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Game Day Kickoff: A look at Week 5′s evening games


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Any Big Games?

No. 1 Alabama (3-0, 1-0 SEC) vs. No. 21 Ole Miss (3-0, 1-0 SEC), 6:30 p.m. ESPN (Early Analysis)

Unanimous Staff Pick: Alabama (More)

The top-ranked Crimson Tide get back at SEC play with a home game against the undefeated Ole Miss Rebels. Ole Miss brings a style of offense that could cause Alabama some problems, but will they be able to be as successful against the Tide defense as Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M was, or will Alabama wake up and drop the Rebels back to earth a little bit.

No. 4 Ohio State (4-0) vs. No. 23 Wisconsin (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten), 8:00 p.m. ABC (Early Analysis)

Unanimous Staff Pick: Ohio State (More)

The Buckeyes have yet to lose a game under Urban Meyer but getting to 17 in a row may be the toughest to date in the Meyer regime. Wisconsin brings a punishing running game to the field but lacks a complimentary passing game despite having one of the Big Ten's top receivers in Jared Abrederis. Braxton Miller is back for Ohio State, but how much Kenny Guiton will we see?

Other Ranked Teams in Action

Arkansas (3-1) vs. No. 10 Texas A&M (3-1, 0-1 SEC) (Early Analysis)

No. 16 Washington (3-0) vs. Arizona (3-0, 1-0)
Staff Pick: Washington 7-2

Kentucky (1-2) vs. No. 20 Florida (2-1, 1-0 SEC)

A couple of SEC games, with Florida looking to continue their dominance of Kentucky and Texas A&M looking to avoid an upset to an Arkansas team looking to respond after losing at Rutgers. Out west the Washington Huskies take on Arizona in a Pac 12 battle of early season unbeatens. Expect plenty of points in that one.

Nation's longest losing streak leaves Southern Miss feeling blue

Southern Miss has lost 15 straight games, the longest active streak in the country. This evening they take on Boise State on the blue turf, which likely means that losing streak is on pace to continue for at least one more week.

Late Night Pac 12 Action

Washington State (3-1, 1-0 Pac 12) vs. No. 5 Stanford (3-0, 1-0 Pac 12)
Unanimous Staff Pick: Stanford (More)

No. 2 Oregon (3-0) vs. California (1-2)

Arizona State (2-1, 0-1 Pac 12) vs. USC (3-1, 0-1 Pac 12)
Staff Pick: Arizona State 6-3 (More)

If you are on the east coast, it may be worth staying up a little later to check in on the Pac 12. Top contenders Oregon and Stanford will be in action, with the Cardinal on the road against Washington State looking for another Pac 12 upset (already has USC in the book). USC and Arizona State are also going head-to-head.

College Football on Sunday

If you are still hungry for some late night college football action, No. 25 Fresno State will out on the islands to take on Hawaii. The Bulldogs are 3-0 while Hawaii is 0-3. Fresno State should pile up the points in this one.

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Kevin McGuire

About Kevin McGuire

Contributor to College Football Talk on NBCSports.com. Member of the FWAA and National Football Foundation. College Football Hall of Fame voter. Also managing Bloguin's NittanyLionsDen.com and Macho-Row.com.

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