Heath's Remote - Week Four

This may be the worst remaining viewing week of the college football season. There aren't a lot of great games, but there are always some worth your time. Florida takes on Kentucky on ESPN2 at 6, with Mark Jones and Bob Davie on the call. Watching that's a given, but what will you do with the rest of your viewing day? Here's your best plan to make the most of Saturday.

There's actually a noteworthy game in the noon window this week, as USF pays FSU a visit in Tallahassee. The Bulls aren't likely to do well without injured quarterback Matt Grothe, but the last time FSU was at Doak Campbell they almost lost to Jacksonville State. Odds are the backup led Bulls are still better than that team, so who knows what might happen? The game's on ESPNU at noon. Also interesting in this time slot is LSU's trip to face Mississippi State as part of ESPN's over the air package. They've owned the Bulldogs in recent years, but the Tigers haven't been very impressive on offense this year. Les Miles says they need to simplify the scheme, and with Georgia and UF up next this is the last chance to work out some kinks without paying a high price for it.

The SEC's 3:30 showcase game for CBS this week is Arkansas at Alabama. How quickly can the Razorbacks regroup after last week's disappointing home loss to Georgia? Everyone's wondering whether Miami is for real or not - their trip to Blacksburg to face Virginia Tech may provide the proof. ESPN will have Illinois visiting Ohio State, who they shocked two years ago. Ron Zook needs a strong showing badly after the Illini rolled over in their opener with Missouri. Cal at Oregon is a huge Pac-10 affair, especially considering USC's loss. If you're somewhere with ESPN's Gameplan package you should check it out as well.

If you're looking for something to flip to during UF/UK commercials or put up on your second TV, Arizona State at Georgia is on ESPNU at seven. UGA's clearly the better team, but with LSU next there is look ahead potential here. If defensive slugfests do it for you, feel free to enjoy Iowa at Penn State at 8 on ABC. Otherwise, check out what could be the highest scoring game of this year's season at 9:15 on ESPN2 as Texas Tech visits Houston. With the number of passes the teams will throw, that battle may last until 2 a.m.


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