Key Question No. 23 - Top Non-Conference Game
Clemson WR Sammy Watkins
Clemson WR Sammy Watkins
Posted Aug 23, 2013

Key Question No. 23 - Besides Georgia at Clemson, what's your most anticipated non-conference game o

23. Besides Georgia at Clemson, what's your most anticipated non-conference game of 2013?

Richard Cirminiello: LSU vs. TCU in Arlington, Tex., Aug. 31. I love the Cowboys Classic matchup, even if it seems to be taking a backseat to Dawgs-Tigers and Bama-Virginia Tech on the same Saturday. This first meeting since 1968 between the Tigers and the Horned Frogs will answer plenty of questions about both schools. How will TCU QB Casey Pachall perform in his first game back from last October's suspension? How are Zach Mettenberger and the LSU offense progressing under new coordinator Cam Cameron? Who are LSU's new defensive stars? It's a bellwether game flush with juicy storylines.

FOLLOW! @PeteFiutak: Georgia vs. Clemson, Aug. 31. Sorry, but that really is the one I care about. It's a little early to get too jacked up about the late season games like Florida State vs. Florida, and I'm too focused on the first week to get too far past the biggest of the big battles to kick things off. (Although, there's a part of me really, really, REALLY curious to see what a potentially sneaky-good Virginia Tech team will do against Alabama.) Bowl wins are self-contained entities, but Clemson's Chick-fil-A comeback against LSU might have been a breakthrough moment. All of the warm fuzzies go away if it can't beat Georgia to kick things off. The Dawgs aren't out of the national title hunt with a loss, but there's no margin for error the rest of the way. With South Carolina up next and LSU coming at the end of the month, the pressure on Mark Richt and Aaron Murray will be jacked through the roof if they get outgunned.

2013 CFN Preseason Questions
No. 25 New Star True Freshman | No. 24 Best New Head Coach
No. 23 Top Non-Conference Game | No. 22 Top Conference Game
No. 21 Who'll Bust The BCS? | No. 20 What Can Louisville Do?
No. 19 The Next Kansas State | No. 18 Cameron & Mettenberger
No. 17 Where's The Florida O? | No. 16 Clemson Or Florida St?
No. 15 Stanford Or Oregon? | No. 14 Clowney & The Heisman
No. 13 Who'll Win The Heisman? | No. 12 Will The BCS Work?
No. 11 Is Oklahoma Rebuilding? | No. 10 USC & Kiffin Rebound
No. 9 The Big 12 Champ Is...? | No. 8 Can Georgia Reload?
No. 7 Will Notre Dame Drop? | No. 6 Will Oregon Miss Chip?
No. 5 Will Texas Be A Player? | No. 4 Eight In A Row For SEC?
No. 3 Will Ohio State Go 14-0? | No. 2 Alabama Threepeat
No. 1 2013 & Johnny Manziel