Week 3 already? I think so far we have probably seen more upsets than big games. I find it interesting all the people trying to project the bowl games already when I am simply looking at what games I want to watch each week.
To be honest I wont be watching more than a couple this week because instead of sitting here with four different games on four different televisions while my two DVRs record another game each, I will instead be making a trek down to Eugene, Oregon for the Utah at Oregon game.
Here is my list of what I would want to see though.
Thursday Sept 17
Georgia Tech at Miami- So far the ACC has given us a couple pretty good games NOT on a Saturday. Both of these teams come in ranked and I suspect that we will see another week night thriller.
Friday Sept 18
Boise State at Fresno State- People have long called this the game that will decide the WAC. Almost every year we hear it but to be honest I haven’t seen it. Boise State has won at least four of the last five. That one loss to Fresno State though did come at Fresno.
Saturday Sept 19
Boston College at Clemson- Well I guess I spoke to soon, it appears the ACC can give us intriguing match ups on a Saturday as well. This one should have quite the impact on the ACC Atlantic.
California at Minnesota- It isn’t quite as far as California traveled last year when they were upset at Maryland but it is still a bit of a trip and time difference. This will be the first game of BCS conference teams played in TCF Bank Stadium.
Wyoming at Colorado- Colorado is on a bit of a skid this year. So far they have lost to two non auto qualifying teams in rival Colorado State from the Mountain West and Toledo from the MAC. Wyoming gave Texas a good half a game and Colorado is no Texas. Maybe they stay in it longer.
Tennessee at Florida- Well I am still not actually really looking all that forward to it as I really don’t see it being much of a game. But if I didn’t mention it I could see the heat coming for leaving it off. Um, I don’t know if there are actually any story lines here though. HA!
Michigan State at Notre Dame- Michigan State has won the last few times in South Bend. I am not sure if this MSU team is quite as good as those were. Notre Dame hoping to get the win over at least one team from the state of Michigan.
Utah at Oregon- Ok so it doesn’t actually have the appeal it had before the season started and there are a few players missing for various reasons. This is still a key game for both these teams. And, like I said, I will be there.
Nebraska at Virginia Tech- I don’t know about this one. I haven’t actually seen Nebraska play yet so I don’t have much of an opinion on them. I guess they are both ranked so there is that.
USC at Washington- Well if you haven’t heard yet, the Washington coach and his defensive coordinator are former USC coaches. You would think that is the only thing to talk about. There is still a game to be played. Oh yeah, I live in Washington state and the papers keep talking about it.
Arizona at Iowa- Both were at that upper mid-level at the end of last season. Coming into this one both had a lot of questions in regards to replacing key players.
San Diego State at Idaho- Pretty much the bottom, or near bottom, teams from the Mountain West and WAC.
SMU at Washington State- SMU is finding it’s stride under second year coach June Jones. Washington State, not so much.
Cincinnati at Oregon State- Oregon State is a weird team. They go east and get blown out. They play at home and they win, a lot, I don’t think they have lost at home in a nonconference game under Riley. Cincinnati is probably the best team to come to Reser Stadium though.
Florida State at BYU- Yeah you read that right. Florida State is going to BYU. After the win over Oklahoma, there is a lot of support behind BYU for a BCS bowl and a shot at the National Championship.
West Virginia at Auburn- I remember the anticipation for last years meeting and feeling a bit disappointed in the end. Auburn looks much improved so maybe we will get a better game this year.
Texas Tech at Texas- Did you see last years game? It may not be quite like that but I don’t expect a blow out in either way either.
San Jose State at Stanford- These two schools aren’t very far apart and I have heard there is a bit of a rivalry. San Jose State just missed out upsetting Utah last week and Stanford just barely lost on the road at Wake Forest.
Hawaii at UNLV- I like something about this one. I think UNLV looks like they could make it to a bowl this season. They played Oregon State pretty tough and almost won last week. Hawaii beat their Pac 10 opponent but it was Washington State.