Top 5 college football games to watch in Week 2 of the 2013 season

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 4 2013 3:40 p.m. MDT

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Game info: Saturday, 5 p.m. MDT, TV: ESPN2

The stakes: This game partially makes the list because so many top teams are still playing cupcakes. But of the three ranked teams going on the road against non-ranked foes — No. 2 Oregon heads to Virginia and No. 12 Florida plays at Miami in the other two — this is the second-best matchup.

For the Cougars, this game poses a challenging opportunity to shake off the rust from their week one loss to Virginia. For BYU to have any chance of winning, an offense that produced just 3.9 yards per play must find a way to be more effective and manufacture points.

The Longhorns came into the season with 21 returning starters and beat New Mexico State 56-7 in their opener after a slow start. Texas hasn't had double-digit wins since 2009, and with the returning talent, the pressure is there for coach Mack Brown to make this a special season. A win in the Longhorns' first road test would go a long ways toward making that happen.
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Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

"This game [Texas at BYU] partially makes the list because so many top teams are still playing cupcakes."

Oh the irony. News flash: Texas IS playing a cupcake this week.

CougarSunDevil
Phoenix, AZ

Weber St. is also playing a cupcake.

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