With SEC Media Days marking the unofficial start of the 2015 college football season this week, we've asked our experts to select the regular season game they are most looking forward to this year. Here are their answers.
Baylor at TCU on Nov. 27. Last year, these two teams played to a very low-scoring 61-58 final. That game was supposed to be Baylor's high-scoring offense vs. TCU's stout defense. Baylor scored 24 points in the fourth quarter to pull off the win. This year's game is a potential shootout for all the marbles, with TCU QB Trevone Boykin having a chance to win the Heisman Trophy, both teams having a chance to be champions of the Big 12, and both teams having a chance at a berth in the College Football Playoff.
- Lance Zierlein NFL.com
SEC battle won't disappoint
This game might not have the flash that some other games offer, but I'm going with Alabama at Georgia on Oct. 3. Georgia has some serious talent at linebacker and that defense will make it very hard for Alabama to move the ball. By the same token, despite having one of the top running backs in the game (Nick Chubb) and one of the top guards (Greg Pyke), Georgia will be hard-pressed to move it against that nasty Alabama defensive front. In other words, we are going to see an old-school SEC fistfight and I can't wait.
- Chad Reuter NFL.com
MSU-OSU could be a classic
When Ohio State and Michigan State battle in Columbus on Nov. 21, a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game will be on the line, and a slot in the College Football Playoff could be at stake, too. If Sparty can get past Oregon at home in September, they could be undefeated heading into the Horseshoe -- where another unbeaten foe would await. Both teams have Heisman candidates in MSU quarterback Connor Cook and whichever of the Buckeyes' outstanding trio of passers is selected as the starter by OSU head coach Urban Meyer. Both teams have talented and tough defenses. Two physical teams battling for conference supremacy, with the potential for an early snowfall? That's what college football is all about!
- Chase Goodbread College Football 24/7
TCU-Baylor should be scintillating
With the way the TCU-Baylor game ended last year, on a game-ending field goal to cap an offensive shootout and a brilliant Bears comeback, this year's TCU-Baylor game is an easy choice. What makes it even easier is that both teams just missed the College Football Playoff after infamously tying for a Big 12 title in a conference that somehow carried the motto "one true champion." This Nov. 27 game needs to hurry up and get here.
- Charles Davis NFL.com
Intrigue abounds in MSU-OSU
The Nov. 27 game between Michigan State and Ohio State in Columbus could decide the Big Ten's East Division, and it should feature an outstanding quarterback matchup. We know Connor Cook will lead the Spartans' offense. Will it be Braxton Miller, J.T. Barrett, or Cardale Jones for Ohio State?