Last week we got a little spoiled with the plethora of Thursday night games. This weekend is a little different. You see, the NFL season starts tonight (dang you, NFL, for usurping Thursday nights). So, there's only one college game on, and it's not exactly the most thrilling in the world.
Friday night isn't the best, either. Only Utah vs Utah State features a ranked team. The other game is DA U vs Florida Atlantic.
Saturday is when the fun begins, but there's still mostly a lot of boring match-ups. Florida State and South Florida get it started at 11:30am EASTERN (WUUUUUT?). Then our beloved Tigers at noon. Louisville plays Houston at noon, as well, so if you're not at the Auburn game, check that one out during commercials and see how our one big Out-Of-Conference opponent performs.
I'm not saying they have a chance, but the Georgia vs Vanderbilt game at 3:30 on CBS could be a bit more interesting than it was last year. Vandy's defense held a strong Western Kentucky offense to very few points last weekend. Of course, now they have to face Nick Chubb. That's the only real interesting SEC game until Tennessee takes on Oklahoma in Knoxville at 6pm EST.
I'd like to tell you Western Michigan at Georgia Southern is going to be a great mid-major game to watch at 6pm EST. However, I underestimated how much losing the starting quarterback for two games and replacing four senior offensive linemen would be (and how bad Georgia Southern's pass defense is), so the Eagles were TORCHED by West Virginia last week. I hope they acquit themselves much better in this one. Tune in just to see the Prettiest Little Stadium in America!
If you want to see total carnage and a game that may rival that old Georgia Tech vs Cumberland game, Baylor is playing Lamar (WHO IS LAMAR!?!?) at 7:30 EST on FoxSportsGo.
The marque game of the weekend is the year's first duel between Top 10 opponents when Oregon travels to Michigan State. That should be a great one. It's at 8pm EST on ABC.
The first match-up of Top 25 SEC teams takes place at 9:15pm EST when LSU takes on Mississippi State. MSU showed some issues against Southern Miss, and LSU has yet to play a full game after last weekend's weather in Baton Rouge.
That about sums it up. There are other games after that, but those are the big ones I see that you may be interested in. For the full weekend's college football schedule, consult the magic oracle!
That's the table below, by the way.