It's never a good thing when the most competitive game on national television involves Purdue, but we are going to have to get used to Big 10 football in the mornings to wake us up, or more likely put us back to sleep. But maybe the college football gods are building us up with boredom early and saving the drama for the rest of the day.
|2:30 PM||Iowa State||Kansas||FSN||ISU -2.0|
|2:30 PM||#23 West Virginia||Texas||FS1||WVU -3.0|
Fox put a lock on Big 12 games today, holding the broadcast for every one of them.
It will be interesting to see how West Virginia responds to their last second loss last week against a solid Texas defense and inconsistent offense. Vegas predicts a close battle, but it's really hard to predict what will happen.
The other Big 12 matchup this afternoon is a different kind of interesting. As we face TCU for the top spot in the conference, the Jaybirds and Cyclones go head-to-head in order to determine who the other bookend of the league is. I would usually write off Kansas, but they have shown some fight under their interim head coach.
|2:30 PM||Texas A&M||#3 Auburn||CBS||AUB -23.5|
|2:30 PM||#10 Notre Dame||#9 Arizona State||ABC||ASU -3.0|
|6:00 PM||#18 UCLA||Washington||FS1||UCLA -6.0|
|7:00 PM||#14 Ohio State||#8 Michigan State||ABC||MSU -3.5|
|7:00 PM||#5 Alabama||#16 LSU||CBS||BAMA -6.5|
|9:00 PM||#4 Oregon||#17 Utah||ESPN||ORE -9.5|
As far as top 25 match-ups go, this is the best week of the season thus far. In the afternoon, Auburn-A&M could produce some fireworks for a while and Notre Dame-Arizona State speaks for itself.
While you should be preoccupied with a certain top-10 match-up this evening, UCLA-Washington should be serviceable football watching, Ohio State-Michigan State may be the only Big 10 regular season game worth watching, and I almost forgot about the annual "game of the century."
Then in the nightcap, Utah has the opportunity to send Oregon to the back of the playoff discussion should they pull off the upset.
Appropriate your eyeballs wisely.