However, both boast tremendous athletic ability and can change the game at any moment. He made 36 tackles last season. San Diego State is the Mountain West's two-time defending champion and has been waiting for an opportunity to take down a ranked Power 5 team, and this one comes at home.
A different kind of challenge awaits Alabama's offense when it gets to Atlanta.
The only problem James has had is keeping his emotions in check. Georgia is far from immune from an upset here, all you have to do is look at their two point win over FCS Nicholls a year ago. The victor of the FSU-Clemson matchup has won the Atlantic Coast Conference each of the last six seasons.
Last year, Talking Points' top bet to make the playoffs, Clemson at plus-155, not only cashed but went on to win the championship. They've also grabbed four national championships within the past decade compared to one for Florida State, which isn't exactly hapless, by the way. Last year, they lost five games in which they scored at least 37 points.
"Outstanding players that play very hard, very physical, very well-coached", he said.
Outside of the Southeast chants of "SEC, SEC" are interpreted as "We're better than you". He's a good tackler. Whether we're talking individually or collectively, both teams deserve praise these days. "He's certainly good at doing that". The Hurricanes return the ACC's leading rusher, Mark Walton (1,117 yards in 2016) and have a very talented and athletic defensive unit from the defensive line back to the secondary. Now, he believes he can watch film from a coaches' standpoint and has a better grasp on his - and other players' - responsibilities. Well, if you don't count that whole "Week 0" thing headlined by a game in Australia and Oregon State getting smashed by Colorado State. "You don't see too many quarterbacks who get killed (hit by a defender) and throw a 50- or 60-yard touchdown pass and get up like nothing happened to him".
Jacobs has been limited in all three practices this week while dealing with a hamstring injury that forced him to miss both of Alabama's scrimmages earlier this preseason. Best of luck with all your College Football betting all season long.
Louisville's offense needs no introduction coming off a Heisman Trophy season from now-junior quarterback Lamar Jackson.
James has drawn comparisons to former MI standout Jabrill Peppers because of his versatility. The Seminoles have a potentially nasty defense led by preseason All-Americans Derwin James at safety and Tavarus McFadden at cornerback.
The Seminoles also are expected to have senior linebacker Matthew Thomas available. MI will have great memories from their 41-7 shellacking of Florida in the Citrus Bowl a couple years ago and the Gators come into this game severely disadvantaged by the suspension of something like 53 players.
But he'll likely be needed to make his biggest impact vs. the Crimson Tide on defense.
While known best for its defense that finished second in the nation in total defense (allowing 248 yards per game) and first in scoring defense (11.8 points per game), Alabama was also very strong on offense previous year.
Eventual Heisman victor Mark Ingram started the year with 150 yards and a touchdown while the Tide's defense limited Hokies quarterback Tyrod Taylor to a 9-of-20 passing day for only 91 yards and no touchdowns.
Jimbo Fisher and the Florida State Seminoles know if they want to be the best, they have to beat the best. "They're going to bring it, and we have to bring it as well". They have opened as a dog just once this decade, which is completely ridiculous.
"This game is going to come down to who can play with the most discipline and execute for 60 minutes".
What two better teams to play each other in the first college football game in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Alabama and Florida State?
"Francois seems like on tape that he can escape, he can run and whenever I see those things, I see Deshaun Watson", Evans said. "I'm trying to go the distance". Though Aaron Suttles of The Tuscaloosa News thinks he'll play, I'm more wary.