As the universe likes to do, the schedule is at its most interesante when my shitty wolves are playing. SIGH.
Syracuse at Clemson (Noon, ABC)
Laugh all you want, but Cuse is the kind of physical side that gives the Tiggers fits. Surely will at least bit the yuuuuuuuge 25.5-point spread (fingers crossed).
West By God Virginia at Texas Tech (Noon, ESPN2)
No game today will be more casually fun to watch than this likely 70-something to 50-something Cousinfucker win. I just don’t expect Guns Up!! to be able to hold serve against a true Top 5-10 calibre opponent, especially as a non-huge underdog (they relish said role).
Virginia at NC State (12:20, ACCN)
This matchup really deserves better than shitty noon regionalized coverage, but such is life. UVA is very much a wolven bogey side, and I expect them to play their part accordingly today.
Texas at Kansas State (3:30, FS1)
This is a bad, bad window, and I moneyline bet the Unded Bill Snyders to make this match interesting, at least. Texas looks like they’ve turned the corner, which is always the right time to bet against ’em.
Michigan at Northwestern (4:30, Fox)
Noted because I have an upset vibe, which would be rather glorious. Otherwise, stay far, far away.
Florida at Mississippi State (6:00, ESPN)
Watch a bunch of fat rednecks boo Dan Mullen!
Virginia Tech at Duke (7:00, ESPN2)
We are used to VPI being an interesting road dog in this matchup. Just not in footbaw.
Ohio State at Penn State (7:30, ABC)
That whole “2 dictators/serial killers, 1 bullet” trope, in JV NFL form. I don’t expect to watch much, if any. Unless there’s a Chernobyl event.
Stanford at Notre Dame (7:30, NBC)
Realistically, the Trees are the last chance we have to keep the goddamned Irish out of the playoffs. Don’t be an asshole, David Shaw.
BYU at Washington (8:30, Fox)
The third prime-time offering may be less blockbuster-y, but I think the Stormon Mormons could give U-Dub fits.
Oregon at Cal (10:30, FS1)
I have no clue if either of these sides if even halfway decent, but a tweaker’s gotta tweak, amirite? It has that general vibe of PAC Twaaaaalllvvvve entertainment about it.