Weekend Viewer's Guide - Part II

Part one of the viewers guide gave you your best college football options for the weekend. Here's the bottom two categories - the stuff you can mix in on the fourth TV in your living room setup. Our categories are named for famous utterances by the now retired UGA play-by-play legend Larry Munson. All times are local and all games on Saturday.


Michigan State at Indiana (noon, ESPN) -
Spartan tailback Javon Ringer has emerged as a legit candidate for the Doak Walker award. Indiana is coming off a 22-point loss to Ball State, which makes this a classic trap game for a Michigan State team with a long history of letdowns. Mark Dantonio appears to be changing the attitude of the MSU program in a meaningful way - this game may be further evidence of it.

Wisconsin at Michigan (3:30, ABC) - Rich Rodriguez opens his first Big Ten season with the Wolverines hoping to emulate last year's revival in conference play after a bad start. Each team is coming off a bye week. The Badgers pile up the points at home but struggle away from Camp Randall - there could be an upset possibility here.

Navy at Wake Forest (3:45 PM, ESPNU) - The Demon Deacons are the ACC's one team still shining on the national stage. Coming off the FSU win with a critical game against Clemson up next, this could be a tricky spot for Jim Grobe's team. Navy won't be puzzled by Wake's funky run attack, since they do a lot of that themselves.


Virginia at Duke (noon, ESPNU) -
Duke is favored by a touchdown in this game, the first time they've been an ACC favorite since 2002 (when, being Duke, they naturally lost). Al Groh's Cavaliers are scoring one touchdown per game against D-1 opponents. You can save on U-Haul by booking early, coach.

Northwestern at Iowa (noon, ESPN Classic) - Will someone please stop mocking us all and change the name of this channel to ESPN Dumping Ground? Northwestern is undefeated against nobodies, Iowa is unwatchable against everybody.

Fresno State at UCLA (3:30, ABC) - True story: desperate to sell tickets because of back to back blowout losses, UCLA's marketing department ran ads in Fresno encouraging Bulldogs fans to "come watch your team make history" in the Rose Bowl. Unless Pat Hill's guys are going to work out this whole Wall Street buyout deal or something, it doesn't sound like the Bruins are real confident.

Houston at East Carolina (3:30, CBS CSTV) - I'm guessing it's a lot easier to get an interview with Skip Holtz this week after that NC State upset. The Pirates should get back on track here.

Oregon at Washington State (6:15 PM, FSN) - Both teams have suffered major quarterback injuries, three of them in Oregon's case. The Ducks should run - or waddle, I guess - away with this one.

Mississippi State at LSU (7:30, ESPN2) - Three division one games, three offensive touchdowns for MSU. Too bad they don't play Virginia - the final might be 10-7 in quadruple OT. For LSU, this is another chance to see if quarterback Jarrett Lee is for real after the big second half against Auburn.

South Florida at NC State (7:30, ESPNU) - Keep an eye on USF. If they win this, there's nothing but games against mediocre or worse Big East teams left on their schedule. NC State starting QB Russell Wilson is hurt, meaning Harrison Beck gets the start. For the Wolfpack, that's not good news.

UCF at UTEP (8, CBS CSTV) - Former undefeated Notre Dame coach George O'Leary takes on former undefeated Alabama coach Mike Price. You don't get a matchup like that everyday.

Stanford at Washington (10, FSN) - It's the annual Tyrone Willingham Bowl - the losing team winds up with him as their coach for the remainder of the season.

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