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Week 12 Football: What to watch (Basketball, save us!)

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A look at games that might pique your interest

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Holy MACtion, Batman! That rust belt conference we love so dear is back at it again with five total games Tuesday thru Thursday.

If you missed Tuesday night, here’s a quick recap: The EMU @ Akron game featured two of the worst teams in all of FBS, with Akron proving they may actually be the single worst team in FBS, getting blown out 42-14. This is where the Sagarin ratings can be most useful, splitting out the really bad from the super bad.

I hope you did watch the Western Michigan OT win over Ohio, though. That WMU team can be fun to watch.

Wednesday has two more games featuring ho-hum MAC teams, but football’s football, man. Thursday has yet more MACtion, but we also get an ACC match-up as North Carolina heads north to take on their SP+ neighbor Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is gunning to have both the best defense and worst offense in all of FBS, so stay tuned!

Friday has a pair of should-be great games, which is a nice way to lead into Saturday.

The early games are pretty awful. Indiana is going to get straight-up murdered by Penn State and Michigan State @ Michigan is good only in name alone. But that mid-day slate of games... hoo boy!

Navy @ Notre Dame, WFU @ Clemson, UGA @ Aubrun, Texas @ Iowa State, Minnesota @ Iowa. Heck, even Wyoming @ Utah State should be fun! Man, that’s some good football watchin’ right there! OOC foe Ball State also plays in the mid-day time slot and looks to stay alive in the MAC West division race.

The only night game you’re actually going to want to watch (aside from our beloved Wolfpack) is that Oklahoma @ Baylor game. The rest will provide your fix and some entertaining football, but not much by way of high quality play on the field.

Basketball, please save us...

SP+ Ratings and Sagarin CFB Ratings listed ahead of each team’s name. For basketball, KenPom Ratings and Sagarin MBB Ratings listed ahead of each team’s name.

Tuesday

118/119 Eastern Michigan @ 129/211 Akron - 6:00pm - ESPNN

84/78 Western Michigan @ 76/93 Ohio - 6:30pm - ESPN2

Wednesday

[BASKETBALL] 8/9 Villanova @ 12/13 Ohio State - 7:00pm - FS1

125/157 Bowling Green @ 109/85 Miami (OH) - 8:00pm - ESPNU

114/113 Northern Illinois @ 112/95 Toledo - 8:00pm - ESPN2

[BASKETBALL] 200/207 Florida International @ 40/34 NC State - 9:00pm - ACCNX

Thursday

101/81 Buffalo @ 117/122 Kent State - 7:00pm - CBSSN

49/57 North Carolina @ 50/50 Pittsburgh - 8:00pm - ESPN

[BASKETBALL] 1/2 Michigan State @ 21/16 Seton Hall - 8:30pm - FS1

Friday

63/74 Louisiana Tech @ 83/88 Marshall - 7:00pm - CBSSN

69/77 Fresno State @ 66/68 San Diego State - 9:30pm - ESPN2

Saturday

[BASKETBALL] 216/215 St. Francis @ 40/34 NC State - 12:00pm - ACCNX

19/35 Indiana @ 7/6 Penn State - 12:00pm - ABC

10/12 Florida @ 30/43 Missouri - 12:00pm - CBS

35/30 Michigan State @ 15/11 Michigan - 12:00pm - FOX

FCS/228 Alabama State @ 51/48 Florida State - 12:00pm - ACCNX

33/45 Tulane @ 45/76 Temple - 12:00pm - ESPNU

24/28 Navy @ 22/15 Notre Dame - 2:30pm - NBC

48/52 Wake Forest @ 6/4 Clemson - 3:30pm - ABC

4/8 Georgia @ 9/10 Auburn - 3:30pm - CBS

96/72 West Virginia @ 37/23 Kansas State - 3:30pm - ESPN

97/102 Central Michigan @ 98/106 Ball State - 3:30pm - CBSSN

52/54 Virginia Tech @ 99/100 Georgia Tech - 3:30pm - ACCNX

31/21 Texas @ 21/19 Iowa State - 3:30pm - FS1

13/18 Minnesota @ 23/16 Iowa - 4:00pm - FOX

85/92 Syracuse @ 61/60 Duke - 4:00pm - ACCN

70/65 Wyoming @ 72/66 Utah State - 4:00pm - ESPNU

60/63 Louisville @ 71/91 NC State - 7:30pm - ACCN

5/9 Oklahoma @ 18/14 Baylor - 7:30pm - ABC

38/49 South Carolina @ 20/22 Texas A&M - 7:30pm - SECN

39/34 Appalachian State @ 103/99 Georgia State - 7:30pm - ESPNU

58/47 UCLA @ 8/13 Utah - 8:00pm - FOX

74/79 Arizona @ 16/5 Oregon - 10:30pm - ESPN

26/27 USC @ 73/51 California - 11:00pm - FS1