October has arrived, and this first weekend of the new month gives us some good games to look forward to.
In the Atlantic Coast Conference, the North Carolina Tar Heels 🦶 head to Atlanta to face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 🐝, the Miami Hurricanes 🌪 host the Virginia Tech Hokies 🦃 , the Boston College Eagles 🦅 are on the road at the Louisville Cardinals 🐦, and the Duke Blue Devils 🔵 😈 defend home against the visiting Pittsburgh Panthers 🐆 .
The Big Ten features the Minnesota Golden Gophers 🐿 hosting the Illinois Fighting Illini 🏹 , the #14 Iowa Hawkeyes 🐤 head to the Big House for a showdown with the #19 Michigan Wolverines 🐾, the Purdue Boliermakers 🍺 are on the road at the #12 Penn State Nittany Lions 🦁, and the #25 Michigan State Spartans 🛡 are on the road at the #4 Ohio State Buckeyes 🍂.
The Southeastern Conference has the #3 Georgia Bulldogs 🐶 at the Tennessee Volunteers 🔶⚪️, the #5 LSU Tigers 🐅 are in a showdown with the visiting Utah State Aggies 🤠, the Vanderbilt Commodores ⚓️ on the road at the Ole Miss Rebels 🤠, and the #10 Florida Gators 🐊 hosting the #7 Auburn Tigers 🐅.
In Big 12 Conference action, the Texas Tech Red Raiders 🏴☠️ are hosting the #21 Oklahoma State Cowboys 🤠, the TCU Horned Frogs 🐸 are in Ames playing the Iowa State Cyclones 🌪, the Kansas Jayhawks 🐦 defend home against the #6 Oklahoma Sooners 👨🏻🌾, and the #11 Texas Longhorns 🐂 have a Morgantown showdown with the West Virginia Mountaineers ⛰.
Out west in the Pac-12, the #13 Oregon Ducks 🦆 host the California Golden Bears 🐻, the Oregon State Beavers 🐿 are at the UCLA Bruins 🐻, the Colorado Buffaloes 🐃 play the visiting Arizona Wildcats 😺, and the #15 Washington Huskies 🐕 take on the Stanford Cardinal 🚩.
For some inspiration, here’s Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy’s epic rant from a dozen years ago:
Cheer up! 📣