XFINITY's #5ToFollow - Friday, October 18

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Vance McCullough, the voice of @XFINITYSports, delivers his analysis of the five key games to watch online, paired with five Twitter follows to give you insider information on the matchup. Have a matchup that youíd like Vance to feature? Tweet @XFINITYSports with the hashtag #5ToFollow.

1. UCF Knights vs. Louisville Cardinals

Details: Friday, October 18 @ 8:00 PM ET - Papa John's Cardinal Stadium - Louisville, KY

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: The Knights pay a visit to Cardinal Stadium with one word on their mind Friday night - upset, but the No. 8 ranked Cardinals look to extend their win-streak that dates back to last season. Teddy Bridgewater is atop the Heisman conversation, completing 71% of his passes with 18 TDs to 2 INTs. He'll look to break 2,000 passing yards on Friday night, for the third straight season against UCF. While Louisville has the star QB, UCF holds an undefeated road (3-0) on the year, with a road victory over Penn State in Week 3. This team is battle tested and will look to run to another upset behind star RB, Storm Johnson. The AAC has the college football spotlight Friday night - make sure you're streaming this headliner ballgame.

#5ToFollow Insider: ESPN College Football - @ESPNCFB

For the official hashtag of the game, the top stats on the field, and everything trending online, follow ESPNís college football crew. This is a great handle to have on your following list for Friday night's AAC game.

Follow: @ESPNCFB

2. LSU Tigers vs. Ole Miss Rebels

Details: Saturday, October 19 @ 7:00 PM ET - Vaught-Hemingway Stadium - Oxford, MS

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: The Magnolia Bowl, a rivalry game that dates back to 1894, hits the turn in Oxford, MS as the Bayou Bengals of LSU and Ole Miss Rebels kickoff Saturday evening. These two teams don't like each other and lay it all on the line when they lineup against one another. Three of the last four decisions have been settled by a touchdown or less. LSU's offense is looking unstoppable, with the connection Mettenberger to Beckham and Landry looking better each week. The Rebels can score with the best of them, proving that last week in a shoot out with Manziel and Texas A&M. Can their junior QB, Bo Wallace, build on last year's success against LSU (364-total yards, 4 TDs), and lead the Rebs to a win Saturday night? Watch or stream the SEC Western contest Saturday night.

#5TFollow Insider: Davis Potter - @DPotterOE

Experience game day in Oxford from the pre game festivities in The Grove, to the game from the sidelines, and the postgame wrap from the locker room with Davis Potter.

Follow: @DPotterOE

3. USC Trojans vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Details: Saturday, October 19 @ 7:30 PM ET - Notre Dame Stadium - South Bend, IN

Watch Here: NBC with XFINITY

Why Watch: It's the third Saturday in October and that means the Trojans and Fighting Irish are kicking off in South Bend! This rivalry game is as storied as they come in college football and this year will mark the 85th time these two prestigious programs face-off on the field. We will be entertained Saturday night and it will be by a USC wideout and Irish defensive end. Marqise Lee is projected to go in the 1st round of the 2014 NFL Draft and it's because he cannot be stopped. Another first rounder will be lining up against Lee and the SC offense, Stephon Tuitt. He will look to make his presence felt by pressuring the opposition, QB Cody Kessler, and wreak havoc in the backfield. Which fight song will close out the night "The Notre Dame Victory March" or SC's "Fight On"?

#5TFollow Insider: JJ Stankevitz - @JJStankevitz

As CSN Chicagoís Notre Dame football writer, JJ Stankevitz is bringing you closer to the game through his tweets. Make sure to use the hashtag #IrishTalk to talk Saturday night's rivalry game with JJ online.

Follow: @JJStankevitz

4. Talladega - NASCAR Sprint Cup

Details: Sunday, October 20 @ 2:00 PM ET - Talladega Superspeedway - Lincoln, AL

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: For the second time this season, the Sprint Cup Series will start their engines at Talladega Superspeedway as the Chase for the Championship continues. Talladega is known as the most unpredictable stop on the Sprint Cup Series: the longest track (2.66 miles), has the record the fastest record time (216.309 MPH ñ Rusty Wallace), and inspired the award winning film ñ Talladega Nights. Matt Kenseth is your defending winner, but Jimmie Johnson is only trailing him by four points. Lock-in on #20 vs. #48 Sunday, as the chase for the cup continues at ëDegaís Superspeedway.

#5TFollow Insider: Bob Dillner - @bobdillner

Get ready for the 500 miles of drama in Dega with Speedís Bob Dillner. Bob will be live from the track for Sundayís race, make sure to shake and bake it up with him on Twitter during Talladega.

Follow: @bobdillner

5. Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts

Details: Sunday, October 20 @ 8:30 PM ET - Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN

Watch Here: NBC with XFINITY

Why Watch: The Colts will welcome back their franchise's most accomplished quarterback, as Peyton Manning and his 6-0 Broncos are the opponents on Sunday Night Football's main stage. For the first time in Manning's 16-year career, He'll be facing the Colts. Emotions will run high as Indy has plans to honor #18 before the game, but it will be all business when the game kicks off. The Colts have the supremely talented, second year QB Andrew Luck (Manning's replacement) and newly acquired bell-cow back, Trent Richardson to motor the Indy offense. They will need to keep their foot on the gas for four quarters, because they're up against the top offense in the NFL. Peyton's squad is averaging 44 ppg with an emerging TE, Julius Thomas, and trio of receivers that seem unstoppable. There's a lot of offense to look forward to on #SNF as the Broncos and Colts take the field.

#5TFollow Insider: Andrew Mason - @MaseDenver

Andrew Mason has been covering the Broncos since the í04 season and has Mile High expectations for the team in 2013. Follow Mason for superb stats on the Broncos and Colts Sunday night.

Follow: @MaseDenver

For more behind the scenes insights from the biggest sporting events and inside information on sports & social media, make sure to follow Vance McCullough, the XFINITY Sports Guy,@XFINITYSports.

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