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FIVE WORTH WATCHING
LARS ANDERSON
September 12, 2011
Here are the games and the names that fans should keep an eye on in Week 2
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September 12, 2011

Five Worth Watching

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Here are the games and the names that fans should keep an eye on in Week 2

ALABAMA at PENN STATE

What we've learned about the Tide: The D may be more dominating than the 2009 national- championship-winning unit; Alabama limited Kent State to 90 yards and six first downs in a 48--7 win.

What we've learned about the Nittany Lions: Neither quarterback Rob Bolden (left) nor Matt McGloin stood out in a 41--7 win over Indiana State, so coach Joe Paterno will play both.

What it all means on Saturday: If Alabama can score 17 points, the Tide, which beat Penn State 24--3 last year, should win ... by two TDs. That's how scary-good the D is.

SOUTH CAROLINA at GEORGIA

What we've learned about the Gamecocks: Stephen Garcia (six TDs off the bench in a little more than two quarters in SC's 56--37 win) is the team's most important player.

What we've learned about the Bulldogs: Aaron Murray may be the SEC's most talented QB, but he won't survive the year if he keeps taking beatings the way he did in the loss to Boise State.

What it all means on Saturday: The matchup between the SEC East's top two teams will be decided by the right arm of Garcia, who can look like an All-America one play and a fourth-stringer the next.

NOTRE DAME at MICHIGAN

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