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Is Georgia a legitimate contender?
If you turned the channel for just a moment, there was a good chance that you missed a score in the Georgia-LSU game. It was a high-scoring, back-and-forth affair in which the Bulldogs snapped the Tigers' 29-game win streak in the month of September with a 44-41 win. Quarterbacks Aaron Murray and Zach Mettenberger showed out with performances of 298 yards and four touchdowns, and 372 yards and three touchdowns, respectively. That might have been a nod to the officials, who set the tone early by letting the defense play and not calling ticky-tack penalties. What does this win mean for Georgia's championship hopes? Which team will win the SEC East? Which team will win the West?
CFB: (6) LSU at (9) Georgia
Three years after being dismissed from Georgia amid legal troubles, LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger returns to Athens. But that's just a sidebar to this clash of top-10 SEC teams. Georgia lost its opener to Clemson, but responded by beating South Carolina. LSU, meanwhile, has pretty much cruised through its opening four games, displaying an effective Mettenberger-led offense that outshines recent Tigers iterations. Both have eyes on conference glory. Which team's dream stays attainable?
Who stood out in college football?
We've still got one big game on the college football Week 1 slate -- No. 11 Florida State heads to new ACC rival Pittsburgh on Monday night -- but the vast majority of business is done. And it featured far more than Johnny Manziel's antics. Clemson made a statement by beating Georgia. The FCS similarly stood out, beating seven FBS opponents. A pair of Heisman-eyeing quarterbacks showed this could be quite a race. Who won the weekend?
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CFB: (12) LSU vs. (20) TCU
Gary Patterson's TCU team was sitting pretty last season at 4-0 with a red-hot quarterback in Casey Pachall who had 10 touchdowns to just one interception. Then Pachall left to attend substance abuse rehab and the Horned Frogs were never the same the rest of the season. Will Pachall pick up right where he left off? Even if he does, would it be enough to take down Les Miles and a re-loaded LSU defense?