College Football Week 10: SEC West and Big Ten Take Center Stage

David HedlindAnalyst IINovember 4, 2009

We are now in Week 10, and the third month of college football, and these Tuesday games are killing me. I usually end up writing these during the Tuesday game.

Tuesday, Nov. 3

Bowling Green at Buffalo—At this point, I think they are just playing for a winning record, and an outside chance at making a bowl.


Thursday, Nov. 5

Virginia Tech at East Carolina—Last season East Carolina surprised just about everyone with the upset.

Miami at Temple—Temple has long been a joke in college football. This season they are leading the MAC East, and likely going to a bowl.


Friday, Nov. 6

Boise State at Louisiana Tech—Boise State tends to have closer games on the road than at home.


Saturday, Nov. 7

Northwestern at Iowa—Iowa is still undefeated, though they have been narrowly winning to teams most would expect them to beat easily. Most expect them to win this one.

South Carolina at Arkansas—Neither can catch the division leaders. South Carolina could still finish with their best record in recent years. Arkansas just wants to win a couple more to get to a bowl.

Kansas at Kansas State—Besides being a rivalry, the winner becomes bowl eligible. I’m sure they play for some trophy, but I am sorry I don’t know what.

Navy at Notre Dame—Can it still be a rivalry if one team has won all but one game for the last 40 something years? Also on the line, Notre Dame still trying to get to the BCS.

Army at Air Force—I was all about Army with their three early wins, but they are only 3-5 now. It isn’t Army/Navy, but I still enjoy the armed forces games.

LSU at Alabama—Top-10 teams and the winner will likely represent the West in the SEC title game against Florida.

Duke at North Carolina—Did you know that Duke is only one game from bowl eligibility? And they are playing the ACC Coastal last place team in North Carolina? And the two schools are kinda rivals?

Ohio State at Penn State—A lot of people saw this as the decider for the Big 10, and I am sure it will have some impact, but because of Iowa, it is just a notch down from where it was expected to be.

Oregon at Stanford—Oregon is now in the drivers seat in the Pac 10. Stanford is just a couple games back, and is undefeated at home this year. People are asking will Oregon stay focused after the big win?

Washington at UCLA—The winner keeps slim bowl hopes alive. Remember when UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel was the coach at Washington?

TCU at San Diego State—TCU is still looking to go the BCS. San Diego State is playing better than last season. But I still doubt they will have enough to knock off TCU.

Oregon State at California—There was a run of the away team winning between these two until last season when home team Oregon State won. Will that be the new streak, or will Oregon State keep their winning at Cal going?

Florida State at Clemson—Impact on the ACC Atlantic race, not that it isn’t hectic enough already.

USC at Arizona State—After their worst loss in nearly forever, will USC have a hangover, or take out frustration on Arizona State?

Connecticut at Cincinnati—Since the loss of Howard, Connecticut has suffered two heartbreaking losses in a row. Cincinnati is still likely without QB Tony Pike, but Zach Collaros has been playing well.

Oklahoma at Nebraska—In the past, the names alone would have made people very excited. Today, not as much.

Fresno State at Idaho—Whoever would have thought that this would be a game that has a spot in the WAC race? Both teams are only one game back from the leaders.


Sunday, Nov. 8

Nevada at San Jose State—Speaking of the WAC leaders, Nevada is in the lead, and if they keep winning, we should have a nice game with them and Boise State for the conference in a few weeks.


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