Oct 12, 2013; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd (10) celebrates with teammate wide receiver Sammy Watkins (2) after scoring a touchdown during the second half against the Boston College Eagles at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Tigers won 24-14. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson vs Florida State tops terrific weekend of top-25 matchups


  • #5 Florida State @ #3 Clemson

This meeting was destined as a top five match up from the beginning of the season. Neither team has a particularly difficult schedule remaining and this game could very well decide the ACC Atlantic champion.

  • #24 Auburn @ #7 Texas A&M

The surprise Auburn Tigers are back in the top 25 and will look to make a statement against Texas A&M, who has looked less than unbeatable lately. The Aggies scraped by Ole Miss this past weekend in Oxford, winning on a field goal at the gun, but were gashed by the Rebels offense. Auburn may or may not be we without their starting quarterback, Nick Marshall, which could play big in this game.

  • #9 UCLA @ #13 Stanford

Stanford is going to be mad after inexplicably not showing up to Utah this past week. The Pac-12 South leading Bruins have shown up to every contest they’ve been in so far and figure to be a very difficult play for their North rivals this week. Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley is having a ridiculous season and is by far the hotter of the two Qb’s in this game. The Cardinal will need more than a run game Saturday.

  • #22 Florida @ #14 Missouri

Missouri is undefeated at 6-0, but they are far from undefeatable after losing starting quarterback Jonathon Franklin to a shoulder injury for the remainder of the season. Matt Mauck is a capable backup but doesn’t present the Tigers with the same dual-threat play. The Gators need to rebound after a loss in Death Valley to LSU in which Florida only scored two field goals. The loss of Jeff Driskell earlier this season is proving to be a concern.

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