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FIVE WORTH WATCHING
LARS ANDERSON
September 26, 2011
Here are the games and the names that fans should keep an eye on in Week 4.
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September 26, 2011

Five Worth Watching

Here are the games and the names that fans should keep an eye on in Week 4.

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NO. 14 ARKANSAS at NO. 3 ALABAMA

What we've learned about the Razorbacks: In their tune-up for 'Bama, a surprisingly difficult 38--28 victory over Troy, their O-line was porous and the secondary was suspect. A peaking squad this is not.

What we've learned about the Tide: In its glorified practice against North Texas, Alabama showed how it will try to win the SEC: Pound the ball on offense (both Trent Richardson and Eddie Lacy ran for more than 160 yards) and play smothering defense. (The Tide held North Texas to 169 yards.)

What it all means on Saturday: Alabama breezes to a three-TD victory.

NO. 7 OKLAHOMA ST. at NO. 8 TEXAS A&M

What we've learned about the Cowboys: They have one of the nation's most potent throwing-and-catching combinations in Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon, but the key will be running back Joseph Randle, who last week against Tulsa had his third straight 100-yard rushing game (128).

What we've learned about the Aggies: They were sloppy early in their 37--7 win over Idaho, with two turnovers in the first quarter. A&M didn't look like a top 10 team.

What it all means on Saturday: Weeden & Co. look poised for a big win, which will catapult them into the BCS title discussion.

NO. 2 LSU at NO. 16 WEST VIRGINIA

What we've learned about the Tigers: Boasting perhaps the most athletic and physical defense in the nation, LSU only needs QB Jarrett Lee to be efficient, which he was against Mississippi State, completing 21 of 27 passes for 213 yards and one TD in the Tigers' 19--6 win.

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