We’re already at Week FOUR in college football season. After this weekend, the regular season will be a THIRD over! WHY CAN’T THEY PLAY 28 GAMES? OR 30?
All times below are Eastern.
- #11 Wisconsin at #12 Michigan State (Noon, BTN)
Traditional Big Ten football at its best. Both teams want to establish the run, the bust big yardage on play action. The Badgers redshirt freshman Alex Hornibrook vs Sparty senior Tyler O’Connor. Will Corey Clements play? Will he stay healthy? That will be a big key for a Wisconsin victory.
- #10 Texas A&M vs #17 Arkansas at JerryWorld (9 P.M., ESPN)
BERT’s team is ranked and 3-0. The Aggies have won the last four against the pigs; the last two coming in overtime. What will BERT do to counter Texas A&M phenom defensive end Myles Garrett? Why didn’t Garrett come to Nebraska? DAMMIT.
Only reason I can figure this starts so late is because Jerry wants everyone good and hammered so they’re willing to pay the outrageous concession prices.
BTW, you know what’s been missing this season? Enjoying Jen Bielema on twitter after losses.
- #12 Georgia at #23 Ole Miss (Noon, ESPN)
Ole Miss has lost two games already this season; to #1 Alabama and to #2 (at the time) Florida State. Georgia is 3-0. They fought North Carolina for four quarters and barely beat Nicholls State (!). They needed five turnovers from our old buddies Mizzou, then they still had to score a last-minute touchdown to win by a point.
The thing about those five turnovers? The Bulldogs converted them into ZERO points. How do you do that? That’s as hapless as Iowa State getting eight turnovers gifted to them from Nebraska in 2009 (sorry to bring that up).
Georgia wants to run Nick Chubb. Ole Miss will stack and force the Dawgs to throw. The Rebels will have plenty of weapons on offense to counter.
- #19 Florida at #14 Tennessee (3:30 P.M., CBS)
I have to admit, I know next to nothing about Florida. I haven’t watched the Gators play in quite a while. I keep expecting them to break out in an offensive explosion, but they haven’t, for a long time. Right now Florida is 40th in total offense, just ahead of Nebraska at 41. That’s by yards per game.
Unfortunately, the Gators’ scoring offense is 58th, whereas Nebraska is 18th.
I have watched Tennessee twice, and each time, their center gets repeatedly blown up. Both teams seem to be offensively challenged, but the Vols need to win this
- #13 Florida State at USF (Noon, ABC)
USF has played Towson, Northern Illinois and Syracuse - not exactly a murderer’s row of a non-conference schedule. Thing is, they’ve scored 56, 48, and 45 points respectively in those games to go 3-0.
The ‘Noles are coming off an ass-kicking by Louisville. Their defense was shredded. Their Heisman Trophy candidate Dalvin Cook hasn’t hit 100 yards in a game yet this season. THEY DON’T KNOW WHO THEY ARE ANYMORE.
Wouldn’t it be terrible if they lost another game to a fellow Florida school?
- #7 Stanford at UCLA (8:00 P.M., ABC)
If we were counting “Others Receiving Votes”, then UCLA is ranked #27.
Let’s just call this game what this it is - the Christian McCffrey’s against the Bruins. Can UCLA’s defense, which did a good job against BYU, giving up 23 yards on 25 attempts, stop the Cardinal ground game? Can UCLA’s Josh Rosen not throw interceptions?
WILL SOMEONE CAPABLE COVER THAT SONOFABITCH MCCAFFERY?
He’s the best college football player in the nation. He was last season, and should have won the Heisman.
- Oklahoma State at #16 Baylor (7:30 P.M., Fox)
Did you notice what was missing from the list above? Yes! A big Big 12 game! This one really isn’t THAT big a game, but it is a chance for Baylor to lose, and by losing I mean the Big 12 probably being out of the picture for the College Football Playoff.
Baylor is 3-0 against no one, while Oklahoma State lost to Central Michigan on a play that shouldn’t have counted but did anyway. Cowboy QB Mason Rudolph threw for 540 yards (!) last week against Pitt, and Bear QB Seth Russell is one of the best in the nation.
Baylor is favored, and it’s at home where they have an excellent winning percentage, you know, over the past few years when they allowed anyone on their team.
This game should be about points. A shitload of points. Is anyone for Baylor?
I have a short story to tell you. A true story.
My youngest son is a senior in high school. He tells me last week that he’s been given an assignment to write about a “life changing event”. I tell him, “The obvious choice is my heart attack and how you felt when that happened”.
“Are you going to write about that?”
“One day they told us you were going to die. The next day they told us you were going to live. It wasn’t that big a deal.”
That friggin’ kid is going to be one helluva engineer some day.
Good to have you back out here Coach Tenopir. pic.twitter.com/sVo2VmutJS— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) September 22, 2016
Larkins, a former Brandon-area sports reporter, is the man behind “Canadians for Nebraska,” an “unofficial” group of Manitobans that heads south to Lincoln, Nebraska every September for nearly a week of anything and everything Cornhusker Red-related.
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And that, my friends, is why we have these two as our candidates for president.
DAMN YOU HABANERO PEPPERS. DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL.
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Obviously paid for by everyone in Wisconsin. HIGH FAT CHEESE. EAT IT BY THE BUCKET!