Week 5 in college football brings us a feast of compelling matchups across the conference spectrum, particularly in the SEC. No. 7 Auburn will head to Athens to take on No. 4 Georgia in the game known as the “Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry,” and No. 13 Texas A&M will head to Tuscaloosa to face off with No. 2 Alabama.
The AAC has a big matchup between No. 25 Memphis and SMU that will define the early-season landscape in a conference with hopes to place a team in the College Football Playoff.
What should you be watching on Saturday? Here’s a viewer’s guide to help you navigate through all of the action.
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The biggest games
No. 13 Texas A&M at No. 2 Alabama — 3:30 p.m., CBS: The Aggies haven’t topped the Crimson Tide since Johnny Manziel had his Heisman moment at Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2012. Can they break that streak on Saturday? It’ll take a magical effort from fourth-year starting quarterback Kellen Mond against the stout Crimson Tide defense. Good luck, Kellen.
No. 25 Memphis at SMU — 3:30 p.m., ESPN2: If Group of Five football intrigues you (and it should), you have to be giddy for this matchup. The Tigers haven’t played since Sept. 5 and have a pivotal matchup against a Mustangs squad that has put up 50 or more points in back-to-back games. Buckle up. There will be points-a-plenty.
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No. 7 Auburn at No. 4 Georgia — 7:30 p.m., ESPN: Make no mistake, this will be one of the defining games of the SEC season. Both of these teams looked sluggish early before pulling away