It’s official! Labor Day has passed, the first hints of fall are trickling into the air, and college football season is underway! It’s time to dust off those college shakers and get ready for another wild year on the gridiron. Going into the 2015 season, there’s a few rematches on the schedule shaping up to be must-see showdowns. We’re bringing you our picks for the most anticipated college football rematches this year! Round two, here we go…
USC vs. UCLA
Although the city of Los Angeles will have to wait until for Thanksgiving for this clash, this game should be worth the anticipation. With both the Bruins and Trojans ranked in the top 10 heading into conference play, the game could well have College Football Playoff implications as the Bruins try for their 4th straight victory over the cross-town rival
Florida State vs. Clemson
Last year, FSU pulled off one of the ugliest wins of the ‘14 season, needing overtime to win 23-17 and Clemson has been chomping at the bit for rematch ever since. The game may very well decide the fate of the ACC as Clemson searches for its first victory over the Seminoles since 2011.
Michigan State vs. Ohio State
Michigan State has already avenged their 2014 loss to Oregon and will look for revenge once more when they take on the Buckeyes in late November. This Big 10 contest has been a major postseason decider in recent years, and chances are the game will hold even more weight in 2015.
Alabama vs. Auburn
2013 saw one of the wildest endings in college football history, and last year the Crimson Tide stole back their glory in the highest scoring Iron Bowl of all time. Both teams return a strong core from the previous year, but are both led by first-year starters which could mean plenty of drama when these two squads meet for the 80th time.
Baylor vs. TCU
The anticipation for the Baylor-TCU rematch is trifold: last year saw one of the biggest nail-biters of the season, with Baylor fighting back from a 58-37 deficit to win the game with only seconds left. Both teams ended the season with matching records, and just missed a playoff spot. The game should have the same ramifications as last year with both squads competing for a chance in the College Football Playoff.