Well, now that brave Penn State has pulled off the heroic upset and Iowa and Minnesota are done murdering offensive football, what say we watch a couple games with the potential for offensive fireworks? We’ll even give you a new thread to do it in.
C/P’ing Jesse’s thoughts from earlier:
BYU Cougars @ Michigan State Spartans || 2:30PM Central || ABC/ESPN2
Line: MSU -5.5 || O/U: 49
I said this in the picks column, but like... this just seems like an awkward game. Both teams are sort of mediocre and while each has a win that maybe says they’re good, I wouldn’t bet on either having a stellar season. That said, I expect BYU to make this close because that’s literally all they do.
Indiana Hoosiers @ Ohio State Buckeyes || 2:30PM Central || ESPN
Line: OSU -28 || O/U 60
This will most likely be carnage because that is what the Buckeyes do. Sorry Hoosier bros.
Purdue Boilermakers @ Illinois Fighting Illini || 2:30PM Central || BTN
Line: Illinois -10 || O/U: 53.5
It’s the next stop on the “Why does Darrell Hazell have a job” tour! I’m taking the Illini because I honestly believe Purdue is somehow worse than they’ve been in a while. I’m not sure how that’s possible, but again, here we are.
Michigan Wolverines @ Rutgers Scarlet Knights || 6PM Central || ESPN
Line: Michigan -30.5 || O/U: 53
This will most likely be carnage, but hey, at least it’s in PRIME TIME!
Top 25 Games
#6 Houston (-15.5) @ Navy || 2pm CT || CBSSN
This is my plug for CBSSN. I’ve been very impressed with, for what’s considered a budget sports network, how college-centric the broadcast is. Rick Neuheisel was pretty decent on the call for WKU-LaTech, too.
#9 Tennessee @ #8 Texas A&M (-7) || 2:30pm || CBS
The Vols’ luck finally runs out today, right? It’s got to. Gig ‘em.
#25 Virginia Tech (-2.5) @ #17 UNC || 2:30pm || ABC/ESPN2
#21 Colorado @ USC (-6) || 3pm || PAC12
#1 ‘Bama (-14) at #16 Arkansas || 6pm || ESPN
fap fap fap fap fap fap fap ‘bama.
#5 Washington (-10) @ Oregon || 6:30pm || FOX
#23 Florida State @ #10 Miami (-2.5) || 7pm || ABC
For as much as the narrative seems to be “Florida State’s defense isn’t that good,” Vegas sure seems unwilling to give Miami any credit. Then again, the way this season’s gone, this feels like a pity 10.
Arizona @ #24 Utah (-9.5) || 9pm || FS1
Wazzu @ #15 Stanford (-6.5) || 9:30pm || ESPN
PACtion after dark LET’S GET WEIRD. I mean, David Shaw’s idea of “weird” is a couple spoonfuls of Nesquik in his glass of skin milk or a little shake of pepper on his plain chicken breast with steamed broccoli, but Mike Leach can bring enough for the both of ‘em. Go ‘Cougs.
The Other Stuff of Note:
Iowa State @ Oklahoma St (-15) || 2:30pm || ESPNU
Army @ Duke (-5.5) || 2:30pm || ACCN
Vanderbilt @ Kentucky (-3) || 3pm || SECN
NIU @ ROW ROW ROW (-3) || 5:30pm || CBSSN
Syracuse @ Wake Forest (-4.5) || 6pm || ACCN
Cal (-13.5) @ Oregon State || 8pm || PAC12
Utah State (-5) @ Colorado State || 9pm || CBSSN
UNLV @ San Diego State (-15.5) || 9:30pm || ESPNU
UCLA (-9) @ Arizona State || 9:30pm || ESPNU
Hope y’all are enjoying your day. I’m likely off to Urban Harvest Brewing Co. to take in the afternoon games with some delicious craft beer in hand. Feel free to join me.
Reminder: ABSOLUTELY NO racism, sexism, homophobic talk, porn, or illegal streams. It’s a good Rivalry Day and that’s awesome, but don’t be a jackwagon. We cool?