Week 5 of College Football is on the way and, there are some exciting match-ups within the conferences. Three undefeated teams will face off against each other in the battle of unbeaten, one-loss teams with College Football Playoffs aspirations who can't afford another loss. And two undefeated teams not ranked in the top 25 look to change that this week.
Let's go over Week 5 and the seven most exciting games you don't want to miss.
No. 15 Washington Huskies (4-0) at UCLA Bruins (4-0)
The Huskies will be tested on the road for the first time this season. Their quarterback, Michael Penix Jr., is the leading passer in College Football with an average of 347 yards per game. Can Penix Jr. keep up his outstanding play against the Bruins? The UCLA Bruins are a red-hot team who have won seven straight games since last season. The Bruins have yet to play a strong opponent this season after man-handling Bowling Green, Alabama State, South Alabama, and Colorado. This game will showcase if the Bruins are legit and have what it takes to contend for a PAC-12 Championship.
No. 7 Kentucky Wildcats (4-0) at No. 14 Ole Miss Rebels (4-0)
The SEC is arguably the toughest conference in America. One loss can take a team out of championship contention. This is a huge week for both teams whose aim is to keep pace with powerhouses Alabama and Georgia. Kentucky is battle tested after knocking off Florida in week 2. Ole Miss has yet to play a ranked opponent. It will be a good test for the Rebels, who have a grueling schedule down the stretch at No. 17 Texas A&M, at home against No. 2 Alabama, and at No. 20 Arkansas.
Key an eye out for Kentucky's quarterback Will Levis. For the 2023 NFL draft Mel Kiper has Levis rated the No. 2 quarterback behind Ohio State's C.J. Stroud. His athletic ability, and arm strength is second to none.
No. 9 Oklahoma State Cowboys (3-0) at No. 16 Baylor Bears (3-1)
Oklahoma State will look for revenge on their Big12 title loss last season. Baylor managed to stop the Cowboys on fourth and goal at the 1-yard line in the final seconds of the fourth quarter. The Cowboys quarterback, Spencer Sanders, has played atrocious in their last two meetings with seven interceptions. Let's see if he can manage to find his rhythm in the hostile environment in Texas. On the other hand, Baylor's quarterback Blake Shapen has been on a roll through the season. He has passed for 773 yards and seven touchdowns.
No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (4-0) at No. 20 Arkansas Razorbacks (3-1)
The last time these two met Arkansas almost stunned the Crimson Tide. The Tide managed to win 42-35 at home. The Razorbacks are now at home and home-field advantage could give them the edge they need to beat the Tide. Their dual-threat quarterback KJ Jefferson is electric and is a game changer with his ability to run and throw the ball. Bryce Young of the Tide has picked up right where he left off. Young has thrown for 1029 yards with 13TD's and 2INT's. Just a quick reminder, the last time Arkansas defeated Alabama was in 2006, and Nick Saban was not the coach at Alabama.
No. 10 NC State Wolfpack (4-0) at No. 5 Clemson Tigers (4-0)
One of the most surprising teams this year is the NC State Wolfpack. Last season the Wolfpack defeated the Tigers at home in OT 27-21. They will now travel on the road to Death Valley, which is not an easy place to play. Clemson is coming off a thrilling win against then-undefeated Wake Forest in 2OT. Their quarterback DJ Uiagalelei is playing his best football since being a member of the Tigers. Is this the year Uiagalelei silences his doubters?
No. 22 Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-1) at No. 21 Florida State Seminoles (4-0)
The Demon Deacons look to bounce back from a heartbreaking loss last week to Clemson. They are up against a Seminole team who looks like the old dominant Seminoles back in the day. What does not help the Demon Deacons is the Seminoles have won the last five meetings against them at home. Could this be the year they get over the hump? If so, the Demon Deacons quarterback Sam Hartman needs to have another monstrous game similar to Week 4. Against Clemson, in Week 4, Hartman threw for six touchdowns.
No. 18 Oklahoma Sooners (3-1) at TCU Horn Frogs (4-0)
Oklahoma is coming off a surprising loss to Kansas State in Week 4. They will travel to an undefeated TCU team and try to spoil their chances of a Top 25 ranking. The Horns Frogs have yet to be tested. The Sooners will be a worthy opponent for the Horn Frogs to see where they match up against a Power 5 powerhouse. The last nine meetings, however, have all gone the Sooner's way. It is likely it will stay that way.