2023 College Football Games of the Week: Part 2

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2023 College Football Games of the Week: Part 2


2023 College Football Games of the Week: Part 2


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Being a college football fan is the greatest because there will be a couple of great games, no matter what week it is. Last year we were blessed as early as Week Zero all the way up to the end of the regular season. Focusing on next season, there will be a lot of games to look forward to. Here is the best game scheduled for each week of the 2023-2024 college football season: 

Part One: https://twsn.net/2023/03/2023-college-football-games-of-the-week-part-1 

Week 7: USC at Notre Dame

If it seems like you’ve read Notre Dame’s name a lot, it’s because you have. The Fighting Irish have a LOT of big time games this upcoming season, and welcoming Caleb Williams and the USC Trojans into South Bend isn’t going to be any easier than the games before. At this point in the season, Notre Dame will most likely only have one loss (predicting they lose to Ohio State in Week Four) and USC will be facing their first real test (saying Colorado can’t hang with the Trojans) of the season. This game once again could have a lot of playoff decisions on the table for both of these teams. 


Week 8: Penn State at Ohio State

This rivalry is always an instant classic game, just take last year for example. The Nittany Lions had the Buckeyes on the ropes for the entire game until a couple of key plays lined up and eventually gave Ohio State the lead, and they never looked back. Penn State has many great offensive players returning, but are losing their main centerpiece in Sean Clifford. After five years with Penn State, Clifford has called it a career for his college days. But Penn State fans should not fear, with Drew Allar coming in to lead this offense next year, this will be a team fighting for that Big Ten title with Ohio State and Michigan. First they must win this game, winning this game would give them the momentum needed to jump Ohio State and possibly Michigan in the standings. 

Week 9: Oregon at Utah

As we get later in the year, the team’s chances for the playoffs start to get slimmer and slimmer. Outside of the Pac-12, Oregon doesn’t have many challenges early in the season. Now, Utah does have to go up against Florida in Week One, but other than that, the out of conference schedule won’t be a challenge for them either. These two teams will be no-loss or one-loss teams, and both could still be in the discussion to win the Pac-12 and then go on to make the College Football Playoffs. This game in Salt Lake will have every team in the Pac-12 (especially USC) with their eyes glued to their TVs. 


Week 10: LSU at Alabama  

This high-powered SEC matchup will be monumental for both of these teams. LSU was led by transfer quarterback Jayden Daniels to an upset over the Crimson Tide last year and really ended all of Alabama’s hopes for the playoffs. This year, Daniels returns to the Tigers looking to lead them to back-to-back SEC West titles. That is, if Nick Saban and his Alabama Crimson Tide don’t get in the way, numerous people are starting to count coach Saban out, and that usually doesn’t end in a good way for everyone else. Alabama is back and looking for revenge this season, while LSU is looking to do what they did last year again. 


Week 11: USC at Oregon

Yet another Pac-12 matchup is awarded with the game of the week for Week 11. USC is looking to get back at Utah for ruining their playoff chances last year by winning the Pac-12 this year. USC will head into Week 11 with a 10-0 record (9-1 at worst). Going into Week 12 with an 11-0 record facing off against a weaker UCLA team could be the exact path the Torjans need to get to the College Football Playoffs. This game isn’t as big for Oregon but could still determine a spot in the Pac-12 championship. With a couple of upsets in other conferences, winning the Pac-12 championship could allow you to make the College Football Playoffs. 


Week 12: Georgia at Tennessee 

The reigning National Champions have to head into Neyland Stadium, where both teams will be trying for a spot in the SEC championship. Neyland is not an easy place to play either, just ask Alabama about just how loud this stadium can get. The Volunteers will be without their quarterback from last year, but Joe Milton has shown some promise for Tennessee. Georgia is in the same boat with quarterbacks, as a new one that hasn’t had to step up for his team on this level will be under center. This will be the Bulldogs first, and only, real test in the 2023-2024 regular season. The Volunteers were so close to the playoffs last year, and you can bet they will be champing at the bit to get finally there this year. Georgia will be looking to retain their crown as SEC champions and National Champions. 


Week 13: Ohio State at Michigan 

THE game in The greatest rivalry in all of sports will take place on November 25 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines will be looking to make it three wins in a row against their rivals in the Buckeyes, and Ohio State will be looking to get back at Michigan with a new quarterback at the helm. This game will have playoff implications, just like it has for years on end. Ohio State and Michigan will both be fighting for that top spot in the Big Ten East, alongside the Penn State Nittany Lions. Michigan is returning a majority of their offense and a good amount of their defense, looking to continue this win streak against Ryan Day and his Buckeyes. Michigan has dominated this game for the past two years and that was well overdue as they had lost eight straight to their rivals from Ohio State. 

Flipping sides to Ohio State, they are losing their number one wide receiver in Jaxon Smith-Njigba (who did not play in the most recent matchup against Michigan) but are replacing him with one just as good, if not better, in Marvin Harrison Jr. Then, of course, the Buckeyes lost their quarterback C.J. Stroud as he entered the 2023 NFL Draft as well. But Ryan Day has brought a new quarterback into Ann Arbor before, and his name was Justin Fields. In 2019, Fields and the Buckeyes went on to win at Michigan by a final score of 56-27, so will history repeat itself again? And if so, for what team?


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