Weekend Viewer's Guide - Week 2

It's as mediocre a week as any you will see in college football this or any year. In part one of the viewers guide we went over the best potential options of a weak lot. If you're a glutton for punishment, here's the other possibilities for you this week.

Viewer's Guide - Part 1

Since the ACC is the most mediocre conference, this week's categories are named for mascots from that league. As always, all times are Eastern.

RAMSES THE RAM

BYU at Washington (3, FSN) -
Most think BYU is the best possibility to be this year's BCS surprise team. Them beating this BCS conference team won't surprise anybody.

Oregon State at Penn State (3:30, ABC) - Penn State's had another horrible off field week, with three players being tied to a marijuana bust and suspended plus another one booted for DUI. It probably won't be enough to cause them to lose this game, but it makes it much more likely.

California at Washington State (6:30, FSN Northwest) - The Bears got off to a good start with a win against Michigan State last week, and now they travel to the Palouse. Wazzu's not that good, but the first road test for Cal's young QB could be watchable.

Louisiana Tech at Kansas (7, FSN) - Louisiana Tech is actually marketing a commemorative shirt for their upset of Mississippi State last week. It's really not that special, guys. Win this one and you've got a legit shirt to sell. Kansas continues to avoid playing BCS teams out of conference.

THE INDIAN FROM THE VILLAGE PEOPLE

Connecticut at Temple, (noon, ESPNU) -
There are some things that you just can't say with a straight face. "Oh good, the Temple game's on!" is one of them.

Miami (OH) at Michigan (noon, ESPN2) - After losing his debut, Rich Rodriguez tries to regroup against an okay MAC team. The Wolverines will not be pretty to watch this season.

Ohio at Ohio State (noon, ESPN) - Buckeye fans might want to take it easy on that "O-H!" "I-O!" cheer for this one. No Beanie Wells and no particular reason for you to watch.

New Hampshire at Army (1, ESPN Classic) - There's talk the NFL Network may take over ESPN Classic and kill off most of the channel. Games like this being broadcast are the reason why.

Air Force at Wyoming (3:30, CBS CSTV) - Before going against UF in 2005, Wyoming's Joe Glenn was on the cover of the Sporting News as the hottest coach in the country. How's that working out for you, Joe?

San Diego State at Notre Dame (3:30, NBC) - Charlie Weis and company open against a team so weak they lost to Cal Poly in week one. Expect lots of talk about returning to glory and how Jimmy Clausen is a Heisman candidate.

Richmond at Virginia (3:45, ESPNU) - This is one of five games in the ACC inolving a I-AA team this weekend. You don't want to watch any of them either.

Texas A&M at New Mexico (5, Vs.) - Mike Sherman lost his opener as Aggies coach to Arkansas State. Maybe he should have subscribed to Dennis Franchione's newsletter to find out the inside scoop on what was going on with Texas A&M.

Minnesota at Bowling Green (7:30, ESPNU) - BG beat Pittsburgh and caused the school's AD to give Dave Wannstedt a vote of confidence. Expect one for Tim Brewster from the Minnesota president when this one's done.

Rice at Memphis (8, CBS CSTV) - According to wikipedia, you can get barbecued spaghetti, barbecued pizza and barbecued nachos in Memphis. No word on barbecued rice, though.

Texas at UTEP (10:15, ESPN2) - Think Mike Price was watching the Alabama-Clemson highlights and wishing he'd just ordered Spectravision rather than head out to Arety's Angels?


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