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2017 Week five College Football Open Thread

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Talk about the games, the prospects, and anything else with Revenge of the Birds.

NCAA Football: Mercer at Auburn John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

It is Saturday and the mood is dim around here.

Let’s change that with a healthy day of NCAA Football action.

What is Justin watching?

Indiana at Penn State Saturday 3:30 PM ET

Somehow the Hoosiers held Saquon Barkley to 58 yards on 33 carries in a 45-31 loss to Penn State last season. Barkley looks to get his revenge against a defense that’s allowing almost 200 yards per game on the ground so far this year.

Mississippi State at Auburn Saturday 6:00 PM ET

Nick Fitzgerald and the Bulldogs hope to rebound from a brutal loss to Georgia. Meanwhile, Auburn junior running back Kerryon Johnson returned from a two week layoff last weekend, and rushed 18 times for 48 yards and five touchdowns. Yes, five. Not a typo.

Clemson at Virginia Tech Saturday 8:00 PM ET

Despite losing a host of key players to the NFL after last season, Clemson hasn’t missed a beat since winning the National Championship in January. Their vaunted defense gets a look at Virginia Tech senior receiver Cam Phillips, who is among the nation’s leaders in catches, yards and receiving touchdowns.