As the third week of the college football season unfolds, summer may be drawing to an end but the competition on the field is heating up. Here are some of this weekend’s games.
In the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Syracuse Orange 🍊 are hosting the defending champion #1 Clemson Tigers 🐅, the Florida State Seminoles 🏹 are on the road at the #25 Virginia Cavaliers ⚔️, the N.C. State Wolfpack 🐺 head to Morgantown to face the West Virginia Mountaineers ⛰, the #13 Penn State Nittany Lions 🦁 play the visiting Pittsburgh Panthers 🐆, and the doughty Demon Deacons 😈 ✝️ of Wake Forest defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels 🦶 24-18 on Friday night.
The Big Ten gives us the #19 Iowa Hawkeyes 🐤 taking on the Iowa State Cyclones 🌪 in Ames, the #18 Michigan State Spartans 🛡 hosting the Arizona State Sun Devils 🌞 😈, the #21 Maryland Terrapins 🐢 at the Temple Owls 🦉, the #6 Ohio State Buckeyes 🍂 playing the Indiana Hoosiers 🚜 at Bloomington, and the Illinois Fighting Illini 🏹 facing the visiting Eastern Michigan Eagles 🦅.
Southeastern Conference action features the Arkansas State Redwolves 🐺taking on the #3 Georgia Bulldogs 🐶 , the #2 Alabama Crimson Tide 🐘 playing the South Carolina Gamecocks 🐔 on the road, the #9 Florida Gators 🐊 at the Kentucky Wildcats 😺, and the Arkansas Razorbacks 🐗 hosting the Colorado State Rams 🐏 in Fayetteville.
In the Big 12, my Texas Tech Red Raiders 🏴☠️ head to Tucson for a showdown with the Arizona Wildcats 😺, the Mississippi State Bulldogs 🐶 host the visiting Kansas State Wildcats 😺, the TCU Horned Frogs 🐸 will face the Purdue Boilermakers 🍺 at West Lafayette, the #5 Oklahoma Sooners 👨🏻🌾 play the UCLA Bruins 🐻 in Los Angeles, and in a Friday night upset, the Kansas Jayhawks 🐦 defeated the Boston College Eagles 🦅 by a score of 48-24.
In Pac-12 action, Mike Leach and the #20 Washington State Cougars 🐆 defeated the Houston Cougars 🐆 31-24 on the road at NRG Stadium on Friday night, the Colorado Buffaloes 🐃 are playing the visiting Air Force Falcons 🦅, the #24 USC Trojans ⚔️ take on the BYU Cougars 🐆 in Provo, the Montana Grizzlies 🐻 head to Eugene to play the #15 Oregon Ducks 🦆, the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors 🌈 take on the #23 Washington Huskies 🐺 in Seattle, and the Stanford Cardinal 🚩 have a showdown with the UCF Knights 🛡 in the Sunshine State .
Let the cheerleading commence!