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The National Game of Disinterest: Week 12.

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There are literally dozens of compelling college football games occurring on Saturday. This isn't one of them.

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We've already brought you the SEC game of interest and the national game of interest. Both should be well worth your viewing time. However, it's not all sunshine and roses and title implications on the TV dial this weekend. No, for every winner there must be a loser. And after eleven weeks it's inevitable that the losers will have to start playing each other at some point. The time for this is now. Ladies and gentlemen, this week's national game of disinterest is....Pittsburgh at North Carolina. The game will be televised at 12:30 (p.m., not a.m., this doesn't always go without saying, you see) on ESPN3 and something called "The ACC Network." I presume that's what they're calling Lifetime these days, but I can't verify it.

The Tarheels are a 1.5 point home favorite in this clash of 4-5 juggernauts. Prior to the season some thought these teams might contend at the top of the ACC standings. Sadly, that's why they play the games, and these teams have played them poorly. Neither team is a lock for bowl eligibility and the loser of this game is a long shot for postseason play. Pittsburgh is coming off a 51-48 overtime loss to Duke. Pitt had a chance to win it in overtime, driving down near the goal line before a 26 yard missed field goal by the Panthers incredibly unfortunately named kicker...Chris Blewitt.

The Tarheels were drubbed 47-20 by the Miami Hurricanes. Their head coach is Larry Fedora, who has a disappointing habit of wearing visors on the sideline rather than actual fedoras. This continues to bum me out. Not a bummer? Pitt tailback James Connor, who rushed for 263 yards against the Blue Devils. North Carolina by the way sports the #112 ranked rushing defense in the country. To the extent that I care who wins a battle of ACC also-rans and how they do it, I think the Pitt rushing attack gives them an advantage. I'm taking Pitt and the points. One of y'all want to kill 3 hours watching this one and let me know who wins? Until later...

Go 'Dawgs!!!