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September 14, 2017

Rose Bowletin - Week 3


We're officially halfway through September and the college football season has (for the most part) gone according to plan. There have been a number of close calls and tons of thrilling games, but there hasn't been that shocking upset of a highly ranked team. Could this week be that week?


For most schools around the country, week three symbolizes the final tune-up before they head into the conference season. That leads to some lop-sided scores, but also produces the opportunity for chaos. Week three was the week last season that saw Louisville upset Florida State, putting Lamar Jackson on track for the Heisman Trophy. Week three of 2016 also saw North Dakota State upset No. 13 Iowa and Cal defeat No. 11 Texas.


Week three could also be redemption week for many teams. Ohio State lost to Oklahoma last week, but will look to prove they are a national power when they take on Army. Auburn will try to do the same against Mercer, coming off a loss against Clemson. 


Finally, there will be rematch of arguably the greatest college football game ever played: Texas at USC. It will be the first time the teams will meet since the 2006 BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl. The Trojans will look to avenge their loss from 11 years ago, while the Longhorns will look for a win to catapult their program back to national relevance.


But before we get to Saturday, there are a couple games to look forward to over the next two days:


Thursday, September, 14

New Mexico at Boise State, 5 pm, ESPN


Friday, September, 15

Illinois at South Florida, 4 pm, ESPN

UMass at Temple, 4 pm, ESPNU

Arizona at UTEP, 7:15 pm, ESPN



Have a great weekend!



Doug Ingels
Media Coordinator, Rose Bowl Game

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