Three games to watch

November 14, 2003|By Don Markus

LSU at Alabama:The No. 3 Tigers (8-1) haven't come into a game ranked this high since 1959, the year after they won the national championship. At 4-6, the Crimson Tide is just looking to play spoiler. Bryant-Denny Stadium is where Alabama lost to No. 1 Oklahoma by only seven points earlier this season.

North Carolina State at Florida State: The Wolfpack beat the Seminoles in each of the past two years, and Florida State's motivation for this game has to be a bit suspect after last week's loss to Clemson. If anyone can shred FSU's defense the way Charlie Whitehurst did in Death Valley, it's N.C. State's Philip Rivers.

Purdue at Ohio State:With last week's quarterback controversy settled and Craig Krenzel solidly in the top spot again, No. 4 Ohio State (9-1) is still in position for a chance at another national championship if No. 2 USC falls. Lydell Ross has rushed for 100 yards or more in each of the past three games.

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