Ultimate 2010 College Football Road Trip: Week 3

Trevor ReplogleContributor ISeptember 17, 2010

Ryan Mallett, Arkansas
Ryan Mallett, ArkansasAl Messerschmidt/Getty Images

We have reached week three of our Ultimate College Football Road Trip.  Last week, Joe Paterno and his inexperienced Nittany Lions (1-1) were defeated handily at the hands of Alabama (2-0) 24-3.  The Crimson Tide's Trent Richardson ran for 144 yards while replacing Mark Ingram, last year's Heisman Trophy winner.  Ingram is expected to play this week at Duke.  

This week we travel to Georgia for a Southeastern Conference (SEC) match-up between No. 12 Arkansas (2-0) and the Bulldogs (1-1).  The game can be seen at Noon on ESPN.

Arkansas is looking to break a six-game losing streak to Georgia.  Razorback's head coach, Bobby Petrino's offense is led by quarterback Ryan Mallett.  Mallett has thrown for over 700 yards and 6 touchdowns in his first two games and has a QB rating of 184.61.  

Georgia will be without star wide receiver A.J. Green.  Green is serving a four game suspension for selling his jersey from last year's Independence Bowl.  The Bulldogs are led by QB Aaron Murray who has thrown for 352 yards and 3 TDs this season.

The defenses could be the key to this game.  Arkansas has only allowed 10 points this season while the Bulldogs have allowed only 24.  Georgia is favored by 3 going into the game, but I give the nod to Arkansas.

Other key games this week:

Air Force at No. 7 Oklahoma: 3:30 Fox Sports Net

Don't be surprised if Air Force gives the Sooners a tough game.

No. 10 Florida at Tennessee: 3:30 CBS

The Gators open SEC play against a solid Tennessee team.

No. 3 Boise State at Wyoming: 8:00 CBSCSN

Boise State needs to gain some style points after Virginia Tech's upset last week.

Notre Dame at Michigan State: 8:00 ABC

Can Notre Dame be relevant again this year?

No. 9 Iowa at No. 24 Arizona: 10:35 ESPN

Our only match-up between top 25 teams and a great way to wrap up the day.

Past results:

Week 1: Boise State 33, Virginia Tech 30

Week 2: Alabama 24, Penn State 3