It’s been a rather odd week since we don’t have anybody to play. The sensationalism of the textbook case is starting to lose steam, as did the Va Tech Hokies last night (Matt Ryan just threw himself into our hearts). So, here are a few games I will be watching on Saturday afternoon. I will be watching more than my fair share of SEC games.
Mississippi State @ Kentucky: LF Sports 11:30 am Central
Brooks and company could be open to a Crooming if they aren’t careful after that let down game against Florida. Still, the Bulldogs probably won’t win this game in Lexington, although I do think they’ll give them a run for their money up until the half or 3rd quarter.
Georgia vs. Florida (neutral): CBS 2:30 pm Central
The world’s largest outdoor cocktail party (I don’t care what they changed it to, it’s still the party to me). Florida comes off of a big win on the road against the Wildcats, while UGA comes off of their own bye week. Jacksonville should be rocking tomorrow as the action starts. The Gators should be the favorites, but I wouldn’t be shocked to see the Dawgs pull this one out. They are literally the Jekyll and Hyde of the SEC.
Nebraska @ Texas: ABC 2:30 pm Central
If the cocktail party isn’t your thing, try checking out the Huskers in Austin. Will it be competitive? Probably not. But, it should be interesting to see how Bill Callahan handles himself under pressure since I have not been paying that much attention to the situation in Lincoln. Besides, we’re all interested in Ron Franklin right?…. yeah, not so much.
South Carolina @ Tennessee: ESPN 7:45 pm Central
This is a very interesting match-up in terms of football politics. The Old Ball Coach versus the Great Pumpkin, which is always an entertaining battle. Fulmer would obviously be worse off if he were to lose this game. If he were to get blown out by Alabama and Spurrier in back-to-back weeks I don’t know what the big orange faithful would do. I think the Gamecocks win after being embarrassed. USC is upset, Tennessee is just depressed.
Ohio State @ Penn State: ABC 7:00 pm Central
The #1 team in the nation goes to Happy Valley to take on JoePa and the Nittany Lions. If Ohio State were to lose this game, Boston College would be #1, with LSU coming up in 2nd as they head to Tuscaloosa (eat your heart out media). Penn State fans are one of the better fan bases out there, so expect to see another white out. I think PSU win this one.