Well, the Dawgs are once again taking the field this week. As such, I suppose it’s time for me to get back in the saddle with regard to college football. I’ve had my time to grieve and, frankly, my legs are cramping up pretty badly from rocking back and forth in the fetal position in the corner of my room.
This weekend doesn’t have much going for it in the way of ranked matchups, but it sure didn’t look that way when they made the schedules. I’m assuming nobody really expected BOTH Auburn and LSU to be unranked. Most probably thought Texas, even if they weren’t “back,” would at least be in the Top 25 when they played Oklahoma State. And I’m guessing many thought Michigan State/Michigan would be a ranked contest (at least since it was occuring in Week 2 of Big Ten competition). That leaves us with Ohio State/Penn State as the only ranked matchup and that’s a big ol’ asterisk in my book as Penn State is ranked with a record of 0 wins, 1 loss. Yep, this college football season is definitely aware that it’s taking place in 2020.
Anyway, let’s get to it:
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And now for my viewing suggestions for each time slot:
South Alabama Jaguars @ Georgia Southern Eagles, ESPN - 7:30 pm
Thursday nights were made for Sun Belt football. Southern is the favorite (-6.5), but the Jaguars have been remarkably good against the spread as of late (6-2 as the underdog).
* shrug emoji *
Minnesota Golden Gophers @ Maryland Terrapins, ESPN - 7:30 pm
B1G Football on a Friday night? Sure, why not? Now if you’ll just excuse me, it’s time to dust off my best Marge Gunderson accent. GO GOLDEN GOPHERS!
#5 Georgia Bulldogs @ Kentucky Wildcats, SECNetwork- 2:00 pm
Time for the Dawgs to bounce back and lay the foundation for a good performance in Jacksonville. Handle the Wildcats and move on.
LSU Tigers @ Auburn Tigers, CBS - 3:30 pm
I’m getting just entirely too much enjoyment out of the this. I mean, I want LSU to win, obviously, but at the beginning of the season I just did not see this game as the source of schadenfreude it has the potential to be. Regardless, Gary will almost certainly be beside himself, bloviating well into the night.
#3 Ohio State Buckeyes @ #18 Penn State Nittany Lions, ABC - 8:00 pm
The question is: Did Penn State lose to Indiana in overtime because Indiana is actually good or did the lose because they aren’t actually good? Is Justin Fields about to use the Nittany Lions to pad his Heisman stats? Is the answer D. All of the above?
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers @ #11 BYU Cougars, ESPN - 10:15 pm
If this is as close to Pac 12 After Dark as we’re gonna get... I’m just gonna have to find a way to be ok with that.
That’s all for now, folks.