Not sure which games to tune into on Saturday? Here’s a guide to what we here at FB.com will be primarily watching on Saturday.
Noon: You’re going to want to flip the channels a bit here, there won’t be much on. Start with Mississippi State at Auburn (LFS) and flip between Illinois/Syracuse (ESPNU). It’s the SEC opener and Auburn should be hungry for revenge after losing to USF. What’s also important is how much and if Mississippi State has improved this year. You’re just watching Illinois/Syracuse to see which coach is closer to being fired at the end of the game. One coach will give their fans hope, the other is going to be burning in their seat.
A quick note on Thursday’s game. WVU has a laughable schedule, so you really have to watch anytime they play a half-decent opponent. The trouble with WVU is that their only tests are against USF, Louisville, and Rutgers — with the exception of USF, those teams can only prove themselves by playing each other. It’s like a 4 team playoff for Big East champion. Slaton performed well, but was it so hard? The Big East complains about not being taken seriously, but until they reduce the number of I-AA opponents and have their top teams start playing potential top 15 teams (like USF/Auburn), I see no reason to start taking them seriously.
3:30: I dunno here, but I hear there’s a good game on CBS. There’s also the suck bowl on ABC (Michigan/Notre Dame), but unless it’s half time or commercial, you shouldn’t leave CBS.
6:45: Arkansas at Alabama (ESPN). Hopefully by this time, UF quit playing the game and decided to forfeit rather than lose 117-3. This game should give a good gauge as to how well Nick Saban has done so far at Alabama, and if McFadden must carry the entire offense himself at Arkansas.
7:30: Louisville at Kentucky (ESPN Classic). Louisville had a tough time beating off MTSU (see what I did there?), and UK hasn’t had much of a defense since at least the Eisenhower administration, but both of these teams carry a high powered offense. Brian Brohm seems to be able to get the ball into the endzone on nearly every possession, and Andre Woodson has great weapons in 2 of his wide receivers (Dicky Lyons Jr. and Keenan Burton) and an able running back. Woodson has been coached well under Randy Sanders and is probably the best QB in the league. Look for a high scoring game here.
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