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Five and One for College Football for Week Five

Jimmer Vilk’s 5 & 1

Welcome to the Five and One for 2022!

After more than a decade in hiatus, Jim Vilk (the original “5 & 1” decider) returned! And he’s back again for 2022.

The concept of the 5&1 is simple: Jim will pick five good matchups (not necessarily the five best anymore… he will have categories that will change from week to week) and one awful matchup.
You may agree and you may disagree — these are, after all, just opinions and everyone has one. Feel free to let him know what you think in the comments section.

If you have a game you feel is “worthy” of consideration for the 5 & 1, please either post it in the comments below or tweet Mr. Vilk @JVfromOhio.

Here’s today’s 5 & 1:

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You see all this wood?

I spent most of my Spring, all of my Summer and part of my Fall getting it to the backyard, which severely limited my field goal kicking practice time. Now Saturdays will consist of splitting the wood and uni-watching.

There were a lot of teams I wanted to take to the proverbial woodshed this weekend (in particular the “Red” Wolves and “Blue” Raiders who decided to ignore said colors), but I will save my uni-ire for a matchup on the opposite side of the spectrum. First, I will share the joy of the Five Good Things.

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5. The “Unlike Phil, Team Slogan On Leg Doesn’t Bother Me” Game:
Ohio/Kent State

Golden yellow numbers look bad on Kent’s road jerseys, but oh so right on the home blues.

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4. The “Virginia Is For (Uniform) Lovers” Matchup:
Liberty/Old Dominion

An intra-commonwealth game that wasn’t on my radar until I saw highlights of this wonderful catch.

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3. The “Apples And Oranges” ComparisonMatchup:
NC State/Clemson

The first two colors of the rainbow were represented quite nicely in this ACC game.

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2. The “Why Is This Matchup Like A British Sailor?” Game:
Utah State/BYU

Royal Navy!

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1. Simply The Best:
LSU/Auburn

The SEC giveth once more… but the SEC is about to taketh away…

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Kentucky/Ole Miss/bright sunshine

The Rebels’ uni ad put this game in the running, then all the eye-searing white and no number outlines on the powder jerseys sealed the deal.

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See you next week!

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Thanks, Jim! OK readers? What say you? Agree or disagree with Jimmer’s selections? Let him know in the comments below.

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Comments (14)

    The classic looks in the LSU/Auburn are a sure number 1. Hard to argue against it this week.

    I am loving the Old Dominion combo in the double blue.

    Does anyone really think uni ads aren’t coming to college sports? Only question is when…not if.

    Let’s put them off for as long as we can! At least until I’m dead and buried.

    The all-orange vs. all-purple game between Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin looked great in-person. 96th Battle of the Piney Woods. But I realize the all-purple may make that game ineligible for this list, given our fearless leader’s hatred for the color.

    I realize the all-purple may make that game ineligible for this list, given our fearless leader’s hatred for the color.

    Well, neither Jimmer (who makes the list) nor I have any aversion to purple, so it’s always possible a mono-purple team could make the list. That being said, at least IMHO, there aren’t really any all-purple unis that actually look good (or at least good enough to qualify for a Top 5) — Jimmer may disagree, and it’s his list entirely.

    I just saw some photos of that game. Looked good!
    Probably wouldn’t put in my Five, but it’s one of the better mono y mono matchups I’ve seen.

    That was a gorgeous game and the SFA uniforms were sharp. I think more that it was FCS made it ineligible for 5-and-1.

    Jimmer occasionally picks FCS games for the 5 & 1; unfortunately there are so many games going, unless someone alerts us to a great FCS matchup, it may just simply get missed (also there aren’t always a lot of FCS photos). If you ever see a game that’s a good matchup and worthy of consideration, either post it in the comments or tweet Jim at @JVfromOhio.

    I dig NC State’s red-white-red look, but why are the helmet logos so damn huge?!?!??

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