Bucks, Tide eager to play spoilers

Both Michigan and Auburn face extremely dangerous battles against their struggling rivals.

Originally Published: November 17, 2004
By Todd McShay | Scouts, Inc.
The old adage, "You can throw the records out when these two teams meet" takes on a whole new meaning this time of year. Rivalry games are anticipated because of the increased potential for an upset. Favorites often play tense, while underdogs lay it all on the line.

Almost nothing has been decided in terms of the BCS standings. Conference titles and bowl bids are still up for grabs. The next two weeks of college football can make or break an entire season of hard work.

The following is a look the four biggest potential landmines for top teams, with analysis on how the underdog can pull off the upset:

Todd McShay

ESPN Senior Writer