This article is part of our Start vs. Sit series.
The calendar's turned to November and we have our first glimpse of how the college football committee views the nation's elite teams after yet another insane weekend where multiple highly ranked teams stumbled. We have another tremendous slate awaiting us this weekend, highlighted by Bedlam and the always-intense Alabama-LSU game.
PLAYERS TO START
Davon Grayson, WR, East Carolina (at Houston): Let's get two things out of the way first: 1) East Carolina is bad. 2) Houston is not that bad. With that, Houston is a huge home favorite this week over the lowly Pirates. East Carolina is decidedly pass-happy, throwing it 53.2 percent of the time (31st in FBS), and Grayson is the clear top dog out wide with 71 targets in eight games. He's seen less than nine targets just once since conference play began and he has at least 96 yards or a score in each of his last five games. Also, Houston is a bit susceptible to the pass, allowing just less than 270 yards through the air per game – just half a yard less than Kansas. Grayson should produce in what may be an otherwise ugly game for the Pirates.
Josh Jackson, QB, Virginia Tech (at Miami): The Canes might be the higher-ranked team and this is undoubtedly the toughest road test of Jackson's young career, but Jackson isn't like most first-year signal callers. Jackson's unique poise was on display in Tech's opening-week victory over West Virginia and the instances in