Week one in college football is usually kind of bittersweet. Sure the season finally has begun, but usually there are only one or two games between ranked opponents. This year really isn't any different. Three big games this weekend to watch and I'll break them down for you.
Cal at Tennessee
This game will tell alot about where both teams are. Is Tennessee on the road to recovery after a herrendous year last year? Can Cal take the first step in the right direction in a year full of high expectations? Tennessee is just 5-5 in their last 10 games at Rocky Top. It would appear that playing there has lost some of its intimidation. I think this game might be the most exciting to watch this weekend with the Vols just sneaking by.
Notre Dame at Georgia Tech
Is Charlie Weis going to be ready for the blitz happy defense of the Yellow Jackets? Yes. Yes he will. The defenders for GT are going to leave themselves out on islands as Darius Walker will have a huge homecoming as he returns to his home state. The biggest question for the Irish will be can they stop explosive Calvin Johnson? Supposidley the Irish secondary got quicker this offseason which spells trouble for Georgia Tech. I take the Irish running away in this one.
Florida State at Miami (FL)
The Florida National Guard might have to be in attendance for this one. Not because of the fans, but because of the players. Two of the dirtiest programs in college football battle on Monday night in the Orange Bowl with both of these teams expected to win their repectful divisions in the ACC this year. I don't expect the 'Canes offense to score more than 14 points in this one. However I'm not sure FSU will change the goose egg on the scoreboard themselves. I'll take the Canes and their nasty defense in a defensive struggle.