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September 24, 2008
Five to watch: Big week in the Big Ten
It was good to be the SEC road team last week.
Alabama ripped Arkansas and looks like a player in the Western Division. LSU and Florida won away from home against big rivals. Georgia, already with a road win over South Carolina, won its longest road trip in decades against Arizona State.
This week, two Big Ten hopefuls look to pad their resumes with major road wins – Wisconsin hopes to win at Michigan for the first time since 1994 and Illinois hopes to win at Penn State for the first time ever.
In the SEC, Georgia returns home to face Alabama. For the second consecutive week, ESPN gets the top SEC game over CBS, which is the conference's flagship network. CBS opted for Florida-Tennessee ahead of LSU-Auburn last week. This weekend, ESPN chose Alabama-Georgia; there are three predetermined weekends where ESPN gets first dibs on the SEC game.
But enough of all the wheeling and dealing, here are the Five to Watch for the week.
All times Eastern.
David Fox is a national writer for Rivals.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.