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The UnTouchable Report (S27 - W2)
#3 Virginia Tech Hokies 0-0 (0-0 ACC) VTrunNgun
#2 Florida Gators 0-0 (0-0 SEC) Daw1git
Is this the year Daw1git finally makes it to the national championship game with Florida? Will VTrunNgun reach an unprecedented 6th national championship game (and 4th in a row)? Will this game be a preview of this season's national title game? This is about as big a game you could have this early in the season.
WHAT TO WATCH Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas returns for his senior season and has a slew of speedy receivers to target. Keep an eye on slot receiver Joshua Stanford. He's only a sophomore but is the fastest wideout on the team and was shown to be dangerous on deep posts during spring training. Florida will also be a pass-heavy team with Jeff Driskel leading the Gator air attack. Driskel has put up insane passing yards over the past few seasons with Daw1git as coach and don't expect this one to be any different. The jury is still out on the Gator run game with a handful of unproven underclassmen crowding the backfield.
THE UNTOUCHABLE PREDICTION The key for the Hokies will be to shut down Florida's passing game. They've got one of the best corners in the ACC, if not the league, in Kyle Fuller so I think it could be a tough day for the Gators. Virginia Tech steals this game on the road on a closing-minute touchdown.
#8 South Carolina Gamecocks 0-0 (0-0 SEC) Steamrollr22
#11 Georgia Bulldogs 0-0 (0-0 SEC) ChampDizzle
Champ returns to his Dawgs as he hosts his former team of 5 seasons. Steam led the Gamecocks to a 10-win season last year, but fell short to Florida State in the Chick-fil-a Bowl. These are the types of early-season conference games teams don't look forward to as they're still working out all the kinks. Nonetheless, the outcome of this game will go a long way in deciding who wins the SEC East.
WHAT TO WATCH Bye bye Marcus Lattimore. Hello Brandon Wilds. Brandon Wilds? Gamecock fans might remember him during his true freshman year. He redshirted last year behind an ankle sprain (and Lattimore, of course) but returns to prove he should be the lead ball carrier. He's quick, but hasn't shown he can shake defenders like his predecessor. With Connor Shaw losing Ace Sanders as a target, it'll be interesting to see how Steam balances his offensive gameplan. On the flip side, Champ will have no problem throwing it all day, every day with future NFLer Aaron Murray. Murray's a fierce pocket passer that knows how to pick his targets. Don't expect him to leave the pocket much unless under extreme duress. Look out for those draw plays to HB Todd Gurley who is lightening fast up the middle. I would not be surprised to see the Bulldogs come out often in a two-back set with sophomore HB Keith Marshall getting some looks in the flat.
THE UNTOUCHABLE PREDICTION Why did the Roadrunner always beat the Coyote? Yes, the Coyote was dumb as shit, but the answer is SPEED. Which Georgia has way too much of. Between Murray's tempo and the heels of his backs and receivers, the Bulldogs will be just too much for the Gamecocks to handle.
North Carolina Tar Heels 0-0 (0-0 ACC) OracleHCR
#9 Arkansas Razorbacks 0-0 (0-0 SEC) Twistanutz22
Twista had a hell of a season with Arkansas last year in only his second season in the NDL but lost QB Tyler Wilson to graduation. Oracle just capped off his 5-season tenure at North Carolina with only his third-ever 10-win season. With senior QB Bryn Renner under center, can the Tar Heels make some noise to start the season?
Eastern Michigan Eagles 0-0 (0-0 MAC) Cnasty
South Florida Bulls 0-0 (0-0 AAC) nole4real
Corey re-graces us with his coaching presence while Nolie tries to win his way to a top draft pick. Neither will make much noise this season but a barn-burner of this magnitude could not go unnoticed. Mid-major game of the week? This has the potential to be game of the year! ...not
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