College Football Week 5
One month down, two to go for the college football season. The first weekend of October will bare witness to two huge games that will help shape the race for the National Championship and both are on at the same time. However earlier in the day we have some interesting games that will shape conference races around the nation. My Chattanooga Mocs have a bye this week after defeating Western Carolina on the road last week to reach 2-2 and 1-1 in the Southern Conference, while we face a very winnable game against The Citadel next week the week after the ranked and soaring Georgia Southern Eagles come to town in what could be a very important game for both teams. But that is in the future, lets go to my personal television viewing schedule for tomorrow...
12 noon-3:30 p.m.
Miami Hurricanes at Clemson Tigers (primary)
Navy Midshipmen at Air Force Falcons (secondary beginning at 2:30 p.m.)
Kansas Jayhawks at Baylor Bears (blowout back-up)
Of the slate of early afternoon games, the Miami-Clemson game really stands out. These two have had great games ever since the Hurricanes joined the ACC and I wouldn't be surprised if it happened again. Just in case either team decides to lay an egg, cnce the Navy-Air Force game starts at 2:30 I'll be watching that until 3:30 p.m. And for commercials and an earlier blow out back-up, the intriguing match-up between Kansas-Baylor looks view-worthy only for the fact that Baylor is on TV.
3:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Tennessee Volunteers at LSU Tigers (primary)
Virginia Tech Hokies at North Carolina State Wolfpack (secondary, primary blowout back-up)
Wisconsin Badgers at Michigan State Spartans (secondary, secondary blowout back-up)
This really sucks for my overall college football fan side because the Vols are on their first road trip and though I don't expect them to win because I'm realistic, any national 'experts' that think LSU are ripe for an upset should be required to take an immediate drug test, however if the Vols were to get the upset I wouldn't complain. However, the VA Tech-NC State and the Wisconsin-MSU games just scream to be viewed and if the Bayou Bengals just start crushing the Vols I'm going to switch my attention to one or both of those games.
8 p.m.-11 p.m.
Game of the Week
Stanford Cardinal at Oregon Ducks
Everyone who is an SEC fan might think I'm nuts, but the Tide are at home and Tebow isn't the Gator QB this game doesn't excite me. The Stanford-Oregon game, on the other hand, does. The winner becomes the clear favorite for the Pac-10 Title with only Arizona being the only really potential bump in the road to going undefeated and making a case for the BCS Championship Game.
That's all for this week, come back next week to see my personal viewing schedule or leave a comment about your viewing schedule for this week.