Weekend Viewer's Guide - Part II
Iowa at Michigan State (noon, ESPN2) - The Javon Ringer show continues, as the Spartans stud tailback is averaging 227 yards per game in his last three outings. If incredibly bland and mediocre Iowa can slow him down, they've got a shot.
Texas Tech at Kansas State (3:30, ABC) - Mike Leach's Texas Tech offense is always worth watching. Ron Prince's K State attack - eh, not so much. The Red Raiders are only favored by a touchdown in the game - when a line stands out like that there's usually a reason but I can't figure out what it is.
Connecticut at North Carolina (7, ESPN2) - UConn is the last undefeated team in the Big East thanks to USF's being upset by Pittsburgh. They lost their quarterback to injury for most of the season's remaining games last week, which only increases the pressure on star tailback Donald Brown. UNC has a six week starting quarterback injury of their own but still was able to handle the Hurricanes last week.
Boston College at N.C. State (noon, ACC Raycom) - NC State's Tom O'Brien takes on his old team, with all the excitement and drama that conveys.
Oklahoma at Baylor (12:30 PM, FSN) - Baylor High has never beaten Oklahoma in 17 tries. They won't in the next 17 either.
Stanford at Notre Dame (2:30, NBC) - The Stanford band once did a halftime show at a game against Notre Dame that was based on the Irish Potato Famine. Odds are whatever they do this time will be more entertaining than this actual game.
SMU at UCF (3:30, CBS CSTV) - After being on the road the last two weeks and losing 92-20, UCF's best plan to draw a crowd for this is to put lots of posters with muscle bound guys kicking each other up around Orlando and hope fans get drunk enough to think they're going to a UFC event.
Arizona State at California (3:30 PM, ABC) - Cal's biggest win this year remains getting "Dumpster Muffin" and the other hippies out of their trees so the stadium expansion could get underway.
Navy at Air Force (4, Versus) - Charlie Weis will be watching the second half of this once his game's done so he knows who his top competition for the Commander in Chief's Trophy will be.
Texas at Colorado (7, FSN) - Colorado will keep this closer than the last time these schools squared off. Since that was a 70-3 Texas win, that's not saying much though.
Maryland at Virginia (7, ESPNU) - If you're looking for a laugh, check out dontfirealgroh.com - people in the ACC really want to keep him around. Make the mistake of watching his team play and you'll see why.
Rice at Tulsa (8, CBS CSTV) - Rice scored 77 by the third quarter on North Texas last week. They'll wish they saved some of that for this game - first to fifty wins.
Washington State at UCLA (10:15, FSN) - Washington State's closest loss all year is by 26. Last week's was by 49 - at home. If an actual Cougar was suffering like this, someone would put it out of its misery.
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