And we’re back at it with another fun-filled weekend of college football, with a few super good matchups. Unfortunately, there are no Thursday games this week, and that’s just sad, but have no fear - Friday will...
Well, Friday’s going to be pretty depressing, too. Wake Forest is going to destroy Campbell and BYU is going to toy around with Louisiana Tech. Football is football, though, so you’ll watch anyways.
Saturday, though. That’s when we start cookin’!
Right off the bat we’ll all be watching NC State take on Pittsburgh on the John Swofford Network of Sports and Sports-Related Activities for Eastern Seaboard Schools. For those of you with the dual-monitor setup, that Baylor-WVU game should be good (three of the last four in that series have been decided by 3 points or less). I’ll be watching ECU head down to Atlanta to pick up their first win of the season, while also keeping an eye on Eli Drinkwitz travelling to Tennessee to grab his first win. Don’t ask me why I’m so sure about the outcome of both of those games, I just am.
Also don’t hold it over my head after I’m wrong on both.
Alabama’s probably going to beat the pants off Texas A&M, even though that game is being overly hyped. That Memphis-SMU game should feature a ton of offense and be really fun, if and when you get sick of watching Nick Saban bludgeon another team while screaming at his hands like the serial killer he really is.
Go Boston College!
I wish Kansas State and Virginia Tech would play each other. SP+ hates Kansas State while Sagarin loves them, and VT is completely opposite with almost the exact inverse rankings.
Speaking of perfectly balanced alternate rankings between SP+ and Sagarin, that Auburn-Georgia game is just /chefs_kiss. Plus it’s going to be a fantastic game. You can keep an eye on the Oklahoma-ISU and UVA-Clemson games, but Oklahoma is coming off a loss so they’re going to hang 50 on Iowa State and Dabo probably took one look at their Sagarin ranking and fired up the ol’ Death & Dismemberment Detail screaming “Disrespect!!!”
Nobody cares, Dabo. You do you, bub.
And y’all do y’all, BTPers. Football! Huck it, chuck it!
Rankings for SP+ Ratings and Sagarin Ratings listed, respectively, ahead of each team’s name. [Note: SP+ is now ranking the 126 teams that are scheduled to play this year. Sagarin is ranking all 257 FBS and FCS teams.]
FCS/208 Campbell @ 93/96 Wake Forest - 7:00pm - ACCN
85/98 Louisiana Tech @ 27/17 BYU - 9:00pm - ESPN2
73/102 NC State @ 36/28 Pittsburgh - 12:00pm - ACCN
105/105 East Carolina @ 92/130 Georgia State - 12:00pm - ESPNU
34/46 South Carolina @ 8/8 Florida - 12:00pm - ESPN
45/60 TCU @ 11/16 Texas - 12:00pm - FOX
48/41 Missouri @ 24/33 Tennessee - 12:00pm - SECN
74/43 Arkansas State @ 82/116 Coastal Carolina - 12:00pm - ESPN2
21/30 Baylor @ 50/51 West Virginia - 12:00pm - ABC
FCS/228 North Alabama @ 97/88 Liberty - 1:00pm - ESPN3
19/25 Texas A&M @ 3/2 Alabama - 3:30pm - CBS
12/27 North Carolina @ 58/79 Boston College - 3:30pm - ABC
30/21 Memphis @ 39/44 SMU - 3:30pm - ESPN2
70/74 Texas Tech @ 54/19 Kansas State - 3:30pm - FS1
106/145 Charlotte @ 95/69 Florida Atlantic - 4:00pm - ESPNU
17/53 Virginia Tech @ 81/99 Duke - 4:00pm - ACCN
44/49 Ole Miss @ 43/38 Kentucky - 4:00pm - SECN
FCS/153 Jacksonville State @ 57/55 Florida State - 4:00pm - ESPN3
6/4 Auburn @ 4/6 Georgia - 7:30pm - ESPN
10/3 Oklahoma @ 41/73 Iowa State - 7:30pm - ABC
33/50 Virginia @ 2/13 Clemson - 8:00pm - ACCN