The Black Knights have a monster game against Air Force tomorrow at Globe Life Stadium near Dallas, Texas. But if you’re like me, you’ll have three TVs set up outside, so you can watch all the games at the same time!
So… what to watch?
Note: We’re using College Football Playoff rankings below, not the rankings from the AP.
1. #1 Tennessee at #3 Georgia
We’ve got the #1 team in the CFP taking on the #1 team in the AP Poll in what amounts to an SEC-East Championship Game. The winner of this contest will advance to take on ‘Bama in the SEC Championship.
No pressure, right?
We’ve seen lots of pundits picking the Vols, but Vegas still likes Georgia by a little more than a touchdown. And why not? The Dawgs have an elite defense and a would-be Heisman winner at quarterback. By contrast, Tennessee isn’t even supposed to be here. But the Vols vaporized LSU and Kentucky, and they even beat ‘Bama, so indeed, here they are.
Both the best games are on CBS this week. This one kicks at 3:30, right after Army-Air Force.
2. #6 Alabama at #10 LSU
I did not think that LSU would sneak back into the Top 10 this season after dropping games to both Tennessee and Florida State. But they took previously undefeated Ole Miss to the woodshed two weeks ago, and now they’ve had a bye to prepare for ‘Bama. Oh by the way, the Tide absolutely rolled last week on previously #24 Mississippi State.
Vegas likes the Tide by almost two touchdowns, which seems about right to me. I expect they might even cover that spread. We’ll see. The game kicks at 7 pm tomorrow night on ESPN.
3. #4 Clemson at Notre Dame (+4)
I didn’t have this game on the card until the Irish maybe resurrected their season by whupping up on previously undefeated Syracuse last weekend. Hell, I think I took the ‘Cuse minus the points in our college football picks contest over in the AFF Firstie Club. But now here we are.
Clemson beat Wake Forest in overtime, but that suddenly looks a lot less impressive after the Demon Deacons got shellacked in Louisville last week. So who have these guys played? Meanwhile, the Irish have dropped several games this season, including to freaking Marshall and Stanford. Say what?!
The Tigers are favored by just four points this week. If they’re serious about making the Playoff, though, they probably need to win by a lot more than that. We’ll find out starting at 7:30 pm on NBC.
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4. Texas Tech at #7 TCU
Watch this game if you want to see a pure track meet, featuring one of the best offenses in college football. Texas Christian is undefeated. They average 301 yards passing/game plus 218 yards rushing. Friends, that puts an average 44 points on the board every time they touch the field.
But they give up 27 points to every opponent.
I can’t think that this TCU team is a serious threat to knock of one of the top teams from the SEC, but with that offense, they might at least make it exciting. Let’s see what they do against a middling Texas Tech team that would very much like to win what is an important intrastate rivalry.
Kickoff goes at noon on Fox. TCU is favored by about 10 points.
5. UMass at UConn
UConn is one of the most interesting teams in college football right now, and no one is talking about them. Friends, the Huskies are 4-5 and looking for their 5th win of the season against lowly UMass, the worst team in all of FBS football. Oh by the way, the Huskies lost their starting quarterback in the first quarter of their first game this season. They’ve been playing with true freshman QB Zion Turner ever since. This dude is a year younger than my oldest daughter!
New Head Coach Jim Mora and his staff have done an incredible job up at Storres.
After this week, the Huskies will need just one win to get bowl eligible. They’ll have Army and then Liberty left to play. Check them out, starting tonight at 7 pm on the CBS Sports Network.
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#25 UCF (-3.5) at Memphis
Having beaten Cincy last week, Central Florida now needs to hold serve against Memphis. That will set up a showdown with undefeated Tulane in Week 11. This one kicks at 3:30 pm on ESPN2.
Georgia State at Southern Miss (-2)
After an 0-4 start, State has won 3 of their last 4. With a win this week, they’ll have a very real shot at bowl eligibility. I’ve liked their chances from the start and think they’ll pull it off tomorrow afternoon as well. Kickoff goes at 3 pm on ESPN+.
Troy at Louisiana (+5.5)
Troy plays doomsday defense, but their offense leaves something to be desired. Meanwhile, Louisiana is just 4-4 with some tough losses on their schedule. However, they still have time to turn it around with a win this week. This game kicks at 5 pm on ESPN+.