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21 Notre Dame renews its rivalry with No. 23 Michigan State on Saturday There are two big SEC games with No. 7 LSU facing unbeaten Auburn and Tennessee playing No. 18 Florida SHARE 16 CONNECT 27 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE It’s natural to have a lull after the never-ending buildup to the Alabama-Texas A&M showdown, a game that lived up to the hype . And that’s, unfortunately, what we have this week. Only two matchups between ranked teams are on the docket with No. 4 Stanford hosting 23rd-ranked Arizona State and No. 21 Notre Dame renewing its rivalry with No. 23 Michigan State. RANKING: 10 best games in Week 4 The visit by the Sun Devils will be the first big test for the Cardinal, who have been under the radar among national title contenders. ASU amazingly escaped against Wisconsin last week thanks to a major officiating error . It will take more than that to win on The Farm, however. The Irish are facing a Big Ten opponent for the third consecutive week and need a win to build momentum and keep their BCS hopes alive with games against Oklahoma, Arizona State and USC upcoming. The Spartans seem to have settled on sophomore Connor Cook as their quarterback after three games. But he is making his first road start on one of college football’s biggest stages.

Houston Dynamo vs. Chivas USA | MLS Match Preview

Today, [it was the] first time for [Carlo] Chueca and Fondy. Bryan had to go back to defend, [Mario] De Luna was injured, Marky Delgado yesterday was injured, many different situations, but fortunately all the players are in good [shape] to solve in each game, said Real. De la Fuente scored his second goal in his MLS career, his first coming on Aug. 21 vs. FC Dallas. If people look at us were not the Chivas that everyone thinks. Were the Chivas that compete 90 minutes and gets results now. It shows how the team is now, how the team got better little by little. The games that are left were going to try to win them and show that its not the same Chivas, de la Fuente said. Matthew Fondy made his second appearance in the last three matches, coming off the substitutes bench for the final 34 minutes. Fondy was on the pitch about 30 minutes, but he did a very important job.