by Andrew Pasquini – Sports 1140 KHTK
No. 17 Boise State (2-0) at No. 24 Oklahoma State (2-0)
After back to back impressive wins over Troy and Connecticut, Boise State travels to Stillwater to take on an Oklahoma State team that will prove to be the toughest test of the season. Both teams have high scoring ability with the Broncos averaging 59 points in their first game and the Cowboys averaging 56.5. The matchup to watch is at the quarterback position where Brett Rypien takes on Taylor Cornelius. Both quarterbacks have been off to good starts with Rypien throwing for seven touchdowns and no interceptions and Cornelius with six and three. If Boise State wins this game, they could put themselves in the position UCF was in last season being the non-Power 5 Conference team with the best chance at the College Football Playoffs.
No. 12 LSU (2-0) at No. 7 Auburn (2-0)
This is already Auburn’s second marquee game of the season after beating Washington in Week 1 21-16. LSU also started their season with an impressive victory over then No. 8 Miami. LSU is led by running back Nick Brossette who on the season is averaging 131 yards per game with two touchdowns. Quarterback Joe Burrow has also played a role in LSU’s early success. However, Auburn’s defense might cause some issues for the LSU offense. In the first two games of the season, Auburn has allowed 301.5 yards per game this season where the LSU offense has averaged 315.5 yards per game. The winner of this game will most likely be considered the biggest challenge to Alabama in the SEC West.
No. 4 Ohio State (2-0) at No. 15 TCU (2-0)
The Buckeyes final game without head coach Urban Meyer is also the toughest as they go up against TCU. Ohio State has destroyed their easy schedule thus far beating Oregon State 77-31 and Troy 52-3. The Buckeyes are second in the country in total yards per game averaging 650 per game compared to the Horned Frogs’ 446. Dwayne Haskins has led the Buckeye offense to the tune of nine touchdowns and one interception and the two-headed backfield. The Horned Frogs will rely on a balanced rushing attack as they already have three players over 100 rushing yards on the season including quarterback Shawn Robinson. The key for TCU is ball control and keeping the ball out of the Buckeyes high-powered offense.