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College football's most important Rivalry Week games aren't even rivalries in 2020

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Kiffin, Leach prepare for their first Egg Bowl (2:13)

Lane Kiffin is preparing for Mississippi State's ferocious defense, as Mike Leach looks to figure out Ole Miss' explosive offense. (2:13)

Rivalry Week is traditionally a make-or-break moment in the college football season. Amid some of the sport's most recognizable and thrilling matchups, we see division titles clinched, title chances destroyed and coaches losing games that get them fired.

The year 2020 has to be different in every possible way, though, and Rivalry Week isn't quite its normal self. The division races and title shots and fired coaches are still very much in play, but a lot of the key matchups aren't.

But after Friday saw Oregon State outlast Oregon in a fog-filled 41-38 triumph and Notre Dame turn it on in the second half against North Carolina, we have an always-vital Iron Bowl and an always-lively Egg Bowl still on the dance card.

That doesn't mean they aren't huge, though! Let's talk about some of the bigger storylines I'm following this week.

All times Eastern.

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