Here is everything you need to know about week 3 in college football. Week two certainly lived up to expectations and exceeded them as the Sunbelt Conference made a big splash in week 2..The rankings that you see before each team are AP based. I expect more of the same for week 3.
13 Miami at 24 Texas A&M, Saturday 9 ET on ESPN
The early results are promising under former Hurricane Mario Cristobal. Miami outscored Bethune-Cookman and Southern Miss by a combined total of 100-20 in its first 2 contests. The Hurricanes will look to snap a 4-game losing streak against SEC teams when they visit Texas A&M. Miami is 2-1 all-time against the Aggies (won 2 straight), with the last meeting coming in 2008.
Suffice it to say, the Texas A&M offense needs to get moving. The Aggies have scored a TD on just 24 percent of their offensive drives thus far, which ranks 86th in FBS. A&M has scored on just 29% of its drives which ties them with UConn for 102nd in FBS. The Aggies in case you forgot were upset at home last Saturday by Appalachian State.
South Florida at 18 Florida, Saturday 7:30 ET on SEC Network
Can Anthony Richardson rebound from a tough outing against Kentucky? The Gators have scored a TD on 21% of their offensive drives, the worst rate in the SEC. I believe the Gators get back on track here and cruise to an easy victory over the Bulls. You can catch this game as well on Espn Southwest Florida at 7pm.
1 Georgia at South Carolina, Saturday Noon ET on ESPN
If you think Kirby Smart and his Dawgs were satisfied with their title run a year ago, you might rethink that. Georgia allowed 10 points in its first 2 games against Clemson and UAB in 2021. UGA has allowed just 3 points in dominant wins over Oregon and Samford in 2022. Quarterback Stetson Bennett has been rock-solid for Georgia. South Carolina QB Spencer Rattler has not yet matched his form from his freshman season at Oklahoma
6 Oklahoma at Nebraska, Saturday Noon ET on Fox
These 2 schools have had eight AP Top-5 matchups in series history – only Michigan-Ohio State (11) and Texas-Oklahoma (10) have had more such matchups. Sadly, these former conference rivals likely won’t have another such meeting in a while. On Sunday, Nebraska fired head coach Scott Frost, one day after the Huskers fell to Georgia Southern in Lincoln. The Sooners are averaging 7.4 yards per play (15th in FBS) with Lincoln Riley off to USC and Dillon Gabriel in at QB.