Weekly NCAA football matchups and predictions

17 Florida at 1 LSU

With John Brantley out at least one game with a knee injury, the Jeff Driskel era begins at Florida. Unfortunately, he’ll be ushered in against an immovable object in LSU’s defense. More specifically, LSU’s secondary led by Sean Taylor reincarnation, Tyrann Mathieu, is a more potent scoring unit than its actual offense. If the Heisman weren’t exclusive to offensive players, Mathieu would be a frontrunner for the award. If there’s any hope for Florida it’s that the Tigers offense is the most inconsistent unit among the nation’s top ten teams. However, Florida’s speedy backfield will be stymied by LSU’s dominating front line and force Driskel to win with his arm or legs. Barring a heroic performance from Driskel, the LSU Tigers will emerge victorious.

LSU wins 35-17

3 Oklahoma vs. 11 Texas

At 4-0, the Longhorns have picked themselves back up from the depths of a 5-7 record last season but how’s this for