XFINITY's #5ToFollow - Friday, October 4

Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

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 you’d like Vance to feature? Tweet @XFINITYSports with the hashtag #5ToFollow.

1. Maryland vs. Florida State

Details: Saturday, October 5 @ 12:00 PM ET - Doak Campbell Stadium - Tallahassee, FL

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: The ACC's Atlantic Division will have one less undefeated team after this contest Saturday afternoon in Tallahassee. The 4-0 Maryland Terrapins travel to the Doak, to face the 4-0 Florida State Seminoles in a match up that is bound to be high scoring! Maryland’s senior Quarterback, CJ Brown, has been to the Terps hot start this season. His ability to bust big runs and set up the play action pass has resulted in 39.8 ppg for Maryland. While that is impressive, Florida State’s offense is averaging 51.3 ppg! The freshmen QB, Jameis Winston, is a scene-stealer! Keep an eye on Winston this weekend, as he’ll look to build on his ACC leading 14 TD’s. Get your #CFB Saturday started with the Terps and Noles at noon!

#5ToFollow Insider: Bud Elliott - @TomahawkNation

Bud Elloitt of SB Nation’s Tomahawk Nation, is tweeting all chop talk, all the time. Follow him for a garnet and gold perspective on Saturday’s ACC Game of the Week.

Follow: @TomahawkNation

2. LSU vs. Mississippi State

Details: Saturday, October 5 @ 7:00 PM ET - Davis Wade Stadium - Starkville, MS

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: Over the last 10 year, six National Championship teams have come from the Western Division of the SEC. Keep that in might while watching the LSU Tigers on Saturday night, this might your opportunity to say you saw them when they were building their run a National Championship. The Tigers travel to Starkville, MS, for a game with the Mississippi State Bulldogs, after a gut wrenching road loss to the Georgia Bulldogs last week. LSU will look to get back on their winnings ways against Dogs of the SEC West. LSU has the nation's top running back in my opinion, Jeremy Hill, who has ran for 436 yards in limited action this season. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs bring a bend-don't-break defense to the field, allowing only 14.8 ppg. It will be a war of wills on the field Saturday night as the Bulldogs host the Tigers on ESPN.

#5ToFollow Insider: Matt Wyatt - @MaroonWyatt

Former Mississippi State QB and current Bulldogs’ color analyst, Matt Wyatt is your best follow for Saturday’s game in Starkville. Wyatt might show his maroon in his tweets, but will bring you closer to the game than anyone else in 140-characters or less.

Follow: @MaroonWyatt

3. West Brom vs. Arsenal

Details: Sunday, October 6 @ 10:30 AM ET - The Hawthorns - West Bromwich, West Midlands, U.K.

Details: NBCSN with XFINITY

Why Watch: Sunday morning, two club's in the upper half of the table meet, as Arsenal and West Brom kickoff from the Hawthorns. West Brom is riding a two match success streak in the #BPL, while Arsenal have won their last eight (dating back to last season) and reside as the top team of the league. The Gunners like to be the aggressors, as they've scored first in all six of their matches this year, while West Brom will look to finish what they couldn't on Sept. 25 (1-1 League Cup tie vs. Arsenal). Can West Brom unseat the Gunners Sunday in West Bromwich? This is the Premier League match you don't want to miss this weekend!

#5ToFollow Insider: NBC Sports Soccer - @NBCSportsSoccer

For Premier League coverage, NBC Sports, is your best source on Twitter for the latest on the #BPL. Keep calm and follow NBC Sports Soccer for all your news on Sunday’s #AFCvWBA match.

Follow: @NBCSportsSoccer

4. PGA Tour: Presidents Cup Final Round

Details: Sunday, October 6 @ 12:00 PM ET – Muirfield Village – Dublin, OH

Watch Here: NBC with XFINITY

Why Watch: The final round of the President's Cup hits Muirfield Sunday, with the final 12 singles matches teeing off. Members of Team #GoUSA and Team #GoINTL will be flying solo and the world will be watching. Fans will see the top players from the weekend's tournament go head-to-head for 18 holes. Make sure you are streaming Sunday's finale to see if the US can win their eighth #PresCup.

#5ToFollow Insider: Jason Sobel - @JasonSobelGC

The Senior Writer for GolfChannel.com brings a great sense of humor to Twitter and shares things you won't see on TV. Follow Sobel and let his tweets guide you through Sunday’s final round.

Follow: @JasonSobelGC

5. Houston Texans vs. San Francisco 49ers

Details: Sunday, October 6 @ 8:30 PM ET - Candlestick Park - San Francisco, CA

Watch Here: NBC with XFINITY

Why Watch: This game will define whether these two teams are contenders or pretenders. Sunday night, it will be all about the run game and defense. Frank Gore and co. have averaged 131-rush ypg for the 49ers (8th in the NFL), while the combination of Foster and Tate average 134.3-rush ypg for the Texans (7th in the NFL). On the defensive side of the ball, JJ Watt continues to torment opposing offenses and the Niners look to have All Pro MLB Patrick Willis back on the field to cause a little chaos of his own. Will we see Hitner on the back of a 49ers jersey? Will Schaub toss a pick six for the fourth straight week? There's a lot to look forward to in this week’s #SNF matchup.

#5ToFollow Insider: Matt Maiocco - @maioccocsn

Matt Maiocco is the 49ers beat writer for CSN Bay Area and has covered the team for more than a decade. For an expert opinion on a game that will heavily impact the 49ers' roster, follow Maiocco.

Follow: @maioccocsn

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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