It’s week 7. Time to wash the stink out of our collective mouths and hit the reset button on this UW season. But before we can do that, just about everybody else has to play first. Here is what I’ll be watching.
UW Rooting Guide
Well, since UW is way out of the Top 25, not to mention the Playoff Race, all that matters is trying to find a way to win the North. Therefore, root for whichever team has the best mascot, uniform combination or cheerleaders for all I care. It’s all the same.
Florida State at #2 Clemson (-25.5)
Call this one a hunch. There is really no good reason to expect Clemson to do anything other than wallop FSU and Willie Taggert. Still, there are these little signals floating in the ether that indicate Clemson may not actually be quite as elite as the market assumes and that FSU may not actually be quite as bad. No way the Taggerts win, but I like FSU to cover.
Michigan State at #10 Wisconsin (-10)
This is about the time of year that the Badgers typically fool everyone with their methodical and physical domination of their early schedule only to crumble when faced with a just-as-physical opponent. A down and out Michigan State team that really shouldn’t be carrying the record they currently carry certainly qualifies as a physical equal. I sense an upset coming, especially if the Spartans can find a way to work around that big Badger O-line and contain Jonathan Taylor. Run defense is kind of their thing and I can see it showing up today.
USC at #9 Notre Dame (-11.5)
I get that the Trojans are just about all over the place and that their head coach is essentially keeping the seat warm for Urban Meyer. But I also sense that Brian Kelly has no interest in trying to defend the Trojan passing attack, now featuring Kedon Slovis, in the same manner that Chris Petersen and the Huskies have blue-printed. I have a sneaky feeling about this one. It might go to the wire.
#7 Florida at #5 LSU (-13)
If there is a 13 point spread between the #5 and the #7 teams in the nation in the middle of the season, someone is ranked wrong. Alas, this is the SEC.
I do have to admit, though, that Florida has impressed me more and more as the season has gone on. I think they’ve actually played better football with their backup in there and I think the defenese has the kind of ahtleticsm to hang against Joe Burrow and this new LSU juggernaut offense. I think Florida covers the spread and could actually pull off the upset.
That’s what I got for you this morning. Below is your full TV and Streaming schedule. This is your open thread.
Saturday College Football
Full College Football Schedule (Pacific Times)
|South Carolina at #3 Georgia||9:00 AM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|#6 Oklahoma at #11 Texas||9:00 AM||FOX||FoxSportsGo.com|
|#16 Michigan at Illinois||9:00 AM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|#23 Memphis at Temple||9:00 AM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Maryland at Purdue||9:00 AM||BTN||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Mississippi State at Tennessee||9:00 AM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Rutgers at Indiana||9:00 AM||BTN||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Miami (OH) at Western Michigan||9:00 AM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|Toledo at Bowling Green||9:00 AM||CBS Sports Network||CBSSports.com|
|Georgia Tech at Duke||9:30 AM||ACCNX||WatchESPN.com|
|Ball State at Eastern Michigan||11:00 AM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Old Dominion at Marshall||11:30 AM||Stadium||WatchStadium.com|
|New Mexico State at Central Michigan||12:00 PM||ESPN3||WatchESPN.com|
|#1 Alabama at #24 Texas A&M||12:30 PM||CBS||CBSSports.com|
|Florida State at #2 Clemson||12:30 PM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|Michigan State at #8 Wisconsin||12:30 PM||BTN||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Washington State at #18 Arizona State||12:30 PM||Pac-12 Networks||Pac-12.com|
|#25 Cincinnati at Houston||12:30 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|BYU at South Florida||12:30 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Kent State at Akron||12:30 PM||ESPN3||WatchESPN.com|
|Northern Illinois at Ohio||12:30 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|UConn at Tulane||12:45 PM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|Texas Tech at #22 Baylor||1:00 PM||FS1||FoxSportsGo.com|
|San Jose State at Nevada||1:00 PM||AT&T SportsNet||None|
|UNLV at Vanderbilt||1:00 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Iowa State at West Virginia||1:00 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Rhode Island at Virginia Tech||1:00 PM||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Middle Tennessee at Florida Atlantic||1:00 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Georgia State at Coastal Carolina||2:00 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|UAB at UTSA||3:00 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|Army at Western Kentucky||4:00 PM||None||WatchStadium.com|
|UMass at Louisiana Tech||4:00 PM||ESPN3||WatchESPN.com|
|North Texas at Southern Mississippi||4:00 PM||None|
|Fresno State at Air Force||4:00 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Ole Miss at Missouri||4:00 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Charlotte at Florida International||4:00 PM||ESPN+||ESPN+|
|USC at #9Notre Dame||4:30 PM||NBC||NBCSports.com|
|#10 Penn State at #17 Iowa||4:30 PM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|Louisville at #19 Wake Forest||4:30 PM||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Nebraska at Minnesota||4:30 PM||FS1||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Arkansas at Kentucky||4:30 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Navy at Tulsa||4:30 PM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|#7 Florida at #5 LSU||5:00 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|#15 Utah at Oregon State||5:00 PM||Pac-12 Networks||Pac-12.com|
|Hawai'i at #14 Boise State||7:15 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Wyoming at San Diego State||7:30 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Washington at Arizona||8:00 PM||FS1||FoxSportsGo.com|