There is a great schedule (throughout the day) of college football games. I like to watch games with a specific rooting interest in mind. One its fun, two it helps explain to my wife why I’m yelling at the tv during Marshall – LA Tech: kind a like rooting for your fantasy player in a game that you would otherwise have no interest in watching.
Miami Redhawks already in the barn with a win on Wednesday night and leading the MAC East. Fla Atlantic on a bye and leading C-USA East.
One caveat: I understand “Just win, baby” and “I always want scUM to lose” but hoping for a more in depth response.
Given the CFP rankings to date, I think it is highly unlikely we will have big (Top 5 win this year – Minny, maybe, PSU ???). This will be reserved for the SEC teams. So I don’t think we’ll catch LSU with marquee wins but we could end up with 5-6 Top 15-18 wins.
So here is this week’s slate- 1) games with some CFP implications and 2) a spread of less than/equal to 14 1/2
Indiana v PSU (-14.5): On the surface you’d want PSU to win to keep their high ranking before we play them. But a second PSU loss helps us get to the BIG Championship game if we slip up the last two weeks. Indiana
Missouri v FL (-7.5): Always want a SEC “elite” to lose. Mizzou
Wiscy (-14.5) v Nebraska: Wiscy all the way to keep their ranking. Nebraska to get bowl eligibility in their last two games.
Navy v ND (-7): I always want ND to lose. I know but this is different. Plus always root for a service academy.
UGA (-3) v Auburn: Georgia wins help devalue Auburn as a quality opponent and may help keep Alabama out. Auburn win helps knock out a 2 loss Georgia from CFP. Georgia
Memphis (-10.5) v Houston: Houston. Helps secure Cincy as AAC champ and potential CFP entrant.
Texas v IA St (-7): Iowa State because Texas.
WV v K State (-14): WVU. Break u pi that logjam of Big 12 teams in the lower CFP rankings and make room for Indiana.
Minny v Iowa (-3): Toughest one of the weekend. Minny clinches B1G West and Championship game. I think Minny is for real and may have the best QB we would face in B1G Championship. Playing a 2 loss Wiscy in B1G Championship and a Bucks loss would still get us in CFP. Wiscy because it keeps options open.
Cincy (-14) v USF: Cincy
Oklahoma (-10.5) v Baylor: I’ll go with Baylor. Knocks out OK from CFP and I’m not sure an undefeated Big 12 named Baylor carries enough brand to into the CFP.
LA Tech v Marshall (-3): Marshall helps pave the way for Fla Atlantic to be in the C-USA Championship game.
Have at it!