Weekend Viewer's Guide - Part II

Part one of the viewer's guide gave you the best television options this weekend. Here are the other potential choices for that old black and white you drag out to be the fifth TV at the tailgate for game weeks. Our categories are named for potential future Gator Growl headliners since the trend recently has been toward "classic" artists from the '70s and early-80s.

All times are Eastern and all games Saturday unless otherwise indicated.


Boston College at North Carolina (noon, ACC Raycom) -
Despite Matt Ryan being in the NFL, the most underrated program in college football has quietly gone 5-1 so far this year. BC can stay atop the Atlantic Divison with a win here. UNC got off to a great start, but the loss of star receiver Brandon Tate to injury has taken a huge bite out of Butch Davis's Tar Heel attack and likely cost them last week's game with Virginia.

Virginia at Georgia Tech (3:30, ESPNU) - Paul Johnson has turned Tech into a force faster than anyone anticipated when he accepted the Yellow Jackets job. GT is already bowl eligible and can bolster their shot at a Coastal Division title with a win here. Virginia is in the midst of a stunning turnaround after being dreadful on offense in the first month of the season. They'll likely attempt to take advantage of Tech being without starting corner Jahi Word-Daniels due to injury.

USC at Arizona (10:15, FSN) - Believe it or not, these teams are tied atop the Pac-10. USC knows one more mistake will cost them any possible BCS title shot and they've been playing well since their upset loss to Oregon State. Mike Stoops knows he has to make a bowl this year to keep his job at Arizona. A win here would get the Wildcats bowl eligible, and Stoops has been able to pull one stunning upset each of the past few seasons.


Minnesota at Purdue (noon, ESPN Classic) -
The Gophers are actually ranked right now, while Purdue is just rank. Minnesota hasn't won in West Lafayette since 1990. You feeling the excitement build yet?

UCLA at California (3:30, ABC) - Despite the Bruin and Bear mascots, the game itself will be unbearable.

SMU at Navy (3:30, CBS CSTV) - This game features Navy's Kaipo-Noa Ka Heaku-Enhada against SMU's Bo Levi Mitchell. It's the best matchup of quarterback names we'll see all year. The game itself? Nowhere near as good.

Middle Tennessee State at Mississippi State (7, ESPNU) - The last time these teams played, MSU scored 61. It took them five games to do that this year. Starkville Homecoming - is that a celebration, or a threat?

Notre Dame at Washington (8, ESPN2) - Notre Dame's team enjoyed getting Tyrone Willingham fired the first time so much they're going to do it again just for kicks.

Southern Mississippi at Memphis (8, CBS CSTV) - Memphis will have to start their fourth string quarterback in this one, but you wouldn't have wanted to watch them with the original starter either.

UCF at Tulsa (Sunday 8, ESPN) - Tulsa averages 56.6 points per game. UCF averages a nation worst 248 yards of offense per game. This will not end well for the Knights.

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