Heath's Remote - Week 5

Florida has the week off, but college football fans never take a week off from checking out the action. This week's got a number of intriguing games as most schools have burned through their early season junk opponents and moved into conference play. Crank up multiple sets and follow along - here's your Saturday gameplan.

Noon games are where the increase in quality shows up the most. A half dozen of these games would have been the best in this time spot in week two. The SEC over the air ESPN package has Alabama visiting Kentucky. The Wildcats stayed within a field goal last season but are looking to regroup after last week's UF whipping. If you've got the Big Ten Network, unbeaten Michigan heads to East Lansing for their first road game this season. We'll see how Rich Rodriguez's freshman QBs do against a Spartan squad desperate to snap their three game losing streak. Another decent Big Ten matchup is on ESPN, as Wisconsin visits Minnesota in the annual battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe.  

LSU at Georgia is mandatory viewing at 3:30 on CBS. The Bulldogs have gone 3-1 despite having turned the ball over 12 times and being 119th in penalties. They've also lost their last three games against top 10 teams. No. 4 LSU was lucky to survive a visit to Starkville last week, has struggled to run the ball and can't get caught looking ahead to next week's showdown with UF. On your second TV or during commercials, flip over to ABC and see if FSU can get back on track against Boston College after an interesting week in Tallahassee. If you want to see Ron Zook suffer, ESPN2's got this year's hapless edition of the Illini hosting Penn State as well.  

Florida's opponent in two weeks has a critical game at 7:30 on ESPN2. Arkansas has lost back-to-back games and now heads to Jerryworld in Dallas to square off against unbeaten Texas A&M. No one has any idea if the Aggies are actually good since they've played only junk games so far, but they've put up a lot of points behind QB Jerrod Johnson. You'll want to make sure the volume's down on that one - it's Mark Jones and Bob Davie on the call. On ESPN at 7:45, Auburn leaves home for the first time this year as they visit Tennessee. Monte Kiffin gets to deal with Gus Malzahn's offense in one of the most intriguing coaching matchups of the weekend.   

Oklahoma is at Miami beginning at 8 on ABC. No Sam Bradford for the Sooners removes the Heisman candidate matchup with Jacory Harris angle that TV people like, but this should be an interesting game. Hopefully it lasts a while, because there's almost nothing to work with in the late window this week. Idaho's a surprising 3-1, but you probably still won't want to see them host Colorado State at 10:30 on ESPNU.


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