It's an idle week for the Wildcats, which would normally mean over 12 hours of feasting on whatever football your blackened little heart desires. Of course, there's the small matter of game four of the World Series which will sort of interfere with that for most of us, but the good news is that you won't miss much -- the schedule makers had the good sense to avoid scheduling much of note in the evening timeslot.
The morning flight includes some games which sound better at first blush than they really are: Ole Miss at Auburn and South Carolina at Texas A&M. The actual highlight of the early slate may actually be South Florida at Navy, as the Bulls seem to have finally dug themselves out of the hole they created during the Skip Holtz era, and Navy's been lurking on the fringes of the top 25 for awhile now.
The afternoon provides The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party along with USC at California, as well as the Oklahoma schools (all three of them) winding up to tee off on lesser opposition. Evening sees two unbeaten teams from the American in action; Memphis hosts Tulane in what will be a blowout, while the biggest game of the entire Saturday slate involves Notre Dame visiting Temple. That's right, Temple is playing in the biggest game of the day. What a time to be alive.
Your Saturday closes, effectively, in Pullman where the surprising Cougars host the mighty Cardinal. Hawai'i robs you all of football stretching to 2am, as they're kicking off at 9:30 instead of 11:00.
Other oddities of note today include the cross-divisional matchup between Division II Texas A&M-Commerce and FCS Sam Houston State; both teams are ranked #8 in their respective polls. That one will be on FOX College Sports at 6pm. Also at 6, the battle for the Big South Conference title as arch-rivals Coastal Carolina and Charleston Southern lock horns; that game is regionally available on selected ASN affiliates. And two Kansas small-college teams are in action on ESPN3 today: William Penn visits Benedictine at 11am in NAIA action, while Pittsburg State's disappointing season lurches onward as the Gorillas host Missouri Southern at 2pm.
As always, all FBS games are listed, as well as all small-college games which are either carried on ESPN3 or broadcast on networks you might get as part of your cable or satellite package. The text below the network logo links to the video stream provider. Settle back, grab your remote, and enjoy your Saturday.