Autumn has finally arrived, but the action on the field (and the sidelines) remains as hot as ever! Here are some of this week’s games.
The Atlantic Coast Conference has the Syracuse Orange 🍊 defending home against the Holy Cross Crusaders 🗡, the North Carolina Tar Heels 🦶 host the defending champion #1 Clemson Tigers 🐅, the N.C. State Wolfpack 🐺 face the Florida State Seminoles 🏹 on the road, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 🐝 are also on the road at the Temple Owls 🦉, and the #10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish ☘️ have a showdown with the #18 Virginia Cavaliers 🤺 in South Bend.
Big Ten action has the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 🏰 at the #20 Michigan Wolverines 🐾, the #8 Wisconsin Badgers 🦡 hosting the Northwestern Wildcats 😺, the Nebraska Cornhuskers 🌽 playing the visiting #5 Ohio State Buckeyes 🍂, and the Minnesota Golden Gophers 🐿 at the Purdue Boilermakers 🍺.
Down in the Southeastern Conference we have the #23 Texas A&M Aggies 🤠 at the Arkansas Razorbacks 🐗, the #7 Auburn Tigers 🐅 hosting the Mississippi State Bulldogs 🐶, the #2 Alabama Crimson Tide 🐘 at home against the Ole Miss Rebels 🤠, and the Kentucky Wildcats 😺 at the South Carolina Gamecocks 🐔.
The Big 12 has the TCU Horned Frogs 🐸 playing the visiting Kansas Jayhawks 🐦, the Oklahoma State Cowboys 🤠 in a homestand against the #24 Kansas State Wildcats 😺, and the #6 Oklahoma Sooners 👨🏻🌾 hosting the Texas Tech Red Raiders 🏴☠️.
The Pac-12 has plenty of West Coast action: Mike Leach and the Washington State Cougars 🐆 play the #19 Utah Utes 🏹 in Ogden, the #17 Washington Huskies 🐕 host the #21 USC Trojans 🛡, the UCLA Bruins 🐻 are on the road at the Arizona Wildcats 😺, and the Oregon State Beavers 🐿 face the Stanford Cardinal 🚩 at home in Corvallis.
Finally, a special comment about Saturday morning’s Texas Tech-Oklahoma game. This is a rebuilding year for the Red Raiders and they are 27-point underdogs to the Sooners. Nonetheless, I love it when this game comes around because it reminds me of the thrilling 2005 matchup between the two teams, which Tech won 23-21 on a walk-off touchdown:
Shortly thereafter, an inebriated Texas Tech fan began trolling a Fox Sports camera crew:
My prediction for today’s game: the Big 12 refs will try to rip us off, but we’ll win anyway. Goooooooooooooooo Raiderrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs! 🍺 🏴☠️