Matt (@brosephs950) and Steve (@stevemerril) preview this weeks ro and college football winners.
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NCAA Week 6
North Carolina at Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech looks to extend its winning streak to five games when it welcomes North Carolina to town Saturday for an important ACC Coastal Division clash. The Hokies are coming off an impressive road victory over Georgia Tech in which Bud Foster's defensive unit held the Yellow Jackets' vaunted rushing attack to 129 yards.
Ball State at Virginia
Ball State’s offense has experienced little trouble scoring this season, but will be challenged when the Cardinals travel to Virginia on Saturday. The Cavaliers’ defense has surrendered 278 yards of total offense in the past two weeks, stifling Virginia Military Institute (79 yards) and Pittsburgh (199) in holding opponents to less than 200 yards in back-to-back weeks for the first time since 1972.
Clemson at Syracuse
Syracuse has proved to be a difficult place to play for opposing quarterbacks lately, but the talented Tajh Boyd looks to buck the trend when No. 4 Clemson visits the Orange on Saturday. Boyd has thrown nine touchdown passes without an interception in four consecutive wins for the Tigers, while Syracuse has posted two straight victories going into its first-ever ACC game.
Maryland at Florida State
Jameis Winston is making No. 8 Florida State one of the highest-scoring teams in college football. The freshman is especially strong against fellow ACC schools and will look for another 330-yard, four-touchdown performance against a conference opponent when the Seminoles host Maryland on Saturday.
Michigan State at Iowa
Iowa's vaunted rush attack will meet its match Saturday afternoon when Michigan State pays a visit. The Hawkeyes come in having won four consecutive games and boast one of the most potent ground games in the nation.
Georgia at Tennessee
Sixth-ranked Georgia withstood a grueling first month of the season with its Southeastern Conference and national title hopes intact, but the Bulldogs have to avoid a slip-up when they travel to Tennessee for an SEC East contest Saturday afternoon. "Going to Knoxville is never easy," Georgia coach Mark Richt told reporters.
Arizona State at Notre Dame
Arizona State looks to become the first team to defeat USC and Notre Dame in consecutive weeks on Saturday when the 24th-ranked Sun Devils face the Fighting Irish at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
NFL Week 5
Eagles at Giants
The New York Giants remain convinced that they can make the playoffs this season despite an 0-4 start. The Philadelphia Eagles, who visit the Giants on Sunday, are attempting to pull out of their own hole and would love to resurrect their season at the expense of rival New York.
Broncos at Cowboys
The Denver Broncos are setting a historic offensive pace and quarterback Peyton Manning appears to be three steps ahead of every defense he faces. The Dallas Cowboys, who host Manning and the Broncos on Sunday, are averaging 33.5 points in two home wins and could need at least that much to stay close.
Saints at Bears
Drew Brees will try to become the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for more than 300 yards in 10 consecutive games when the New Orleans Saints visit the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Brees tied his own record of nine in a row — set between the 2011 and 2012 seasons — with a virtuoso performance against Miami on Monday Night Football, passing for 413 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-17 victory that moved New Orleans to 4-0.