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Mohamed Barry, Justin Fields

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (1) scores a touchdown next to Nebraska linebacker Mohamed Barry (7) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

What college football game are you most looking forward to this week?

Bob says ...

Besides Illinois-Minnesota, there are three others I can't wait to watch. At the top of the list is Ohio State-Michigan State. The game is at 6:30 p.m. on ABC.

The way the Buckeyes rocked Nebraska last week in Lincoln was impressive. I have thought all along that Ohio State was a top playoff contender. That romp confirmed it. But the last two years, Ohio State had a blip that cost it a spot in the playoffs. Michigan State seems capable of being the spoiler this season.

I don't think Justin Fields and the Ohio State defense will let the team slip. Fields has been better than I expected. And he's got a lot of talented teammates to work with.

So much for Ryan Day struggling in his first year.

The other two games I want to watch are Iowa-Michigan (11 a.m., Fox) and Auburn-Florida (2:30 p.m., CBS).

Bob Asmussen is a college football reporter and columnist for The News-Gazette. His email is asmussen@news-gazette.com, and you can follow him on Twitter (@BobAsmussen).

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Bob Asmussen is a college football reporter and columnist for The News-Gazette. His email is asmussen@news-gazette.com, and you can follow him on Twitter (@BobAsmussen).