upset Alabama last season, Bama will be looking to get major revenge on the Rebels. Both teams will feature new quarterbacks (a growing trend in college football this season), but Bama is absolutely stacked on defense. I would expect a low-scoring battle because of the “LandSharks” and the Tide.
The Iron Bowl is always exciting and I would expect this season to be no exception. There will be a lot more questions about these teams throughout the season, but by the time November 28th rolls around, they should be answered. Nothing like a heavyweight fight before the Championship games and bowl season.
After the major controversy last year, the two teams get to face-off again, this time late in the season. Baylor will have to rebound after losing Bryce Petty and though TCU lost playmakers on their defense, Trevone Boykin is going to have a major impact on the season. The winner of this game will likely be the Big 12 Champion.
2. Michigan State at Ohio State – November 21st, 2015
The winner of this game will probably go on to represent the East Division in the Big Ten Championship game. Connor Cook will have his hands full on the road going up against Ohio State and his draft stock, a preseason top 10 pick, could hinge largely on his performance in this game. Whether Cardale Jones, JT Barrett or Braxton Miller starts this game is up in the air…but it’s going to be one helluva battle.
After all of the talking between Michigan and Ohio State, we’ll finally get to see our first match up of Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh. Can an average Michigan team with a new head coach knock off the defending National Champions? Anything can happen in a rivalry game, but I wouldn’t hold my breath…even with Harbaugh at the helm.