Heath's Remote - Week 9

This is one of the less inspiring viewing weeks remaining on the college football schedule, but Florida-Georgia's always worth watching. CBS has this game locked up for years as their 3:30 broadcast, with Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson on the call as always.

Here's the best of the rest to watch wrapped around it, possibly while waiting out the never ending traffic jams in the parking lot outside Jacksonville Municipal Stadium afterward.  

The noon window has two games that might not be great, but both should be interesting. The ACC's Raycom package has NC State visiting FSU. The Seminoles pulled their season out of the fire against UNC a week ago, but the last noon kick in Tallahassee saw them sleepwalk through a loss to USF. NC State can't defend anybody, so this one could turn into a shootout. At 12:21 Ole Miss visits Auburn on ESPN's SEC Network over the air package. A week after beating Arkansas, Houston Nutt gets to face his former assistant and current Auburn OC Gus Malzahn for the first time.  

It's a good thing you want to watch Florida-Georgia, because the other 3:30 options may be the weakest we've had all year. ABC has Miami at Wake Forest if you're interested in seeing how they regroup after last week's loss to Clemson. There's really not much else even close to watchable, although Penn State at Northwestern on ESPN at 4:30 might be worth a flip over during commercials.  

Most of the best action is at night this week. Four years ago Gator fans cheered in the parking lot in Jacksonville as Steve Spurrier's first South Carolina squad edged Tennessee. If Spurrier can pin another loss on Lane Kiffin, they'll probably do it again. ESPN has the game from Knoxville beginning at 7:53.

ABC has two watchable options beginning at 8, with USC at Oregon and Texas at Oklahoma State. Whichever game the ABC outlet you're watching is showing, the other matchup will be on ESPN2. An Oregon win gives them the inside track to the Rose Bowl and helps Boise State out in the BCS. Oklahoma State is the only team Texas will have played that's in the BCS Ratings top 25, and they have no more teams in the top 25 left on their schedule.

There's no late night starting games at all this week, not even a bad one. If you're looking for more college football Sunday night, Marshall will be at UCF beginning at 8:15 on ESPN.


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