NCAA Football Week 9 Primer: 12 Top-Ranked Teams Hit the Road

David HedlindAnalyst IIOctober 26, 2010

BOISE, ID - SEPTEMBER 25:  Quarterback Kellen Moore #11 of the Boise State Broncos hands off the ball against the Oregon State Beavers at Bronco Stadium on September 25, 2010 in Boise, Idaho.  (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)
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Week 9 gives us four days of football to lead into some Halloween fun or depression depending on how your team does.

This week feels light for really big games, or maybe it is just me.

Tuesday Oct 26

Louisiana Tech at Boise State

This will give the nation a chance to see Boise State play because I am pretty sure they haven’t been on national television since the Virginia Tech game. Question is, will people stay up to watch this less than stellar match up on a Tuesday?

Thursday Oct 28

Florida State at NC State

Florida State has a good lead over the rest of the division right now. Going to NC state won’t be an easy task.

Friday Oct 29

West Virginia at Connecticut

I honestly thought this would be like a deciding game in the Big East before the season started. Now, not so much.

Saturday Oct 30

Oklahoma State at Kansas State

Oklahoma State took a hit losing to Nebraska last week so let’s see how they rebound.

Florida and Georgia at Jacksonville

Ok, honestly, I don’t really think this game will be what it has been in years past but how could I leave it off?

Missouri at Nebraska

This is for control of the Big 12 north. Not only that, but this is also the chance  for Missouri to prove that beating Oklahoma wasn’t a fluke.

Michigan State at Iowa

Michigan State is playing to stay undefeated and to win the Big Ten for the first time since 1990. Iowa has dropped a couple this season, so a big win here would go a long way for the Hawkeyes.

Auburn at Ole Miss

The No. 1 team in the BCS goes on the road and tries to avoid the new curse of the season: road game for the No. 1 team.

Washington State at Arizona State

I don’t normally do this, but I am calling it, WSU wins.

Baylor at Texas

I haven’t seen a line yet, but I would bet Baylor is the favorite...never thought I would say that.

Stanford at Washington

Washington has played better at home. Washington has gone L, W, L, W and just lost. Upset alert maybe?

Utah at Air Force

Air Force is working its way into this year's Mountain West big three with BYU being down. Utah would rather stay undefeated than suffer the road upset.

Oregon at USC

Oregon is the poll No. 1 and on the road. Oh, and the other curse is the visiting favorite with Gameday on site. This game has been pretty big in the Pac 10 in recent years and this will be no different.