Week 2 of the 2015 college football season is set to get underway and there are a number of solid matchups that fans will want to tune in to.
Plenty of great games were played in the first week of the season and the excitement around the college football world is greater than ever. With a new week ahead, we take a look at the slate of games to see the top matchups on the schedule.
Which five games in particular are must see games of Week 2 college football action?
5. Virginia Cavaliers vs. No. 9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Last week was an excellent start to the season for Notre Dame, as they got off to a 38-3 victory over the Texas Longhorns. Virginia wasn’t as lucky and ended up losing 34-16 to the UCLA Bruins in their season opening game, so they will be looking to rebound with a big win.
Both teams have potential and are going to put on a show this week in what is a big game for both programs.
4. Vanderbilt Commodores vs. No. 10 Georgia Bulldogs
Nick Chubb and the Georgia Bulldogs got off to a huge 51-14 season opening game against Louisiana Monroe and are looking like legitimate contenders in the SEC. Vanderbilt lost to Western Kentucky 14-12 in their opener, but head coach Derek Mason is hoping to get them back on track in a big way against Georgia.
Georgia is definitely the better team on paper, but heading into a hostile situation against an underrated football team is a dangerous game for them.
3. No. 23 Tennessee Volunteers vs. No. 19 Oklahoma Sooners
In one of the top-25 ranked matchups in Week 2, the Tennessee Volunteers are looking to upset the Oklahoma Sooners and prove that they capable of beating high quality teams. It promises to be one of the best games of the week and possibly the year depending on how each team comes out.
Both teams are coming off of big wins and are capable of making runs in their respective conferences.
Can the Volunteers prove they are finally turning things around?
2. No. 25 Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. No. 14 LSU Tigers
Dak Prescott and the Mississippi State Bulldogs are hoping to break onto the college football map with a huge win against the LSU Tigers on Saturday night. It is one of the most anticipated games of the SEC schedule and it could go either way.
Obviously by the rankings both of these teams are extremely quality football programs and have a bright season ahead of them.
This could have a big impact on the SEC race as the season plays out.
1. No. 5 Michigan State Spartans vs. No. 7 Oregon Ducks
Connor Cook and Vernon Adams are scheduled to face off against each other on Saturday night in the best game of the week.
Two top-10 teams facing each other this early in the season isn’t too normal, but it gives the fans a lot to be excited about early on in the year. Michigan State and Oregon are capable of making it to the college football playoff this year, but it all starts with a huge win on Saturday for one of these two teams.
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