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Week 10 Football: What to watch

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A look at games that might pique your interest

NCAA FOOTBALL: NOV 19 Miami at NC State

Welcome back, Wednesday night MACtion! The entire conference is in action Wednesday evening, and that’s kinda cool. That conference does two things and two things only: put out mediocre teams, and play entertaining football games.

Don’t worry about Thursday’s games. Nothing really good there.

Obviously the big ticket game Friday is Miami @ NC State. The Hurricanes come in as the favorite, but there’s just a different feel to NC State this year. Who knows!

After the State game, flip over to the BYU @ Boise State match-up. This BYU team is legit. Boise State is Boise State. This should be a fun one to watch while your heart rate and blood pressure return to normal levels before you get to bed.

The PAC-12 kicks off their season on Saturday. Arizona State and USC drew the short stick and get a 12:00pm kick... Yes, that’s a 9:00am local time kick for those schools. That sounds fun. On the flip side of that, there are a couple of late-night PAC-12 games Saturday night.

In between those crack-of-dawn and night-owl west coast games, there are a few good ones on tap, but it really comes down to two games. Florida-Georgia and Clemson-Notre Dame.

Florida-Georgia will be entertaining, although my money is on the Bulldogs (which means - based on how well I’ve done in predicting games this year - you gotta take the Gators). Florida has the better offense, but Georgia has the way better defense. We’ll see what gives, but it should be fun.

Trevor Lawrence isn’t scheduled to play for Clemson for their game at Notre Dame, but he will be on the sideline... so expect Dabo to pull a sneaky on ‘em and play Lawrence. That game should be great, either way. I’d expect (or at least hope) for a better effort from the Irish than we saw from Miami when they lined up against the Tigers.

Enjoy, y’all! And go Duke this week!

Rankings for SP+ Ratings and Sagarin Ratings listed, respectively, ahead of each team’s name. [Note: SP+ is now ranking the 127 teams that are scheduled to play this year. Sagarin is ranking all 257 FBS and FCS teams.]

Wednesday

116/117 Eastern Michigan @ 114/129 Kent State - 6:00pm - ESPN+

86/101 Western Michigan @ 125/182 Akron - 6:00pm - ESPN3

78/86 Buffalo @ 117/109 Northern Illinois - 7:00pm - ESPN2

69/94 Ohio @ 91/108 Central Michigan - 7:00pm - ESPN

84/115 Ball State @ 113/111 Miami (OH) - 7:00pm - CBSSN

126/161 Bowling Green @ 96/91 Toledo - 8:00pm - ESPNU

Thursday

115/82 Utah State @ 85/57 Nevada - 7:00pm - FS1

71/39 Wyoming @ 103/134 Colorado State - 9:00pm - CBSSN

Friday

21/12 Miami @ 66/33 NC State - 7:30pm - ESPN

83/69 San Jose State @ 55/25 San Diego State - 9:00pm - CBSSN

12/6 BYU @ 26/9 Boise State - 9:45pm - FS1

Saturday

81/52 Air Force @ 40/48 Army - 11:30am - CBS

63/68 Tulane @ 112/102 East Carolina - 12:00pm - ESPN+

16/37 Michigan @ 25/29 Indiana - 12:00pm - FS1

35/41 Arizona State @ 15/27 USC - 12:00pm - FOX

34/26 West Virginia @ 29/14 Texas - 12:00pm - ABC

48/76 Liberty @ 20/18 Virginia Tech - 12:00pm - ACCN

13/19 North Carolina @ 72/54 Duke - 12:00pm - ESPN2

56/38 Boston College @ 106/84 Syracuse - 2:00pm - ESPN3

27/32 Appalachian State @ 118/113 Texas State - 3:00pm - ESPN+

5/13 Florida @ 6/4 Georgia - 3:30pm - CBS

60/56 Houston @ 9/11 Cincinnati - 3:30pm - ABC

89/99 Charlotte @ 108/125 Middle Tennessee - 3:30pm - ESPN+

100/80 Arizona @ 24/31 Utah - 3:30pm - ESPN2

10/10 Oklahoma State @ 67/35 Kansas State - 4:00pm - FOX

43/42 Pittsburgh @ 76/78 Florida State - 4:00pm - ACCN

19/28 Texas A&M @ 65/63 South Carolina - 7:00pm - ESPN

47/46 Baylor @ 18/22 Iowa State - 7:00pm - FS1

62/74 UCLA @ 90/83 Colorado - 7:00pm - ESPN2

4/1 Clemson @ 7/5 Notre Dame - 7:30pm - NBC

45/51 Stanford @ 14/15 Oregon - 7:30pm - ABC

110/106 South Alabama @ 49/50 Coastal Carolina - 8:00pm - ESPNU

41/43 Louisville @ 57/34 Virginia - 8:00pm - ACCN

59/65 Washington State @ 75/79 Oregon State - 10:30pm - FS1

17/23 Washington @ 58/36 California - 10:30pm - ESPN