College football is finally here, and boy does it have quite the opening night. Tonight will see a number of quality match-ups to serve to the starving college football fan. We get an in-state rivalry game between Utah and Utah State, an SEC conference game between Vanderbilt and Ole Miss, a coastal war between Rutgers and Fresno State and USC will make a trip out to Hawaii to begin what could be a wild year for the Trojans. All of those games, and more — hello there Bowling Green vs Tulsa — will be fun to watch, but the headliner tonight is pretty obvious.
South Carolina vs. North Carolina. (Early Analysis)
We could call this a battle of North vs. South, but that Civil War reference does not appear to fit with both states being a part of the South in our history books. Regardless, the two schools will be playing for the 56th time in a series that dates back to 1903. Many will be tuning in tonight to watch the one who may be the bets player in college football this year, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and for good reason. Simply put, Clowney is a one-man wrecking crew and a highlight waiting to happen every time he lines up on the field. But that much you know.
If you want to dig a little deeper in to tonight’s game, which will surely be a love fest for Clowney, who are some other players you should at least pay attention to? Here are the five I know I will be paying attention too when not drooling over the latest Clowney tackle-for-loss-and-forced-fumble-and-fumble-recovery play…