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5 Minute Guide
GENE MENEZ
August 15, 2005
The games, players and zaniness that make the season great
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August 15, 2005

5 Minute Guide

The games, players and zaniness that make the season great

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>Must-see Games

SEPT. 3 Boise State at Georgia The Broncos aspire to be this year's Utah; the Bulldogs desire to be this season's USC. The loser's dream ends before Labor Day.

SEPT. 10 Texas at Ohio State Storied programs, Heisman candidates, national championship contenders--nonconference games don't get much better than this.

SEPT. 17 Tennessee at Florida Urban Meyer's SEC baptism comes against a Vols team with one of the nation's nastiest defensive lines.

OCT. 8 Oklahoma versus Texas (at Dallas) With the Sooners having to replace 13 starters, Texas fans believe this is the year the Horns finally stop their Red River losing streak, which stands at five. Really.

OCT. 8 Iowa at Purdue The Hawkeyes may be the only team standing between the Boilermakers, who don't face Ohio State or Michigan, and a Big Ten title.

OCT. 22 Michigan at Iowa The Big Ten coach ( Michigan's Lloyd Carr) accused of getting the least out of his players meets the Big Ten coach ( Iowa's Kirk Ferentz) praised for getting the most.

OCT. 29 Florida versus Georgia (at Jacksonville) After losing 13 out of 14 to the Gators, the Dawgs finally did themselves proud at the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party in '04.

NOV. 3 Pitt at Louisville The new-look Big East no longer has BC, but it still has a BCS berth--which is likely at stake in this Thursday matchup.

NOV. 5 Miami at Virginia Tech The Hokies have beaten Miami seven times in 10 tries, and they could be 8--0 entering this ACC showdown.

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