2007 Schedule Planner - Week 5
Weekend starts early, but could ultimately belong to Pac-10
June 21, 2007
By Adam Caparell
Adam is CSTV.com's football editor and national football writer.
Over the summer, CSTV.com will be taking a look at the college football schedule, highlighting the top matchups, the can't-miss games and the storylines that make certain contests so intriguing. Check in every Thursday for the heads-up on what games are shaping up to be the best each week, the top offensive matchups, Heisman showcases and a few others that have piqued our interest.
There are some great matchups as we head into the final weekend of September, but some of the best action could very well come during the week as Thursday and Friday nights feature two intriguing contests, one of them being a great non-conference tilt between two non-BCS conferences and one from the Big East. But this weekend could ultimately belong to the Pac-10 which features two can't-miss games.
BCS Buster of the Week
Thurs., Sept. 27 - Southern Miss at
Here's the great non-conference matchup between two of the perennial best non-BCS schools. Southern Miss did have a propensity to give up yards via the run last year which would play right into the hands of the Broncos, who will boast one of the best offensive lines in the country this year. But the Golden Eagles are bringing back three starters from that defensive line so improvement should be expected up front. You can't underline the battle between Damion Fletcher and Ian Johnson enough.
Games of the Week
Fri., Sept. 28 - West Virginia at
The first high-profile Big East matchup of the season pits two of the top four teams in the conference. Remember back to last season and how USF pulled off the upset over
Sat., Sept. 29 -
The Seminoles welcome Nick Saban back to the state of
Sat., Sept. 29 - UCLA at
Two programs who are middle-of-the-row teams in the Pac-10 meet in
Heisman Showcase of the Week
Sat., Sept. 29 - California at
The man who needs to get more pub heading into this year's Heisman campaign is DeSean Jackson. The insanely talented Bears wide receiver who can run right by a defender in the blink of an eye is arguably the nation's best punt returner to boot. The junior torched the Ducks for two touchdowns in last year's 45-24
Rivalry of the Week
Sat., Sept. 29 - Auburn at
The only team to hand the Gators a loss last season? It was