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This game has been hyped to the max, and rightfully so.
The match-up features a hungry TCU team that got embarrassed by the Boise State Broncos in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl last season.
The Horned Frogs will be returning most of their starters on both sides of the ball, and are preseason ranked No. 6 in the country.
The Beavers will bring back offensive standouts James Rodgers and his brother Jacquizz Rodgers, but may have a weak spot at quarterback in unpolished Ryan Katz.
TCU is predicted to win as at least 10-point favorites, but most insiders would argue this game may be much closer.
Week One inter-conference games that rival this one: Well, there isn't much. They are only a few other games featuring two Top 25 teams.
3. No. 15 Pittsburgh at Utah on Thursday, Sept. 2, 8:30 pm EST.
Pittsburgh ended their 2009 season with a second-place finish in the Big East, and an overall record of 10-3. They bring back several weapons and will take on a Utah team depleted by graduating seniors.
Utah is not far from the Top 25, and the recently successful program may enter the Top 25 by season's end coming out of the Mountain West.
2. No. 21 LSU vs. No. 18 North Carolina, Sept. 4, 8 pm EST on ABC.
The SEC will meet the ACC in this battle. There are few other teams in the NCAA that bounce around the Top 25 like the LSU Tigers.
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North Carolina has been steadily rising over the last few seasons in the ACC, and finally holds a ranking in the Top 25.
They will have something to prove against the Tigers, but will be playing in a neutral location.
1. No. 3 Boise State vs. No. 10 Virginia Tech, Sept. 6, 8 pm EST on ESPN
Perhaps this game may overshadow the Beavers and the Horned Frogs.
However, it will be a Monday night game and must overcome the weekday viewer reduction.
A Top 10 match-up in Week One is certainly worth noting. Both teams will be looking at this game to set the pace for their entire season.
Boise State has officially arrived on the national scene, coming out of the WAC conference, after beating TCU decisively in the Fiesta Bowl last season.
Virginia Tech looks to keep their program in a position of prominence in the ACC. The Hokies have had strong recruiting classes and look to be rebuilt.