XFINITY's #5ToFollow - Wednesday, November 13

Geoff Burke-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. Ball State vs. Northern Illinois

Details: Wednesday, November 13 @ 8:00 PM ET - Huskie Stadium - Dekalb, IL

Watch Here: ESPN2 on XFINITY

Why Watch: The #MACtion kicks off on ESPN2 as Ball State brings its 6-0 MAC record to Dekalb to face the No. 15 Northern Illinois Huskies. The Huskies senior quarterback, Jordan Lynch, is the key to a Huskies victory Wednesday night. Lynch leads the team in passing (1,871 yds 19 TDs) and rushing (1,150 yds 12 TDs). While Lynch leads the Huskies, Ball State QB, Keith Wenning, will try to pass the Cardinals past the Huskies on the road. Wenning's 27 TDs through the air rank fourth nationally and he'll have to keep up the pace to beat NIU. Make sure to stream the MAC as the conference's best kickoff Wednesday night.

#5ToFollow Insider: ESPN College Football - @ESPNCFB

For the official hashtag of the game, the top stats on the field, and everything trending online, follow ESPN’s college football crew. This is a great handle to have on your following list all season long.

Follow: @ESPNCFB

2. Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Details: Wednesday, November 13 @ 8:00 PM ET - CONSOL Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA

Watch Here: NBCSN with XFINITY

Why Watch: The puck drops in Pittsburgh as the Keystone Rivalry gets underway between the #Flyers and #Pens on NBCSN. The Pens Captain, Sidney Crosby, has been playing remarkably well this season, tied for the NHL lead with 23 points on the season. The Flyers are looking to gel with newly acquired winger Steve Downie and will be motivated to takedown their division leading rivals. Make sure you're streaming the action on the ice as #RivalryNight is on NBCSN.

#5ToFollow Insider: NHL on NBC - @NHLonNBCSports

While you are watching the game on TV or on the XFINITY TV GO app, follow NBC's NHL coverage on Twitter. The exclusive home of the NHL is on NBC Sports and they are bringing you the minute-to-minute updates from the #Flyers vs. #Pens.

Follow: @NHLonNBCSports

3. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Details: Wednesday, November 13 @ 10:30 PM ET - Staples Center - Los Angeles, CA

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: This game is going to be amazing, as it’s filled with the superstars of the NBA. Chris Paul looks like the best point guard in the league, while Blake Griffin continues to rock the rim with posterizing dunks. While the Clippers put up the #SCTop10 plays nightly, the Thunder have All-Stars of their own. There’s no purer scorer in the league than Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will have something to say about Paul looking like the NBA’s best point on the season. If you’re a fan of roundball you won’t want to miss this game as the best in the West tipoff Wednesday night!

#5ToFollow Insider: Zebulun Benbrook - @ZebulunBenbrook

He's the manager of SB Nation’s OKC Thunder blog, Welcome To Loud City, and will be live tweeting the game Wednesday night. Make sure you’re following Zeb, the OKC expert for the Clippers-Thunder game.

Follow: @ZebulunBenbrook

4. Georgia Tech vs. Clemson

Details: Thursday, November 14 @ 7:30 PM ET - Clemson Memorial Stadium - Clemson, SC

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: The contrast of styles makes this game all the more compelling as Tech's triple option style of play and Clemson's spread attack will make this ACC ballgame special. Tech will try to control the clock with their power run game, averaging 103.4 yards per contest. Clemson ranks 10th in the nation averaging just over 332 passing yards per game, the bulk of that off the Boyd to Watkins connection. It's the aerial attack versus the ground game as the Tigers and Yellow Jackets kickoff on ESPN. Tweet me who you think will win this #ACC showdown!

#5ToFollow Insider: Jay Clemons - @FOX_JayClemons

Jay Clemons brings an Atlanta perspective to the ACC's game of the night. Thursday night's game will be a fun one to stream online and follow along with Clemons' tweets. Look for Clemons to bring you the best from #GATechvsCLEM.

Follow: @FOX_JayClemons

5. Texas Tech vs. Alabama

Details: Thursday, November 14 @ 9:00 PM ET - Coleman Coliseum - Tuscaloosa, AL

Watch Here: ESPN2 on XFINITY

Why Watch: We're tipping off in Tuscaloosa as the Crimson Tide and Red Raiders take the court in Coleman Coliseum. Can the Tide roll on against their second #BIG12 opponent in as many games? This Alabama team is a force at home and will be lead by the backcourt duo of Algie Key and Retin Obasohan. The Raiders will look to ride their big body down low - Jordan Tolbert. Tolbert is putting up double-double numbers with 16 ppg and 12 rpg and is ready to put the team on his back. Can the Raiders ride into Tuscaloosa and get a win or will the Tide roll over their opponents?

#5ToFollow Insider: John Gasaway - @JohnGasaway

The ESPN college basketball insider is a great follow for the hoops season. If you want to really learn something during Bama vs. Texas Tech, follow Gasaway for expert insights.

Follow: @JohnGasaway

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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