College Football 2011: 5 Exciting Opening Weekend Matchups

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College Football 2011: 5 Exciting Opening Weekend Matchups
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Tell me if this sounds familiar.

You wait all summer long for the start of college football.  You suffer through the long, miserably hot days.  You work, you love, you live.  You go to the beach.  Start an herb garden. Spend time with family and friends.  You even try to fake an interest in tennis. 

You wade through countless pages of season previews that, ultimately, have precious little to tell you that you didn’t already know. 

Oh, so Boise State will go with the orange pants in their season opener.  Huh. 

Then, it finally happens.  Opening weekend arrives with all the pageantry and pomp of a royal wedding. 

And suddenly it hits you.  The most eagerly-awaited Saturday in all of sports is here at last, and most of what’s on the menu are the lamest, most lopsided and pointless match-ups you can possibly imagine.

No worries.  I’ve got you covered with this handy guide. 

Here are the 5 opening weekend contests you don’t want to miss.

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