PREVIEW: Five important games with BCS implications this week

Melanie Collins and Sean Salisbury of Total College Sports preview five important games on this week’s college football schedule. These games could have serious BCS ramifications.

Nebraska vs. Michigan State
Can Nebraska win through the air against Michigan State’s defense? It could come down to the arm of Nebraska’s quarterback against the Spartans.

USC vs. Stanford
This game features Matt Barkley against Stanford’s Andrew Luck. Luck is widely considered the best quarterback prospect in college football, but this is Barkley’s opportunity to shine against top competition.

Baylor vs. Oklahoma State
Baylor’s Robert Griffin faces OSU at Stillwater. Baylor may need 600 yards or more in total offense in this match of offensive juggernauts.

Kansas State vs. Oklahoma
Can Oklahoma rebound against a tough Kansas State team? The key in this game will be Collin Klein of Kansas State. “This guy just keeps getting better,” Salisbury said. “He scored five touchdowns last week.” Klein puts pressure on defenses and forces them to defend the quarterback.

Clemson vs. Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech’s offense has given up the ghost it appears. Clemson can score at will, Salisbury said. Georgia Tech must regain its offensive numbers from earlier in the season. Tech’s offense has been a nightmare these last two games, according to Salisbury.