College Gameday 2012 Schedule: Previewing ESPN's Top Destinations for Week 5

Ethan Grant@DowntownEGAnalyst ISeptember 22, 2012

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After Saturday morning, we'll be a third of the way into the college football season. ESPN's College Gameday has already been to Texas A&M, Tennessee and will head to Florida State for today's top 25 matchup between the 'Noles and Clemson.

They've got some great weeks of action coming up, and Week 5 is no different on the potential schedule. Although there is only one Top 25 matchup, there's plenty of potential games that have BCS implications, and a few with some solid rivalry storylines.

Here's a preview of where Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso and the gang could wind up in Week 5, with a small game preview and what's on the line when the two teams match up that make it a place that viewers will want to tune in for.


Baylor vs. 8 West Virginia

Baylor narrowly avoided upset against Louisiana-Monroe Friday night, but once again showed that their offense is no joke, even with senior Nick Florence taking over for Robert Griffin III.

West Virginia will face its first test of the season, and officially kick off its membership in the Big 12. It's set to be a rocking atmosphere in Morgantown, especially with the lack of early season competition.

Baylor is no joke, and it always seems to be in the game, even with early game struggles and a defense that is the definition of "bend but not break." West Virginia probably won't be on upset watch, but there aren't many offenses in the country with more potential to score on one play than these two.


16 Ohio State vs. 21 Michigan State

Ohio State has a chance to be 4-0 when this game goes down, and it will head to East Lansing with the nation's new favorite running QB, Braxton Miller.

The Buckeye offense isn't polished, and you can be Michigan State will gear up to stop the run and force Miller to make plays with his arm. But it might not matter, even if they stack the box, because Miller can break it at any time.

The Spartans look to rebound against a Top 25 opponent after losing to Notre Dame in Week 3, and are still very much in the hunt for the Big 10's BCS bowl bid, especially with a conference win like this on the line.


Wisconsin vs. 25 Nebraska

It's the game with the most similar uniforms, and the game I think the crew shows up to, especially if both clubs can take care of business in their Week 4 matchups.

Both teams have faltered a bit in the early going, especially Wisconsin, after losing to Oregon State while only scoring seven points against the Beavers.

On both sides, there's players with big play potential. Taylor Martinez and Montee Ball have both been Heisman candidates at certain points in their careers, and each have had less-than-stellar starts to the season, though there's plenty of time to turn that around.

It should be a hostile atmosphere, with two teams and states hellbent on red and white supremacy. Should be a good matchup, and it should be where Corso dons the mask in Week 5.