Weekend Viewer's Guide - Part II

Part one of the viewer's guide gave you the best football options available to you this weekend. Here's the lowdown on the rest of the college games available on Saturday. Our categories are named for food items people may opt to indulge in this weekend in Gainesville at the Alachua County Fair since it's a UF bye week. All games are Saturday and all times are Eastern.


Purdue at Northwestern (noon, ESPN2) -
Purdue has scored just nine points in their last two games combined, so Northwestern ought to be in pretty good shape. The Wildcats have posted twenty or more in every game but one this season. The Boilermakers appear to be having some conflict in their locker room, possibly a byproduct of the knowledge this will be Joe Tiller's final season.

Wake Forest at Maryland (noon, ACC Raycom) - The Terrapins are wildly inconsistent - they've beaten two ranked teams and then lost to Middle Tennessee State and were shut out by Virginia. Wake Forest hasn't been effective in the red zone but moves the ball well. They're unbeaten in ACC play thus far.

Miami at Duke (3:30, ESPNU) - The Hurricanes are only favored over Duke by a field goal. David Cutcliffe has improved the Blue Devils, but that's a reflection of how disappointing Miami has been this year. The Hurricanes put up a far from impressive 216 yards of offense up against UCF last week, with quarterback Robert Marve throwing three interceptions.

Michigan at Penn State, (4:30, ESPN) - Michigan's won nine straight against Penn State, but that was back when the Wolverines were also capable of beating Toledo. There's nothing to indicate this should be a competitive football game, and given the history of the series it's hard to imagine Penn State looking ahead to the big Ohio State showdown.

Arkansas at Kentucky (7, ESPNU) - Next week's Florida homecoming opponent has lost both of their SEC games so far, with the loss of star wide receiver Dicky Lyons Jr. for the season to injury an enormous issue for their offense. Arkansas is coming off a victory against Auburn and seems to be getting more proficient at running Bobby Petrino's scheme.


Texas Tech at Texas A&M (noon, FSN) -
Despite having faced pathetic offenses like Arkansas State, Army and Miami, Texas A&M allows an average of 33 points per game. Tech averages 46.3 per game. Uh oh.

UConn at Rutgers (noon, ESPNU) - Do you think Greg Schiano wishes he had actually taken the Michigan job? Wonder if they feel the same.

USC at Washington State (3:30, FSN) - Wazzu may be the worst team ever. In their six D-1 losses, 17 points is the most they've been able to score. Three teams have broken 60 on them, with only one scoring less than 39. Thanks to QB injuries, their backup is a walk-on who joined the team last Monday. If a team ever breaks 100 in D-1 play, this could be the time.

Pittsburgh at Navy (3:30, CBS CSTV) - It's been sixteen days since America's seen Dave Wannstedt coach a football game. We couldn't stay lucky forever.

North Carolina at Virginia (3:30, ABC) - UNC has already dealt with the loss of their starting quarterback successfully, now they have to handle the loss of star receiver Brandon Tate. He was leading the ACC in all purpose yards. No one has any idea from week to week which Virginia team will show up.

Oregon State at Washington (7, Versus) - How bad is Tyrone Willingham's year going? He not only loses every game, he lost the money he put in on himself on Rick Neuheisel's "first coach fired" pool when Tommy Bowden got canned Monday.

Kansas State at Colorado (7, FSN) - Colorado has a mascot called "Buffalo Chip" on their sideline. Unfortunately, he's named after their offense.

UTEP at Tulsa (8, CBS CSTV) - Tulsa's scored 37 or more every week this season, winning all six. UTEP coach Mike Price thinks Golden and Hurricane sound like a pretty good lap dance combo.

California at Arizona (10, FSN) - Mike Stoops has already dropped games to New Mexico and Stanford this year, so losing to Cal shouldn't be any challenge at all.

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