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Stuart Mandel with published his list of the Top 10 non-conference football games for the 2014 season and LSU vs. Wisconsin in Houston was No. 4 on his list.

1. Michigan State at Oregon (Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m., FOX)
2. Notre Dame at Florida State (Oct. 18, TBD)
3. Clemson at Georgia (Aug. 30, 5:30 p.m., ESPN)
4. LSU vs. Wisconsin in Houston (Aug. 30, 9 p.m., ESPN)
5. UCLA vs. Texas in Arlington, Texas (Sept. 13, 8 p.m., FOX)
6. Florida State vs. Oklahoma State in Arlington, Texas (Aug. 30, 8 p.m., ABC)
7. Michigan at Notre Dame (Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m., NBC)
8. Auburn at Kansas State (Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m. ESPN)
9. Miami at Nebraska (Sept. 20, 8 p.m., ABC)
10. Penn State vs. UCF in Dublin, Ireland (Aug. 30, 8:30 a.m., ESPN2)

4. LSU vs. Wisconsin in Houston (Aug. 30, 9 p.m., ESPN): Fans often see the Big Ten and SEC square off in the Capital One or Outback bowls, but rarely on opening weekend. The last such neutral-site edition -- Alabama's 41-14 rout of Michigan in 2012 -- did not go particularly well for the Northerners. However, the Badgers seem to stand a shot against a reloading Tigers team that lost 17 underclassmen to the NFL over the past two years and may start a true freshman, Brandon Harris, at quarterback. But LSU's defense will have its usual plethora of athletes to help counter Wisconsin's speed-demon running back, Melvin Gordon.
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PeaRidgeWatash120 months
All Notre Dame's games are non-conf
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Tiger Vision120 months
Bama vs Northwest Shoals Community College didn't make the list?
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JohnZeroQ120 months
Norte Dame on here twice!

Bama not once!!
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Datbayoubengal120 months

I think this is supposed to be their last annual match up between each other. I'd give that a reason as to why they chose it.
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TwoDatBait120 months
What? bama vs USM didn't make the top 10......
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robsinthaberto120 months
michigan state vs oregon will probably end up like last years stanford and oregons game with oregon loosing
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Joe Mantegna120 months
Im really fascinated by that Auburn Kansas State game...that will be interesting.
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Dick Macho120 months
Although I'm an LSU fan and can't wait for LSU to kick off the season with Wisc, that Texas vs. UCLA game sure does look like a top three matchup for a list like this.
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TigerintheNO120 months
Michigan v Notre Dame @#7 but Stanford v Notre Dame doesn't make the list?
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