Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Your Weekend Viewing Guide: Week 1

Making its triumphant return to PFN this season is the Weekly Viewing Guide...taking a look at all the games you should pay close attention to every week. The Week 1 edition comes to you a little earlier since there is a Pac-10 game on Thursday and plenty of action to tide you over the long holiday weekend.

Thursday, August 28: Kicking it all off!

Oregon State at Stanford (6:00 PM, ESPN2)
The Pac-10 slate kick starts as early as possible with two teams with plenty of question marks.

Saturday, August 30: Eye-Opener
Virginia Tech at East Carolina (9:00 AM, ESPN)
ECU is is a sleeper pick to crash the BCS out of Conference USA and they open it up with a tough home test from the ACC.

Saturday, August 30: During Your Tailgate

USC at Virginia (12:30 PM, ABC)
The Sanchez/Corp/Mustain train hits the road in their only tune-up before the Ohio State game.

Utah at Michigan (12:30 PM, ESPN)
I firmly believe two things: either Utah or BYU can go undefeated and Utah CAN go into the Big House and beat the youthful Wolverines.

Oklahoma State at Washington State (12:30 PM, FSN)
Mike Gundy is still a man, but now he's 41. And his Cowboys are off to Seattle to play Washington State in Paul Wulff's first game at the helm of the Cougars.

Applachian State at LSU (9:00 AM, ESPN)
Do I really need to explain this one? It's the first time ever the defending FBS and FCS champions will square off.

Saturday, August 30: Set your TiVo!

Michigan State at California (5:00 PM, ABC)
The enigmas of the Big 10 and the Pac-10 face off to answer some questions about each.

Illinois vs. Missouri (5:30 PM, ESPN)
Never before has this rivalry actually had national title implications, but this year's version will be high scoring and have plenty of early-season impact.

Monday, September 1: Happy Labor Day!
Fresno State at Rutgers (1:00 PM, ESPN)
Fresno State is a trendy pick to make a run in the WAC, but they'll face a stiff test week one at The State University of New Jersey.

Tennessee at UCLA (5:00 PM, ABC)
Kevin Craft takes the helm for the Bruins to start the Rick Neuheisel era...and it's not to be easy to open with a win, that's for sure.

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