Friday, October 10, 2008

Saturday Viewing Guide: 10/11/08

Hope you didn't suffer through that snooze-fest that was Wake Forest/Clemson last night. Geeeeeeeez. That game is a perfect example of why, even in a down year, I'll take Pac-10 football over the ACC anyday.

Anyway, I think we've all be figeting at work all week waiting for this Saturday to come, because it's going to be one hell of a day of football.

Get your ass out of bed!
#5 Texas Longhorns at #1 Oklahoma Sooners (9:00 AM, ABC) - The driver's seat for the rest of the season in the Big XII South is at stake...the title of "national title frontrunner" may be at stake...but more important than all...bragging rights between these two fierce rivals are at stake at the Cotton Bowl.
Don't even bother watching Colorado/Kansas, Minnesota/Illinois or anything else. Turn on Texas/OU and throw away the remote until noon.

Set the TiVo...AKA...while you're watching Sullivan vs. Sanchez 2008
Nebraska Cornhuskers at #7 Texas Tech Red Raiders (12:00 PM, FSN) - It's really the first time we'll get to see Texas Tech go up against legitimate competition, and I'm curious to see what Graham Harrell and Michael Crabtree have been up to so far this season. Nebraska looked improved in their first few games but they got ripped on by Missouri last week...let's see how they rebound.
#23 Michigan State Spartans at Northwestern Wildcats (12:30 PM, ESPN 2) - That's right. Forget Tennessee/Georgia. You've seen enough of Knowshon Moreno. These are two Big Ten teams that have started fast against much lesser opponents and I want to see how they perform against each other. Plus, Javon Ringer is one of the most intriguing running backs in the nation and he's not getting enough pub.

Getting Ready for a Night Out
#17 Oklahoma State Cowboys at #3 Missouri Tigers (5:00 PM, ESPN 2) - Chase Daniel is my favorite quarterback in the nation, Jeremy Maclin might be my favorite player in the nation and I've still got Missouri as one of my picks to be in the national title game come January. They'll face a nice test from a surprising Cowboys team, but their offense should still overwhelm OK State.

#4 LSU Tigers at #11 Florida Gators (5:00 PM, CBS) - Just like Oregon/USC last week...I don't even need to hype this one. Insert your own game description here.

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