Games to watch: Week 5

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Tennessee wide receiver Josh Malone (3) celebrates with quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) after the two connected for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Florida Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 38-28.
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  • LSU vs. No. 18 Florida
  • Saturday – 11 a.m. – ABC
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  • LSU claims three consecutive games in this series, and enters Saturday morning’s edition with a 3-2 record.
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  • LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron assumed the reigns after the dispatching of longtime head Les Miles. Orgeron’s tenure began magnificently, with a 42-7 pulverization of Missouri.
  • Florida exhibits a relentless defense but has shown offensive struggles over recent history.
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  • Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio’s status remains unknown, and the sophomore could miss a third straight game with a knee injury. But LSU junior running back Leonard Fournette is expected to return from injury.
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  • Florida has not defeated a team with a winning record but will earn itself the opportunity in Gainesville.
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  • No. 9 Tennessee vs. No. 8 Texas A&M
  • Saturday – 2:30 p.m. – CBS
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  • For five weeks, Tennessee experienced initial struggles before inexplicably escaping victorious. The Volunteers trailed by double digits in four games, but have outscored opponents 114-38 in second halves.
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  • A miracle was monumental in preserving Tennessee’s latest victory over Georgia, as sophomore wide receiver Jauan Jennings caught a 43-yard Hail Mary pass from senior quarterback Joshua Dobbs as time expired.
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  • The Volunteers face another tough opponent – undefeated Texas A&M in Aggieland. The Aggies, led by senior transfer quarterback Trevor Knight, have rolled through three SEC opponents this year. With a victory, Texas A&M earns bowl eligibility and starts 6-0 for the first time since 1994.
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  •  No. 25 Virginia Tech vs. No. 17 North Carolina
  • Saturday – 2:30 p.m.
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  • The Tar Heels rose comfortably into the rankings after their fourth consecutive victory last Saturday.
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  • Boosted by the heroics of senior kicker Nick Weiler, North Carolina upset Florida State on a long, 54-yard field goal to start 2-0 in conference. The opposing Hokies fell to Tennessee by three touchdowns at the Bristol Motor Speedway but throttled their other three challengers by a combined 109 points.
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  • Junior receiver Isaiah Ford leads Virginia Tech with 376 receiving yards and four touchdowns this season. In a star receiver matchup, North Carolina contributes Ryan Switzer, sixth in the nation with 587 receiving yards.
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  • Both offenses will be on full display, so points should readily flow in Chapel Hill.
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  •  No. 23 Florida State vs. No. 10 Miami (Fl.)
  • Saturday – 7 p.m. – ABC
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  • Florida State was stunned in week five after falling at home to North Carolina on a Tar Heel field goal. The Seminoles have a chance to rebound and beat their second ranked team and first ACC opponent of the year.
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  • Mark Richt succeeded for over a decade at Georgia and has guided the Hurricanes to a perfect start in 2016. Miami’s highest caliber opponents of the season have been Georgia Tech and Appalachian State, so this rivalry game in Hard Rock Stadium will be its toughest test of the season.
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  • Junior running back Dalvin Cook finally emerged for the Seminoles’ offense after racking up 407 rushing yards in two weeks. Miami’s offense counters with highly touted prospect Brad Kaaya, a junior pro-style quarterback with a talented arm.