AU@Vandy, UO@USC, OSU@Wis meet in Week 6; who else is playing?

David HedlindAnalyst IISeptember 29, 2008


Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee State- Tuesday game. To be honest that’s about the only reason to watch. FAU was the preseason favorite to win the Sun Belt, Middle Tennessee wasn’t both are 1-3.


Louisiana Tech at Boise State- Boise State is always a favorite to win the WAC. Louisiana Tech surprised everyone by beating SEC team Mississippi State to open the season. LA Tech is one of the more improved teams in the conference.


Oregon State at Utah- The beavers would love to score another upset over a ranked opponent. This time they are on the road. Not only do they need the win to show the win over USC wasn’t a fluke. Utah wants to crash the BCS.

Pittsburgh at South Florida- USF is one of the leaders of the Big East. Last year Pitt derailed West Virginia on their way to the National Title game and now look to at least upset USF on their way to a BCS bowl.


Cincinnati at Marshall- I don’t know a lot about Marshall but I do know Cincinnati is in some serious QB dire. The little I do know about Marshall is that they are one of the better teams right now in the CUSA.

BYU at Utah State- BYU should just be retuning after a week off here. Getting ready for the tougher teams in the Mountain West and still looking to get in the BCS.


Duke at Georgia Tech- I know weird huh? But take a look, both teams are 3-1. Duke put a serious hurt on Virginia last week to win their first ACC conference game in like 3 years. GT has opened conference play at 1-1 and is now a mystery to me as to where they will take their season.

Iowa at Michigan State- I am on board for Ringer for Heisman. Michigan State’s running back is good. Iowa actually has a pretty good one themselves. So yeah I expect some running in this game.

Penn State at Purdue- Penn State looks to be the best team in the Big 10 this year. So far they only road game has been to Syracuse. While they handled a ranked Illinois at home last week they now go to Purdue where an inconsistent team awaits.

South Carolina at Mississippi- Big win for Ole Miss last week against Florida. Now they look to build on that in order to have a big turn around from last season. South Carolina is hoping to turn around the second half of their season and get to a bowl.

Stanford at Notre Dame- no really I think this will be worth watching. Last season Notre Dame won by 7. Stanford is improved this year. Then again Notre Dame looks improved as well.

Arizona State at California- So they both had a little trouble outside the PAC 10 they are both 1-0 in it. This is going to be a game that plays into the conference title fight. Cal is down their leading rusher.

Illinois at Michigan- With the current affairs of these two teams I think this one could very well be a close one. Illinois lost to highly ranked Penn State while Michigan pulled the upset over Wisconsin.

Kentucky at Alabama- Two undefeated SEC teams. Alabama scored big with their win over Georgia. Kentucky hasn’t played anyone of that caliber yet, they have had a very stingy defense in all their games, giving up only 22 points through 4 games.

Texas Tech at Kansas State- I know Texas Tech has had a high power offense but to be honest I hadn’t paid attention to Kansas State getting up to a 3-1 start. From what I understand Kansas State’s offense is pretty good too.

Florida State at Miami- It’s always fun when 2 Florida Schools play. These two programs haven’t really been relevant lately but don’t tell their fans that. Both come in 0-1 in ACC play.

Navy at Air Force- I love watching the service schools play. This is the first game this year in the Commander-In-Chief Cup. There is still Air Force at Army and then the Army/Navy game.

Auburn at Vanderbilt- I am not exactly sold on either team so far this year. Yes they have nice looking records but Auburn’s offense has barely shown up while Vanderbilt has a 4-0 record over barely anyone.

Connecticut at North Carolina- How will Uconn react to losing their starting quarterback?? They appeared on their way to a show down with South Florida for the Big East title. They still could if the back up is capable. Besides they still have all world running back Donald Brown. North Carolina got a bit of luck at the end of their game with Miami. I am not sure who needs more luck in this one.

Florida International at North Texas- FIU picked up a win against Toledo. North Texas is still looking for a win. This might be one of their only chances.

Ball State at Toledo- The next step to an undefeated season for Ball State is through Toledo. As mentioned above Toledo just wants to redeem itself after losing to one of the worst teams in FIU.

Oregon at USC- The only 2 ranked teams in the PAC 10. Oregon is coming off a steamrolling of Washington State while USC is reeling from the loss at Oregon State. Oregon leads the Pac 10 in rushing and is 4th in the nation on the run, 7th in scoring and 6th in total yards. USC is 15th in run defense, 8th in points allowed and 10th in total yards allowed. Something is going to give here.

Texas at Colorado- Last season Colorado upset highly ranked Oklahoma and this year they already got West Virginia. The Buffalos would love to add a highly ranked Texas to the list. Texas has been manhandling their opponents thus far this season.

Ohio State at Wisconsin- This was suppose to be a bit bigger until Wisconsin got upset by Michigan. This game is still pretty big for the conference race, just not what it could have been in my opinion.

Rice at Tulsa- Tulsa wants to stay undefeated and get a shot at a BCS bowl. Yeah a long shot but still a shot. Rice comes in with a dangerous passing attack.

Missouri at Nebraska- Missouri is racking up yards with their offense led by Daniel. Nebraska is still in search of the black shirt defense. With all the offensive weapons on the tigers side, Nebraska better hope those black shirts find their way here.