The Dubgate Shrugs, Tunes in Anyway

By Jason Priestas on September 21, 2013 at 6:00a

Ohio State will face Florida A&M at noon today (BTN) in the biggest mismatch in school history – well, at least according to Vegas. The Buckeyes are favored by a mere 50 points over the Rattlers, and that spread is the largest on record since sports books starting digitizing records in the 1980s.

Florida A&M is not just an FCS team, they're a bad FCS team.

Not only is today's opponent underwhelming, but The Marching 100, Florida A&M's legendary band, is not making the trip to Columbus. If you ever wanted to multitask during an Ohio State game, today may be your best chance.

Still, there are more than a few reasons to tune in and pay attention:

  • Is this the week Dontre Wilson finally breaks off a 50+ yard touchdown?
  • Will Kenny Guiton ever look mortal again?
  • Who will be the second running back to get a carry? The third? The fourth?
  • How quickly will Urban Meyer empty his bench to get reserves quality playing time and rest his starters for the looming clash with Wisconsin?
  • Can Ohio State pitch a shutout?

This week is ass, but here's quick look at today's games of national and #B1G interest.

Kick (ET) matchup tv (Internet) favorite
12:00 p.m. North Carolina at Georgia Tech ESPN (WatchESPN) GT (-6.5)
12:00 p.m. San Jose State at Minnesota ESPN2 (WatchESPN) MINN (-4)
12:00 p.m. Western Michigan at Iowa BTN (BTN2GO) IOWA (-16.5)
3:30 p.m. Arkansas at Rutgers ESPN (WatchESPN) RUT (-2.5)
3:30 p.m. Kent State at Penn State BTN (BTN2GO) PSU (-22)
3:30 p.m. Maine at No. 18 Northwestern BTN (BTN2GO) NU (-28)
3:30 p.m. Maryland at West Virginia ESPNU (WatchESPN) UMD (-5)
3:30 p.m. Michigan State at No. 22 Notre Dame NBC (NBC Sports) ND (-5)
3:30 p.m. Purdue at No. 24 Wisconsin ABC/ESPN2 (WatchABC/WatchESPN) WISC (-23)
3:30 p.m. South Dakota State at Nebraska BTN (BTN2GO) NEB (-20)
3:30 p.m. Tennessee at No. 19 Florida CBS (CBS Sports) UF (-16)
7:00 p.m. No. 23 Arizona State at No. 5 Stanford FOX STAN (-6.5)
7:00 p.m. Colorado State at No. 1 Alabama ESPN2 (WatchESPN) BAMA (-38.5)
7:00 p.m. SMU at No. 10 Texas A&M ESPNU (WatchESPN) TAMU (-27.5)
7:45 p.m. Auburn at No. 6 LSU ESPN (WatchESPN) LSU (-17)
8:00 p.m. Kansas State at Texas ABC (WatchABC) UT (-6.5)
8:00 p.m. No. 15 Michigan at UConn ABC (WatchABC) UM (-19.5)
8:00 p.m. Missouri at Indiana BTN (BTN2GO) MIZZOU (-2)


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