The start of September can’t come soon enough for the college football world. This year’s season will start off with a bang, as we’ll see a couple of great matchups in the first weekend of the season. While many of last year’s top non-conference games were not played due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re hoping that this won’t be the case this season.
There will be some great matchups throughout the college football season. One loss could ultimately eliminate a team from playoff contention. Let’s take a look at some of the top matchups of the upcoming college football season so you can plan your bets against their NCAAF odds.
College Football’s Most Anticipated Matches in 2021
Is the Beginning the End?
Week 1 of the season will bring us a couple of premier matchups. The biggest one being Georgia vs. Clemson in Charlotte. Both of these teams are seen as potential playoff teams. Even though the loser of this huge game could still win their conference, a loss would be very damaging to their playoff hopes.
Clemson returns most of their defense from last year’s playoff team, and this unit could be the best defensive unit in the country. Georgia will have a very experienced offense and will be a huge test for Clemson. This should be a fun one!
Another big game will take place in Week 1, as the Miami Hurricanes will take on Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide. This game will take place in Atlanta. Miami wants to show the country that they’re back to where they once were and can contend for a national championship. Everyone knows Alabama’s story. Every year they lose a lot of talent, but they just reload and are ready to make yet another championship run.
Ducks Vs Bucs
Another early-season matchup could prove to be huge for two teams with national title aspirations. On September 11th, the Oregon Ducks will travel to Columbus, Ohio, to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes. Mario Cristobal has put together a very good roster for Oregon, and they should be prepared for their trip to Columbus.
Ohio State has yet to decide on a quarterback, but whoever wins the battle will have a very loaded arsenal of weapons at his disposal. Ohio State should be the class of the Big 10, so this will be a huge game for both squads.
The Crimson Tide will travel to College Station on October 11th to take on the Texas A&M Aggies. Jimbo Fisher has put together a very good roster, and this could be the year that they finally overtake Alabama. Having the game at home could be the huge boost that the Aggies need.
Big 12 Barnburner
Matt Campbell has brought Iowa State to the forefront of the Big 12. Iowa State has yet to crack the big time, but this could be the year. In what could be the biggest game of the Big 12 season, the Cyclones will travel to Oklahoma to take on the Sooners on November 20th.
With Brock Purdy leading the offense, this should be the best Iowa State team in the history of their program. Purdy will be matched up with Heisman Trophy candidate Spencer Rattler and the powerful Oklahoma Sooners offense.