NCAAF Week 6 Live Thread

Some solid tests for the top teams in college football this Saturday [Week 6 Live Thread]

10/5/13 in NCAAF   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - NCAAF Week 6 Live ThreadThis is a bit of an in-between week. Most of the matchups are better than the awfulness of two weeks, but not as good as last week. Some of the top teams have pretty easy matchups, or in the case of Alabama, ridiculously easy to the point of farce. Other teams though, have some intriguing games that could give them trouble if not careful. Topping that list is Ohio State, who travel to Northwestern in what is the Wildcats biggest game since their last Rose Bowl season. Northwestern has yet to be particularly tested this season, while the Buckeyes got through their first big game last week against Wisconsin.

In addition to Ohio State, Stanford has a potentially tricky one at home against the Washington. The Huskies have started 4-0 and are looking to prove they are for real. Florida State also has what is so far its toughest game of the season, home against surprising Maryland. The Terps have been terrible the first two years under Randy Edsall, but this season have started 4-0 with an impressive whooping of West Virginia. In none of the above cases are many suggestions the favorites could lose, but the first time for many of them, it's a possibility.

Here's a look at the Top 25 schedule and all other games on TV. Games in bold are the big games. Games that might interest the college football junkie are in italics.

Top 25:
 
Georgia State at (1) Alabama – 12:21 (ESPN3)
(2) Oregon at Colorado – 6:00 (Pac-12 Network)
(3) Clemson at Syracuse – 3:30 (ABC/ESPN2)
(4) Ohio State at (16) Northwestern – 8:00 (ABC)
(15) Washington at (5) Stanford – 10:30 (ESPN)

(6) Georgia at Tennessee – 3:30 (CBS)
(7) Louisville at Temple – 12:00 (ESPN3)
(25) Maryland at (8) Florida State -12:00 (ESPN)
(10) LSU at Mississippi State – 7:00 (ESPN)
TCU at (11) Oklahoma – 7:00 (FOX)
Kentucky at (13) South Carolina – 7:30 (ESPN3)
Georgia Tech at (14) Miami – 3:30 (ESPNU)
West Virginia at (17) Baylor – 8:00 (Fox Sports 1)
Arkansas at (18) Florida – 7:00 (ESPN2)
Minnesota at (19) Michigan – 3:30 (ABC/ESPN2)
(20) Texas Tech at Kansas – 12:00 (Fox Sports 1)
Kansas State at (21) Oklahoma State – 3:30 (ABC/ESPN3)
(22) Arizona State vs. Notre Dame – 7:30 (NBC)
(23) Fresno State at Idaho – 5:00
(24) Ole Miss at Auburn – 7:00 (ESPNU)
 
Other Televised Games:
 
Air Force at Navy – 11:30 am (CBS) (Hey, if we had that whole shutdown rigmarole over playing this game, we might as well watch. Also, go Navy.)
Penn State at Indiana – 12:00 (BTN)
Illinois at Nebraska – 12:00 (ESPNU) (One awesome thing: The kid from the Nebraska spring game's cancer is in remission.)
Michigan State at Iowa – 12:00 (ESPN2)
Rutgers at SMU – 12:00 (ESPNews)
Rice at Tulsa – 3:30 (CBS Sports Network)
Washington State at California – 4:00 (Fox Sports 1)
Louisiana Tech at UTEP – 7:30 (CBS Sports Network)
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10/5/13   |   Scott   |   52646 respect

Bulldogs hit hard by the injury bug in Knoxville and they still find a way to escape in overtime with a win.  Absolutely brutal way for Tennessee to lose this game

10/5/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

OT in Knoxville.

10/5/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Georgia and Tennessee are tied with 11:15 left. I'm as surprised as you.

10/5/13   |   Scott   |   52646 respect

Some really good matchups tonight with OSU/Northwestern, Washington/Stanford and Arizona State/Notre Dame

10/5/13   |   Jess   |   34608 respect

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I'm gonna have to watch that Washington Stanford game tonight. Good thing the Ducks* play early. AND I get to watch my Cougs!




*of the Anaheim variety...hockey

10/5/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Jameis Winston is apparently ridiculous.

10/5/13   |   Scott   |   52646 respect

With how god awful their defense is, it looks like Illinois is going to have score about 56 points a game in order to win in the Big 10