The week kicks off with a fun match-up of two really bad teams (Georgia Southern @ South Alabama), followed closely by a Thursday night game in Greenville that should be interesting. NC State needs ECU to win that game (plus a Pirates win would add insult to Maryland, so that would be fun), but this game has the potential of Temple running away with it.
Friday has two very fun games on deck, one that should be very well-played (UCF @ Cincy) and one that should just be a fun sloppy mess of bad, but entertaining, football (New Mexico @ SJSU).
If you’re not seeing a lot of ACC games listed, it’s because six of the 14 teams are on byes this week, so that’s fun. Of those playing, who would have thought Louisville would be favored in a conference game this year? I’d also like to take a moment to congratulate Georgia Tech on being the first ACC team to hit triple digits in a ranking this year. Bravo, bees!
For some reason all the good Saturday games are in the noon and mid-day time slots. The evening round of games is basically Michigan State @ Ohio State, distantly followed by Pitt @ Duke, and then a bunch of games that should be really one-sided. Seriously, I wouldn’t even have listed any others if not for not wanting feel weird with just two games listed with post-4:30pm kickoffs.
In the earlier games, though, you have a bunch of great match-ups to choose from. So cook the significant other breakfast, send them out of the house to do whatever the hell they want for seven or eight hours, and then tell them you’ll take them to a late dinner.
Go and have some football, folks!
108/106 Georgia Southern @ 122/170 South Alabama - 7:30pm - ESPNU
45/78 Temple @ 101/136 East Carolina - 8:00pm - ESPN
14/20 UCF @ 38/31 Cincinnati - 8:00pm - ESPN
121/127 New Mexico @ 112/123 San Jose State - 10:00pm - CBSSN
41/33 Utah State @ 5/7 LSU - 12:00pm - SECN
20/19 Iowa @ 13/17 Michigan - 12:00pm - FOX
18/14 Oklahoma State @ 40/53 Texas Tech - 12:00pm - FS1
19/26 TCU @ 24/29 Iowa State - 12:00pm - ESPN2
74/86 Boston College @ 70/71 Louisville - 12:30pm - ACCNX
9/6 Auburn @ 10/15 Florida - 3:30pm - CBS
16/13 Texas @ 64/52 West Virginia - 3:30pm - ABC
88/74 Western Michigan @ 95/66 Toledo - 3:30pm - ESPN+
104/128 Ball State @ 114/101 Northern Illinois - 3:30pm - ESPN3
26/37 Baylor @ 35/25 Kansas State - 3:30pm - ESPN2
52/64 Air Force @ 67/72 Navy - 3:30pm - CBSSN
72/83 Virginia Tech @ 31/30 Miami - 3:30pm - ESPN
60/43 North Carolina @ 92/100 Georgia Tech - 4:00pm - ACCN
36/58 Arizona @ 48/60 Colorado - 4:30pm - PAC12N
4/8 Georgia @ 54/84 Tennessee - 7:00pm - ESPN
21/16 Michigan State @ 2/1 Ohio State - 7:30pm - ABC
76/81 Tulsa @ 37/45 SMU - 7:30pm - ESPNU
59/59 Pittsburgh @ 44/41 Duke - 8:00pm - ACCN
49/49 California @ 12/9 Oregon - 8:00pm - FOX
11/12 Washington @ 73/39 Stanford - 10:30pm - ESPN