Wait a second, week six means that for some teams, half the season is over. Already? Seems like the season just started yesterday.
This week brings on our first really early weekday game.
Tuesday Oct. 6
Middle Tennessee at Troy—It looked like this would be a Sun Belt deciding game and it still may turn out that way. Right now though Louisiana Monroe is atop the conference with these two right behind.
Thursday Oct. 8
Nebraska at Missouri—It wouldn’t surprise me at all if these two were at the top of the Big XII North standings at the end of the season. The winner would obviously have the edge.
Friday Oct. 9
Louisiana Tech at Nevada—Louisiana Tech is about where I thought they would be but Nevada took about four games to find their high powered offense we all heard so much about. Can they keep it running now?
Saturday Oct. 10
Purdue at Minnesota—Nothing really to say here other than to note I will be attending this game in person. My parents live in Minnesota, for now, so while visiting them, we will take in a game.
Connecticut at Pitt—Right now sitting in the three and four spot in the conference but mostly because there hasn’t been significant in conference play.
Boston College at Virginia Tech—How many times has this been the ACC title game?
Alabama at Ole Miss— Many thought this would be the SEC West decider in the preseason. It still could be at least one of the deciders.
Wisconsin at Ohio State—Both are 2-0 in conference but Wisconsin is riding a 5-0 record while Ohio State rebounded nicely from their only loss to USC.
Oregon at UCLA—Oregon was left for dead after the opening game at Boise State. The Ducks then took four home games in a row to a 4-1 record. Now they have to go back on the road to a 3-1 UCLA who just suffered their first loss at the hands of Pac 10 leader Stanford.
Utah at Colorado State—I don’t know if this will have large conference implications in terms of the conference title or if it will just help determine some bowls.
Stanford at Oregon State—Stanford is the current Pac 10 leader and one of the surprise team of the year in my opinion. I think we will see a lot of offense with Stanford’s balance of run and pass and Oregon State’s use of the Rodgers brothers.
FIU at Western Kentucky—Sun Belt Bottom feeders playing not to be the worst team in the country.
TCU at Air Force—Air Force seems to always come up about number four behind the Mountain West big three of TCU, BYU and Utah. Seems to but they have come in ahead of them a few years. They have started that way in conference this season.
Florida at LSU—Will he or won’t he isn’t as important a question to me as should he. The he being Tim Tebow and the question being presented because of his concussion. Two weeks to rest is nice but that is the edge of proper healing time. I understand it is a big game between top five opponents but weather you like him or not, his health should be the most important thing here.
Idaho at San Jose State—Idaho has been a nice little surprise team this season and are 4-1. Two more wins and they could be in a bowl. San Jose State presents a beatable team for the Vandals.
Michigan at Iowa—Just misses being a game between ranked teams. Should still be good and should still have some impact on the conference race.